If you are ready to move ahead with the ceritification process, following is more information on how to register for the upcoming season and become certified:
The first step in becoming an official is to register online as an ice official at www.usahockey.com/officials. All officials MUST register with USA Hockey, attend an official's seminar, and pass the open book exam each season to become certified.
All officials MUST register for a seminar online at www.usahockey.com/officialseminars PRIOR to attending a seminar!! Officials' registration with USA Hockey is now open for the 2022-23 season.
**Please note things are subject to change**
This fall, the Fargo-Moorhead, West Fargo area will host 3 officials' seminar sessions for all Level 1, 2, and 3
Seminar dates and locations are as follows:
Level 3 officials: Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 3:00pm, Veterans Arena, 1201 7 Ave E, West Fargo, ND.
Level 1 & 2 Officials: Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 8:00am-2:00pm, Veterans Arena, 1201 7 Ave E, West Fargo, ND. Classroom and on-ice training
Level 1 Officials & FIRST YEAR Level 2 Officials ONLY: TBA, Cullen Hockey Center, 707 Main Ave SE, Moorhead, MN. Classroom and on-ice training
If you have any questions regarding any seminars, contact Doug Durgin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Does your son or daughter want to officiate hockey but is feeling a little "green" about the whole idea? Moorhead Youth Hockey offers a great way to initiate future referees into the game. The in-house program allows those newbies a chance to get a feel for the game in a slower-paced atmosphere, while still experiencing big game situations.
If you are interested in this program (which does PAY as well!) please contact Moorhead Youth Hockey 218-233-5021.
*All league games are noted on Ecliptic
All Peewee/12U, Bantam/14U, Girls 16/19U, and Junior Gold League games play a 10 minute overtime. No exceptions.
*All district games are noted on Ecliptic
All Squirt, U10, U12 and Peewee DISTRICT games are 15 minute periods with 1 ½ penalties with a 5 min OT if needed. No exceptions
All Bantam and U15 DISTRICT games are 17 minute periods with 2 minute penalties with a 5 min OT if needed. No exceptions.
Any time a Minnesota team is the home team, no matter WHERE the game is played, the USA Hockey rule differences are as follows (league and tournament games use those rules accordingly):
**If the period length is 15 minutes or less, minor penalties are 1:30 in length.
The penalty for fighting in the Junior Gold and 16 & Under classification for the first offense will be the remainder of the game and a three-game suspension. For a second violation the player will be suspended from all participation for the remainder of the season.
At the Junior Gold and 16 & Under classifications, a Game Ejection may be called on any player/team official. A player/team official receiving this penalty will be removed only from the game being played.
At the Junior Gold and 16 & Under classification, a Game Ejection shall be automatically assessed when a player receives a third penalty during a single game. The player shall immediately be removed from the ice and another player shall serve the penalty. Enforcing this penalty is the joint responsibility of the referees, the scorekeeper, the coach and the player.
NDAHA is still working out the details for the background check as of 8/1/20.
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