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Referee Info


Officiating Youth Hockey

Certification Process

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: 


  • Level 1 and NEW officials = $45 fee
  • Level 2 = $90 fee
  • Level 3 = $90 fee
  • Level 4 = $90 fee

The first step in becoming an official is to register online as an ice official at All officials MUST register with USA Hockey, attend an official's seminar, and pass the open book exam each season to become certified.

2022 USA Hockey Officials' Seminar Dates

All officials MUST register for a seminar online at 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

Moorhead Youth Hockey In-House Referee Opportunities

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.

*NDAHA League Breakdown - click here

MN District 15 League Game Procedures

*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.

*District 15 League Breakdown - click here

Important USA Hockey rule differences for Minnesota

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.


Jordan Clementson -

Ecliptic referee scheduling website

Use this link to access the FM Officials scheduling website.

Game reports link

Use this link when filing youth game reports.

USA Hockey & Hockey Canada Equipment Agreement

Outlines the equipment rules that USA Hockey needs to follow when playing in Canada and the equipment rules Hockey Canada needs to follow when playing the USA.