USA Hockey Announces Inaugural Advanced Officiating Symposium and New Tenured Official Program

USA Hockey announced today that it will host its first-ever Advanced Officiating Symposium July 26-28, 2019, at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in Bloomington, Minnesota. The first-of-its-kind symposium is open to any official who has been completely registered at Level 3 or Level 4 for each of the previous three hockey seasons and is seeking to obtain “tenured” status within the USA Hockey Officiating Program.

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UPDATED: JUST ADDED!!! Level 1 & 2 seminars

 10/20/18 at Romeoville 

Level 1 8:30a-4:30p

 11/21/18 at Leafs Centre 

Level 1 11:30a-7:30p 

Level 2 11:30a-6:30p

 

For step by step instructions, click here: IHOA registration process

Click here for IHOA SEMINAR REGISTRATION

Click here for USA HOCKEY OFFICATING REGISTRATION

If you have any other questions about seminars, that are not found on the FAQs page, or the registration process (name changes, registration account mistake, etc…) please contact the IHOA Registrar for the State of Illinois:

Jameson Gronert registrar@ihoa.com

2018-19 Officiating Seminars

IHOA and USA Hockey 2018-19 REGISTRATION

NOW OPEN!

 

For step by step instructions, click here: IHOA registration process

Click here for IHOA SEMINAR REGISTRATION

Click here for USA HOCKEY OFFICATING REGISTRATION

If you have any other questions about seminars, that are not found on the FAQs page, or the registration process (name changes, registration account mistake, etc…) please contact the IHOA Registrar for the State of Illinois:

Jameson Gronert registrar@ihoa.com

 

ELIGIBILITY for Level 3 VETS: 2 seasons COMPLETED (consecutive or not) as a level 3

 

ELIGIBILITY for Level 3 VETS: 2 seasons COMPLETED (consecutive or not) as a level 3

If you have any other questions about seminars, that are not found on the FAQs page or the registration process (name changes, registration account mistake, etc…) please contact the IHOA Registrar for the State of Illinois:

Jameson Gronert registrar@ihoa.com

 

NCAA/ACHA Rules meeting set

October 15th  7-9pm

at the

Oakbrook Marriott

1401 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL

This is a rule change year, which mean new book! There are download options available, just click the book to go to the site.

General Development Sessions Added

GENERAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS ADDED.

For more information, click here: GDP

Open to ALL registered IHOA officials.

 

8/23/18 @ West Meadows Ice Arena    7p-9p   Topic: 3 Official Positioning Referee and Linesman

8/29/18 @ Darien Sports Complex       7p-9p    Topic: 3 Official Positioning Referee and Linesman

 

9/13/18 @ Leafs Ice Centre           750p-850p     Topic: Fundamentals of Skating: Increase power and speed

                                                                                                 Ice Starts at 7:50 AND full officiating gear is required!

 

9/20/18 @ West Meadows                      7p-9p     Topic: Game Mangement/ Penalty Selection

9/26/18 @ Darien                                     7p-9p      Topic: Game Mangement/ Penalty Selection

 

Please register to attend at (Attendance is free):
https://secure.offserv.com/ihoa/members/dir.asp?dir=log

**If Ice is scheduled full equipment is Required**

UPDATED: Rules and skating review; ADP tryouts

The Development committee has announced a few dates

of rules and skating review for the membership!

 

Rules reviews

August 7 – Southwest Ice Arena  7-9pm

August 13 – Lk Forest College Sports Complex 7-9pm

 

 

 

Level 4 skating review & ADP Tryouts (combined session)

August 2nd – Orland Park  7-8:30pm

Link to register for level 4 is below. Please register to attend at (Attendance is free): https://secure.offserv.com/ihoa/members/dir.asp?dir=log

 

Link for ADP application:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FI-NkThsxsXzsEbM1lj2N5XFP7kVxnV6_vtVbJAugEA

Andy McElman, veteran NHL linesman, named Director of Officiating in SPHL

Veteran NHL Linesman Andy McElman named Director of Officiating

 

June 19, 2018

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (June 19, 2018) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced Tuesday that Andy McElman, who spent 23 years as a National Hockey League linesman, has been named the league’s new Director of Officiating.

“Having been with USA Hockey’s Officiating Development Program the past several years, I am very excited to join the SPHL and continue working with our officials as they pursue their goal of working at the highest professional levels,” said McElman.

McElman, who joined the NHL in 1993, worked 1,500 regular season games before his retirement in 2016. A native of Palatine, IL, McElman was selected to work the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field and the 2002 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

“On behalf of the Board of Governors, we are excited to have Andy oversee the league’s officiating program,” added SPHL President Jim Combs.  “He has demonstrated a passion for developing and mentoring young officials and will be a tremendous addition to the SPHL as we enter our 15th season.”

(AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)

Link to article: http://thesphl.com/view/thesphl/news/news_505138#.WymExn03z4s.email

IHOA Scholarship Recipients; Longtime IHOA Board Member Retires

IHOA Annual Meeting:

Mucha & Foster Named IHOA Scholarship Recipients

 Longtime IHOA Board Member Steve Drews Retires

The Illinois Hockey Officials Association (IHOA) held their Annual Meeting on Monday, May 14th at the Bloomingdale Golf Club in Bloomingdale, Illinois. IHOA recognized Steve Drews who announced his retirement from the IHOA board. Steve has served on the IHOA board for many years in many capacities, including the position of IHOA President. Steve has also been a lifetime AHAI volunteer, donating his time as an AHAI Coaching Education Program (CEP) Instructor and Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey Coach. Steve was recently awarded the 2018 AHAI Disabled Hockey Coach of the Year Award and is also an AHAI Service Award recipient. Both IHOA and AHAI will miss Steve’s tireless dedication to the sport of ice hockey.
Steve Drews
Charlie Foster
Alex Mucha
Additionally, the annual IHOA scholarships were awarded to two student officials who exhibited in school, on the ice and in their community the true spirit of USA Hockey, AHAI and IHOA. IHOA congratulates Charlie Foster and Alex Mucha and wishes them good luck in the next chapter of their lives.