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.
Please register to attend at (Attendance is free):
**If Ice is scheduled full equipment is Required**
**Space is limited.**
Osiol Seminar Instructor award- Carl Sassolino
IHOA RIC John Dunne, IHOA President, Award winner Carl Sassolino, Central District RIC Sjoukje Brown
Zyburt Assistant Instructor award- Jack Young
IHOA RIC John Dunne, IHOA President, Award winner Jack Young, Central District RIC Sjoukje Brown
Veteran NHL Linesman Andy McElman named 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 Annual Meeting:
Mucha & Foster Named IHOA Scholarship Recipients
Longtime IHOA Board Member Steve Drews Retires
May 14 was the IHOA Annual meeting and election. The following people were elected to the Board:
Erin Blair, Jameson Gronert, Steve Rickard, Carl Sassolino, and Craig Welker.
In a closed meeting after the annual meeting, the IHOA Executive Board was determined:
Referee-In-Chief: Michael Barrett
President: John Oldenburg
Vice President: Don Mrozik
Treasurer: Geoff Schlender
Secretary: Nicole Davis
Registrar: Jameson Gronert
Congratulations to the officials chosen to work the Illinois HS State Championships!
Girls’: Referee Samantha Cebulski; Linesmen John Oldenburg, Jr. and Mathias Cyranek
Boys’ (Red) Varsity: Referees Justin Pirard and Rick Faron; Linesmen Brandon Janda and Matthew Warco
Boys’ (Combined) Varsity: Referees Colin Gruenke and Joseph Siepka; Linemen Mitch Cmunt and Derek Radek.
The USA Hockey Disabled Festival will take place in Illinois this year over two weekends in April. The first weekend (April 5-8) features all disabled hockey disciplines (except sled) and the second weekend (April 12-15) features the sled hockey competition. Click the logo to view the USA Hockey page.
Games are available for request now. Use the advanced search and select Schedulers: Jack Raslawski to limit your search to festival games.
In anticipation of the festival events, IHOA will schedule and staff the entire weekend with officials who wish to participate. The disabled hockey section contains a few rules of play unique to each discipline and IHOA is conducting a free seminar (symposium) for all Illinois officials. Steve Drews and Jack Raslawski booked the West Meadows ice rink and room on March 22 starting at 6:00pm to identify and discuss these disciplines and the rules which accompany each of them. Steve and Jack will cover all aspects of officiating for the disabled festival. There is no cost involved with attending the symposium and game fees will be provided in all the USAH Festival games.
Also, if you have interest in working the festival and cannot make this symposium, you may contact either Steve (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jack (Jack.Raslawski@abbott.com) to discuss your availability.