2019-20 Seminars dates

IHOA 2019-20 REGISTRATION

OPENS ***JULY 1st***!

1st step: USA HOCKEY OFFICATING REGISTRATION

  • Open as of May 28, 2019

2nd step: IHOA SEMINAR REGISTRATION

Please check the FAQs page for questions about seminars or the registration process (name changes, registration account mistake, etc…) If your question is not answered there, then please contact the IHOA Registrar for the State of Illinois:

Dave Zednik registrar@ihoa.com

 

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

2019-20 Seminars

DATELOCATIONLEVELS
JULY 20Bollingbrook1 & 2
JULY 28Rockford1 & 2
*TBD*Orland Park1-4
AUGUST 4Geneva1-3
AUGUST 8Buffalo Grove3 Veterans
AUGUST 11Leafs1 & 2
AUGUST 20Geneva3 Veterans
AUGUST 24Peoria1-3
AUGUST 24Hoffman Est1-3
*TBD*5/3 Bank (previously MB Arena)1-3
SEPT 8Darien1-4
SEPT 22Skokie1-4
*TBD*5/3 Bank (previously MB Arena)3 Veterans & 4
SEPT 26Darien3 Veterans
OCT 27Champaign1-4

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

 

2019-2020 season registration steps

***IHOA Registration open July 1st, 2019***

Steps to becoming a USA Hockey official

To completely register with USA Hockey as an official you need to complete the following each year:

FIRST step to complete:

USA Hockey Membership Registration:

    1. Go to USAHockey.com. At the homepage you will click on “Become a Member”  in the upper right corner and register as an Ice Official. This is where you will provide USAH with your information for their database and pay your annual membership fee (no affiliate fee for IHOA through this portal).

2. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-hours. A copy of the USA Hockey Playing Rules & Casebook (new officials and Rule Change Seasons only) will be sent to you within a week, along with some additional information to help you along with the registration process.

3. Open Book Exam: Go to the “Open Book Exam” page at the OFFICIALS section of USAHockey.com and follow the steps to begin your online exam. It’s designed to allow you to go at your own pace. You may answer all questions at once, or answer ten questions every day until it is completed. Please review all answers before submitting it to the National Office. The exam will be accessible 24-hours after online registration, and we strongly encourage you to wait until you receive your Rulebook and attend your seminar (see below) before attempting to take the test. 

      • Returning officials: You will receive an email giving you information (including your USAH Officiating Number) relating to completing your online “Open Book Exam.”
      • New officials (1st season): You will receive an email with information to complete your online “Open Book Exam;” you will NOT have a USAH Officiating Number at this time.

4. Online Education: Once registered with USA Hockey, you will receive instructions regarding the online Officiating Education module program. These modules are a mixture of required and elective topics that teach fundamental skills of officiating using video examples, animation, and knowledge-based testing. You must complete your required hours of training to receive your card and crest. You can access the Online Modules under the OFFICIALS tab at USAHockey.com.

*** SafeSport Training (if 18+ years old): All officials who are 18 years-of-age or older must complete the United States Olympic Committee SafeSport training program. This online based program trains coaches, officials, and key volunteers in detecting and preventing detrimental behavior (hazing, abuse, etc.) off the playing surface. Once completed, the training certification is good for two years before re-certification is required. This training must be completed in addition to your USA Hockey Local Affiliate Background Checks. SafeSport training can be completed by using the SafeSport link under the OFFICIALS tab at USAHockey.com

 

Second step:

ILLINOIS HOCKEY OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION (IHOA) REGISTRATION:

    1. Register for the in-class seminar : http://ihoa.com/registration/
      • The seminar schedule will appear online starting around early/mid-June, most scheduled between mid-July and mid-October.
      •  IHOA fee is non-refundable.
      • Frequently Asked Questions page has a list of commonly asked questions and answers regarding seminars and the registration process.

Any questions not found on the FAQs page should be directed to the

IHOA Registrar Dave Zednik or Contact Us!

USA Hockey Advanced Officiating Symposium and New Tenured Official Program

USA Hockey announced 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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2019 IHOA Scholarship Recipients

On Monday, May 13, 2019, the following IHOA members were awarded the 2019 IHOA Scholarship:

Conrad Ebbecke   Stanislaw Gunkel   Gavin Pawell   Nathan Rutledge

Garrett Tighe   Kieran Tomich   Jack Young (not present)

2019 IHOA Elections and Executive Board

On Monday, May 13, 2019, IHOA held its annual election and monthly meeting, and approximately 85 people showed. Below are the members of the Executive Board, name in red is new to the Board.

John Dunne – AHAI Supervisor of Officials

Don Mrozik – Referee-In-Chief

Eric Cowsill – President

Carl Sassolino- Vice President

Geoff Schlender- Treasurer

Samantha Cebulski – Secretary

David Zednik – Registrar

 

The Proposed Constitution and By-laws were also voted on, passing with a 62-13 vote; several voters did not submit a ballot on this vote. Click here to read the Constitution and By-laws of 2019.

Congratulations Illinois officials!

The youth hockey season is over and many teams from Illinois fought hard for the title of NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, but the NCAA and the IIHF still have tournaments going on. IHOA would like to recognize those officials that were awarded assignments to work championship games this season.

Below are championship tournaments from USAH (youth and juniors), ACHA, NCAA, AHL, and the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation).

 

 

IL State Championship games @ The Edge- March 9 & 10, 2019:
Eric Sexton, Donald Augustine, Thomas Zschach, Dan Antzoulatos, Christopher Gergits, Thomas Gergits, Terry McLoughlin, Scott Silz, Derek Mullady, Eric Cowsill, Mark Bialko, Heather Ruchim, Tyler Pruszewski, James Goldman, David Canon, Blair Bigwood, Mark Bialko, Samantha Cebulski, Sean Molina, Daniel Zaloudek, Mike Fraelick, Nathaniel Cyranek, Scott Gaffney, Charles Handley, Kevin Haller, Kenneth Zschach, Kenneth Pruim, Haley Yates, Trace Cyranek, Steven Rickard, Brian Hamilton, Christopher Lubera, Andres Cruz, Brandon Boies, Ryan Walters, Brian Fisher, Joe Hederman, Eric Zeitler, and Kyle Pfaffinger.

 

United Center- March 22, 2019: High School State Championship
Girls Varsity: Fenwick v New Trier
Referee: Keli Dorynek
Linesmen: Nicholas Jacobs and Rick Prondsinski

Red Division: New Trier Green v Loyola Gold
Referees: Tom Callaghan III and John Cerza
Linesmen: Jeffrey Roberts and Christopher Lubera

Combined Varsity: Waubonsie v Glenbard
Referees: Greg Ellwanger and Samantha Hiller
Linesmen: Jon Stevanovich and Jeremy Bilecki

 
 

ACHA

D2 Finals and D3 Final: Brandon Targett

 

NCAA Frozen Four Hockey National Championships

Division 1 Finals: Colin Kronforst

Division 3 Men’s Semi-finals: Joe Guzzardi

Division 3 Women’s Semi-finals: Samantha Hiller

 

 

USA Hockey National Championship tournaments (youth)

Youth Tier I (14U) @ Pittsburgh, PA:
Youth Tier I (15O) @ Plymouth, MI:
Youth Tier I (16U, 18U) @ Grand Rapids, MI: Justin Pirard
Youth Tier II (14U) @ South Bend, IN:
Youth Tier II (16U) @ Plano, TX: Bryan Dorynek
Youth Tier II (18U) @ San Jose, CA:
Girls Tier I (14U, 16U, 19U) @ Irvine, CA:
Girls Tier II (14U, 16U, 19U) @ Amherst, NY: Samantha Cebulski, Keli Dorynek, and Haley Yates
Women’s Senior (B, C) @ Anaheim, CA: Nicole Davis
High School @ Cleveland, OH:
 

USAH Junior leagues

NA3HL Finals: Eric Arrigo

NAHL Finals: Rick Faron, Jack Young, Ian McCambridge, Cam McCambridge, and Anthony Vikhter

 

Professional leagues

SPHL Finals: Rocco Stachowiak

FPHL Finals: Don Mrozik

ECHL Playoffs: Shane Gustafson

AHL Playoffs: Peter Tarnaris, William Hancock II, Jon Sladek, and Shane Gustafson

 

IIHF Championships


2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division I Group A in Hungary: Sara Strong

2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia: William Hancock II

 

 

Loss of IHOA official: Keith Shipbaugh (1968-2019)

Keith W. Shipbaugh, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, was born on January 21, 1968 to Don and Phyllis Shipbaugh and was set free on April 2, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. In his short and sweet 51 years Keith was husband, daddy, son, brother and friend. He was wonderful at them all! Keith is survived by his wife of 20 years, Kimberley; daughter, Kreagan; parents, Don and Phyllis; and brother, Kevin (Jodie) Shipbaugh.

Keith loved work, traveling, sports, his family and life! He brought smiles and laughter to everyone he encountered. He was an inspiration to all and lived “Anchors Up!”

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kreagan’s education fund.

Visitation: Saturday, April 6, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory
419 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 6, 2019
4:00 PM
Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory
419 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

https://www.davenportfamily.com/notices/Keith-Shipbaugh

Veryifying your Scoresheet

whether it’s handwritten or electronic, the score sheet is not deemed “good to go” until an official signs off on it at the conclusion of the game. Rule 502(e) is clear in saying, “At the conclusion of the game, the referee shall check the official score sheet, including team rosters and players in uniform, for accuracy prior to signing.” Regardless as to what system is used (hard copy or electronic scoring), the score sheet is considered an official record that documents the participants and the actions that take place during a game, and officials must adhere to their responsibility to treat it as such. Teams need them to document participation for eligibility in state or national tournaments, or to provide verification of a suspension served. They may also be keeping stats on players for their continued development and promotion to higher levels of play.  Plus, the score sheet provides a means to track progressive penalties or to identify trends within a local area or league. 

To read the whole article from USA Hockey, click here: Have you verified the score sheet?

Officials’ Dress Code

Playoffs… We’ve all worked hard to get here. Keeping working hard, and request games only that you will give 100%. Players and coaches have worked all year to attain the right to play in these games and deserve the best efforts.

Your appearance before the game sets the tone for your officiating. If team members, staff and spectators observe an official arriving late, dressed in a casual manner, and clearly agitated, they will expect a poor on-ice performance, and often that is what occurs.

AHAI expects that officials who accept games from AHAI ASSIGNER to arrive no less than 30 minutes before game time and be dressed in an appropriate manner (business casual). Caps, sports team jackets, ancient shoes and work jeans are not acceptable. We do not expect formal wear, but dearly there is a middle style that can satisfy all. It is remarkable how frequently your appearance is mentioned – both good and bad. Take a few moments to dress appropriately and be a class act when you enter the rink.

2019-20 season Registration opening date set

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The opening date for seminar registration is

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019

Further info to follow soon regarding seminar dates and locations. Register early, seats are limited and fill up quickly.