2022-2023 IHOA Registration Update

As the hockey season is winding down and summer is rapidly approaching, IHOA has been hard at work getting ready to start the 2022-23 season strong with our seminars beginning in Mid-July.  As we look back at this year, we are extremely proud of our entire membership for their dedication and resilience in working through this pandemic as everyone adjusts to the new normal.  For 2022-23, IHOA has 32 seminars confirmed with the intention of adding more.

USA hockey registration has opened as of June 1st.

 IHOA plans on opening our registration on July 1st at 8 am. 

In accordance with USA Hockey’s guidelines for this upcoming season, IHOA’s seminars will be structured as the follows:

Level 1’s

  • Hybrid model consisting of (1) night of virtual classroom through Zoom (4 Hours)
  • (1) In-person session including on-ice instruction & in-person classrooms (4 Hours)

Level 2’s

  • Hybrid model consisting of (1) night of virtual classroom through Zoom (4 hours)
  • (1) In-person on-ice session partnered with a brief classroom meeting immediately after or prior to the ice portion (2 Hours)

Level 3’s

  • (1) Virtual classroom session through Zoom (4 Hours)

Level 4’s

  • (1) Virtual classroom session through Zoom (4 Hours)

 

USA hockey registration has opened as of June 1st.

IHOA plans on opening our registration on July 1st at 8am.

Confirmed Seminars to date:

Level 1’s

These will be hosted on-site at the rinks listed below, all with an accompanying virtual session that will take place on the Thursday prior to the below date.  All candidates must attend BOTH sessions to receive credit, and the sessions must occur in conjunction with the assigned virtual/in-person session.  There will be no mixing & matching, if you sign up for an in-person session on the weekend, you must be available the Thursday that immediately precedes it.

      • August 7th, 2022 – Fifth Third Ice Arena – Chicago
      • August 13th, 2022 – Rolling Meadows Community Center – Rolling Meadows
      • August 14th, 2022 – Fox Valley Ice Arena – Geneva
      • August 14th, 2022 – Mount Prospect Ice Arena – Mount Prospect
      • August 20th, 2022 – Rocket Ice Arena – Bollingbrook
      • August 21st, 2022 – Darien Sportsplex – Darien
      • August 28th, 2022 – Robert Crown Community Center – Evanston
      • September 11th, 2022 – Arctic Ice Arena – Orland Park
      • September 17th, 2022 – Glacier Ice Arena – Vernon Hills
      • September 24th, 2022 – Triphahn Ice Arena – Hoffman Estates

Level 2’s

These will be hosted on-site at the rinks listed below, all with an accompanying virtual session that will take place on the Thursday prior to the below date.  All candidates must attend BOTH sessions to receive credit, and the sessions must occur in conjunction with the assigned virtual/in-person session.  There will be no mixing & matching, if you sign up for an in-person session on the weekend, you must be available the Thursday that immediately precedes it.

      • August 7th, 2022 – Fifth Third Ice Arena – Chicago
      • August 14th, 2022 – Fox Valley Ice Arena – Geneva
      • August 20th, 2022 – Rocket Ice Arena – Bollingbrook
      • August 21st, 2022 – Darien Sportsplex – Darien
      • September 17th, 2022 – Glacier Ice Arena – Vernon Hills
      • September 24th, 2022 – Triphahn Ice Arena – Hoffman Estates

Level 3’s

These will be full virtual sessions hosted on the dates listed below:

      • July 13th, 2022
      • July 27th, 2022
      • August 10th, 2022
      • August 24th, 2022
      • September 7th, 2022
      • September 21st, 2022
      • October 5th, 2022
      • October 19th, 2022

Level 4’s

These will be full virtual sessions hosted on the dates listed below:

      • July 13th, 2022
      • July 27th, 2022
      • August 10th, 2022
      • August 24th, 2022
      • September 7th, 2022
      • September 21st, 2022
      • October 5th, 2022
      • October 19th, 2022

 

We sincerely hope you can join us for our seminars, and we promise that you will not be disappointed with the perspective & knowledge you gain from looking from “our” point of view.  Hockey is, and always will be, the greatest game on earth.  Join us and help us continue to grow our great sport right here in Illinois.

Any questions on registration or certification for the upcoming season can be directed to Registrar@ihoa.com

 

We hope to see you all later this summer,

Anthony Fiorito

IHOA Registrar

 

2022 IHOA Board of Directors, Committees, & Scholarships

Hello Fellow IHOA officials,

Let me introduce myself, I’m Brad Baumruck the newly appointed Referee in Chief of Illinois by the IHOA board.  While I’ve been an official for 24 seasons- an IHOA board member, a Seminar Committee member, and the Development Program Coordinator- none of these accolades mean anything to what our officiating community did in this past season.  The dedicated men and women of Illinois filled games all season when it seemed impossible; my hat’s off to you all!  The players appreciate it, even if our engagements with the select few made our lives awful.

I would like to point out that our past RIC, Eric Cowsill, was a unique individual who carried our association through one of the most difficult times we have ever faced.  Under his leadership, and in conjunction with Steven Rickard, we were able to still stay together and train.  As most of you may know, Eric was in attendance for almost every seminar for the past 2 years; his commitment was a major part of our success in securing our community to keep operating.  Unfortunately, he has stepped away this season, he will be missed.  We should all wish him well in his new endeavors.

Moving forward the IHOA board of directors happened Monday, May 9th.   Every election there are 5 board spots open.  Dave Zednik, Sam Celbuski, and Eric Cowsill choose not to re-run.  This season those 3 spots were filled with new members Scott Gaffney, Dan Zaloudek, and Todd Permut.  Anthony Fiorito and John Dunne remain in their past positions on the board.  Thank you to all the past board members, current board members, and new board members.

The election results were in no particular order:

  • John Dunne
  • Anthony Fiorito
  • Scott Gaffney
  • Todd Permut
  • Dan Zaloudek

Jeff Pachocca was not elected to this term but his dedication and enthusiasm to dedicate his time is appreciated.

The Executive Board of directors is as follows:

  • Brad Baumruck- Referee in Chief
  • Steven Rickard- IHOA President
  • Carl Sassolino- IHOA Vice president
  • Geoff Schlender- Treasurer
  • Erika Greenen- Secretary

The committee chairs are as follows:

  • Joe Guzzardi- Rules and Ethics
  • Brain Fisher- Seminars
  • Anthony Fiorito- Registrar
  • Brett Straley- Performance, Education, & Development (PED)

 

IHOA awarded 4 scholarships this year as well, the scholarships are awarded on officiating status, student status, and recommendations.  Congratulations to the following:

  • Marissa Lyons
  • Luke Ballentyne
  • Alexander Eilert
  • Matthew Ligeski

We all hope they do well in their goals of knowledge in the future in officiating and in their academic growth.

 

IHOA also awarded a presidential award for an official going above and beyond the duties of officiating.  We had an official during a game give CPR to a fan incapacitated and still complete his assignments.  Steven Rickard has graciously awarded the first presidential award to Mr. Todd Permut.

The new season is coming, get rested up, enjoy your families.  USAH registration opens June 1.  IHOA plans on being open by July 1 and seminars will start in August.  Please watch IHOA.COM for updates.

 

The entire board thanks you all for what you do, and we hope your summer is relaxing. We all look forward to seeing you around the rinks soon. If anyone has questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at ADP@IHOA.COM

 

All the best to you and your families,

 

Brad Baumruck- Referee in Chief

 Steven Rickard-  IHOA President

2022 Central District Officiating Experience (Ames, IA): June 12-18

2022 CENTRAL DISTRICT OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE

June 17-22

Iowa State University in Ames, IA

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WHAT

A development and exposure opportunity for certified USA Hockey officials from the Central District.

The experience is held in cooperation with the USA Hockey Central District Select 14 Camp.

The camp also serves as a USA Hockey certification seminar for the 2022-23 season.

The first half of the week will cater towards grassroots development and foundations with the latter half focusing on exposure to upper levels of our game.

Applications are being accepted now with April 30th as the deadline.

Click here for more info & application: Central District Officiating Experience 2022

UPDATED: MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

MEDIA STATEMENT BY 

THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Dec. 31, 2021

Today Cook County Department of Public Health* is clarifying Mitigation Order 2021-11 to specify what will be allowed in youth athletics. CCDPH is acting in alignment with the Chicago Department of Public Health to have a consistent policy across Cook County and in response to requests for clarification related to youth athletics and recreation. CCDPH will continue to evaluate emerging science along with the impact of its orders and guidance and make necessary adjustments as needed.

The clarifying language states that the following are exempt from the order:

  • An individual 18 years of age or younger who enters a business subject to this Order to participate in an activity sponsored by a school, park district, child care or after-school program, or other organizations as defined in guidance by the Cook County Department of Public Health

  • Youth or adults participating in special recreation programs

  • Spectators of indoor sporting events provided that no food or drink is being served and that they remain masked at all time

Masking requirements are still in place in these facilities. Other fitness facilities in these buildings, such as fitness centers for individual workouts or group classes for adults are still covered under the masking and vaccination orders.

An updated order and guidance will be issued and effective Monday, January 3, 2022.

*CCDPH’s jurisdiction includes suburban Cook County, minus Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, and Stickney Township.

 

 

Dr. Rachel Rubin

Dr. Kiran Joshi

Co-Leads and Senior Medical Officers

Cook County Department of Public Health

Cook County is requiring proof of vaccination for entrance into ice arena facilities

AHAI Advisory on COVID-19 and Youth Hockey  UPDATED:    December 30, 2021

Starting January 3rd, 2022, Cook County is requiring proof of vaccination for entrance into ice arena facilities. 

This includes all rinks in Cook County.

ORDER OF THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH COVID-19 MITIGATION
Effective: January 3, 2022

VALID PROOF OF VACCINATION

https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/mitigation-guidance/

Proof of vaccination means:
• A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or
• An official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where
the vaccine was administered; or
• An ‘app’ that provides a digital record of vaccinations; or
• A digital or physical photo of such a card or record that includes the
individual’s name, the vaccine brand administered, and the date the
vaccination was administered.

The enforcement of any state or local orders or requirements is the responsibility of the government agency issuing the order or requirement or the facility management (i.e. ice rink or classroom). Enforcement of any state or local orders or requirements is NOT the responsibility of any on‐ice game official.

On‐Ice game officials shall not be required to enforce any COVID‐19 mask mandate for any player, coach, off‐ice official, or spectator. Complaints of COVID‐ 19 mask non‐compliance directed to IHOA / AHAI shall be referred to the government agency issuing the order or requirement or the facility management.

On‐ice game officials may report observed COVID‐19 mask violations through the “Incident Reporting System.”

Officials will be paid for any scheduled game cancelled less than 36 hours before the scheduled starting time.

Games cancelled more than 36 hours before the scheduled starting time will only incur the assignment and service fee.

***Officials who are assigned and are unable to work games due to not being admitted to the facility

will not be paid and need to contact their assigner ASAP.***

Reminder: How to Handle 601 violations

IHOA Officials-

Please remember how we officials are to handle situations that violate 601, especially (e3).

 

If the slurs/offensive language was not heard by the official(s):

1. Talk to both coaching staff/benches and

2. Send in an incident report.

ADP Sessions scheduled

DATELOCATIONCLASS TIMEICE TIMETOPIC
February 15, 2022ZOOM730p-930pn/aTBD

 

Register for events here: Register for events here

Email APD Coordinator Brad Baumruck: Email ADP Director Brad Baumruck