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Southeastern District Officials Working National Championships

Congratulations to these Southeastern District Officials who were selected to work National Championship Games:

TIER 1 U-14 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP April 5-10, 2018 Charlotte, NC
Doug Asano, Level 4 (NC)
Ryan Gaus, Level 4 (NC)
Dan Huntington, Level 4 (GA)
Ron Johnson, Level 4 (SC)
Thomas Josephson, Level 4 (NC)
Jason Leisten, Level 4 (FL)
Ben Bugge, Level 3 (NC)
Cameron Gentile, Level 3 (NC)
Colin Wilson, Level 3 (NC)

The Tier 1 U-14 Supervisors were Jim Dewhirst, Southeastern District RIC, Andy Lindley, NC State Supervisor, and Jack Nolan, Southeastern District Director of Development.

Other Southeastern District Officials were assigned other National Championships:

GIRLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS April 5-9, 2018 Marlborough, MA
Jessica Frye, Level 3 (FL)
Erika Greenen, Level 4 (TN)
Brittney Rust, Level 4 (AL)
Jacqueline Zee-Howard, Level 4 (MD)

TIER 1 U-15 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP April 5-10, 2018 Plymouth, MI
Vince Herbert, Level 4 (TN)

TIER 1 U-16, U-18 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS April 5-9, 2018 Philadelphia, (West Chester)PA
Jason Lortie, Level 4 (FL)


Changes to Officials Registration System

Expect a few changes to the USA Hockey registration system for the 2018-2019 season. The goal of these changes is to streamline the registration process while maximizing the educational benefit of the seminars and online materials. Key changes include:

  • More streamlined and level-specific open-book testing. The Level 2, 3 and 4 open-book exams will be reduced to 50 questions. The open-book exam questions will be intended to be more level-appropriate and will focus on certain areas of the rules that require absolute knowledge and proper application for successful officiating.
  • Returning Level 3 and Level 4 (meaning their second or more season at that level) will have the option to test out of the elective module portions of their respective online seminar curriculum. They will still need to complete a required section that covers areas of emphasis, but when it comes to the electives, they can take the quiz prior to watching the video and if successfully passed, will get credit for completing that module.
  • Officials will be required to advance to Level 2 after a certain amount of time at Level 1. The officials may then continue to advance or may choose to stay at level 2.
  • Pending approval by the board of directors, the Officials Section is recommending a slight change in the USA Hockey registration fee structure. Look for a two-tiered system to be in play next season where Level 1 officials (restricted to no more than two years at Level 1) pay one fee, while all others will pay a different fee.
  • Development of a new “tenured” member type for Level 3 and Level 4 officials. Officials will be eligible to apply for this tenured status after a certain number of years completed at Level 3 or 4. They will obtain tenured status by meeting specific requirements, including attendance at a national-level symposium. Once tenured status is obtained, officials will retain Level 3 or 4 status for as long as they continue to register with USA Hockey and fulfill the minimum annual requirements. The “tenured” officials program is targeted to start with the 2019-20 season.

You can read more about the proposed changes to the registration system plus a Q&A with National Referee-in-Chief Dave LaBuda in the November issue of Stripes Magazine.


USA Hockey Game Reports

USA Hockey Officials are required to submit a game report as part of their officiating responsibility when a reportable incident occurs during a game. The USA Hockey Game Reporting System is available through your USA Hockey Referee Profile. Only one report from all Officials involved is required per incident. More information and links to the USA Hockey Incident Report system are available here.

Reports involving assaults on Officials are reported here. In the case of assaults, reports are required from each Official involved in the game.


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