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Southeastern District Championship Officials
Congratulations to the crews who worked the Southeastern District Championships.
The tournament was held March 7-10 at Advent Center Ice in Wesley Chapel, FL.
Participants included teams from across the Southeastern District in
seven age classifications. 28 Officials were selected from several
Southeastern District states to work these elite games.
The crews working the finals were:
Tier 1 14U: Sean Letona, James Young, Jim Dewhirst
Girls 16U: Jackie Zee-Howard, Brittney Rust, Susan Collins
Tier 1 15 Only: Andrew Whatley, Dan McKenzie, Stone Sheehan, Jeff Herman
Tier 1 16U: Drew Chisolm, Kenny Moniz, Ken Radolinski, Patrick Logue
Girls 14U: Earl Hauk, Ben Alstrom, Aaron Bowen
Tier 1 18U: Colin Wilson, Dan Huntington, Charlie O'Connor, Jimmy Liberati
Girls 19U: Jessica Herman, Jessica Frye, Chris Marriner
We have pictures of the crews rotating in the random picture box on this page.
Southeastern District Officiating Seminar
Save the date for the 2019 Southeastern District Officiating Seminar (DOS).
The District Officiating Seminar is an intensive three-day seminar and
training session for those who are seeking to improve their officiating
skills in order to work at the higher levels of the game. DOS
participation can also help you compete for selection to USA Hockey advanced
The DOS is held every other year. The location rotates across all Southeastern
District states. The 2019 Southeastern District Officiating Seminar is
tentatively scheduled for August 2-4, 2019 in Charleston, SC. We will have
more information here on the web site as the DOS preparations are finalized.
New Registration Dates
USA Hockey has announced a trial program moving the start of Referee registration
to June 3 instead of the traditional August 1 start date. This will enable
districts to hold Officiating seminars earlier in the season and allow
you to complete your 2019-2020 registration renewal well before the
November 30 due date. New Officials will be able to complete their registration
sooner and not have to wait for August seminars.
This is a major change to the registration process and details are still being
determined. We should know more after the USA Hockey Annual Meeting in early
June and we'll keep you updated here on the web site. Note, this Registration
date change does not impact your Background Screening date requirement.
New screenings cannot begin until August 1st.
In a recent Stripes Newsletter article, Matt Leaf, USA Hockey Director of Officiating Education, discussed the importance of game reports.
He explained that the USA Hockey online game reporting system is a key tool in enforcing the new progressive suspension rules.
It is imperative that Officials submit timely and accurate game reports so players and coaches are held accountable for their actions.
You can read the full article at
the USA Hockey website.
We have posted a step-by-step guide to incident reporting
here. Note that the USA Hockey incident reporting system is used for all events. An assault on an Official requires an additional online report to be filed using the Southeastern District Assault Report system.
Twenty-Eight Americans Chosen to Officiate IIHF Events
The International Ice Hockey Federation sponsors several International tournaments at
locations across the globe. Matt Leaf, USA Hockey Director of Officiating Education,
release announcing the USA Hockey Officials named to work IIHF games. The list
includes Erika Greenen of Nashville, TN who was assigned to the Women's
World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia in early March and former
Southeastern District Official, Jennifer Cameron, working the
2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Dumfries, United Kingdom in
You can see all 2018-2019 IIHF Officials at the
IIHF Officiating Assignments page.
You Make the Call!
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