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
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
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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