First year officials: I have a limited number of half-shield visors and whistles for you when you get complete. Please email me a picture of your card from USA Hockey and we'll get you set up.
All Officials; if you haven't done so, please email me a picture of your card for the 2017-18 season so I have proof that you are complete. This must be done before I can assign you games.
Assignment Procedure: I try to get the assignments made for the following weekend on Sunday afternoon. Please check your email Sunday evening or Monday morning and get back to me before Tuesday. If I don't hear back from you I will find someone else.
Subsitutes: A list of officials is posted in the referee room if you need to get a substitute. Please let me know who is taking your place. Please ensure that they are of appropriate level and experience to take the game you have been assigned.
The Calumet Hockey Association only employs officials that are registered with USA Hockey. Registration at USAHockey.com usually opens August 1st. In order to become an official, the following requirements must be met:
If you would like more information or have questions about becoming an official or would like to know what to expect, please contact Marc. Business phone: 337-1300; cell: 370-1300; email: email@example.com. Information regarding registration, seminar schedules, seminar registration and the background check may be found at this website: http://www.michiganreferee.com/
Below you will find a link for a downloadable pdf of the contact sheet and MI-W4 tax form. I have to have one to assign you games, the other to pay you.
Assignments are normally given via email, unless you specifically tell me to text or call. The email should be one that you check often and list the best phone number(s) at which you can be reached. (Under 18 officials please get your parents permission as to which phone and email you give me.)
New officials, I cannot, and will not assign games until I get the W-4. I cannot assign games to officials who are not complete, so get those tests done and watch those online modules, boys!
Note: Normally I send out assignments by Monday afternoon. If I do not get a reply by Tuesday night I will assign the game to someone else.
If you should happen to assess a game misconduct, match penalty or a major penalty that falls under rule 411, you must submit an online game report within 48 hours. Go to the Michigan Referee-in-Chief's web page, the instructions for finding the game report page are there. (The link for the report page is on your referee profile page at usahockey.com). In the case of a match penalty contact Eric Froberg (D8 RIC) firstname.lastname@example.org before filing your report.
You must have the head coach's CEP number. Make sure it is on the score sheet before the game starts. The player's name and your partners are part of a pull down menu. Also ensure that the head coach has signed the score sheet before the game starts.
Here's a link for the Michigan Referee-in-Chief's webpage: http://www.michiganreferee.com/