Start asking a few of your friends/relatives to consider being on-ice officials. We need more people who will step up to make it a safe and fair environment for the youth to play this great sport. If they have any questions I will answer them or find an answer.
Coaches & Parents: I've placed the Off Ice Officials Manual below. Each team should have a 3-4 people familiar with running the clock and filling out a score sheet. There are some good tips and illustrations on how to handle multiple penalty situations in it. Please contact me if your team parents want a short seminar during a practice regarding this. I've also placed a printed copy at the scorer's table for your reference.
Note: I will have assignments out via email or text message for the coming week/weekend by Monday evening, please check your text or email and respond back to me by Tuesday evening. If I don't hear by then I will assume you do not want the game and will move to someone else. Also please let me know your preferred method to receive assignments (text or email). If you are new this year, I will need a W-4 tax form from you and your contact info before I can assign you games.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 status page at usahockey.com)
You must have the head coaches 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/