Referees Wanted!, News (North Durham Minor Hockey)

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Jul 21, 2022 | Tina Dawson | 153 views
Referees Wanted!
Are you 14 years old or older?  North Durham is looking to expand our awesome team of on-ice officials!  We are looking for individuals young and mature to join our program.  We can even help with the cost of the courses.  Course registration is open now!

Please complete the online form to express your interest!

Referee Application Form

For more information please email [email protected]

Officials perform a vital role in the game at all levels are the third team on the ice, without whom the game would not happen. The Hockey Canada Officiating Program is for anyone interested in officiating the game of hockey, from beginners to seasoned veterans. There are six levels in the Officiating program, from those looking to get started to the top tier of officials.

The lower levels are designed to get you started in officiating, while the higher levels are open to officials who have advanced through the lower levels and show potential to work the top levels of hockey in Canada, and Internationally.


For new Officials or those interested in getting started, you will need to attend an HCOP Entry Level certification clinic but, before you do, contact your local Minor Hockey Association to find out of their demand for new officials, when games will take place and how this fits your schedule. A participant must be a minimum of 14 years of age to enter the program.

Please check back in September for Entry Level Clinic Information.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety for all participants, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) will Not host any In-person Entry Level Clinics for new officials in the fall of 2021.

However, starting in November the OMHA will host Virtual Online - Recorded/On-Demand Entry Level Clinics.

To get started please refer to the link –

  1. Click on Ontario Hockey Federation in the first dropdown menu
  2. Click on Ontario Minor Hockey Association in the second dropdown menu
  3. Click on 'Official' to filter to show all clinics for Referees
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