Volunteer with NDMHA (North Durham Minor Hockey)

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of minor hockey. An extremely dedicated group of parents, community members and administrators give their time to ensure a positive experience for our young athletes to play this great sport. 

There are lots of ways to get involved with North Durham Minor Hockey from helping at the team level as a coach, trainer, manager, treasurer, social convenor or on-ice volunteer.  At the board of directors level, there are positions that renew every year at the AGM, as well as house league convenor positions that always need filling. There are also various committees that need volunteers to spread out the work such as development, finance, awards, community events, etc.  Tryouts are always a busy time of year and we need help with registration tables and on-ice volunteers.  The First Shift is a "learn to play hockey" program sponsored by the NHLPA and Bauer and we always need on-ice volunteers to teach beginners the game.  This is a great opportunity for secondary school students needing community service hours.

If you are interested in helping us, or have an idea that we haven't thought of, please fill out the Volunteer Form and we will be in touch!

We currently have a few Vacant Positions to fill:


The treasurer will oversee the financial matters of the association in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements and report to the board of directors at regular intervals about the financial health of the organization.

Director of Representative Hockey

This position oversees the operation of the Warriors and Blades representative teams.  The Director is there to enforce the Policies and Procedures of the Association as they pertain to the operation of Representative teams.

Duties Include:

  •        Oversee Representative tryouts.
  •        Assist with Representative coach selection.
  •       Create and chair the representative hockey committee.
  •       Work in conjunction with the Director of Risk and the Director of Coaches to address risk issues where coaches, players       and or parents are involved (as per the risk incident flow chart)
  •       Work in conjunction with the Director of House League with regards of movement of players form house league to   representative
  •       Prepare a monthly report to the Board of Directors on representative hockey.
  •       Perform such other duties and responsibilities as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors.



Director of OMHA

The Director of OMHA position is responsible for ensuring that the North Durham Minor Hockey association is compliant with the regulations, policies and procedures of all governing bodies.  (OMHA/OHF/HC) The OMHA contact will be the liaison with the OMHA and interpret mailings, directives and policies.  This position will work with board members as it relates to their respective area.

Duties Include:

  •       Residential Transfers
  •       Affiliations
  •       Permission to Skate
  •       Review OMHA Manual of Operations and Mailings for regulation and policy
  •       Working with Registrar, to ensure all players and bench staff are eligible to be rostered to a house league or a    representative  team.
  •       Process and submit player transfers.
  •       Attend Lakeshore Meetings
  •       Review OMHA mailings and communicate to relevant stakeholders.
  •       Submit exhibition games and tournaments to OMHA for approval.
  •       Review game sheets for suspensions and adherence to policy.
  •       Communicate with head coach, Director of Rep for suspension length and other non-compliance issues.  This would include   GM/GRM and Match Penalties.
  •       Deal with OMHA concerning appeals of assessed Match Penalties, game protests for OMHA playdown games and Lakeshore   for regular season and league playoff games.
  •       Perform such other duties and responsibilities as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors.




Referee in Chief

The Referee In Chief (RIC) will be responsible for, and have oversight of, NDMHA’s referee program, including, but not limited to, recruitment, development, communication, and in-house evaluations.  The RIC will assume all responsibilities for developing qualified referees for NDMHA using the HC/OHF/OMHA/OWHA Hockey training programs and guidelines. They are the liaison between North Durham’s on-ice officials and the Board of Directors. This is a non-paid voting position on the Board of Directors.

Duties Include:

  •       Shall ensure that all games under the jurisdiction of the Associations are officiated by competent, responsible individuals   who conduct themselves in accordance with the official rules of the game and the policies and procedures of the Associations.
  •       Work with the Assignor to ensure that all games are covered by appropriate officials for all league, play-off, and exhibition   games under the jurisdiction of the Association (House  League and Representative)
  •       Attend & participate in annual OMHA/OWHA RIC meetings by the Area Coordinator/designate and dispense relevant   information to NDMHA referees.
  •       Work cooperatively with the Area Supervisor to support and evaluate all NDMHA referees, make recommendations for   certifications and level-up clinics and selection of qualified officials for designated OMHA/OHF/OWHA Championships.
  •       Work collaboratively with other area RIC's to support and assist with game and tournament assignments.
  •       Advisor for the Association on all matters pertaining to rules & regulations.
  •       Responsible for the recruiting and development of officials into the system to ensure the program remains vibrant and that   the Association’s officiating needs are met.
  •       Ensure personal qualifications, certifications and all educational courses are kept up to date as per OMHA/OHF/OWHA   guidelines.
  •       Supervises and mitigates any referee disputes and disciplinary issues.
  •       Recommend and organize Referee Clinics as required by the Association.
  •       Attend monthly Association Executive meetings.
  •       Report any relevant health or workplace (arena) issues/hazards to the Board and Township staff immediately.
  •       Assist in coordinating training programs for all referees.
  •       Shall be responsible to review the schedule of game fees to the Association in accordance with the rules & regulations   governing the Officials for approval.
  •       Coordinate Officials meetings and report back to Association Executive board if need be.
  •       Carry out other duties as assigned by the Association Executive Board.

Referee Assignor

The Referee assignor is responsible for assigning on-ice officials to NDMHA home games for all house league and representative games for both Blades and Warriors.  This includes tryouts, exhibition, regular season, playdown and tournament games.  This is a paid position.

Duties Include:

  •       Assign or ensure a responsible substitute is delegated to assign appropriate officials for all tryout, league, play-off, and   exhibition games under the jurisdiction of the Association (House League and Representative)
  •       Assigns and schedule officials for Association’s tournaments in coordination with the Tournament Directors.
  •       Use the Officials Scheduling tool on the North Durham website to assign officials.
  •       Responsible for submitting the house league official’s payroll to the office for payment monthly.

 Click here to complete the volunteer form if you are interested in either of these positions.

If you would like more information on any of these positions, please contact [email protected]