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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.

Getting Started

For new Officials or those interested in getting started, you will need to attend an HCOP Entry Level qualification 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.

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


Two officials will be representing the OMHA at the U18 AAA Regional Championships in Sault Ste. Marie from April 8th – April 14th: Kelson McRobbie (Newmarket) and TJ Hunter (Pickering).

Two OMHA officials worked the 2024 IIHF Womens World Championship in Utica from April 3rd - April 14 - Jenn Berezowski and Justine Todd.

Mark Blackmore (Oshawa) was selected to work the gold medal game at the 2024 National Para Hockey Championships.

Off-Ice Officials

NOTE: Please check first with your local minor hockey association to see if they are in need of any New Off-Ice Officials (Timekeeper). Assignments for games are Not done through the OMHA office.

This Online clinic provides instruction to individuals filling the important role of the Off-Ice Official in the Timekeeper box in local Arenas throughout the OMHA.

Curriculum includes Hockey Canada and OMHA Rules, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures. Roles and Responsibilities of the Off-Ice Official, including pre-game and post-game will also be covered in the Clinic.


Please Note: As of May 15th, 2021 eHockey has been retired.  eHockey functionality will now be located at its new home inside HCR 3.0 as of June 1st, 2021.

If you have been registered in hockey previously as a Player, Coach, Official, or Trainer you can view your profile by creating an account in the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR 3.0).

Click on the following document to set up access.

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