Ref & Timekeeper App (Sarnia Hockey)

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2019 Sarnia Hockey Referee and Timekeeper Applications

Sarnia Hockey is currently seeking new referees and timekeepers for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.  Applications will be accepted until August 2019.  Applicants can expect to be contacted during August with further information regarding registration and clinics. 

2019-2020 SHA Referee & Timekeeper Application

The following is a description of the positions and what we are looking for:

Timekeepers – We are seeking individuals interested in operating the score clock, completing game sheets and managing penalty boxes (doors) during both house league and representative games in Sarnia.  Preference will be given to those who would like to join our referee program.  Strong organizational and communication skills are required, as well as attention to detail.  An understanding of hockey rules and referee signals is also necessary.  Information will be provided on clock operation and expectations.  Timekeepers must be a minimum age of 13 years old prior to December 31, 2019.  Ideally, interested individuals will join the timekeeper program when they are 13 years old and can then become referees the following season at age 14.

Referees – We are seeking individuals interested in obtaining Level 1 certification to referee minor hockey games in the house league system.  The minimum age to begin refereeing is 14 years old, prior to December 31, 2019.  Referees will begin officiating in the Novice division of Sarnia Hockey’s house league program.  There will be opportunities to advance to higher divisions and representative hockey based on ability and age.  For those who are 16 years or older, referees can obtain Level 2 certification and join the Bluewater Referees’ Association to begin officiating representative teams’ (travel) games.  Please note that the Level 1 & 2 clinic is typically held in September and registration costs approximately $140 per referee.  All equipment (jersey, pants, skates, half visor, whistle, protective equipment) is also the responsibility of the referee.  New referees should have a strong skating ability, understanding of the rules/willingness to learn, and be passionate about hockey.  A referee’s success is largely dependent on his or her attitude as you must show that you are trying your hardest and you care about the game!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Sarnia Hockey Director of Officiating: Ian Dunn at [email protected]

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