Ref & Timekeeper App (Sarnia Hockey)

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Sarnia Hockey is currently seeking new referees and timekeepers for the upcoming 2022/2023 season. Applications will be accepted until September 1.  Applicants can expect to be contacted during September with further information regarding registration and clinics.  If you are registered with Sarnia Hockey as a player in the upcoming season, you are eligible for a rebate of your referee clinic registration costs.

Those who were referees and timekeepers last season are not required to complete an application if you are returning to the same position.  However, if you are a current timekeeper who would like to start refereeing, please complete the application.

2022-2023 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, 2022.  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 or 2 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, 2022.  Referees will begin officiating in Sarnia Hockey’s recreational program.  There will be opportunities to advance to higher divisions and representative hockey based on ability and age.  Officials who obtain Level 2 certification (age 16 years and above) are eligible to apply to the Bluewater Referee Association which assigns the representative level games in our area.  You can contact the Bluewater Referee Association at [email protected] if you have any inquiries about membership in their association. More information to come for Level 1 and 2 clinics. 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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