Hespeler Minor Hockey Association in cooperation with the Hespeler Referees
Association is actively recruiting young hockey players to become officials in
boys or girls hockey.
currently looking for bright young hockey players with good skating skills to become
certified Level 1 or Level 2 officials. You will be fully trained by league supervisors
and once you have completed the course (and a simple test) you will have the
opportunity to referee hockey with a partner for money. With further
experience, training, supervision there is no limit to what level of hockey you
will be able to officiate.
I should let you know that officiating is an excellent way
to stay in shape and in the game of hockey once you’re playing days are over
and is a great way to make some extra spending money as a student. Many of our
present officials have used this money to help them with school tuition and/or
just as a way to get some spending money. This is also an excellent way to stay
in the game and improve your skating ability and awareness of what goes on
during the game thus helping you to become a better player.
Here are some of the benefits of becoming an official:
- Become a better
player as refereeing improves your skating.
- Become a better
player or coach with knowledge of the rules.
- Make money and
- Remain a very
important part of a game you love.
- Putting on your
resume for future jobs that you “referee hockey” is a major plus while you’re
young as well as when you get older as well.
Here are some of the basic requirements as outlined by
- Minimum 14 years of age by the end of 2023
- Basic hockey
knowledge and the ability to skate.
- Desire to
learn, have fun and make money.
- Must purchase
or have a black helmet with a half visor, a whistle, a referee sweater, and
black pants to begin.
- If over the age
of 16, must submit to a police background check.
The cost of the full-day certification class varies
depending on the age of the participant. Participants will receive; a rule
book, and an OMHA or OWHA patch. This is a classroom-based course and there is
no on-ice session.
If you are at all interested, we would be happy to hear
from you and would be glad to explain more about the program and what you can
expect. If any additional information is required please do not hesitate to
contact; [email protected] If you are not comfortable contacting us,
please feel free to have your parents get involved and I would be happy to
reach out to them and go over the details. From there we would get your contact
information and send you the information to register when it comes out for the
A registration form can be found at the following location
if you want further information or if you want to pre-register:
Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.
Gordon Young, Chairman,
Hespeler Referee Association