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Officiating Program


Vermont will hold 3 seminars. Any official regardless of level, with the exception of Level 4, can attend any of these. Those officials wishing to be certified at Level 4 must attend a special Level 4 Seminar. Information on Level 4 is available by contacting Mike Hickey, VT Supervisor of Officials 

You must attend the entire seminar in order to receive credit. There is no charge for the seminar, but each official will need to pre-register for the seminar by going to official is required to be in full officiating uniform except new officials. New officials should have skates, helmet and whistle.

Returning officials receive their registration reminder material in the mail directly from USA Hockey’s National office. All officials must participate in the seminar skate regardless of level and previous experience

All officials must participate in the seminar skate regardless of level and previous experience.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any Local Assignor who assigns "non complete" registered officials to games is subject to serious liability as he/she jeopardizes the insurance coverage of the officials and players involved. Updated listings of currently registered officials are available from the District Referees-in-Chief or District Database Coordinator.

New USA Hockey Rulebook App Available for Download

USA Hockey is excited to announce that the 2017-21 USA Hockey Playing Rules are now available as a downloadable mobile app for all AppleAndroid, and Windows devices.

The USA Hockey Mobile Rulebook features the current USA Hockey Playing Rules, Casebook interpretations, example videos, bookmarking, and note-taking tools. Additionally, it is available to all officials, coaches, players and parents free of charge at their respective mobile app store. Click here to learn more and find download links for your devices

We encourage everyone to try the new app as we open the 2017-18 Season with updated playing rules, and best wishes to everyone for a safe and successful season.

New app can be used without an internet connection for moments when you need to look up a rule but are in one of those referee locker rooms with no wifi signal!

Mike Hickey

Referee-In-Chief (RIC)

Phone: 802-779-5369

New England Officials Site

Find out what is going on with the New England District officials.

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