Dear PMHA Members,
There is a need for on-ice officials across the province, at all levels. Please consider this as a new avenue to participate in Hockey, regardless of your age, youth or adult.
There are common misconceptions about being an official. Most of the time we are a third team on the ice, who wants to let players participate in a fair and safe game of hockey, and we support each other, not just as a crew in that one game, but as a staff of officials at Peninsula, and across the province.
**If you have officiated before, please consider returning. Your courses are virtual, with no test this year: https://www.bchockey.net/Officiating/GettingStarted.aspx
The benefits of becoming an official:
- You get more immersed in the game, and gain a better understandings of the rules
- You get more skating practice and exercise
- You can set your own schedule
- You gain resume skills: Professional conduct, handling tough situations in real-time, applying rules and procedures in dynamic environments
- You earn some cash
- You are giving back to the game for the next generation
Steps to becoming a certified official:
- Be 12 years of age on or before Dec 31st, 2021
- Take a self-directed online course to cover the basics :link
- Attend in-person clinic with your peers to discuss the rest: see blow
**PMHA is hosting an in-person clinic scheduled for Nov 2nd at Mary Winspear Center
- Level 1 (12-15 years old): Link
- Level 2 (16-17 years old): Link
- Level 2 (18+ years old): Link (requires CRC, which can be submitted here)
There is an up-front cost to certifications, however after working 5 games at PMHA, you will be reimbursed those fees. PMHA will also provide your first whistle, and a jersey. Officials will need to purchase/acquire a helmet with a visor, black pants, and skates. Please email Jason Syrotuck, Referee-in-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.