Welcome To New York State Amateur Hockey Association’s Officiating Program
[Updated: August 2018]
NOTE: OFFICIALS MUST BE AT LEAST 14 YEARS OLD TO OFFICIATE IN NEW YORK STATE.
Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 season
The off season has certainly been a busy one for USA Hockey and the NYSAHA.
I encourage you to register with USA Hockey and select the seminar of your choice as soon as possible.
NYSAHA SCORE SHEET VERIFICATION POLICY (NEW FOR THE 2014/2015 SEASON) (LINK)
Effective this season, officials will be required to verify that the number of players listed on the score sheet match the number of players in attendance. Please review the attached memo which explains the policy in detail and lists which games it applies to.
Please note that while not all officials will work games that have the policy in effect, it is important that you familiarize yourself with it.
GOALTENDER MASK IDENTIFICATION FLYER (LINK)
This past season, a number of goalkeeper’s helmets have been identified as illegal equipment. The spacing between bars on the cage on the helmet has made them illegal for use. Please be diligent in checking for this equipment now for the safety of all.
Please note if you are 18 years of age (or turning 18 by December 31, 2018) you are required to be screened by USA Hockey. Please make sure you fulfill this requirement as soon as possible as you will not be able to officiate after December 31, 2018.
NOTE – THOSE OFFICIALS SCREENED IN 2016/2017 MUST BE SCREENED THIS SEASON.
Have a great season and thank you for your dedication to the USA Hockey Officiating Program!
Mike Shapey, NYSAHA Referee in Chief