Officiating Programs

Officials are an integral part of the sport of hockey. The Hockey Canada Officiating Program is an important development program within the Hockey Canada structure. The program will give you a tremendous level of satisfaction when you know you have contributed to the game.

Why do I want to become a female hockey official?
• gain a new perspective and understanding of the game
• make the game a fun and safe experience for all participants
• make some additional money in a fun way
• have the skating ability and basic skills to be an effective official
• find an alternate way to increase physical activity and fitness
• create opportunities to officiate at regional, national and international competitions
• for the love of the game

If you are interested in becoming a female hockey official, register for a clinic through your local minor hockey association and start officiating. Most communities have a local referee-in-chief that sets up clinics. Contact your local minor hockey association, your provincial female representative or your branch referee-in-chief for further information.

“I am a female hockey official because it is a real passion. I started for the love of hockey, to be part of the game and also with the thought of always improving to be at the top level. It is always a new challenge to officiate a hockey game (different teams, different pressure, the game is always changing and improving). We have to be perfect with rules, fitness, nutrition, positioning, attitude, communication and judgment. Being a female official is something challenging, we expect a lot from ourselves and we have to be at our best in every part of the game. This passion became a real good school for life in general.”

– Stephanie Normand, Quebec –
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Has your MHA gone atoMc yet?
Feb 04, 2014
Check out the great jerseys your team could wear with the atoMc program.
NWT: Train like a pro
Nov 29, 2013
Team Canada hung out with a lucky Calgary girls’ team Nov. 29 with Sportchek.
2007-08 HCRC - Yukon
Apr 10, 2008
Hockey Canada visits the Yukon
2006 Coaches - July 6-9
Nov 26, 2007
2006 Hockey Programs Coaches July 6-9
HCRC - 2007 Moose Factory Rocket Richard trophy
Oct 06, 2007
HCRC - 2007 Moose Factory Rocket Richard trophy
2007 HCRC - Ottawa Senators
Oct 06, 2007
2007 HCRC - Ottawa Senators
2007 HCRC Ontario - Vaughn
Oct 06, 2007
2007 HCRC Ontario - Vaughn
HCRC - Jun 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
Jun 01, 2007
HCRC - Jun 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
HCRC - May 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
May 01, 2007
HCRC - May 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
HCRC - Mar 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
Mar 01, 2007
HCRC - Mar 2007 Western Centre of Excellence
HCRC - Jan. 2007 Western Centre of Excellence northern trip
Jan 06, 2007
HCRC - Jan. 2007 Western Centre of Excellence northern trip
2000-01 NWT: Esso Fun Day - CAN - SWE practice
Jan 23, 2001
2000-01 National Women's Team - Jan 23 Esso Fun Day - CAN - SWE practice game
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