News and Events

Applications now being accepted for Officials’ Committee Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Officials’ Committee Scholarships. To qualify for consideration, an official must be:

  • A member in good standing with Hockey Alberta in the current season and holds a minimum of Level 2.
  • A resident of Alberta for at least 2 years.
  • 18 years of age by December 15 of the current season they are applying for scholarship.
  • An active official, working games at any level.
  • Attending a post-secondary institution in a recognized program on a full time basis. This will also include a recognized trade school program. Transcript of class enrolment is required.


Deadline for applications is April 1.

Seven Alberta Officials selected for Canada Winter Games

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta would like to congratulate the seven officials selected to represent the province on the Road to Red Deer at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Referees Mason Stewart (Calgary) and Austin Weisgerber (Medicine Hat), and linesman Derek Bandstra (Calgary) will be part of the officiating crew during the male hockey competition in the first week of the Canada Games.

For the female hockey competition in week two, referees Cassandra Gregory (Edmonton) and Jessica Trombley (Sherwood Park), and linesmen Megan French (Coaldale) and Kelsey Hagan (Calgary) will all take to the ice to officiate.

Earning the opportunity to work at a national event such as the Canada Winter Games is a significant accomplishment in an official’s career, and recognizes dedication, perseverance and commitment towards officiating.

The 2019 Canada Winter Games run February 14 - March 3 in Red Deer.

North East Region Officials in action


Brent Young, Danny Gadowski, Kurt Caron, and Chad Marchand working the World Jr A Challenge
Pre-Tournament game in Cold Lake between Canada East and the USA.


Anita Zacher, Belina Hooper, and Melanie Maloney working an Alberta Junior Female Hockey League game in Irma.

Hockey Alberta Memorandum

In recent years competing hockey organizations have emerged in Alberta, operating outside of the Hockey Canada structure. Hockey Alberta wants to ensure our registered officials have the correct information about the impact these non-sanctioned programs and leagues have on the eligibility of an on-ice official.

Non-Sanctioned Hockey and Hockey Alberta Officials >

Intro to Hockey - Novice Rules

Hockey Alberta’s Intro to Hockey Model, for all players aged 5-8 years, is in effect for the 2019-20 season. It replaces previous models and programming at the Novice and Initiation levels. However, Minor Hockey Associations can opt to make the switch, or undertake a transition process, during the 2018-19 season. For officials, the new model has resulted in modified on-ice mechanics.

New Novice Procedures for Officials >

North Region Golf Tournament

The 2019 North Region Golf event will be held June 15 at the Athabasca Golf and Country Club, with a shotgun start at 1 pm. This event is open to all North Region members and guests. Price has been set for $120. Included with your entry:

  • Charter bus to a pickup location in North and South Edmonton
  • 18 holes of golf with power cart
  • Dinner following the round
  • Door prizes

If you have any questions please email

Central Region - Stripes - December 2018 Edition