Central Region

NEWS AND UPDATES

Hockey Alberta Officials Clinics are now live on the new HCR 3.0 platform

Please follow this link to Hockey Alberta Clinics. The new HCR 3.0 platform is easy to use. Just read the process thoroughly and follow the instructions.
For those that are already in the old HCR system, you will likely need to create a new account for the HCR 3.0 system. Having your Hockey Canada ID # handy is a recommended.

For those 18 years old and old, be sure to complete a criminal background check via BackCheck. Follow this link to BackCheck.
These criminal record checks are valid for three seasons. Some checks may require 3-5 business days. You will receive a confirmation once you check is complete and you will be able to register for a clinic.


ASSIGNING >

Central Region Coordinator: Dave Coles (Assigning and Tournaments, Hockey Calgary Liaison, Hockey Calgary AA Council Liaison, Provincial Tournaments, Goalline and Website)

Male Development: Darrell Honish (Provincials Coordinator for Region, Rural Development Coordinator, South Central AA Liaison, Ranchland Liaison, Heritage Junior B Liaison, Senior Hockey Committee Co-Chair, CAHL Liaison Zone 6)

Treasurer: Don Roberts

Discipline: Kris Hartley (Complaints, Hockey Calgary AA Council Liaison, Hockey Calgary Liaison, Discipline and Grievances, Senior Hockey Committee Co-Chair)

Assigning: Dave Coles 

Development: Brad Campbell (Rankings B, Supervisions Coordinator B, Development Committee Chair)

Communications/ Web: Dave Coles 

Female Development: Kelsey Hagan (Female Leagues Liaison, Female Development)

Clinics: Doug Brown (Clinic Coordinator, Region Camp Coordinator, Male Development)

Senior: Doug Brown (Senior Hockey Committee)

Supervisions A: Will Moss (Supervision A Coordinator, Senior Hockey Committee, Mac’s Tournament) 

Secretary: Brenda Honish (Female Development, Reclassification, Awards, Social, Service Pins)


Central Region Admin Login >

Central Region Goalline Assigning Login >

The schedule of clinics offered in the Central Region will be posted here as dates and locations are finalized.

Types of Clinics offered:

  • Beginner/New Official Clinic
    • Age: 13-18 as of December 31 of current season or new adult officials
    • Levels officiated: U9-U13
    • Experience: 0-2 years
  • Junior Official Clinic
    • Age: 16+ with 2 or more years experience
    • Levels officiated: U13 or higher
    • Experience: 1-5 years (for adult 2nd year officials)
  • Senior Official Clinic
    • Age: 19+ as of December 31 of current year with 3 or more years experience
    • Levels officiated: U15 or higher
    • Experience: 3+ years
  • All Levels Clinic
    • Age: 13+
    • Levels officiated: U9-U18
    • Experience: 0 - many years
  • Elite Official
    • Age: 19+
    • Levels officiated: U15 AA
    • Experience: 5+ years
  • Elite 4/5/6 Clinic
    • This is for our Level 4/5/6’s and elite Level 3’s (if there is room). You will need to write the SRD and take the off-ice fitness test.
 
The deadline for completing your supervision requirements in January 15.

An official’s rank or level of hockey worked determines the level of participation that is expected and how their participation (or lack thereof) may affect their hockey. All officials must recognize the importance of the Supervision program, and that without active participation by all, the entire program suffers and on a personal level movement up in the program will be limited.
 
League Supervision Coordinators
Certain leagues have League Supervision Coordinators who are responsible for coordinating the supervisors of a league and providing information regarding those supervisions and on-ice performance to the Senior Hockey Committee to ensure officials are ranked appropriately for the playoffs each season. The coordinators are experienced officials familiar with the Hockey Canada Procedures Manual and Rulebook, and have attended a provincial supervision seminar. The following leagues have Supervision Coordinators:
 
USports: Mark MacIsaac ACAC: Dave Webster
AJHL: Dave Webster U18 AAA: Chris Bruce
Junior B (HJHL): Doug Brown Junior B (CJHL): Vacant
U18 AA (Rural): Doug Brown U18 AA: Brent Hazel/ Evan Medd
U18 A: Derek Banstra U18 Tier 1: Brad Campbell
U15 AAA: Brandon Woltjer U15 AA: Vacant
U15 Tier 1: Brad Campbell U13 Tier 1: Brad Campbell
Supervision A Program
All officials with a referee rank of 12 (U18 B1) or above, or a lines rank of 10 (U15 AAA) or above are part of the Supervision A Program. Level 4, 4L, 5, and 6 Officials must complete and submit 15 written supervisions at any level by January 15 to be eligible for playoff assignments. All other officials in the A program must complete 12 written supervisions at any level by January 15 in order to be eligible for playoffs. For more information, email [email protected] .

Supervision B Program
All officials with a Referee rank of 13 or lower or a lines rank of 11 or lower are considered part of the Supervision B Program. B Program officials 18 years of age or older are recommended to submit 8 supervisions, preferably at the community level, by January 15 to ensure eligibility for playoff assignments and movement up in the program. For more information, email [email protected].

MENTORSHIP GUIDELINES AND TIPS >

Within the Central Region, a Shadow/Mentor program has been established in each community. In the communities outside of Calgary, the local Referee in Chief (RIC) is responsible for setting up the program and recruiting suitable Mentors. Within Calgary, the communities are supported by a Lead Mentor who assists the Community Assignor with identifying and shadowing the new officials. The Lead Mentor is tasked with recruiting a team of Mentors to assist in Shadowing the new officials. Mentors are provided with training and support, and the reports are tracked and analyzed annually.

Community Associations are asked to put forward names of potential Shadow volunteer or coordinators from your community, and a list of officials to be shadowed (and their officiating schedule). Central Region will provide a Shadow Coordinator, jacket for each mentor, and supervision and support.

For more information, email:

Thad Tondu, Shadow Program Coordinator >

LEAD MENTORS OUTSIDE OF CALGARY: See list of Community Referees in Chief at the SCHEDULING/ ASSIGNING tab.

LEAD MENTORS IN CALGARY: See below.

COMMUNITY LEAD MENTOR EMAIL
Blackfoot Lisa Walters [email protected] 
Bow River   [email protected] 
Bow Valley Jan Kruis / Greg Wagg [email protected] OR [email protected] 
Crowfoot Helen Mills [email protected] 
Glenlake Trevor Tracey [email protected] 
Lake Bonavista Jeff Zawalykut [email protected] 
McKnight Ian Calverley [email protected] 
Mavericks Marc Bateman [email protected] 
NW Warriors   [email protected] 
Saints Niko Tanguary [email protected] 
Simons Valley Thomas Liukaitis [email protected] 
South West TBC  
Springbank Chris Lopes / Paul Lopes [email protected] OR [email protected] 
Trails West Ryan Dickie [email protected] 
Cochrane Brandon Renner [email protected] 
Okotoks Josh Penner [email protected] 
Airdrie Jason Makarus [email protected] 
Female Program Rikki-lee Gavin [email protected] 

Officials Development Program

Applications are accepted annually for the Hockey Alberta Officials Development Program. Full information on the requirements, events/dates, and expectations can be found with the application form:

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION >


Central Region Development Camp Attendees
Year Official Town/City Year Official Town/City
2010 Dallas Ducheminsky Strathmore 2011 Duncan Browne Calgary
  Jeremy Kander Calgary   Cody Pollock Airdrie
  Jason Nedinis Calgary   Chance Sundquist Calgary
  Justin Slimm Calgary   Michael Kozak Calgary
  Kirk Toupin Calgary      
2012 Thomas McIvor Calgary 2013 Evan Medd Calgary
  Brendan Balagus Calgary   Przemek Iwaniec Calgary
  Justin Geeraert Rockyford   Mason Stewart Calgary
  Michelle Barry Calgary   Michael Stinn Calgary
  Chris Hunter Calgary   Ian Calverley Calgary
2014 Trevor Tracey Calgary      
  Areyh Fayerman Calgary      
  Greg Lemieux Drumheller      
  Shannon Kline Calgary      
  Brady Anderson Calgary      
  Ben Isleifson Calgary    

Match Penalty on Official is the most severe penalty in the rulebook. Full details on the rule, how it should be applied, and the process for filling out and submitting the report can be found here:

MATCH ON OFFICIAL >

Once the official has completed his/her report, it must be submitted within 12 hours to Jason Nedinis, Hockey Alberta’s Match Officer South.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 403-831-0275

Be prepared to supply the following information:

  1. Your name.
  2. Phone number.
  3. Names and phone numbers of fellow officials.
  4. The time, location and league of the game.
  5. The teams involved.
  6. Player’s or team official’s name and team.
  7. Rule number incident applies to.

Jason will then follow up with you to advise what we will do or how we will proceed from here.

Do you know a fellow official who has recently been injured and required a hospital stay? Or who has had a baby? Or perhaps recently passed away?

If you do please click on the link below to access a form to request the Central Region send that official or his family a gift basket.

HEARTS AND FLOWERS REQUEST >

Should you have any technological glitches or questions regarding the online store, please reach out to Ryan Gregory at Tuxedo Source for Sports. His email is [email protected]


Order Deadlines

ORDERS PLACED SEPT 9TH-SEPT 29TH READY FOR PICK UP OCTOBER 25TH

ORDERS PLACED SEPT 30TH-OCT 13TH READY FOR PICK UP NOV 8TH

ORDERS PLACED OCT 14TH-NOV 3RD READY FOR PICK UP NOV 29TH

CHRISTMAS DEADLINE: ORDERS PLACED NOV 4TH-NOV 24TH READY FOR PICK UP DEC 20TH

ORDERS PLACED DEC 23RD-JAN 12TH WILL BE READY FOR PICK UP FEB 7TH

ORDERS PLACED JAN 13TH- FEB 2ND WILL BE READY FOR PICK UP FEB 28TH

ORDERS PLACED FEB 3RD- FEB 23RD WILL BE READY FOR PICK UP MARCH 20TH 

 




We also have a TWO items in-stock, and are available for purchase at the General Meetings.

This first item is a divot repair tool. Cost is $15 per item, and quantities are limited. First come, first served. To view a picture, please click here.

The second item is a riot pad, and sells for $5.

The level of hockey an official is eligible to do is determined by the Central Region Referee rank, Linesman rank, and Hockey Canada Level.

2019-20 RANKING SCHEDULE >

Change of Rankings for B Program Officials

  • Any B Program official (Referee rank of 13 and lower) who would like to graduate to a higher ranking should submit a written request by email ([email protected]). A supervisor will assess you, and if feedback from that supervision is positive and merits upward movement, you will be moved up accordingly.
  • The formal process to move someone in the B Program to a higher ranking is done at the monthly Executive meeting. Once the Executive reviews the recommendations from the Director responsible for Rankings he or she will forward the information onto the assignors. Note: this process could take up to two months to show up on your assignment sheets, so patience is a required. If the assignors don’t get the info in time to assign you the new level of hockey, they can and will try to still use you in turnbacks. 
  • Any B Program officials requesting a change in their ref rank to Peewee 1, Bantam 1 or Midget 1 must send their written requests to the Chair of the Minor Committee. He or she will forward the request to the appropriate league supervisor for assessment according to the process outlined above. These categories (Midget 1 and Bantam 1) are supervised under the Supervision A Program – if there is an opening you will move up upon approval by the Minor Hockey Committee as outlined in their Development Guidelines.

Comments / questions regarding this Ranking Schedule may be directed to the Director of Assigning.
Comments / questions regarding your Rank may be directed to the Director of Rankings.