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We sent officials Keegan Lane and Josh Saskiw to D Camp! See what they have to say about it under the Development tab!


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Welcome to your 2019/2020 Northeast Region Executive! Click our names to learn more about us!

Northeast Region Coordinator: Rob Larson

Vice-Chair/Discipline/Reclassification: Gary Goreniuk

Secretary: Chad Marchand

Treasurer: Kurt Caron

Match Penalty: Scott Hennig

Clinic Coordinator: Mikala Brown 

Supervision: Ryan Duffett

Development Coordinator: James Babenek and Kelly Pauls

Data Coordinator (Marketing and Website): Mikala Brown

Click on your community’s RIC or Assignor to learn more about them!

Town Referee-in-Chief or Assignor E-Mail
North East Region (Elite Hockey) Rob Larson officialsnortheastregion@hockeyalberta.ca
Bonnyville Gary Goreniuk goreniuk@telusplanet.net
Cold Lake

Chris Reid (RIC)

Dustin Haider (Assignor)

chris@framesnthingscoldlake.com

snowturtle_333@hotmail.com

Elk Point Brian Poitras brianjpoitras@gmail.com
Frog Lake Cliffton Cross clifftoncross@froglake.ca
Hughenden Ryan Duffett ryan.duffett@btps.ca
Irma Kelly Pauls kellypauls051@gmail.com
Kitscoty Joe Labiuk refs@kitscotyminorhockey.com
Lac La Biche Ali Fyith minorregs2@hockeyalberta.ca
Lloydminster

Dean Segberg (RIC)

Maryann Tourand (Assignor)

deansegberg@shaw.ca

ice@lloydminsterminorhockey.com

Marwayne (Dewberry) Vince Nelson avnelson@telus.net
Onion Lake Trish Carter trish.carter@onionlake.ca
Provost Jeremy Rehman jrehman16@hotmail.com
Saddle Lake Darcy McGilvery dmcgilvery@onehealth.ca
Sedgewick Rob Ferguson rferguson@agriterraeq.com
St. Paul (Glendon) Mario Charette cdnfrenchie@hotmail.com
Vermilion Dom St. Amand dom.announcing@gmail.com
Wainwright Sheldon Johnston sheldon.johnston@shaw.ca

 

Development Camp 2019 - Official Experiences 20190707_143228

 

Keegan Lane (Lloydminster)

 

"D Camp was a unique experience that was unlike what I expected. Despite the age gap throughout the attending officials, camaraderie was imminent upon arrival and the team aspect of officiating was noticed.

Classroom sessions were very informative. watching the game tape was something I never thought I would take part in, but now I realize the benefits of doing so. Other classroom sessions, such as mental preparation, discussed topics that were applicable in all aspects of life and I believe I took aid from them on the ice as well as off.

Hearing "The Story From the Bench" as told by Fran Gow, enlightened us on a differing perspective to the game and aided us in understanding how all participants in the game view it differently as well as how we can use communication to bridge the gaps of understanding.

Power skating sessions were eye opening; focusing on small things to work on to fine tune our game. I never thought I would learn so much in three hours on ice.

Team building events: as mentioned above, the camaraderie was second to none, and I commend the instructors as well as my fellow attending officials for this. We were a team, working together with the goal of bettering ourselves and others. Everyone that attended this camp wanted to be there and it showed.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the camp, and I believe it was in effective in developing my officiating. My biggest takeaways were the understanding of positioning, use of penalties, and the role that communication can play and how to use it to effectively manage and control a game. I also gained some insight on what to look for in a supervision, how to word/phrase comments to help other develop effectively and I plan on bringing these skills back to Lloydminster to help develop officials in our program."

 

Josh Saskiw (Marwayne)

 

"D Camp was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The amount of knowledge that I gained, garnered from the numerous people that spoke at the camp is something that I will hold onto for the rest of my officiating career. Colin and Curtis did an awesome job with the entire week. We were tested both physically and mentally and I can honestly say that I will becoming back to the Northeast Region with the type of guidance and experience to not only become a better official, but also the lessons learned contained things that I believe I can pass on to younger officials in our region as well.

Being able to talk to people like Derek Zalaski was an extremely awe inspiring experience that show just how much hard work, commitment and dedication it takes to make it to the pinnacle of the craft.

The mental coaching we had there allowed me to be able to take back lots of motivational tips on how to stay committed and focused on improving not only in officiating, but in life. It was also rewarding to know that my name and face are both out there in the eyes of WHL officials and coordinators. It makes me feel as though something I never thought would happen, could happen if I continue to work and improve.

I came out of D Camp a better official than I came in, and I could not me more thoroughly happy with how it went. I would tell any young official that is interested"

 

                                   

                                    

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

North East Region - Mileage

NE_mileage

MIDGET AAA: Alberta Major Midget Hockey League 


JUNIOR B: Northeast Junior B Hockey League

1. No change situations:

  • Icing

 Note: a time out does not provide the team the ability to change.

2. TV Timeout occurs at the first stoppage of play after the 10 minute mark of each period unless one of the following occurs:

  • Icing of the puck.
  • Puck directly out of play over the glass in the defensive zone.
  • Scoring of a goal.
  • On-ice strength differential at the time of the whistle.

Note: a delayed penalty does not negate the TV timeout if the on-ice strength is even at the time of the whistle.

3. Goaltender leaving the crease negates an icing.

4. Overtime:

  • Regular Season: 3 on 3 for 5 minutes; followed by a 5 player shootout; if still tied continue 1 player at a time until tie is broken.
  • Playoffs: 5 on 5 for continuous 20 minute periods.

JUNIOR A: Alberta Junior Hockey League

1. No change situations:

  • Puck directly out of play over the glass in the defensive zone.
  • Icing

Note: a time out does not provide the team the ability to change.

2. No slew foot rule.

3. TV Timeout occurs at the first stoppage of play after the 10 minute mark of each period unless one of the following occurs:

  • Icing of the puck.
  • Puck directly out of play over the glass in the defensive zone.
  • Scoring of a goal.
  • On-ice strength differential at the time of the whistle.

Note: a delayed penalty does not negate the TV timeout if the on-ice strength is even at the time of the whistle.

4. Overtime:

  • Regular Season: 5 minutes of 3 on 3; followed if required by a 3 player shootout; if still tied, 1 shooter from each team at a time until tie is broken.
  • Playoffs: 20 minutes of 5 on 5 with continuous periods until the tie is broken.

ACAC: Alberta College Athletics Conference

Men’s Hockey - Portage College

1. No change situations:

  • Puck directly out of play over the glass in the defensive zone.
  • Icing

Note: a time out DOES allow the team the ability to change.

2. Goaltender leaving the crease negates an icing.

3. Overtime:

  • Regular Season: 5 minutes of 4 on 4; followed by 5 minutes of 3 on 3; if still tied it will be recorded as a tie.
  • Playoffs: 10 minutes of 5 on 5; followed by resurfacing and then continuous 20 minute periods of 5 on 5 until the tie is broken

SENIOR: 

North Central Hockey League, Contact: Jerry Muise, President

1. Overtime:

  • Regular Season: 2 minute break followed by 5 minutes of 4 on 4 (teams do not change ends); if still tied a 5 player shootout (home team decides who shoots first); if still tied continue 1 player at a time until tie is broken.
  • Playoffs: Continuous 20 minute periods of 5 on 5.

Sask-Alta Hockey League, Contact: Rod Boutin, President 

1. Overtime:

  • Regular Season: 5 minutes of 5 on 5; if still tied a 5 player shootout will take place; if still tied continue 1 player at a time until tie is broken (all players are eligible for 2nd round of shootout).
  • Playoffs: Continuous 20 minute periods of 5 on 5.

Hockey Alberta utilizes an online Supervision Form to help with the development and growth of on-ice officials. The form can be viewed by clicking the on the button below. The form is filled out by the supervisor, in consultation with the official being assessed. The supervisor must enter his/her email address and the address of the official in the box titled "Forward to Email(s)". Once the supervisor clicks to Submit, the form will automatically be sent to the official, supervisor, Supervision Coordinator and the North East Region. 

SUPERVISION FORM >

For questions about Supervisions in the North East Region, contact the Supervisions Coordinator