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Referee Info

Being a Referee

It takes a lot of people to pull together a great sport like hockey. The referee is there to keep the notion of fair play in order for each and every game that is played.

Do you know the game of hockey? Can you skate confidently? Can you take the pressure of the players, coaches and fans yelling throughout the game? Come out and be a CMHA official!  Blow that whistle and let the game begin!

Parents/Officials - Understanding the Role of the official: (take the quiz inside)

link from Hockey Canada:

 Parents and Officials: Understanding the Role of the Official

Take a look at the following movie clip from a Midget referee here in BC and hear what he has to say.

Becoming an Official

Becoming a competent official takes a great deal of time and effort.  Once you have decided to become an official, you must make a commitment to yourself, your peers, the participants of the game and the game itself!

  • The object of the Officiating Program shall be to provide efficient, well qualified officials for the game of hockey, within the area of jurisdiction as set out below. It shall also be the aim of this program to promote good fellowship among the officials, to aid and assist in the betterment of hockey and to maintain a high standard of relationship with association members, officials and coaches of the various teams, leagues to whom the referees shall make its services available.
  • The structure of the Officiating Program shall be as follows: Officials must attend at least one (1) referee’s clinic during the year of certification or have transferred from another Hockey Canada Referees’ Branch Program and be able to meet the standards established within the officiating program

Pre-TASK to the clinic for being an Official

This is only applicable to the first year officials.


Officiating - Levels

Level 1

  • Must be 12 years old on or before December 31 of the current year
  • Should not be able to register if younger than 12 or older than 16 years old on or before December 31 of the current year
  • required to attend a clinic and on ice session
  • required to complete the online portion for 1st Year Officials through the Hockey University from Hockey Canada.

 Level 2

  • Minimum age 16 years old on or before December 31 of the current year
  • required to attend a clinic and get a passing grade of 70% in the exam

 Level 3 - 6

  • these are invite only clinics.

Clinics & Dates

Returning officials:

Clinic Listings

Clinics are now posted for 4 of the 6 Super Clinics to be held within Pacific Coast's area.


New Referees

All the new officials spots are taken and a waitlist has been started.

All those wishing to officiate next season should still contact the RIC as those on this years waitlist will automatically be placed on next years list for new officials for CMHA

If you would like to still officiate in Coquitlam please email for inquiries.


Returning Referees

There are no pre clinic tasks for this upcoming season.


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