NOTE: OFFICIALS MUST BE AT LEAST 14 YEARS OLD TO OFFICIATE IN NEW YORK STATE.
Now that seminar season is behind us…I would like to remind you that you must have your 2012/2013 crest properly affixed to your officiating sweater. If you have any issues regarding your 2012/2013 crest please contact your local supervisor immediately. Once November 30th ends every supervisor and game assignor in New York State will receive the updated list of who is completely registered and eligible to officiate. If your name doesn’t appear on the list…you will not be assigned any games until you rectify the situation. If you need another crest please e mail Helen Fenlon at HelenF@usahockey.com. The cost is $10.
Please be aware that USA Hockey has launched its On Line Game Reporting System. This means that the old NYSAHA Match Penalty Form is no longer being used. If you haven’t already received an e mail directly from USA Hockey regarding the new system… you will be receiving the information any day now. If you’ve received the e mail and it comes to you again…consider it a friendly reminder. The On Line Game Reporting System is to be used for any and all penalties assessed that require a game report to be issued. If for some reason you’re not sure a report is required…file a report. Better you do “a little extra” than a “little less”!
The NYSAHA Summer Development Camp was a huge success in Oswego and all indications are that we will be back there in 2013. Tentative dates are set for July 7 through July 10. Information regarding the camp will be coming out in early February.
All USA Hockey mite games are to be played cross ice! Please do not allow any of these games to be played any other way. Please do not honor any coaching requests to play full ice. If you are approached by a coach…or anyone…to play full ice…kindly tell them no and e mail me the details at your earliest convenience.
There is still no body checking allowed in boys pee wee (u12) games. This does not mean no body contact! Please make sure you are in position to determine if body contact is the result of intent…as opposed to being incidental and/or unintentional. We may not get every call right…but let’s be in position!
I hope all of you are enjoying a great season and and working hard to achieve your officiating goals. If I or my staff can be of any assistance to you please e mail as we are happy to help!
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the program!
NYSAHA Referee in Chief