Want to be a Hockey Official?

West Hants Minor Hockey Association (WHMHA) is seeking officials for the 2021-2022 season.
Looking for more information? Please see some answers below to some highly asked questions:

1. How old do I need to be?
A) For Level 1 Officiating you must be 14 years old by December 31st, 2021. There is a Junior Official program available for those who are 12 years of age by to December 31st, 2021.

2. What is a Junior Program?
A) Our junior program is for ages 12-13 (Must be 12 by to December 31st, 2021.) The training program for the Junior Level is the same as Level 1 with the difference being the divisions that are available to officiate (U-9 and U-11 only) which are done under supervision of a senior official during all games to ensure a positive experience and mentoring.

3. What is the rate of pay for a game??
A This is highly dependant on the division being officiated and level of training/position on ice. The pay starts at $20.00 per game and reaches $52.50 per game for senior officials. (Please note, this is for minor hockey only. Other leagues may have slightly higher or lower pay fees.)

4. How do I take the clinic & does the training expire?
A) Clinics are 100% online this season. Clinics begin September 27th and run until October 9th. Clinics are good for one year. More information will be provided to those who have expressed an interest in Officiating.

5. Are there any Incentives?
A) In addition to the rate of pay and the hands on experience on the ice with senior officials WHMHA offers amazing incentives to our dedicated Warrior Officials. Details can be discussed with our Referee in Chief and/or President.

6. Is there an age limit for Officials?
A) There is NEVER an age limit! If you can skate and keep up with the play, we would love to have you join our team! We need adults to join to be able to officiate the higher-level hockey!

Expressions of interest can be sent to our Referee-In-Chief, Brendan Mosher by emailing brendanmosher98@gmail.com or call/text 902-279-0708.

Look forward to meeting you all on the ice this season!

Brendan Mosher
Referee-In-Chief
West Hants Minor Hockey Association

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