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Referees/Timekeepers FAQ

What do I need to do to become a referee for the LMHF?


Next steps:

  • You will be contacted in the month of August for a tryout session
  • Selection will be based on evaluation of various skills and the number of referee positions open
  • Selected candidates must attend a weekend clinic during the month of September/October

Selected Candidates

  • You will participate in an on-ice teaching session
  • You must purchase officiating gear (details below)
  • All rookie referees will officiate games during the Atom tryout period
  • You are now ready to be an official for LMHF

What do I need to do to become a Timekeeper for the LMHF?

What equipment does an official need?

You will need to purchase the following equipment:

  • A referee jersey.  NHL referee jerseys with the mesh under the arms are not permitted.  This is a Hockey Canada rule.
  • A black helmet with a clear half visor (tinted visors not allowed)
  • Black pants (official referee pants with protection are strongly recommended), shin pads and small elbow pads (recommended)
  • A steel ACME Thunderer referee whistle (no plastic whistles). This whistle is made for hockey referees and is designed to work best in cold conditions.

How are the games assigned to each official?

You will be asked to submit your monthly availability by the 20th of each month for the following month. The assigner will schedule games for a period of at least 2 weeks at a time.

How many games will I referee during a season?

The number of games is dependent on your monthly availability.  A rookie referee will typically work approximately 30 to 40 games, consisting mostly of novice, atom and peewee levels.  As your skills and age progress, you will be eligible to officiate more games at higher levels.

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