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Hockey Alberta’s Officials Committee provides oversight and monitoring of the delivery of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program within Hockey Alberta. The Committee is responsible for the administration, operational standards and development of new components regarding the officiating program in Alberta. Responsibilities include:

  • recruiting, training, mentoring, developing and evaluating officials;
  • selecting and appointing officials for all provincial, regional and national championship games/events hosted in Alberta; and
  • providing guidance and leadership on all matters pertaining to officiating with leagues, minor hockey associations and other stakeholders.

David Shaw, Chair
Phone: 403-634-0657

Applications open for Officials Committee positions

Applications are now being accepted from experienced and interested individuals to serve in a leadership capacity with Hockey Alberta’s Officials Committee for the 2018-19 season.

Available positions include the Officials Committee Chair, as well as the Regional Coordinator (previously Zone Chair) positions for each of the six Officials Regions in the province: Peace, North, North East, North Central, Central and South. In addition, applications also are being accepted for the following Coordinator positions: Data, Match Penalty, Supervision, Male Development and Female Development.

Deadline for applications for the Committee Chair is May 1. Deadline for applications for the Coordinator positions is May 8.


Officials Committee review process

Over the past few months Hockey Alberta has been undertaking a review of the officiating committee structure.

Hockey Alberta has contracted the services of Curtis Nichols, a long time officials committee member, to lead the organization through this process. Curtis is working with our existing officiating committee volunteers, as well as the zone volunteers to identify the ideal structure for the future.

The goal is to create a standardized and consistent system that eliminates duplication of services and allows our officiating subject matter experts to do what they do best – instruct, officiate, mentor, and plan the best path for Alberta’s officials to succeed at their current level as well as help them progress to the next level.

As expected, through consultation with provincial and zone committee members, questions about the changes and the future have arisen. An FAQ document has been developed to provide details about topics that have been addressed to date, and how some of the changes will affect different stakeholders. This document will be updated as new questions arise.

Officials Committee FAQ >

Officials Regional Websites

Peace Region >

Peace Region Officials Committee Application >

North Region >

North Region Officials Committee Application >

North East Region >

North East Region Officials Committee Application >

North Central Region >

North Central Region Officials Committee Application >

Central Region >

Central Region Officials Committee Application >

South Region >

South Region Officials Committee Application >

LISTEN: Head of Central Zone Officials Committee Lance McKinnon and first-year official Mason Rockley on CBC’s Eyeopener