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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.

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 >

North Region >

North East Region >

North Central Region >

Central Region >

South Region >

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