Want to Become a Certified Official?
Officiating is a significant component of the game of hockey. Without officials, there is no game. It is officials passion and dedication to the game of hockey, that makes the game possible for over 14,000 kids in Calgary.
To become certified as an official in Calgary you need to complete an online course and attend an officials certification clinic. More information can be found through the CZRC link.
To officiate you must be at least 13 years of age by December 31.
CZRC officiating clinics and dates
Bow River will be hosting a beginner clinic for level 1/2 referees on September 8th, 2019. To register you must have already completed your HU - ONLINE Officiating 1/2 course. If you would like to register for the September 8th beginner clinic please email your BRBHA Administrator for the private link. Spots are limited and they will be released to the public 1 week before the clinic.
BRBHA will reimburse its referees for clinic fees. Please email your receipt to the BRBHA Administrator PRIOR TO DECEMBER 15. Cheques will be mailed after December 15.
What do I need?
- Black CSA certified helmet
- CSA certified half visor
- Clean official's black and white sweater with Hockey AB crest on front left side and Hockey Canada on the left arm
- Arm bands
- Black, pressed pants
- Black skates with white laces (goalie skates not allowed)
- Metal or black plastic whistle
- Hockey Canada Rule Book
- Elbow pads (optional but recommended)
- Athletic support and cup (optional but recommended)
- Shin Pads (optional but recommended)
Who Officiates What Divisions? Who Assigns the Officials?
Referees/Linesmen for Novice or Atom are assigned by the Community Referee Coordinator of the Host Association/Team.
For Pee Wee Division 4 and lower, the CZRC will assign the referee only and the linesmen are assigned by the Community Referee Coordinator.
For all Pee Wee Divisions 1-3, Bantam, Midget, Junior and Female games, the officials are assigned by CZRC.