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 Hockey Alberta Officials website link.
To officiate you must be at least 13 years of age by December 31.
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 U9 or U11 are assigned by the Community Referee Coordinator of the Host Association/Team.
For U13 Division 4 and lower, the Hockey Alberta will assign the referee only and the linesmen are assigned by the Community Referee Coordinator.
For all U13 Divisions 1-3, U15, U18, U21 and Female games, the officials are assigned by Hockey Alberta.