OFFICIALS

Glenlake Referee Program

Glenlake Minor Hockey Club accepts applications from first year referees. Referees must be at least 13 years of age (as of December 31st).

New Referees MUST - Register with the Glenlake Referee Coordinator by email (admin@glenlakehockey.com) and be accepted as a Glenlake Referee PRIOR to enrolling in the CZRC Referee Clinic to ensure that we have space for you. Glenlake confirmation of acceptance is REQUIRED before registering the online and classroom/ice clinics.

STEPS:

1. Be accepted by the Glenlake Referee Coordinator.

2. Once accepted, please complete the Glenlake Referee Application Form.  This form will be available from June 1 to October 15th.

3. To become certified as an official in Calgary you need to take part in an officials’ certification clinic.  Follow these steps for Referee Clinics provided by Central Zone Referees Committee (CZRC):

  • Complete an E-Learning Module (new referees), provided by CZRC
  • Register and attend a one-day referee clinic (new and returning referees), provided by CZRC
  • Review the instructions for referee clinics provided by on the Central Zone Referees Committee (CZRC).
    • These instructions may be found on the CZRC website: http://czrc.ab.ca/ under the CLINICS tab.
  • Register for the CZRC one-day referee clinic (and complete the E-Learning Module, if under 16 years of age)
  • Attend the one-day CZRC referee clinic.
  • Your login credentials will be Ensure that your profile in the Goalline Referee Management System is active.
  • Inform the Glenlake referee coordinator of the date of your scheduled referee clinic.

4. Upon successful completion of the CZRC referee clinic, please the Glenlake referee coordinator to advise of completion of the referee clinic.

Returning Referees

Returning referees are required to:

  • Returning referee must complete the Glenlake Referee Application Form.
    • This form will be available from June 1 to October 15th.
  • Review the instructions for referee clinics provided by Central Zone Referees Committee (CZRC).
    • These instructions may be found on the CZRC website: http://czrc.ab.ca/ under the CLINICS tab.
  • Register for the CZRC one-day referee clinic (and complete the E-Learning Module, if under 16 years of age)
  • Attend the one-day CZRC referee clinic.
  • Ensure that your profile in the Goalline Referee Management System is active.

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 all U13 Divisions, U15, U18, U21 and Female games, the officials are assigned by CZRC.

What Do You Need To Become An Official?

Referee Equipment

Required Equipment:

  • Black CSA certified helmet
  • CSA certified half visor
  • Metal or black plastic whistle
  • Black polished skates with white laces
  • Hockey Canada Rule Book
  • Clean official's black and white sweater with Hockey Alberta crest and Hockey Canada crest (with removable arm bands only)
  • Black, pressed pants

Optional Equipment:

  • Elbow pads
  • Athletic support and cup
  • Measuring tape
  • Shin Pads

*** Please note that a black Mesh Under Arm jersey is illegal

Where does the Hockey Alberta Crest go? - Left chest area over your heart
Where does the Hockey Canada Patch go? - Left shoulder
It is not recommended that you iron these on unless you get it done at a sports shop who have the correct equipment. Sewing is the best option. Crests are available at Tuxedo Sports.

Community Referee Assignors

Community Referee Assignors assign games according to the arenas they are responsible for.  If you receive a referee assignment at an arena that is not assigned by the Glenlake Referee Assignor (Optimist, George Blunden, Stu Peppard, Flames-Gold), you will need to reach out to the Community Referee Assignor responsible for that arena if you are unable to attend the assignment.

U9 Half-Ice Game Format

All U9 games (community and house league) are on half-ice. There are two Referees (one for each half-ice game). A Central Region Supervisor may be assigned to mentor new referees at these games.

Roles & Responsibilities for Officials for U9 Half-Ice Games (Jan 2019)

Referee Payments

For information regarding how referees are paid, please review the Hockey Alberta Officials-Central Region webpage under "Payments".

Central Region Referee Rates
Hockey Alberta Referee Rates