Officials perform a vital role in the game. At all levels, the referees and linesmen are the third team on the ice, without whom the game would not happen.
Applications for new officials is now open!
If you are looking to apply to become a new official, you must be between 12 years and 15 years of age by December 31 of the calendar year and not officiated hockey in BC previously. If you are 16 years old or older, you must contact BC Hockey directly in order to attend one of their hosted clinics.
If you are selected and approved, new officials must first complete an pre-task online module with Hockey Canada via BC Hockey. Once the pre-task has been completed, you must register and attend a New Officials Clinic which will include both classroom and on-ice instruction hosted by BMHA:
- Clinic date: Saturday Nov 6, 2021
- Ice session component: 1:15-2:15pm at Burnaby Lake
- Classroom session component: 3:00-7:00pm at Kensington arena 8:00am-12:00pm at Bill Copeland (moved to accommodate more applicants)
- You MUST be available to attend BOTH sessions.
- This will be the only clinic hosted by BMHA this season.
Applications will be accepted up until 11:59pm on October 27, 2021 (it is not first come first serve), and up to 30 selected applicants (increased due to overwhelming response) will be advised by October 30, 2021.
If you worked the previous season, you are a returning official and must register for a returning official clinic with BC Hockey by December in order to re-certify.
If you are 15 years or younger, you register as a level 1 returning clinic and if you are 16 years or older, you register in a level 2 returning clinic.
If you are turning 18 this year, you must complete a Criminal Record Check and submit it to BC Hockey prior to registering for a clinic.
Click here to access information regarding certification clinics.