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Officiating Registration is Open for the 2014-2015 Season

USA Hockey has opened officiating registration for the 2014-2015 season!

In order to participate, please visit, and read and follow the instructions.  If you complete the National Registration process, you will be directed to USA Hockey's Seminar Registration system to choose your seminar.

If you have questions about the registration process, the seminar schedule, or changes in registration requirements for the 2014-2015 season, please post a question to our Facebook page,, tweet to us @aaharefs, contact a member of the District Staff or a Regional Coordinator,

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Steve Meyer Named 2014 Atlantic District Official of the Year

I would like to let everyone know that Steve Meyer has been selected as the AAHA Official of the Year for 2014.  Many of us know Steve and the countless hours that he has spent as a seminar coordinator, assignor, evaluator, mentor and on ice official.

His commitment to giving new officials a chance along with his take-pride attitude are just a few examples of his character.

I will thank Steve for his time and present the award to him on Saturday, June 21 at the AAHA Annual District Meeting in Jamesburg NJ.

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Don Koharski's Camp to be Held in Mid-August in Maine

Don Koharski's Officiating and Development Camp will occur on August 15-18, 2014 at MHG Ice Center in Saco, Maine.  This is the only U.S. location where Don and his staff of NHL and minor-pro league officials will offer their training this Summer.

Special guests at this location will include:

  • Paul Stewart, Director of Officiating ECAC and Vice-Chairman of Officiating KHL,
  • Eugene Binda, Supervisor of NCAA Division 1 Officials Atlantic Hockey, NCAA division 3 ECAC North East, MASCAC, North East 10, USPHL, EHL,
  • Jim Doyle, Supervisor of Officials AHL/ECHL, and
  • Don Garcia, Supervisor of Officials ECAC.

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USA Hockey Officials Meet NHL Officials at Hockey Weekend Across America Games

USA Hockey Officials Eric Sailor (Sewell, NJ), Charlie Van Kula (Radnor, PA), Ryan Siegel (Dayton, NJ), and Bobby Esposito (Bridgewater, NJ) were chosen to represent the young officials from the Atlantic District at NHL games that were held during Hockey Weekend Across America.

Eric and Charlie attended the Philadelphia Flyers - New York Rangers game on March 1 in Philadelphia.  They were able to visit with NHL Officials Brian Murphy, Dave Jackson, Gord Dwyer, and Matt MacPherson, both in the locker room prior to the game and at center ice during the National Anthem.

Ryan Siegel and Bobby Esposito Meet the NHL Officials Before the NJ Devils - San Jose Sharks Game

Ryan and Bobby visited NHL officials Tony Sericolo, Greg KimmerlyDan O'Rourke, and Jonny Murray at the New Jersey Devils - San Jose Sharks game on March 2 in Newark.

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Spring Officiating Seminar Scheduled for March 22, 2014 in Aston

The Atlantic District Officiating Program would like to announce the addition of a Level 1 and 2 Seminar in the Atlantic District on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Ice Works in Aston, PA. 

The seminar is for the 2013-2014 season and is restricted to officials ages 13 years and older only. Registration is open now and will close on March 21, 2014 at

Please note that that you must complete your registration with USA Hockey before attending this seminar. Any official not registered will be turned away the day of the seminar. It is also important to note that this seminar covers the requirements for the 2013-2014 only. Officials attending this seminar will have to complete their registration and certification process for the 2014-2015 season starting in August 2014.

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