Screening Process: If you need instructions to participate in the Atlantic District Online Background Screening process, please read the article Referee Background Screening Requirements.

SafeSport: If you need instructions to participate in USA Hockey's SafeSport screening process, please read the article SafeSport Program Training on USAHockey.com.

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Announcing the 2018-2019 Fall Officiating Seminar Schedule

The 2018-2019 Fall Officiating Seminar Schedule is now available at http://aaharefs.org/seminars/schedule/. Registration for the 2018-2019 officiating season begins on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/.

You must register as an official with USA Hockey for the 2018-2019 season before you can register for a seminar.

If you have any questions, please email Marty Maglio, the District Seminar Coordinator at mmaglio@aaharefs.org

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Tim Holtz Named Director of Communications & AAHA Officials Tournament Coordinator

It is my pleasure to announce that Tim Holtz has been appointed to the position of Director of Communications and AAHA Coordinator of Tournament Officials.

Tim Holtz has been a valuable member of our staff over the past few years and with the ever-growing opportunities that are being presented to officials of all ages, and levels of certifications, it is time to provide each of these USA Hockey Programs to our membership in a timely and organized fashion via email and internet.

Tim Holtz will be responsible for providing announcements of USA Hockey Officiating initiatives along with AAHA updates on local opportunities.

In respect to the added responsibilities of AAHA Coordinator of Tournament Officials, he will be responsible for the assignment of officials for AAHA sponsored events, such as District Play-Ins and Play-Offs, along with showcases when appropriate.

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Earn While You Learn as a USA Hockey Official

Attention High School and College Students!

This summer, USA Hockey and the Atlantic District Officiating Program are launching a recruiting effort for new officials called Earn While You Learn. Here's how it works:

2018 Pilot Program Seminars

Only people who have never registered as an official with USA Hockey, and are at least 14 years of age, can participate in this program.

Select one of these 3 New Level 1 Seminars:

  • June 2, 2018 - Ice House - Hackensack, NJ [ Seminar Completed ]
  • June 3 - Bethlehem / Bethlehem, PA [ Seminar Completed ]
  • June 9 - Flyers Northeast Skatezone, Philadelphia, PA [ Seminar Completed ]

Safe Sport

Bring a Tablet or a Laptop Computer to the Seminar

  • On the day of your seminar bring a tablet or a laptop computer to the seminar so we can assist with the Open Book test.

Assignments

  • When you have completed your safe-sport modules and your USA Hockey on-line educational modules, we can assign you games.

CONGRATULATIONS...You are now a referee

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Join Us for Referee Appreciation Night at the Devils on March 29

On Thursday, March 29, the New Jersey Devils present a Referee Appreciation Night at the Prudential Center. The Devils take on the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Face-off is at 7:00pm.

Buy Discounted Tickets

You can buy tickets to the game for you and your family in the Referees Section at a significant discount by following this link. [ Buy tickets here ]

Wear Your Officials Sweater

Wear your officials sweater as we try to set the record for the largest group of officials in uniform at an NHL game.

See Special Recognition of Officials on the Prudential Center Scoreboards

During the game, the Devils and the NHL will present a public service announcement saluting the hockey officials in attendance, starring NHL Referee Ian Walsh.

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Trenton Burton and Andrew Bell Join the NHL Crew for Devils Game

Atlantic District officials Trenton Burton (Brick, NJ) and Andrew Bell (Bergenfield, NJ) had a fantastic experience that many officials dream of, when they joined the NHL officiating crew before the Devils game against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday, March 4 at the Prudential Center. Trenton and Andrew got this opportunity during the celebration of USA Hockey's Hockey Weekend Across America.

Trenton and Andrew met with the game officials, Referees Tom Chmielewski and T.J. Luxmore, and Linesmen Libor Suchanek and Brian Murphy, in the locker room prior to the game, dressed, went on the ice for the pre-game laps, and lined up with the crew for the National Anthem.

Thanks to the NHL, the Devils and Golden Knights, and to the game officials for making this possible. And thanks to Trenton and Andrew for representing the Atlantic District and USA Hockey Officiating Programs on Hockey Weekend Across America.

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Young AAHA Officials Cocco and Green Join the NHL Crew for Flyers Game

Atlantic District officials Louis Cocco (Sellersville, PA) and Kieran Green (West Chester, PA) had the experience of a lifetime when they joined the NHL officiating crew before the Flyers game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, March 1, in one of the opening events of USA Hockey's Hockey Weekend Across America.

Louis and Kieran met with the game officials, Referees Steve Kozari and Ian Walsh, and Linesmen David Brisebois and Dereck Nansen, in the locker room for about 20 minutes, dressed, went on the ice for the pre-game laps, and even got put to work checking Dereck's net before the anthem.

Then, they joined the game officials for the National Anthem, as you see in the photo.

Thanks to the NHL, the Flyers and Hurricanes, and to the game officials for making this possible. And thanks to Louis and Kieran for representing the Atlantic District and USA Hockey Officiating Programs on a special day.

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