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Ian Walsh Officiates His 1,000th NHL Game

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Ian Walsh 100th NHL Game
Celebrating Ian Walsh's 1000th NHL Game, left to right: Steven Walkom, Connor McDavid, Claude Giroux, Brad Kovachik, Chris Rooney, Ian's mother, Ian Walsh, Margo Walsh, Clarke Walsh, Bill Walsh, and Tony Sericolo

Congratulations to Ian Walsh for refereeing his 1,000th NHL game in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Ian is originally from Philadelphia, and he had a lot of friends and family in the building that day.

Ian has given tirelessly to the development of hockey officiating in the Atlantic District of USA Hockey, USA Hockey in general, and the IIHF. Many young American officials have had Ian as a mentor at some point in their careers

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SafeSport Training Renewal is Easier if Completed by September 27

Attention all returning USA Hockey Officials!

If you already have a SafeSport certification and are due for renewal this year, you can take a shorter (35-minute) refresher course which will be good for two additional years. However, that training must be completed by Wednesday, September 27 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

If you don't complete your re-certification by that time, you must repeat the full SafeSport training, which takes 90 minutes.

All of this is due to changes that the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) is making to the training platform used by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

The current SafeSport Training System is located at http://training.teamusa.org/

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Steve Foran Appointed National Tournament Observer

On behalf of the AAHA Officiating Community it is my honor to announce that Steve Foran (Harrington Park, NJ) has been appointed National Tournament Observer for the 2017-2018 season by Jim Doyle, AAHA Referee-In-Chief.

Steve Foran is a long time veteran, with over 40 years of officiating experience. He is from North Jersey, and was an original member of the Board Of Directors of Northeast Ice Hockey Officials Association. He has officiated at every level of competitive hockey including USA Hockey National Championships, college hockey at in the ECA...

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Announcing the 2017-2018 Fall Seminar Schedule

The 2017-2018 Fall Officiating Seminar Schedule is now available at http://aaharefs.org/seminars/schedule/. Registration for the 2017-2018 officiating season begins on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at http://www.usahockey.com/officials. Check the http://www.usahockey.com/officialseminars for exact seminar times and locations.

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Jim Doyle Appointed Atlantic District Referee-in-Chief

The AAHA is proud to announce that Jim Doyle (Medford, NJ) has been appointed by USA Hockey to serve as the Atlantic District's Referee-in-Chief effectively immediately. Jim brings tremendous experience to the position including a previous 4-year stint as District RIC ending in 1999.

Jim has been serving as a Supervisor of Officials for the ECHL and the AHL for the last ten seasons. He has officiated in over 1300 professional (ECHL and AHL) games, was NHL trainee for four season and worked the 1980's Olympics as well. Jim is very familiar with many of the ch...

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Announcing the Atlantic District Spring Officiating Seminars for 2016-17

The Atlantic District Officiating Program has announced that there will be additional USA Hockey Officiating Seminars for the 2016-2017 season, which will take place as follows: