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Funeral Arrangements for Robert Matchett

We're sorry to report that Robert Matchett, a long time USA Hockey Official in the Atlantic District and an adult hockey player at Skylands in Northwestern New Jersey, has unexpectedly passed away. Here are the funeral arrangements:

Wake:
Thursday, September 21,
5:00 to 9:00pm

Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home
241 Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462

{a better GPS address for the funeral home is 1 Vanderhoof Ave.}

Funeral Mass:
Friday, September 22,
10:00am

St. Francis deSales Roman Catholic Church
614 Route 517
Vernon Township, NJ 07462

Cremation is private.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the family, for a favorite charity, would be greatly appreciated.

Additional details regarding Robert's funeral arrangements are on the Ferguson Family Funeral Homes website.

The District Officiating Program extends its syncerest sympathies to Mrs. Barbara Matchett, and

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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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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:

Additional Level 3 Seminar to Be Held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Sewell, NJ

The district seminar staff would like to announce that a Level 3 seminar will be held at the Washington Twp Fire Department, 213 E Holly Ave, Sewell, NJ 08080 on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM. The seminar should appear in the USA Hockey registration system as NJ - WTFD - SEWELL - Level 3 under the Atlantic District.

This will likely be the last Level 3 seminar for the 2016-17 season for ...

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