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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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On-Ice Officials Must Comply with Pennsylvania Act 15 Screening Policy

The Atlantic District Officiating Program needs to advise all currently registered officials and officiating candidates of a Pennsylvania law known as Act 15, which requires screening and background check for those persons who are "responsible for a child's welfare or have direct and routine contact with children".

Act 15 applies to all academic institutions, childcare programs as well as youth sports programs, teams and associations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and applies to employees, contractors, and volunteers of those organizations regardless of where they live.

As a result of this new law, the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (a.k.a. The Atlantic District) has established policies that officials who are registered in the Atlantic District must read, understand, and follow, otherwise they will not be permitted to accept officiating assignments.

Therefore, we present the following message from Glenn Hefferan, President of the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association, which we hope you will review and act upon at your earliest convenience.

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Bob Fyrer Named Atlantic District Official of the Year for 2015

Congratulations to Bob Fyrer who was been selected as the AAHA Official of the Year for 2015. Bob is the Atlantic District Officiating Program Regional Coordinator for for the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area, and retired as an on-ice official earlier in the 2014-2015 season after a 25 seasons.

Bob spent 17 seasons working as a linesman in the American Hockey League.

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Cleck, Jones, Clemente, and Daley Officiated the 2014 Cops for K.O.P.S. Charity Game in Hershey

Congratulations to Jason Cleck, Jeff Jones, Daniel Clemente, and Alex Daley from USA Hockey and the ACHA. These four officials worked the 2014 Cops for K.O.P.S. charity hockey game at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA on Saturday, December 13.

Cops for K.O.P.S. is an organization that raises money for families of police officers from Pennsylvania who have been killed in the line of duty. The charity hockey game, which has been conducted for the past nine years, is one of the organizatio...

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Congratulations to Bob Fyrer on His Retirement from the AHL

Congratulations to Bob Fyrer, the Atlantic District Officiating Program Regional Coordinator for for the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area, who officiated his last game in the American Hockey League last night in Allentown. His last game was a game between the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and the WB/Scranton Penguins, which was watched by 8,420 spectators.

Bob has been officiating AHL games in this part of the country since 1998. He retired at age 40 due to the risk of further injury. According to The Morning Call, Bob said, "This is my 17th year in the league, 25th year refereeing. Last year, I suffered my 14th concussion. It's time to put it away before I really get hurt."

Bob cited the late Mike Condon as a mentor and friend. Mike passed away in 2002 and remains an inspiration to everyone in officiating who knew him. "{Mike} worked my first game with me in Hershey, and unfortunately I worked his last game with him in Wilkes-Barre."

Bob worked his final AHL game with David Banfield and Ryan Frasier as the referees, and Judson Ritter as his partner on the lines.

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Background Screening Must Be Completed by November 30

The following message is an important reminder regarding the Background Screening requirement for all officials who were at least 18 years of age or older on August 1st, 2014.

Background Screening Policy

Per the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (AAHA) policy, all officials meeting the established age level are required to submit to a Background Screening that is performed by Sterling Infosystems.

The screening is required by all officials working games within the Atlantic Affiliate who are 18 years of age or older as of August 1st, 2014.

The screening MUST be completed no later than November 30th, 2014 in order to continue receiving officiating assignments in the Atlantic District. This date coincides with the deadline for all other officiating coursework for the 2014-15 season.

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