Articles from July 2006

AAHA Cancels Women's Officiating Seminar on August 20th

Tony Mariconda, the Referee-in-Chief of the Atlantic District, issued the following statement today:

Please be advised that we have to cancel the Females-Only Officiating Seminar scheduled for August 20th at Lawrenceville. Despite some early enthusiasm for this program, we have had only 19 officials sign up for this seminar. Since we had planned to bring in top-level female officials from out of the District, we needed at least 25 participants by today to make this program viable. I am very disappointed that we did not get the response to this program that we had an...

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MAHOA Announces Tryouts for the 2006-07 Season

Mid-Atlantic Hockey Officials Association (MAHOA) is an organization formed to develop service and promote collegiate officiating within The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II and III community in the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

This group of officials will directly support the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference (DVCHC), the Great Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association (GNCHA) and the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA) and will serve as a springboard for officials pursuing greater officiating challenges.

All experienced officials certified under USA Hockey (Levels 3 and 4) are encouraged to pursue membership. No other officiating organization experience is required. New members with no or minimal collegiate hockey officiating experience are encouraged to tryout.

The MAHOA collegiate organization is working with the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Officials Association (ECHOA) sharing the tryout session.

Tryouts are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday August 8, 2006 (9:00pm to 11:00pm) at Iceline, West Chester, PA.
  • Saturday August 12, 2006 (11:20am - 12:45pm) Face Off Circle, Warminster, PA.

Tryout pre-registration is required at

{Read on for answers to questions you may have about the tryout process.}

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ECHOA Announces Tryouts for the 2006-07 Season

The ECHOA (Eastern Collegiate Hockey Officials Association) will be conducting on-ice tryouts in early August for any official that is a USA Hockey-certified Level 3 or 4 official.

The ECHOA is the sanctioned officiating group for ACHA Division 1 college club hockey in this region of the country. In just two seasons, the ECHOA has become the leader in college officiating in the country. We have sent numerous officials to ACHA National Championships, USA Hockey Regional/National Camps, USA Hocke...

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On-Line Registration for 2006-2007 Seminars Now Open for Returning Officials

On-line registration for Atlantic District Officiating Seminars for the 2006-2007 season is now open to returning officials only. Officials who were registered with USA Hockey last season may register at Level 2, 3, or 4 for any Atlantic District officiating seminar.

In order to register, visit the Seminars and Registration page of, choose the seminar and registration level that you qualify for, and follow the instructions.

If you are a new official, you are required to ...

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ECAC to Hold Tryouts for Division III Men's and Women's Ice Hockey

The ECAC Ice Hockey Staff will be holding two tryouts for any officials that are interested in officiating Division III Men's and Women's Ice Hockey.

Please note that the tryouts are for NEW OFFICIALS ONLY. If you are currently an ECAC Ice Hockey Official you do not need to attend.

We ask that you forward the information below to anyone that you know of that has an interest in officiating.

Tryouts will have two sessions, an exam (knowledge of the game and of NCAA Ice Hockey Rules) and an on-ice evaluation.