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Jane Ogilvie and Danielle Williams are in Green Bay, Wis., as part of the officiating crew at the inaugural Women’s World Challenge hosted by World Para Ice Hockey.
On the ice and in the classroom, Ali Beres developed her skills and learned from some of the best at the OPOE camp.
With a full-time job, being a full-time student and officiating for the WHL on his plate, Kyle Kowalski is a busy man.
Six officials have won the Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Scholarship, recognizing their academic and athletic achievements.
Referees and linespersons have been selected for the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, two Canada-U.S. series and summer camps.
A group of 44 officials – from all 10 provinces – will be the third team on the ice at three spring championships.
Hockey Canada has selected the 26 officials for the 2022 U SPORTS hockey championships this March in Atlantic Canada.
Meet the three Canadian men who will represent the country as officials at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
Meet the five Canadian women who will represent the country as officials at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
Forty Canadians – 21 referees and 19 linespersons – have been nominated to work at international events in 2021-22.
Hockey Canada has made changes to its rulebook, adding a section to focus on maltreatment on and off the ice.
Grace Barlow, Melissa Brunn, Colleen Geddes and Megan Howes became the first all-female crew to officiate in Junior A.
What is the certification process? What are the on- and off-ice guidelines? Are there any adjustments to playing rules?
Eight Canadian officials have been recognized as 2020-21 recipients of the Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Scholarship.
The efforts of a dynamic senior mentorship team have doubled the number of on-ice officials in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
A promising defenceman, Braden Haché has been donning the stripes and giving back to the game, just like his father.
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Officials are a key component of hockey

Referees, linespersons or officials in the two-person system are an essential element in organized hockey at all levels. Officials keep the game organized and fun, while providing players, parents and coaches clarification of the rules.

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