New for the 2011-12 Hockey Season:
Online Assigning: In order to free up time and the phone lines for our hard working assignors, we will implement the online assigning program used by Hockey Canada, the NCAA and the NHL. You will receive e-mail notifications when you have been assigned games from our assigning team. The e-mail will provide you a link to the assigning website where you will log on and either "accept" or "turn-back"? your games. The program will allow you to print out your confirmed schedule and it will provide you with the basic contact information of all South Delta officials so you can coordinate rides. In an emergency, you will still be able to contact the assignors or myself by phone.
If you are an existing referee, you may visit http://horizonwebref.com to register your log-on ID. New officials will register upon successful completion of the Hockey Canada Carding Clinic.
Note: please be patient, as this is a new program and has some kinks to be worked-out prior to the start of the hockey season.
Referee Development Program:
As done in previous years, we will continue to conduct practices, shadowing and evaluations for all officials. Using our new online assigning program, we will be able to compile your evaluations electronically and send them to the Referee Committee Members (BC Hockey Representatives) for upgrades and scouting. South Delta, in following with North Delta Minor Hockey (and other successful referee development associations), limits the number of new referees each year to approximately 15 or less. This is to ensure that each new referee gets a fair number of games and increased instructional time with our trainers. Although everyone is welcome to get certified by Hockey Canada as an official, typically we take referees who are 13 years old and older; and occasionally we have accepted a few 12 year old officials (much like other associations).
Hockey Canada Officials Certification (CARDING CLINIC)
The South Delta carding clinic has been scheduled with BC Hockey for one day on a weekend in OCTOBER. I have noted the dates for rep tryouts and have informed BC Hockey of this potential conflict. BC Hockey will contact me when they have a date for us and it will be posted as soon as possible. You may visit the BC Hockey website: www.bchockey.net to check for other clinic dates if you choose to write your test elsewhere. Please check this website periodically for an update on our carding clinic!
The clinic is one full day and all participants are required to stay for the full session to be certified by Hockey Canada as an official. Those who are unable to stay for the full session must complete a clinic at a different location before December 31st 2010
I hope you all had a great off season and I look forward to working with each of you on and off the ice.
South Delta Minor Hockey Association
Participants must be at least 12 years old as of December 31, 2010 to become a Level 1 official and 16 years old by December 31, 2010 to qualify for Level 2. While everyone is welcome to attend the carding clinic and receive their level 1 status from Hockey Canada, due to the limited number of games for first year officials, South Delta Minor Hockey limits the number of new officials accepted every year.