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The basic role of the official can be broken down into two simple words – "safe" and "fair." By viewing and officiating the game with these two words in mind, an official should be able to call a game that is acceptable to all of the participants. There is no good excuse for an official not to penalize any infraction that threatens the safety of another participant and Hockey Canada calls upon all officials to strictly enforce these types of infractions.
The word "fair" does allow some flexibility in determining which infractions will and will not be penalized. Any infraction that takes away a good scoring chance should be penalized. However, some infractions, although obvious infractions by the wording in the rule book, can be overlooked if no advantage is gained. Remember that it is the "spirit" or "intent" of the rule that determines an infraction, not the literal wording. This will be interpreted differently in each game, depending on the official, the level of play and the style of play. As officials develop their officiating skills, their "feel for the game" and "judgment" will help them determine the officiating style needed in each game.
Infractions after the whistle should also be penalized accordingly, with emphasis placed on penalizing the instigator of such activity.
Access to Officiating Online Module
All officials MUST complete the Online Pre-Task and bring their certificate to the clinic. If you do not have your certificate you will not be allowed entrance into the clinic. Your completion of the Pre-task is automatically recorded on your Hockey Canada profile for reference. You should register for your clinic first then you can use your E-Hockey username and password to login to the Pre-Task. Click “Start Course” in the top left hand corner and select the appropriate pre-task. The course does not need to be done all at once but must be completed before the start of the clinic.
Completion of the Online Pre-Task does not mean you are registered for the clinic. You still need to complete the online registration to attend the clinic.
Note: Users will need to create their own separate E-learning accounts using a different email address than any other family member may have used. If a separate E-learning account is not made the person attempting to complete the Pre Task will not be able to generate their own certificate. New E-learning accounts can be made by using this link;
and then select “Register” and complete all steps to create the E-learning account.
Criminal Record Check Requirements
Officiating - Game Report Form
Official's Workbook - Level I & II
Official's Workbook - Senior
Referee Committee Member Application Form
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