New officials must be 14 years old by August 1, to register with Illinois Hockey Officials Association (IHOA).
Details for registration can be found at:
Registration is online and begins August 1. All individuals must register with IHOA for a clinic and then register with USA Hockey as a referee. All individuals must attend a seminar every year in order to be eligible to referee. If you have turned 18, you need to be screened. Please go to the IHOA website to request a screening packet.
Details for the next Referee clinic and seminar are posted above and can also be found at:
If you have any additional questions on registration, please contact Brian Deschepper at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice: All referees need to check the "Rules for Referees" below for further information on our referee system and rules.
All games, except maybe tournaments, will be posted on the website for all to view. Individuals can click on whatever games you want to request, but the system will only let you sign up for games that meet your correct level.
The process the system follows is:
NOTE: Just because you choose a game does NOT mean you automatically will referee that game.
Please note the following information for FIRST YEAR referees:
Please make sure you know the "Rules for Referees" which is a link at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions or problems, please contact: