COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A special task force to address the current state of officiating within USA Hockey has been appointed by USA Hockey President Mike Trimboli it was announced today.
The charge of the task force is to explore challenges relative to officiating that exist today – recruitment, retention and treatment of officials among them -- and work to formulate a comprehensive plan that provides volunteers across the country with resources and strategies to address those challenges.
“We’re not alone in youth sports in regard to some of the issues that exist today,” said Trimboli, “We have an experienced cross-section of thought leaders put together on this task force who will help our sport take positive steps forward.”
Keith Barrett, vice president of USA Hockey and chair of the organization’s Youth Council, is the chair of the 12-member task force.
Other members include:
The task force is expected to provide an update at the USA Hockey Winter Meeting, which is set for mid-January in Orlando.