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OFFICIATING ZOOMCASTS

USA Hockey ZoomCasts are weekly online video webinars dedicated to continuing education of officials, coaches, players and parents. Some topics will focus on officiating performance and effectively managing a hockey game. Other broader topics will focus on USA Hockey policies and initiatives relevant to all members. 

Each ZoomCast will feature a host and guest panel to discus the topic of the week. After the initial presentation, the panel will take questions from the virtual audience. Guest panelists include officials from professional and collegiate levels, USA Hockey National and District administrators, Head Coaches, Officiating Coaches and more.

The participant list is limited to 100 people. However, each ZoomCast will be posted for on-demand viewing at this website (see below) after the broadcast and at the USA Hockey YouTube Channel.


UPCOMING EPISODES (schedule is subject to change)

END OF SEASON 2


ZOOMCAST ON-DEMAND

E.58 | You Make the Call

VIDEO COMING SOON

Back for one final Season 2 episode! Join our host and panel of top-level officials as they share clips, poll the audience for their rule interpretations, and then unpack the clips and discuss the playing rules. Adjust your screens and dust off your keyboard whistles as we bring OZ Season 2 to a fun conclusion.

MODERATOR
BJ Ringrose
Manager, Officiating Education Program

PANELISTS
Dennis Larue
Referee, National Hockey League (Retired)

Mackenzie Welter
Referee, IIHF & NCAA

Nick Zaglifa
Supervisor of Officials, Maryland

E.57 | Getting Started

VIDEO COMING SOON

Getting started in officiating can be a daunting challenge. From learning the steps to earn the first USA Hockey Referee card and sweater crest, to getting equipped, to earning that first game assignment. What are the biggest challenges and common mistakes? And what should the expectations of new officials be? Join this episode to learn more!

MODERATOR
Scott Zelkin
Manager, Jr. Officiating Development Program

PANELISTS
Barry Zalcman
Referee-in-Chief, New England District

Annette Lin
Referee-in-Chief, Washington State


E.56 | Game Assignors

The reality of officiating is you will never keep everyone happy, and the reality of assigning games is you will never keep all officials happy. Assigning is a tough job with a lot of responsibility toward development, advancement and keeping officials involved. So what should the expectations be? Join this episode to learn some inside realities of the job and best practices of the business.

MODERATOR
Matt Leaf
Director, Officiating Education Program

PANELISTS
Krissy Langley
Referee-in-Chief, USA Hockey Female Development

Kevin Redding
State Referee-in-Chief, Connecticut

E.55 | IIHF Event Special

This episode will feature some USA Hockey's top officials sharing their experiences from the 2022 IIHF World Juniors, Olympic Winter Games and other international competition. Learn what it takes to prepare for competition, and work with officials from different countries.

MODERATOR
Scott Zelkin
Manager, Jr. Officiating Development Program

PANELISTS
Nicholas Briganti
Linesperson, 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships 

Brian Oliver
Linesperson, Beijing 2022 IOC Winter Games

Sara Strong
Linesperson, Beijing 2022 IOC Winter Games

E.54 | You Make the Call

New year...new clips! We're back for another cult-classic episode of You Make the Call. Join this episode live to watch video clips, cast your vote for "Your call", and engage with the panel as they discuss USA Hockey rule application and interpretation.

MODERATOR
BJ Ringrose
Manager, Officiating Education Program

PANELISTS
Jennifer Cameron
Linesperson, NCAA & PHF

Kenneth Radolinski
Linesperson, AHL & ECHL


E.53 | Hockey Community

The local hockey world is a community. But the reality is that most players, coaches and parents in the community just don't understand the realities and nuances of the officiating section. What are referees' obligations and expectations within the hockey community? Watch this episode to find out more.

MODERATOR
Matt Leaf
Director, Officiating Education Program

PANELISTS
Keith Barrett
Vice-President Youth Council, USA Hockey

Kristen Wright
ADM Manager, USA Hockey

E.52 | USAH Officiating Program Update

This episode is scheduled to broadcast just two days after the conclusion of the 2022 USA Hockey Winter Meetings. Watch this episode to be the first to get updates about discussions and decisions within the USA Hockey Referee Section, and the greater organization.

MODERATOR
BJ Ringrose
Officiating Education Program

PANELISTS
Dan Ellison
District Referee-in-Chief, Pacific District

David LaBuda
National Referee-in-Chief, USA Hockey

Jim Weaver
District Referee-in-Chief, Mid-American District

E.51 | Officiating Hockey IQ

Back again...The USA Hockey Officiating Manuals, video modules and classroom seminar curriculum provide a baseline of standard mechanics and judgment for 25,000 USA Hockey officials across the country (no small task). However, Hockey IQ (i.e. understanding the game, team strategy, player roles & other elements) helps an official stay mentally aware and prepared to deal with incidents. Watch this episode to learn more!

MODERATOR
Scott Zelkin
Manager, Jr. Officiating Development Program

PANELISTS
Andrew Bruggeman
Referee, IIHF & AHL

Jackie Spresser
Linesperson, IIHF & PHF