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The fundamental purpose of a District Officiating Seminar is to bring the essentials of the USA Hockey National Development Program to local areas throughout the country. The DOS programs are targeted at officials with 2 - 3 years (or more) of experience at the grassroots level and possess an internal drive to constantly improve.

For some officials, the DOS Program serves as a springboard to advanced opportunities such as State and District Playoffs, USA Hockey National Tournaments, District Development Programs and Summer Development Camps.

For other officials, the DOS Program is a chance to dedicate themselves to a unique weekend of development, education and networking with other officials from around their district.

The seminar will feature both classroom and on-ice sessions that focus on both the basic fundamentals of USA Hockey Officiating and advanced techniques used by officials at higher levels.


  • Classroom
  • Ice Session
  • Lunch Break
  • Classroom
  • Ice Session
  • Classroom

All Level 2 and Level 3 applicant USA Hockey Officials are invited to attend. However, a minimum of 2 - 3 years of experience is preferred.

Attendance at this seminar will satisfy the USA Hockey Officiating Program's annual local classroom seminar attendance requirement for Level 2 and Level 3 Officials. The L2 and L3 Closed Book Exams will be administered as part of the seminar program.

NOTE 2: Participants are not required to take their Closed Book Exam at the DOS program. They may attend another local seminar to complete classroom seminar and Closed Book Exam requirements.

You must be a completely registered USA Hockey Official to attend this program.

There is a $50.00 per person registration fee to attend this program.

Cost includes all ice time, classroom facility rental, coordination of instruction, and program supplies and handouts. The registration fee is nonrefundable except in cases of injury or illness and the participant notifies their District Referee-in-Chief or USAH National Office Staff seven (7) days in advance of the program.

This fee does not count toward the annual USA Hockey Membership Registration fee.

Instructors will be selected by the USA Hockey Officiating Program.  Primary instructors will include top American officials who officiate at the highest levels of the game including,

  • International Ice Hockey Federation
  • Premier Hockey Federation
  • American Hockey League
  • NCAA Division I

Additional staff may be selected from top instructors in the host and adjoining districts.


SOUTHEASTERN Huntsville, AL August 13 - 14, 2022 USA Hockey Courses
MID-AMERICAN Columbus, OH August 20 - 21, 2022 USA Hockey Courses
MINNESOTA Duluth, MN September 10 - 11, 2022 USA Hockey Courses

Registration for these programs is offered in the USA Hockey Courses system. Please sign into your profile and use the District and/or State search features to find these courses and register.


Las Vegas, NV   -   August 21-22, 2021

Jenna Janshen  -  Miles City, MT   (IIHF & Tier III Jr.)
Stephen Reneau  -  Overland Park, KS   (IIHF & AHL)
Chase Tanneberg  -  Las Vegas, NV   (NV State Referee-in-Chief)
Daniel Ellison  -  San Diego, CA  (Pacific District Referee-in-Chief)
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO  (USA Hockey National Staff)

Kody Banks-Wichmann  -  Las Vegas, NV
Nicholas Brown  -  North Las Vegas, NV
Mark Caspary  -  Las Vegas, NV
Robert Fillion  -  Las Vegas, NV
Kevin Garda  -  Henderson, NV
Joseph Hallett  -  Las Vegas, NV
Anthony Haughey  -  Henderson, NV
Keith Johnson  -  Henderson, NV
Gordon Lawes  -  Henderson, NV
Chase McCrossan  -  Las Vegas, NV
Travis McDonald  -  North Las Vegas, NV
Josh Reale  -  Henderson, NV
Dylan Sater  -  Colorado Springs, CO
Samuel Smith  -  Las Vegas, NV
Seven Smith  -  Las Vegas, NV
Logan Wescott  -  Las Vegas, NV

Hamden, CT   -   September 11-12, 2021

Erika Greenen  -  Romeoville, IL   (IIHF & NWHL)
Jason Lortie  -  Fort Myers, FL   (ECHL & SPHL)
Alan Miller  -  West Haven, CT   (NCAA)
Kevin Redding  -  Unionville, CT  (CT State Referee-in-Chief)
BJ Ringrose  -  Colorado Springs, CO  (USA Hockey National Staff)

Grace Ding  -  San Jose, CA
Ryan Eaton  -  Hebron, CT
Jonathan Fernandes  -  Danvers, MA
Christopher Finn  -  Saugus, MA
Bryan Gallant  -  Leominster, MA
Chris Hall  -  West Barnstable, MA
Brittany Lydon  -  Marblehead, MA
Robert Saracino  -  Oxford, CT
Abbey Torres  -  Charlestown, RI
Renee Twogood  -  Westford, MA 

Minot, ND   -   September 18-19, 2021

Gui Bradshaw  -  Cleveland, OH   (NCAA)
Casey Caywood  -  Missoula, MT   (NP District Evaluation Coordinator)
Alicia Hanrahan  -  Eagan, MN   (IIHF & NCAA)
Thor Nelson  -  Minot, ND  (ND State Referee-in-Chief)
Matt Leaf  -  Colorado Springs, CO  (USA Hockey National Staff)

Taran Albright  -  Minot, ND
Mary Belzer  -  Jamestown, ND
Devin Blada  -  Minot, ND
Duncan Browne  -  Minot, ND
Luke Charbonneau  -  Shakopee, MN
Westin Davies  -  Sidney, MT
Jordan Kelly  -  Minot, ND
Dale Kjorstad  -  Williston, ND
Holden Kurtz  -  Minot, ND
Alec Larson  -  Nisswa, MN
Christopher Lee  -  Sidney, MT
Chadwick Love  -  Minot, ND
Michael McIntosh  -  Great Falls, MT
Reece McIntosh  -  Great Falls, MT
Nathan Medler  -  Minot, ND
Odin Nelson  -  Minot, ND
Mark Neset  -  Bismarck, ND
Geno Palazzari  -  Gillette, WY
Nigel Schmitz  -  Beulah, ND
Samuel Smith  -  Minot, ND
Eric Steele  -  Minot, ND
Kyle Stephens  -  Minot, ND
Cooper Strand  -  Minot, ND

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