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ELITE OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE

ELITE OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE

The USA Hockey Officiating Program would like to announce the continuation of the Men's and Women's Elite Officiating Experiences. The seperate programs operate in conjunction with the USA Hockey Junior Hockey Challenge (men's) and the USA Hockey Women's Festival in Lake Placid, NY.

The Elite Experience programs continue to be highly successful as several participants progress to receive assignments as various levels of internation competition. The purpose of this program is to identify international officiating candidates and train them in the playing rules, procedures, and mechanics of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

For this week-long program, USA Hockey selects six male and six female applicants who have high level officiating experience and a desire to become involved at the international level of competition.

Applications must be submitted to the District Referees-in-Chief by the prescribed deadlines.


IMPORTANT UPDATE

From the desk of Matt Leaf (USAH Director of Officiating Education):

"USA Hockey is in the process of entering into an agreement with Hockey Canada whereas we will alternate hosting the Junior Hockey Challenge that takes place each year in August.  The good news is that USA Hockey has established a program and reached the point on the international stage where others want a piece of the action and to share the stage.  The bad news is this was the home of the Men’s Elite Experience and with Canada hosting the event this August, we will not be running a Men’s Elite Experience this Summer.

We ask all officials interested in the 2019 Men's Elite Officiating Experience to please check back next Spring."


ELITE OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS

PROGRAM DATES LOCATION APPLICATION DEADLINE
2019 Men's Program TBD TBD TBD
2018 Women's Program August 7 - 14 Lake Placid, NY May 7, 2018

PLEASE SEE APPLICATION LINKS BELOW


2017 ELITE OFFICIATING EXPERIENCE PARTICIPANTS

WOMEN'S PROGRAM - Lake Placid, NY
Melanie Gotsdiner - Plano, TX
Erika Greenen - Nashville, TN
Charlotte Hurley - Cranford, NJ
Stephanie Wyld - South Glens Falls, NY

MEN'S PROGRAM - Plymouth, MI
Kenneth Anderson - Hopkins, MN
Kevin Briganti - Newington, CT
Nicholas Briganti - Newington, CT
Andrew Bruggeman - N. Mankato, MN
Sean McFarlane - Otis Orchards, WA
Ian McCambridge - St. John, IN
Peter Schlittenhardt - Piscataway, NJ
Jonathan Sladek - Naperville, IL

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