Any time a Minnesota team is the home team, no matter WHERE the game is played, the USA Hockey rule differences are as follows:
**If the period length is 15 minutes or less, minor penalties are 1:30 in length.
**A boarding penalty is an automatic 5 minute major, but if the player is injured it becomes a 5 min major and game misconduct (INJURY ONLY).
Whether you are interested in becoming a referee or you are an experienced referee, we would love to help you get connected with the local referee organization! Please send a message of inquiry to Doug Durgin, local youth hockey officials scheduler, using the email link on the right of this page.
If you are ready to move ahead with the ceritification process, following is more information on how to register for the upcoming season and become certified:
The first step in becoming an official is to register online as an ice official at www.usahockey.com. All officials MUST register with USA Hockey, attend an official's seminar, and pass the open book exam each season to become certified. USA Hockey's online registration for ice officials is NOW open!
This fall, the Fargo-Moorhead, West Fargo area will host 3 officials' seminar sessions for all Level 1, 2, and 3 referees. Seminar dates and locations are as follows:
Level 3 officials: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, 500 pm, Vets Arena, 1201 7th Ave E, West Fargo, ND. Classroom and on-ice training.
Level 1 & 2 officials: Saturday, October 13th, 2012, 8am-2pm, Vets Arena, 1201 7th Ave E, West Fargo, ND, Limited to 50 participants. Meeting room, SW corner of Vets I Arena. Classroom and on-ice training.
If you have any questions regarding the seminars in West Fargo, contact Travis Kurtz via email at email@example.com.
Level 1 & 2 officials: Saturday, October 6th, 2012, 9am-5pm Moorhead Youth Arena, 707 Main Ave SE, Moorhead, MN. Limited to 50 participants. All participants MUST register for this seminar online at www.minnesotahockey.org. Online registration is now open. Contact Craig Tietz for more information (701) 388-6697
F-M Area Scheduler for Youth Hockey Officials
Phone: (701) 200-2359
Click the link below to view the concussion video. This is REQUIRED viewing if you are officiating in Minnesota and recommended in North Dakota. Be sure to watch ALL parts of the video. After pressing "play" mouse over the video to see the next sections.