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Information for Referees


If you plan to be an OYHA referee this season and have completed all of the steps to become an official, please e-mail Darrell Sleeman with the following information:

  • Name
  • Ref Level
  • Age
  • E-mail address
  • Cell phone number

How to Become an Official

Registration for the upcoming season opened nationwide on August 1, so you can now register to become an official for the 2017-18 season. 


You need to complete the following steps to become an official: 

  1. Register with our local affiliate (Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association) for a pre-season officiating seminar, and attend the seminar. (
  2. Register with USA Hockey as an on-ice official.  (
  3. Complete the online module portion of the seminar. 
  4. Pass an online exam (Level 1) or a closed book exam (higher levels).
  5. If you are 18 years or older you must be screened and complete Safe Sport training. 


Once you have successfully completed all these steps, you will be registered as an official and may then officiate games. Please make sure that you let the OYHA know when you have completed the requirements so that we can add you to our list of available officials.

Referee Finances

The OYHA has implemented the following policies regarding referee pay (effective 12/31/13):

  1. Payroll will be processed once a month for all games reffed in the previous month.

  2. 24 hour cancellation pay—if a scheduled game was not cancelled within 24 hours of the start time, the referee still gets paid. 

  3. If one referee has to do a game by themselves, the referee gets paid 1.5 times pay scale.



Use the link below to file an incident report.

NOTE: We recommend observing the "24 Hour Rule" when possible in order to have a clear head when filing the report.  

IF this is an urgent message, contact Mike Winter directly!