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Congratulations to Bob Fyrer on His Retirement from the AHL

PPL Center Scoreboard Salutes Bob Fyrer During His Last AHL Game

Congratulations to Bob Fyrer, the Atlantic District Officiating Program Regional Coordinator for for the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area, who officiated his last game in the American Hockey League last night in Allentown. His last game was a game between the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and the WB/Scranton Penguins, which was watched by 8,420 spectators.

Bob has been officiating AHL games in this part of the country since 1998. He retired at age 40 due to the risk of further injury. According to The Morning Call, Bob said, "This is my 17th year in the league, 25th year refereeing. Last year, I suffered my 14th concussion. It's time to put it away before I really get hurt."

Bob cited the late Mike Condon as a mentor and friend. Mike passed away in 2002 and remains an inspiration to everyone in officiating who knew him. "{Mike} worked my first game with me in Hershey, and unfortunately I worked his last game with him in Wilkes-Barre."

Bob worked his final AHL game with David Banfield and Ryan Frasier as the referees, and Judson Ritter as his partner on the lines.

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Cleck, Jones, Clemente, and Daley Officiated the 2014 Cops for K.O.P.S. Charity Game in Hershey

Congratulations to Jason Cleck, Jeff Jones, Daniel Clemente, and Alex Daley from USA Hockey and the ACHA. These four officials worked the 2014 Cops for K.O.P.S. charity hockey game at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA on Saturday, December 13.

Cops for K.O.P.S. is an organization that raises money for families of police officers from Pennsylvania who have been killed in the line of duty. The charity hockey game, which has been conducted for the past nine years, is one of the organizatio...

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Background Screening Must Be Completed by November 30

The following message is an important reminder regarding the Background Screening requirement for all officials who were at least 18 years of age or older on August 1st, 2014.

Background Screening Policy

Per the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (AAHA) policy, all officials meeting the established age level are required to submit to a Background Screening that is performed by Sterling Infosystems.

The screening is required by all officials working games within the Atlantic Affiliate who are 18 years of age or older as of August 1st, 2014.

The screening MUST be completed no later than November 30th, 2014 in order to continue receiving officiating assignments in the Atlantic District. This date coincides with the deadline for all other officiating coursework for the 2014-15 season.

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Level 3 Seminar at Giant Center Scheduled for September 28

The Atlantic District Officiating Program would like to announce the date for the Level 3 Seminar at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA will be Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

The seminar is for the 2014-2015 season. Registration is open now and will close on September 27th, 2014 at http://www.usahockeyregistration.com/.

If you have any questions please contact:

Marty Maglio
mmaglio@aaharefs.org

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Incident Report Filing Requirements for the Progressive Suspension Rule

Attention All USA Hockey Officials in the Atlantic District:

Effective Immediately

Rule 411 - Progressive Suspensions are in effect this season. On ice officials need to be aware of the penalties listed in this section. If you assess a Major ONLY, Major and Game Misconduct or Match penalty under Rule 411 you must fill out a USA Hockey Incident Report within 24 hours at http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/1015710-incident-report.

Please go to the USA Hockey website and set up your profile before the season begins so you can access the form if needed. This is an automatic system that goes right to the proper administrators in the proper district. The Atlantic District District Vice President of Suspensions and Appeals is Ron Goodman. If you have any questions about this report please contact your assignor or Regional Coordinator.

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Level 3 Seminar at Wells Fargo Center Scheduled for September 28

The Atlantic District Officiating Program would like to announce the date for the Level 3 Seminar in the Atlantic District on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

The seminar is for the 2014-2015 season. Registration is open now and will close on September 27th, 2014 at http://www.usahockeyregistration.com/.

If you have any questions please contact:

Marty Maglio
mmaglio@aaharefs.org

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