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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

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

If you have any questions please contact:

Marty Maglio

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Officiating Registration is Open for the 2014-2015 Season

USA Hockey has opened officiating registration for the 2014-2015 season!

In order to participate, please visit, and read and follow the instructions.  If you complete the National Registration process, you will be directed to USA Hockey's Seminar Registration system to choose your seminar.

If you have questions about the registration process, the seminar schedule, or changes in registration requirements for the 2014-2015 season, please post a question to our Facebook page,, tweet to us @aaharefs, contact a member of the District Staff or a Regional Coordinator,

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Steve Meyer Named 2014 Atlantic District Official of the Year

I would like to let everyone know that Steve Meyer has been selected as the AAHA Official of the Year for 2014.  Many of us know Steve and the countless hours that he has spent as a seminar coordinator, assignor, evaluator, mentor and on ice official.

His commitment to giving new officials a chance along with his take-pride attitude are just a few examples of his character.

I will thank Steve for his time and present the award to him on Saturday, June 21 at the AAHA Annual District Meeting in Jamesburg NJ.

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USA Hockey Officials Meet NHL Officials at Hockey Weekend Across America Games

USA Hockey Officials Eric Sailor (Sewell, NJ), Charlie Van Kula (Radnor, PA), Ryan Siegel (Dayton, NJ), and Bobby Esposito (Bridgewater, NJ) were chosen to represent the young officials from the Atlantic District at NHL games that were held during Hockey Weekend Across America.

Eric and Charlie attended the Philadelphia Flyers - New York Rangers game on March 1 in Philadelphia.  They were able to visit with NHL Officials Brian Murphy, Dave Jackson, Gord Dwyer, and Matt MacPherson, both in the locker room prior to the game and at center ice during the National Anthem.

Ryan Siegel and Bobby Esposito Meet the NHL Officials Before the NJ Devils - San Jose Sharks Game

Ryan and Bobby visited NHL officials Tony Sericolo, Greg KimmerlyDan O'Rourke, and Jonny Murray at the New Jersey Devils - San Jose Sharks game on March 2 in Newark.

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