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News: July 2012

Referee Background Screening Requirement

Online-Background-Screening-Instructions.pdf Online-Background-Screening-Instructions.pdf

Dear Fellow Officials:

In the February 2012 issue of our district officiating newsletter, Tom Koester, President of the AAHA announced the requirement that all officials aged 18 and older to complete a background screening prior to the upcoming USA Hockey season. In seasons past, officials meeting the criteria for background screening would complete necessary paperwork at their respective officiating seminar. The new policy indicates that all background screenings will need to be completed online using the vendor selected by USA Hockey.

Any official (new and returning) w...

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Funeral Arrangements for Vince Scriboni's Father

We're sorry to report the passing of Vincent S. Scriboni, father of Vince Scriboni, the Seminar Liaison for the Southern Region of the Atlantic District Officiating Program. Details are below:

Vincent S. Scriboni

On July 14, 2012, a lifelong resident of Oaklyn, NJ. Age 86 years....

Vince spent 30 years serving as both Councilman and Mayor of the Borough of Oaklyn.....

... Relatives and friends are invited to meet Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and again from 9:30 to 10:30 Friday morning at St. Joseph the Worker Parish at ...

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Fall 2012 Officiating Seminar Schedule Will Be Announced on July 20

The Atlantic District Officiating Program plans to announce its Fall Officiating Seminar Schedule for the 2012-2013 season on Friday, July 20. Registration for these seminars will begin on Thursday, August 2.

Atlantic District Officiating Seminar information will be posted in the following places on the web:

Officiating Development Program Announces Camp on July 27-29 in Morristown, NJ

The USA Hockey Officiating Development Program (ODP) has served as a training ground for the development of on-ice officials in the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League up to the United States Hockey League and had fed officials into a variety or professional hockey leagues such as the ECHL, AHL and the NHL.

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