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Join Us for Referee Appreciation Night at the Devils on March 29

On Thursday, March 29, the New Jersey Devils present a Referee Appreciation Night at the Prudential Center. The Devils take on the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Face-off is at 7:00pm.

Buy Discounted Tickets

You can buy tickets to the game for you and your family in the Referees Section at a significant discount by following this link. [ Buy tickets here ]

Wear Your Officials Sweater

Wear your officials sweater as we try to set the record for the largest group of officials in uniform at an NHL game.

See Special Recognition of Officials on the Prudential Center Scoreboards

During the game, the Devils and the NHL will present a public service announcement saluting the hockey officials in attendance, starring NHL Referee Ian Walsh.

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All Officials Must Be In "Complete" Status for 2017-2018 to Officiate USA Hockey-Sanctioned Games

Effective December 1, 2017, if you are a USA Hockey official and your registration is not in Complete status for 2017-2018, you cannot officiate any games.

Assignors in the Atlantic District received a list of all officials in Incomplete status. They were instructed to remove officials who are Incomplete from scheduled games this weekend.

Complete your requirements today to get back in the game!

If you are currently listed as Incomplete, once you have received your 2017-2018 card and crest, send a photo of your 2017-2018 Referee Membership Card to your assignors. That will serve as proof that you have completed your registration requirements.

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Jud Ritter Selected to Officiate Winter Olympics in PyeongChang

Congratulations to Jud Ritter (Bethlehem, PA) who is one of the seven American officials chosen to officiate the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea! Ice hockey competition begins on Saturday, February 10.

The six other American officials are Dina Allen (North Tonawanda, NY), Katie Guay (Mansfield, MA), Jessica Leclerc (Saco, ME), Timothy Mayer (Okemos, MI), Fraser McIntyre (Amherst, NY), and Melissa Szkola (St. Clare Shores, MI).

"USA Hockey is very proud of the officials selected to work the 2018 Olympic Winter Games," said Matt Leaf, USA Hockey officiating education program director. "These officials are well-positioned to represent USA Hockey at the highest level, each having been committed and dedicated to successful officiating for many years."

More information about the American officials chosen and their backgrounds may be found on USA Hockey's website. A complete roster of Olympic Ice Hockey officials can be found on the IIHF's website about PyeongChang.

We will share more information about the Olympics with officials in the Atlantic District as it becomes available

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Ian Walsh Officiates His 1,000th NHL Game

Ian Walsh 100th NHL Game
Celebrating Ian Walsh's 1000th NHL Game, left to right: Steven Walkom, Connor McDavid, Claude Giroux, Brad Kovachik, Chris Rooney, Ian's mother, Ian Walsh, Margo Walsh, Clarke Walsh, Bill Walsh, and Tony Sericolo

Congratulations to Ian Walsh for refereeing his 1,000th NHL game in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Ian is originally from Philadelphia, and he had a lot of friends and family in the building that day.

Ian has given tirelessly to the development of hockey officiating in the Atlantic District of USA Hockey, USA Hockey in general, and the IIHF. Many young American officials have had Ian as a mentor at some point in their careers

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SafeSport Training Renewal is Easier if Completed by September 27

Attention all returning USA Hockey Officials!

If you already have a SafeSport certification and are due for renewal this year, you can take a shorter (35-minute) refresher course which will be good for two additional years. However, that training must be completed by Wednesday, September 27 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

If you don't complete your re-certification by that time, you must repeat the full SafeSport training, which takes 90 minutes.

All of this is due to changes that the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) is making to the training platform used by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

The current SafeSport Training System is located at

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Steve Foran Appointed National Tournament Observer

On behalf of the AAHA Officiating Community it is my honor to announce that Steve Foran (Harrington Park, NJ) has been appointed National Tournament Observer for the 2017-2018 season by Jim Doyle, AAHA Referee-In-Chief.

Steve Foran is a long time veteran, with over 40 years of officiating experience. He is from North Jersey, and was an original member of the Board Of Directors of Northeast Ice Hockey Officials Association. He has officiated at every level of competitive hockey including USA Hockey National Championships, college hockey at in the ECA...

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