Henry Augenstein Named Regional Coordinator for North-Eastern PA

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Henry Augenstein (Duryea, PA) to the position of Regional Coordinator North-Eastern PA (Wilkes-Barre and Lehigh Valley Area) effective immediately.

Henry has been a part of the USA Hockey program starting in 2000. For the past 15 years, Henry has been part of the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins off-ice officiating staff.

Henry's officiating experience along with his professional resume will allow him to be proactive in this region and provide additional resources for those officials that are just beginning their officiating career and also help established officials enhance their opportunities as well.

Below is a short official's bio for Henry Augenstein:

  • USA Hockey Official: 2000-Present
  • USAH Supervisor: 2016-Present
  • USAH Evaluation Staff Member: 2016-Present
  • USAH Seminar Instructor: 2004-Present
  • AYHL Assignor: 2016-Present
  • AHL Off-Ice Official: 2003-Present


I would like to congratulate Henry Augenstein on his appointment to this position and look forward to working with him in the future.

I would also like to thank Dave Bienias for all of the years of his service to the AAHA and USA Hockey in a variety of positions from assignor, evaluator, mentor, supervisor and regional coordinator. Dave Bienias has provided a steady and balanced approach in leading this area of the AAHA for the past 30 years and we will continue to consult with him as we move into the next phase of growth and opportunities. We thank you for all of your years of dedicated service.

Jim Doyle

Referee-In-Chief