To foster and promote minor hockey officiating development in the Barrie region.
The Barrie Hockey Referees Association was founded in 2001 by individuals interested in improving the fellowship of officials in Barrie and the surrounding areas.
The founding members wanted to assist with the training and development of ice hockey officiasl through improved organization, training, and communciations.
The Barrie Hockey Referees Association was developed with these goals in mind and consisted of 130 members at its inception.
The Barrie Hockey Referees Association would like to acknowledge the efforts of the following individuals for their contributions to hockey officiating:
The Barrie Hockey Referees Association is directed by a volunteer Executive Committee who oversees the daily operations of the Association. Executive Committee members serve a two year term.
The following members make up the Executive Committee:
Chair - Bruce Hoppe
Vice Chair - Rob Kennedy
Past Chair - Shaun Bougie
Secretary - Matt Corbett
Treasurer - Dan Beaudoin
Steward - Devon Newhouse
The following individuals have been electedd as honourary life members of the Barrie Hockey Referees Association:
Steven D. Parker
At least 14 years old on or before December 31 of the current year
Former players must have no history of verbal abuse of officials and no significant history of playing suspensions
Able to commit to two weekends of availability per month
Attend and successfully complete OMHA Certification Clinic or OMHA School
Must attend mandatory on-ice training sessions and development meetings
Submit online application
Attend information session
Attend on-ice skating assessment
The process to become a member of the Barrie Hockey Referees Association is competitive with a large number of applicants. As such, all applicants MUST participate in all three stages of the process to be considered for membership.
The Barrie Hockey Referees Association recognizes that individuals who are involved with minor hockey officiating move to the Barrie area and welcomes applications for membership.
Experienced Officials Process:
Must have successfully compelted a Hockey Canada Officiating Program Clinic
Must be currently registered in the Hockey Canada Officiating Program or have been within the past two years
Must ensure that a Branch Transfer has been completed, if required
Must provide contact information for a supervisor or the referee-in-chief of the area transferred from
Experienced officials will be considered based on satisfactory evaluations provided by a supervisor or the referee-in-chief of the area transferred from
Experienced officials are not guaranteed to skate any level of hockey officiated by Barrie Hockey Referees Association members and may not be skating the level(s) of hockey to which they are accustomed until such time that a local supervisor evaluates the offiical
Applications received on or before March 15 will be processed for the upcoming hockey season. Applications received after March 15 will be held on file.