Welcome to the Victoria Racquet Club MHA Officiating Program! 2012 - 2013
Message from your RIC:
On behalf of the officiating team at Victoria Racquet Club Minor Hockey Association, welcome to the 2012 - 2013 season! I am pleased to be returning for my fourth season as Referee-in-Chief at VRC. Whether you are a new or returning official, or just a member of the greater hockey community at VRC, I look forward to working with you throughout the year.
Our philosophy is quite simple – to achieve excellence in officiating by providing a safe and fun environment in which officials can develop and hone their craft. The officiating program at VRC has a long history of doing just that – many officials have passed through our program over the years including those who have advanced their officiating to higher levels of hockey such as the BCHL, WHL, ECHL, and AHL.
Just as players and coaches are learning and developing their skills at VRC, so to are the officials. I believe strongly in working together to develop and support our officials and will endeavour to do my best this season. I am also fortunate to be joined by an excellent group of senior officials who will be assisting me in our mentorship development program this season. I encourage you to contact me anytime should you have any questions or wish to discuss officiating.
See you at the rink!
Victoria Racquet Club MHA
Interested in becoming an official at VRC?
If you thinking about becoming an official for the 2012-13 season, some basic info you should know:
1. Officials must be age 12 or older by December 31, 2012 to officiate during the 2012-13 season.
2. All officials (new and returning) must attend a 4 hour clinic each season. Brand new officials must also participate in a 1 hour on-ice session at the end of the clinic.
3. Officials can attend any BC Hockey officiating clinic to obtain their certification. Click here to search for the next available clinic.
4. Officials age 18 or older by December 31, 2012 must complete a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Persons Check with their local police department and have it submitted to BC Hockey.
5. All new officials will be mentored by senior officials for their first few assignments to help coach them on positioning and procedures and this is followed up by formal and informal supervisions throughout the season.
6. Officials are responsible for providing their own equipment. Ref/linesman jersey, black pants (no rugby or jogging pants permitted), black helmet with half visor, and whistle (ACME Thunder whistle is recommended).
7. Game fees are paid to officials in cash at each game.
8. Clinic certification fees are reimbursed to officials once they have officiated a minimum of 10 games at VRC.
Further questions? Please contact Nils Erzinger (Referee-in-Chief).
Expectations of Officials
Game Fee Rates
Game Report Form
Game Report Distribution List