Have you ever thought about being a referee, giving back to the game and helping to ensure the positive experiences of youth in your community. If so, you are wanted as a referee with the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association.
Refereeing Minor Hockey is a rewarding and challenging endeavor. This is an opportunity for experienced players, coaches, and former officials, to apply their Hockey knowledge, and join our team to help share the hockey experience with children in our community. The benefits of officiating include, developing skills such leadership, expression, and assertiveness, while staying fit and exercising.
With the decrease in officials post pandemic KMHA is in urgent need of new referees for all our games.
Any applicant must be turning a minimum of 14 years of age in 2023 to become a KMHA referee. A compulsory on ice recruitment session will be held in the Fall. Certification information will be communicated to successful applicants after the on-ice session is completed.
While we accept applications from all interested parties, there has been a specific need identified for referees aged 20 and over who are familiar with the Hockey Canada Rules for Ice Hockey and have good skating skills. These candidates are being sought to help officiate games for our U15 and above leagues, and therefore must be a minimum 2 years older than the players.
If you were a KMHA referee for the 2022-23 season, you do not need to fill out this form to reapply. The Alliance will be sending information to you during the summer regarding recertification requirements.
Thank you to all for your interest. Referee Applications are now CLOSED.
Applicants must be turning a minimum of 13 years of age in 2023 to apply to become a KMHA timekeeper.
If you were a KMHA timekeeper for the 2022-23 season, you do not need to fill out this form to reapply. We will contact you at a later date regarding your status for next season.
This position requires considerable commitment by the timekeeper and parent/guardian. This includes punctuality, organization, good conduct, hockey rules knowledge and most importantly game sheet accuracy and attention to detail. Arenas can be cold, shifts may be long and participants and spectators can be emotional. Tournaments require assignments during some weekdays. Shifts can start early in the morning or end late at night.
While we thank everyone for their interest and do accept numerous applications each year, the number of new timekeepers brought on each season will fluxuate based on program requirements.
Thank you to all for your interest. Timekeeper Applications are now CLOSED.