Referee in Chief
Brad Geddes

REFEREE CLINIC - September 9th, 2023 in Three Hills.

We are in need of Referee's for the busy season ahead!

KMHA is hosting their annual Officials Clinic Sunday September 9th at the Three Hills Arena. The clinic runs from 8am upstairs in the Encana Room and usually ends about 4pm. with a 1hr on ice portion starting at 12pm. There will be a 30min lunch break and then a 1 hr on ice session at 1pm.  Those interested in taking the clinic can register at the links below.

Officials taking the clinic should have an officials jersey, black pants (sweat pants will do), Acme 477/585 whistle or Fox 40 whistle, helmet with visor (however a cage will work for the clinic) and hockey skates.

The Level I/2 beginners clinic requires that participants must complete an online classroom portion (Official – HU-Online Officiating 1/2) prior to registering for the Three Hills in person clinic. Registration will lead new officials to this online clinic.

Participants must turn 12 years old by Dec 31, 2023 to be eligible to register.

Participants 18 years old or older and every 3 years recurring must complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) to be eligible to register. Hockey Canada now ONLY accepts CRC’s completed through the following link.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Brad Geddes
Kneehill Minor Hockey Association

Officiating Clinics

Certification at all levels, except Level I, is a two-part process involving clinical and practical assessment.

The level system, Level I through Level VI, is the foundation for the training and development of amateur hockey officials across Canada. Hockey Canada has categorized the hockey played in Canada into four basic streams, each with different priorities. They include:

  • U7
  • Recreational
  • Competitive
  • Program of Excellence

From the point of view of the clinic, the official must attend all sessions and must obtain the minimum mark on the examination. Once certified, it is essential that an official continue to update and be completely familiar with new rule interpretations and officiating techniques. To maintain one’s present level of certification, an individual must attend a full Hockey Canada officiating program clinic and write a national examination every year with appropriate passing mark.

  • An individual must be at least 16 years of age to be certified at Level II or higher.
  • An individual will not be eligible to advance more than one level of the Hockey Canada officiating program per season, except for Levels I and II.
  • All officials looking to register for a clinic can do so by visiting Hockey Canada’s HCR 3.0 platform where you can select a date that works best for you. If you are a first year official you will need to create an account before you can register for a clinic.


  • Minimum of 13 years old.
  • Clinics take place between September 15 and November 30 annually.
  • Register for the "HU-Officiating 1/2" Clinic. You must complete the Hockey University Officiating online course prior to registering for an in-class clinic. The course takes approximately three hours to complete.
  • Once you have completed the online course, register for an in-class clinic.
  • In order to register for a clinic on line you must have an eHockey account, click the EHockey link on the left to be re-directed to the eHockey site and follow the steps to create your account or log in using your existing email and password. If you are registered with Hockey Canada as a player or a coach you will already have an account in HCR and you should be able to register for a clinic with out setting up any additional accounts.
  • After creating your account CLICK HERE to go be re-directed to the Dates and Locations section of the website and follow the appropriate steps to register. Please do not just show up to a clinic and expect to be able to attend as we have limited spots available based on the number of instructors assigned to the clinic.
  • All clinics consist of classroom sessions and on-ice sessions. Bring your skates, helmet (with visor) and a Whistle to your on-ice session.
  • More details on these clinics are available by contacting Hockey Alberta.