USA Hockey Seminar and Registration information

The GIHOA Board and Leadership team hope that you are enjoying your summer. The new hockey season is right around the corner so we wanted to make sure you are aware of a few things.

The following is very important and includes a change in the registration process for USA Hockey membership and attending a Seminar. Registration for the 2015/2016 season opens up on Monday, August 3rd. New starting with the upcoming season, when registration opens on August 3, 2015, you MUST register with USA Hockey (which includes paying) BEFORE you will be allowed to register for a seminar. This means any Official that wants to attend our first seminar on August 22nd, will have only 19 days to register with USA Hockey and then register for that Seminar. You will no longer be allowed to wait until after the Seminar to register with USA Hockey.

As you prepare for the new season remember that all Officials will continue to be required to wear a half shield and all GIHOA Officials will be required to have a name plate.

All the information you need regarding the upcoming season including registration, attending a seminar, SafeSport, the open book online test, and the online curriculum can be found by going to and clicking on the Officials section. You can also find additional information by clicking on the Seminars section of this web site. 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to a member of the Board or Leadership team.

2015-16 Board of Directors

On May 2nd the elections for the 2015/2016 GIHOA Board took place.  The results are in. Thank you to the following individuals for their willingness to serve as voting members of the association's board.

·       Richard Kuerston - President 
·       Shon Huettl - Vice President
·       Phil Floor - Secretary
·       Scott Sanders - Treasurer 
·       Scott Eichenberger - Director of Personnel 
·       Steven LoCicero - Director of Training 

In addition, the following members have been appointed to an advisory committee with individual members responsible for specific areas and activities. Along with the board, this group of nonvoting leaders will form an expanded GIHOA leadership team. Thank you very much to these individuals for their willingness to strengthen the depth of the organization's leadership team.

·       Brian Cole - Men's League/IFA Relations 
·       Paul Dixon - Management of Game Reports
·       Bob Klein - Past President and State Supervisor
·       Mike Parsons - At Large Representation of the Membership 
·       Matt Savino - Seminar Coordination 
·       Kurt Totten - GIHOA Scheduler and Past President 
·       Chip Tyson - Past President and Men's League/IFA Relations
·       Rich Tyson - Development of the Scheduling System

Name Plates

All USA Hockey Officials that are members of GIHOA are required to have their last name placed on the back of their jersey. You can order your own name plate through web sites such as , they can produce the name plate and sew it on for you.

It is extremely important that your name plate be sewn on in the correct location on the back of your jersey. This ensures uniformity of the appearance of all our Officials.

Click here for a picture of the proper location.


Interested In Becoming a Referee?

Interested in Becoming a Referee? All USA Hockey Officials are required to register as an official with USA Hockey, attend a USA Hockey instructional seminar, and pass an open book test every year to remain fully registered as a Referee.    Please contact Scott Eichenberger at



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Updated: 30-Nov-2015 10:14 PM