Georgia Ice Hockey Officials Association
We had an amazing event happen last weekend at the Cooler ice rink in Alpharetta.
Hockey Saves is a program designed to support soldiers both deploying and returning home. Most of the soldiers that are participating are driving from Ft. Benning, GA to the Cooler, but some are driving as far as Savannah and southern Alabama. Their first skate here was last Friday night and it was an amazing experience! Many of these soldiers are fantastic hockey players (there’s actually one guy that’s NHL)! We have two big days coming up next weekend when there will be upwards of 100 soldiers here to play.
Here is out introduction NHL article http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=655831
Game times are 5:15pm and 7pm (4 games total) on Saturday 8/17 and 10am on Sunday 8/18 for the Championship game.
For more info please contact
GIHOA will have referees donating their time to officiate these games for this great cause.
A few important notes about USA Hockey's 2013-14 registration requirements
Starting this year:
The rule-change summary is there as well. If you haven't yet reviewed them, you need to do so. There are not a lot, but they are significant.
A Little ACHA Fun
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 http://www.refcloset.com , 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.
USA Hockey Rule Publications
The new USA hockey publications are out and can be downloaded using the links on the right of this page.
A link has been posted for the 2010-11 Open book Exam and answer key. Use this for study material prior to the seminar.
A significant rule change has been instituted.
2 Referees / 1 Linesmen
Here is a sheet to print out for a reminder on how the 2 referees and 1 linesmen system works.
As previously discussed GIHOA is moving to Direct Deposit. July will be the beginning of the "Direct Deposit" program for GIHOA, all June game fees will be paid through Direct Deposit.
Payments to all GIHOA officials will be made through this program.
Here is how the program works.
GIHOA will transfer the payroll to REFPAY, once REFPAY gets and process the payroll, REFPAY will make the funds available to you. You will get an email directly from REFPAY confirming the availability of funds.
Funds are available in 3 forms to you. (you will make this choice when you register at REFPAY).
1. EFT = Electronic funds transfer to your bank account.
2. Debit card through REFPAY.
3. Hard copy check mailed to you (this will cost you 3.00)
What is your next step?
You need to register at www.refpay.com click "sign up". (have your bank address, routing and account numbers with you)
We suggest you use your same logon and password as you use on Arbiter.
Once you have completed the 8 steps you will get two emails from REFPAY. The first will thank you for signing up with REFPAY, the second, 24 hours later, will confirm your registration is complete.
Once your registeration is complete, this will tie Arbiter and Refpay together. Sign onto Arbiter, click "payments" and look for the tab that says REFPAY.
Remember, the only way to get paid in the future by GIHOA is to register at REFPAY.
Click here for a 29 page PDF that will answer your questions about this program.
Questions about this process can be directed to Scott Sanders @ firstname.lastname@example.org please do not overload him with questions until you have read the instructions.
Board of Director's meeting
Next meeting T.B.A.
GIHOA Advertisements Page
Have you ever wanted to sell ref or hockey gear but not had much success?
GIHOA has decided to offer a page on gihoa.net were you will finally be able to broadcast to an audience that has a higher interest in your gently used hockey equipment.
Introducing: GIHOA Advertisements (click here to check out what we have already.)
All you need to do is e-mail your ads to Huettl@gihoa.net and we will take it from there. After we get a few ads we will post them on the webpage. Want to include a photo? Send your jpg file with your e-mail. Interested in selling something else or promoting your business? All ads are welcome.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Shon.
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 Shon Huettl at email@example.com
New Rule Change Documents
|Updated: 31-Aug-2013 11:14 AM|