|Officiating clinics are coming to Prince Rupert this weekend|
(photo BC Hockey website)
Without them, organized hockey just turns into a shinny match and if they don't take to the ice, you might as well leave the rule book at home, as there won't be anyone around to keep the game to following the guidelines.
We're referring of course to the refs, that forward line of enforcement that more often than not goes unheralded by players and their parents, but a group that is vital to the success of the minor hockey programs of the province.
A shortage of trained referees for Minor Hockey in Prince Rupert has the local hockey association reminding those with an interest in the sport of an upcoming Officiating/Ref Clinic set for Saturday, November 4th at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.
The details related to the clinics can be found below:
Clinic -- Official Level 1
Clinic -- Official Level 2 (16 to 17 years of age)
Clinic -- Official Level 3 (17 years of age)
For more information on the clinics contact John Graham at 250-600-1703 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To get more background on what is involved and to sign up for the weekend session see the information page from Hockey Canada here.
Prince Rupert Minor Hockey offers up some additional information related to local requirements from their Facebook page.
For more notes related to Minor Hockey in the Northwest see our archive page here.