Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association
Since 1980, the Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association (WHOA) has been registering, educating, and developing USA Hockey officials with the highest standards for the betterment of hockey in Wisconsin. As a proud partner with the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA), our 1,500 members strive to make the sport of hockey safe and enjoyable for everyone. Our association's members serve the various levels of USA Hockey (youth and adult) and the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
Seminar Registration: Please Read!
Officials registration for the 2022-23 season will begin June 1, 2022. Our registration instructions page will be updated for 2022-23 when registration information becomes available. Please check back periodically.
Walk-up registrations are NOT allowed at any Wisconsin seminar!
Four Basic Registration Steps:
Use these instructions only if you are very familiar with the registration process. If you are not familiar with the process or have questions please scroll down and click the "Complete Registration Instructions" hyperlink.
***Attend WWU18 Game & Talk Officiating***
WHOA would like to invite officials to join WHOA Director and IIHF licensed official Taylor Hanvelt at the Sweden versus USA Women's World U18 Championships on Monday June 6 beginning at 8:00 PM at LaBahn Arena on the UW Madison campus.
The plan is to come and hang out with Taylor, IIHF Officiating Coach Stacy Livingston and perhaps other tournament officials to talk officiating while supporting those in stripes on the ice. All officials are welcome to attend, enjoy camaraderie with fellow officials, and learn about officiating high level hockey.
If you are interested in attending this worthwhile event, please purchase a ticket in Section 12. It is an IIHF and UW requirement all tickets must be purchased via the UW website, https://uwbadgers.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=WWD&linkID=wisc&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=.
If you have questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact Duffy Dyer or Taylor Hanvelt. WHOA looks forward to meeting you at this event.
WHOA Scholarship Application Available
Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association (WHOA) is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for the 2022 WHOA Scholarship. The Scholarship is for graduating High School seniors and undergraduates who will be attending an institution of higher education full-time in the fall of 2022 and who complete their officiating registration with USA Hockey and WHOA for the 2022-23 season. One scholarship will be awarded for $750 paid directly to the institution of higher education. Scholarship applications are due June 1, 2022. Click the link below to download the application.
2022 Central District Officiating Camps
5/21/22 Update: The application process has closed and submitted applications are being reviewed. Applicants will be notified of their status in the near future.
Information and the application process for the 2022 Central District Officiating Camps is now available. This worthwhile officiating experience will be held June 12-17 in Ames, IA. Please click here for information and a link to the application.
WHOA Covid Directive (Effective 8/20/21)
The Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association (WHOA) recognizes the seriousness of the COVID‐19 pandemic and the impact on ice hockey participants and spectators. The WHOA requires all USA Hockey/WAHA/WHOA officials to fully comply with all state and local COVID‐19 orders and requirements.
The enforcement of any state or local orders or requirements is the responsibility of the government agency issuing the order or requirement or the facility management (i.e. ice rink or classroom). Enforcement of any state or local orders or requirements are NOT the responsibility of any on‐ice game official.
On‐Ice game officials shall not be required to enforce any COVID‐19 mask mandate for any player, coach, off‐ice official or spectator. Complaints of COVID‐ 19 mask non‐compliance directed to WHOA officials shall be referred to the government agency issuing the order or requirement or the facility management.
On‐ice game officials may report observed COVID‐19 mask violations through the Incident Reporting System.
This Directive was adopted unanimously by the WHOA Board of Directors on August 20, 2021.
This Directive was adopted unanimously by the WHOA Board of
COVID-19 Resource Center
The USA Hockey Officiating Program maintains an officiating specific website dealing with Covid related questions and issues. For the latest information, please click here.
USA Hockey ZoomCasts
USA Hockey ZoomCasts are on break and will resume in August. Previous ZoomCasts can be viewed at: https://www.usahockey.com/officiatingzoomcasts. You must register in advance for ZoomCasts using the link shown in this section.