Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association

Don’t Be Left Out


WAHA and USA Hockey rules require all that Level 2, 3 & 4 officials must be completely registered with both WHOA and USA Hockey no later than December 31st to be eligible to officiate the 2019 WAHA Playoffs and/or State Tournaments. The USA Hockey office has limited holiday hours between Christmas & New Year's day. Be sure to have all your registration requirements completed by Dec. 26th to assure you are included in the Playoff and State Tournament eligibility list.

Dan VanAdestine Elected WHOA President


On November 10, 2018 the WHOA Board of Directors elected Dan VanAdestine (Green Bay) as the new WHOA President. Dan has served the WHOA as a Region 3 Director and will now lead the WHOA for the 2018-19 season. Dan can be contacted at president@wihoa.org

USA Hockey & WHOA Registration


The official’s registration process consists of two or three steps based on your age as of
August 1, 2018:

1. Register with USA Hockey
2. Complete a Background Screen (if required)
3. Select a WHOA Officiating seminar

General registration questions should be directed to your WHOA Region Director through e-mail. Questions regarding registration account issues, name changes, duplicate seminar registrations, etc. should be directed to Duffy Dyer (WHOA Education Coordinator). A detailed trouble-shooting guide can be found by clicking Trouble Shooting Guide.

Background Screening


All officials who are 18 years old as of August 1, 2018, are required to have a background screening done through WHOA every two seasons per USA Hockey SafeSport Policy. If your screen was done during the 2016-17 season, you must be re-screened this season. If an official does not have a current screen, he/she is ineligible officiate any USA Hockey games.

The WHOA has partnered with WAHA’s screening vendor, Protect Youth Sports, with the goal of providing timely and accurate service for officials and administrators. Effective immediately, Verified Volunteers is now replaced with
Protect Youth Sports.

We have created instructions for navigating their website.

You can also view your screening date in the WHOA Screening Database.

Please feel free to view the Background Screening Policy.

Recruitment


Are you still trying to recruit new officials for your association this season? USA Hockey has created two different recruitment brochures. One for Men and another for Women. Please feel free to share these on your bulletin boards, at registration nights or on social media

USA Hockey Playing Rule Change Summaries


The up-to-date rules summary and other pertinent information that will go into the Playing Rules Book is listed below.

*NEW* USA Hockey has published some rule clarifications in this FAQ Memo on the 2017-21 Playing Rule.

Playing Rule Comparison


USA Hockey has published the 2018-19 USAH-NCAA-NFHS Rules Comparison chart. This document lists the differences between all three rule books and can be a very good resource.