Official/Referee Resources

All Returning Officials

Please remember you need to take an update clinic every season, before Christmas. The update clinics typically go up on the BC Hockey Clinics page in mid-August. If you are 2004-birth-year or older, take a returning level 2 clinic. If you are 2005 or younger, take a returning level 1 clinic.


  • Get all the latest information on HiSports from the PCAHA website:
  • Tutotial: HiSports for Officials Module
  • Help: HiSports Help Online
  • Games are now in the HiSports system for all Associations
  • Officials can register at:
  • Use your email address to log into the HiSports officials component.¬† Check your profile and email (must be verified)
  • Enter your HCR ID and name, then please ensure your profile is accurate, then your calendar is there which is always important and this year is you must click on arenas and click on each and every arena name you are willing to travel to. If the arena is unchecked, you will not see any games there.
  • If you are already registered in HiSports you can just go to your profile and add other arenas to see those game options.
  • Add your available calendar dates and check available arenas if all above is done you will be able to see and request any game you are qualified to do.
  • Live notifications of any additions, cancellations, or changes that you need to confirm and the all-important reminders the day before. This is for all Zones and Associations.
  • If you see any issues registering or have any questions, please email

Grading 1-6 by the BC Hockey Referee Committee

GradeDivisionDivision (Former Name)Level (Ref Minimum)Grade Minimum
Grade 1U21AJuvenile A21
Grade 2U18AMidget A22
Grade 3U15ABantam A23
Grade 4U21CJuvenile C22
Grade 5U18CMidget C22

Grading 7-13 by the BC Hockey Referee Committee

GradeDivisionDivision (Former Name)Level (Ref Minimum)Grade Minimum
Grade 7U15CBantam C27
Grade 8U13APeewee A/C28
Grade 9U11AAtom A29
Grade 10U11CAtom C110
Grade 11U9AAll111
Grade 12U9CAll112
Grade 13U7All113
Grade 13Cross Ice Officials (U9)Cross Ice Officials113

New Hockey Officials

For 2008-born or older players, the process of becoming a hockey official will begin in September. RJMHA will host an information night. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the process of becoming an official, and answer any relevant questions from members. Please also refer to the following link:

Please fill out the form below to be placed in a registration queue. The first 35 forms will be accepted into the clinic, additional applicants will be put on a waitlist.

A confirmation email will be sent out to notify if you will be attending the clinic or on the waitlist. Those attending the clinic will also need to register for the HU-Online Officiating 1/2 referee course offered by Hockey Canada (see link below). This costs about $20 and will take a few days to finish since there are a number of videos for aspiring officials to watch:

Once the online course has been completed, the 35 prospective officials will need to register for a New Level 1 Officiating Course (or level 2 if 16 years or older) at a cost of about $100. If you are certified as an official in 2020-2021, there will be a discount on this years' fees to re-certify.

The registration link for this course will be emailed only to these 35 families, usually in mid-September for an end-of-September course (exact dates TBA). We anticipate that this course will be offered by the RIC as in the past, but this is subject to approval by BC Hockey.

If you are not one of the first 35 players to take the course, you will be placed on a waitlist for refereeing. Please note that although you may be able to take a level 1 course in a neighbouring MHA, the priority for assigning games will be for those first 35 officials on our list.

If you have any questions please let us know and we look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Referee Committee
Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association

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Summer Officiating Camps

BC Hockey runs two summer camps which are great opportunities to develop your skills.


RJMHA makes several awards to deserving officials at the RJMHA year-end recognition ceremony. The Mel Park Award commemorates a long-time dedicated minor hockey volunteer and provides a financial scholarship to attend the BC Hockey summer officiating camp. There are also awards for Excellent in Officiating, and for Best New Official. These awards will be granted by the Referees-in-Chief.

Key Contacts


Jeff Harms & Andrew Starchuk



Referee Information

Please contact us if you have questions about officiating.


Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association

As one of the largest minor hockey associations in British Columbia, the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association offers an integrated (boys and girls) minor hockey program from Initiation to Juvenile. Featuring both recreational ("C") and competitive ("A") streams, our programs operate out of the three different facilities in the City of Richmond: Richmond Ice Centre (RIC), Minoru Arenas (Stadium and Silver Rinks), Richmond Oval (North and South rinks).

Contact Us

PO Box 94488, Richmond, BC V6X 8V6

(604) 454 4494

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.