Official/Referee Resources

All Returning Officials

Please remember you must take an updated clinic every season before Christmas. The update clinics typically go up on the BC Hockey Clinics page in mid-August. If you are 16 years or older, take a returning level 2 clinic. If you are 15 or younger, take a returning level 1 clinic.

Note: All officials that are 18+ require a Criminal Record Check

Please review the BC Hockey Officials page to get all information on clinics : BC Hockey - Getting Started

Getting Started with Spordle

  • Get all the latest information on Spordle from the PCAHA website:
  • Tutotial: Spordle for Officials Module
  • Help: Spordle Help Online
  • Games are now in the Spordle 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

BC Hockey Referee Grading Levels

Official Division
Min. Official Level
Min. Official Age
Ref Grade
Line Grade
U6/U75 & 6U6 / U70111313
U8/U97 & 8U8 / U90111313
U10/U119 & 10U10A / U11A1121111
U10 / U119 & 10U10C / U11C1121212
U12 / U1311 & 12U12A / U13A11399
U12 / U1311 & 12U12C / U13C1131010
14 / U1513 & 14U14A / U15A11555
U14 / U1513 & 14U14C / U15C11566
U1815 - 17U18A21833
U1815 - 17U18C21844
U2118 - 20U21A22133
U2118 - 20U21C22144

New Hockey Officials

You must be at least 12 years old to be an ice official.

If you are 18 or older, you may be required to complete a Criminal Record Check.

Step 1: Register for Online Officiating Course

Take the Hockey Canada UH Officiating 1/2 Online Course. You can start this course at any time. You must complete the survey at the end of the course for it to be considered complete. The cost for this course is $25 for the 2023/24 season.

View Course Outline

Step 2: Sign-up for Richmond Jest Hosted In-Person Clinic

In September, we will make an online sign-up form available for anyone interested in becoming a Richmond Jets ice official and attending the in-person portion of the certification hosted by the Richmond Jets. Please note you must have completed the Hockey Canada UH Officiating Online Course before registering for the in-person clinic. The Richmond Jets typically accept about 35 new officials every year, but it's up to the discretion of the Referee in Chief.

If you are not among 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.

Step 3: Register for In-Person Clinic

Once the New Level 1 Officiating Course is available online, the registration link for the Jets-hosted course will be emailed only to those who filled out the form in Step 2.  We anticipate that this course will be offered by the RIC as in the past, but this is subject to approval by BC Hockey. This in-person clinic is an all day event and it typically includes a 45 minute on-ice portion. You must complete an in-person HCOP certification clinic to become fully certified as an official.

Step 4: BC Hockey Registration

Once you have completed the online Officiating Officiating Course and the in-person HCOP certification clinic, BC Hockey will process your registration. This process is usually quite fast.

Step 5: Purchase Your Officiating Gear

For first year officials, now it's time to purchase the required officiating equipment. This usually includes:

  1. a referee jersey
  2. a whistle
  3. a black helmet with visor
  4. black pants
  5. skates
  6. protective gear

Step 6: Get Access to the Richmond Jets Officiating Support Discord Server

The Richmond Jets Officiating Program proudly use a Discord server, providing a platform for support and mentorship from our more experienced referees. This initiative fosters a collaborative and accessible environment for referees to connect, share experiences, and seek advice. Participants should have received a time-sensitive link to join the Discord channel during the referee clinic. If your link has expired or if you didn't receive one, please don't hesitate to contact Brandy at for assistance. We encourage all our referees to take advantage of this valuable resource!

Step 7: Sign Up For Spordle

For all new officials, setting up a Spordle account is now required as game assignments for Associations and Zones are managed through the Spordle system. Simply use your Hockey Canada Member ID, email address (now is a good time for officials to get their own email account) to access the Spordle officials component. Ensure your profile is up-to-date and your email is verified. Additionally, it's important to input your available dates in the calendar and specify your preferred arenas for assignments.  Under Calendar there is a settings button where you can select your Richmond Assignor (Richmond Jets MHA) and the arenas that you are willing to travel to. This setup is crucial for efficient game scheduling and communication within the officiating community.

If you do not know your Hockey Canada Member ID, call or text Brandy Brundige at:

Brandy Brundige
Richmond Jets Ref Assignor
Call or Text: (604) 338-9588

More information available on PCAHA website

If you are having any issues getting games, please call or text Brandy Brundige at (604) 338-9588 or email her at

Step 8: Communication

We strongly encourage our young referees to independently reach out to Brandy Brundige for any assistance or questions they might have about getting set up and starting their officiating journey. Whether you're encountering issues with Spordle, need help setting up your availability, or have any other queries, Brandy is here to support you via email at or on our Discord server. Proactively seeking assistance is not only about resolving immediate issues but also a crucial step in building confidence and developing key attributes for a successful referee. Remember, taking these proactive steps is integral to your growth in officiating. Brandy is here to support you every step of the way!

Brandy Brundige
Richmond Jets Ref Assignor
Call or Text: (604) 338-9588

Step 9: Welcome to the team

Welcome to our team of on-ice officials! We're thrilled to have you join us on what promises to be an exciting and rewarding journey. As an official, you play a crucial role in the world of hockey, ensuring games are fair, safe, and enjoyable for everyone involved. This path you've chosen is not just about enforcing rules; it's about being a guardian of the sport's integrity and a mentor on the ice. Your dedication, decision-making, and passion for hockey will contribute significantly to the experiences of players, coaches, and fans alike. We believe you'll find officiating to be a deeply fulfilling endeavour, offering unique challenges, continuous learning, and the camaraderie of fellow hockey enthusiasts. Welcome aboard, and here's to the many successful games ahead!

Step 10: Ongoing Mentoring

The Richmond Jets are proud to offer an outstanding mentoring program for referees. Our dedicated assignor and referee-in-chief take special care in pairing new referees with experienced mentors, ensuring a supportive and educational environment for those new to officiating. This mentorship extends to all our tournaments, providing continuous guidance and valuable on-ice experience. Our program is designed to develop confident and skilled referees, fostering a positive and knowledgeable officiating community. New on ice officials will have the opportunities to officiate 5-10 games on average in their first season.

Referee/Linesman Expense Allowances

Referee and linesmen expense allowances for all games within the PCAHA shall be in accordance with the following schedule:

Division 3 Person System 2 Person System
U9 and below N/A $20.00/$20.00
U11 C $40.00/$31.00/$31.00 $40.00/$40.00
U11 A $42.00/$33.00/$33.00 $42.00/$42.00
U13 C $45.00/$35.00/$35.00 $45.00/$45.00
U13 A $50.00/$37.00/$37.00 $50.00/$50.00
U15 C $52.00/$39.00/$39.00 $52.00/$52.00
U15 A $55.00/$41.00/$41.00 $55.00/$55.00
U18 C $58.00/$43.00/$43.00 $58.00/$58.00
U18 A $65.00/$47.00/$47.00 $65.00/$65.00
U21 / Juvenile $70.00/$50.00/$50.00 $70.00/$70.00

For any games exceeding 90 minutes, an additional $5 per official will be added for each additional 15 minutes of game time (rounded up).

No rate in excess of the above schedule shall be permitted (including exhibition, league, playoff, and tournament/jamboree games)

Where thee on-ice officials are assigned to a game but fewer than the assigned number appear, those official(s) in attendance shall be paid the single referee expense allowance per the corresponding 2-Official System rate.


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

Hockey Canada

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BC Hockey Apparel

BC Hocky Locker Room

The Ref Bag

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
On-Ice Officials Feedback Form



Referee Assignor

Brandy Brundige
Call or Text: (604) 338-9588


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.