NEW! This year Hockey Alberta has moved away from local MHA's hosting coaching clinics.
They have moved to a HUB model where a few select towns will host clinics. Unfortunately, Stony Plain was not selected, though they will consider us for next season. What this means for us is that all of our association coaches will have to travel to the locations hosting, in order to complete the required clinics. Spordle, where coaches go to sign up for clinics; has a list of all locations available.
Please log in to your Hockey Canada account and review your credentials and ensure that you have the necessary coaching requirements.
Coach Applications for the 2022-2023 Season are now being accepted and previous experience is not required. Applications are open to all interested individuals.
All coaches who are applying to be Head Coach with SPMHA must provide a sample practice plan at coach interviews.
If you have further questions, need support in developing a practice plan, or require assistance, please contact Matt Curry at Coachdev@spmha.net
Click HERE to apply
The Manager is primarily responsible for all off-ice activities and is the direct report for the various team volunteer roles. They will work closely with the head coach to ensure the season runs smoothly. Team Managers play an important role in the dynamics and culture of the team. They help to set the tone and ideally should be approachable, engaging, and supportive of everyone on the team.
Permits require 3-5 business days to obtain. Permit requests on short notice cannot be guaranteed and may be denied.
You are not permitted to play without the appropriate permits, so please be mindful of the time required for approval. If you don't have your permit by noon the day before the game please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Minimum of *13 years old in the greater Calgary & Edmonton areas and *12 years old elsewhere (*all ages listed are as of December 31 of the current hockey season)
- Prospective officials 19 years of age and older will need a Criminal Record Check (CRC) that can be completed through this link
- In order to register for a clinic, you must have an HCR 3.0 account
- CLICK HERE TO CREATE AN HCR 3.0 ACCOUNT
- Once your account has been created you need to link it to your previous account - LINK ACCOUNT
- Register for the HU - ONLINE Officiating 1/2 this on-demand course takes approximately three hours to complete, costs approximately $25, and must be completed prior to registering for an in-person clinic
- Once you have completed the HU - ONLINE Officiating 1/2 you can register for an in-person clinic.
- Hockey Alberta runs about 400 in-person clinics all across the province throughout September-December annually, they cost about $130-$170 to attend and to be certified to officiate hockey
- After creating your account CLICK HERE to go be re-directed to the dates and locations section of the website and follow the appropriate steps to register for an in-person clinic, pre-registration is mandatory
- In-person clinics will consist of classroom sessions and on-ice sessions. Bring your skates, helmet (with visor), and a whistle to the in-person clinic
- For the in-person clinic hosted by SGMHA clinics, contact Glenna Wagner to register at email@example.com
LEVEL 1: Prepare a young or new official to officiate minor hockey.
- A new official (any age) or returning officials 14 years of age and younger
- Minimum age: 12 years; Maximum age: 14
LEVEL 2: Further enhance the training and skills of minor hockey officials.
- Officials 15 years of age or older
LEVEL 3: Prepare officials capable of refereeing minor hockey playoffs, minor hockey regional playoffs, and female national championships, or being linespersons in Junior B, C, D, Senior, and U15 or U18 regional championships.
- Fully certified Level 2 official
- Minimum one year of Level 2 officiating experience
LEVEL MEMBER HIGH PERFORMANCE: Prepare hockey officials capable of refereeing Senior, Junior A, B, C, D, minor hockey regional and national championships, female hockey national championships and designated minor hockey IIHF competition, or being a linesman in Major Junior, Junior A, Senior, CIS, CCAA, inter-branch, and IIHF competition.
- Fully certified Level 3 official
- Minimum one year of Level 3 officiating experience
LEVEL NATIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE: Prepare competent officials to referee Major Junior, Junior A, Senior, CIS, and inter-branch playoffs.
- Fully certified Level MHP official
- Minimum one year of Level MHP officiating experience
*all ages listed are as of December 31 of the current hockey season
The Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) offers participants of all ages an opportunity to be involved in the game beyond playing. By following the levels of development, and with hard work and dedication, officials can find fulfillment in their advancement while making the game safe, fair and fun.
The Hockey Canada Officiating Pathway is the foundation for all officials across the country. Hockey Canada has categorized hockey into five basic streams, each with different priorities. They include:
- High Performance
- Adult Recreational
The pathway has been developed to address the following components of the program at both the Member and national levels:
- Inclusivity and gender neutrality.
- Defining a process to allow individuals to join the system at the appropriate level.
- Providing equal opportunities for officials of the same skill level.
- Developing a national standard that is adhered to by the Members.
- Building flexibility into a linear system.
NEED A REFEREE?
Please contact Ryan Steinke. Remember to allow at least 96 hours notice to request referees and 48 hours to cancel.
You will not be notified if you have referees booked for your game, but will be notified if we can not find you referees.
Teams are responsible for paying the officials prior to the commencement of the game. When your officials are assigned you will be notified what the cost is. SPMHA does not pay for the exhibition games.
Stony Plain Minor Hockey
Stony Plain, AB