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Welcome to the home of the Lakeland Hockey Association Referee home page.  The pages within this site are dedicated to those who wear the stripes. 

Norm Kawaelde

Norm Kawaelde

Referee Scheduler

Great Lakes Hockey Officials

Check our site for all sanctioning registration information and links.


Teams are issued a login account to view schedules, add games, see and evaluate officials.  Have forum and communication tools with us and other teams within your association.  Many other neat features such as document uploads, video uploads to share with the association community.  Plus many other tools too numerous to list here.

A phone app is also available as part of the system to have with you to verify and/or confirm official assignments or check to make sure you submitted that game to be added, changed or cancelled.

The option of allowing teams to add their own games directly to their schedule is open and/or submission by sending us the request(s) via email and we'll input the information...


2023 - 2024

Officials Information - 2023 - 2024 Seminar and Officials Registration  

Interested in becoming an Ice Hockey Official?

2023 - 2024 Registration is now open... 
Subject: would like to become a referee?‚Äč


Any questions, feel free to contact us.


New Officials Information

Great Lakes Hockey Officials

Great Lakes Hockey Officials

Subject: Referee information 2023 - 2024


To completely register with USA Hockey as an official you need to complete five steps each year (go to Registration Tips for more information):

Officials registration for the 2023-24 season will open on June 1. However, since the updated playing rules will not be adopted until the USA Hockey Annual Congress in mid-June, hard copies of the 2021-25 Officials Playing Rules and Casebook will not be available until early August. A summary of the adopted rule changes and a PDF version of the updated rulebook should be available relatively soon after the Annual Congress. As a result, the open book exam, online module curriculum and seminar program will become available during the week of June 21.


Thank you for your interest in the USA Hockey Officiating Program. Due to recent events we must preface our outline of the Registration process by mentioning that a few states have been experiencing conflicts with child labor laws. USA Hockey has no age restrictions for officiating; however in an effort to prevent people from registering and not being able to work due to labor laws we encourage you to contact your USA Hockey District Referee-in-Chief before registering with us. RIC contact information can be found using the appropriate links at the main Officiating Directory page under the Officials tab at

Points of Emphasis 2021 Through 2025 Seasons