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Arizona Hockey Officials Association [AHOA]

For more information regarding the AHOA please visit our web site:


Bryan Eisentraut

USAH State Supervisor of Officals

Phone: cell: 602-688-2733

AHOA Schedulers

With the formation of the new association we have approved the following people to assume the scheduling responsibilities effective August 1, 2015.

The below schedulers will also be responsible for scheduling the score keepers within each of their areas.

Bob Brown

Ice Den Chandler

Phone: 480.577.9918

Kyle Curtin

Flagstaff Scheduler

Phone: 928.607.7029

Mike Sarter

Ice Den Scottsdale, Oceanside, Prescott, Gila River, Tucson

Phone: 602.380.9823

Travis Smith

AZ Ice Peoria

Phone: 623.256.4287

Paul Withee

Arcadia and AZ Ice Gilbert

Phone: 480.251.6311

Seminar and Member Registration

Registration Information for 16/17 Season

Registration for the 2016-17 season will begin on Monday, August 1st. There have been some changes to the SafeSport/Background process as well as some exciting events for this season. Please read the updates below so you become familiar with everything going on BEFORE you register with USA Hockey for the 2016-17 season. I hope you have enjoyed the summer lull and are looking forward to a strong start of the season!

Bryan D. Eisentraut
Arizona Supervisor of Officials
USA Hockey

Online registration for the 2016-17 season will open on August 1st. You will need to register with USA Hockey as an on-ice official for the 2016-17 season before you can enroll in a seminar. I highly suggest you register and enroll in a seminar as soon as possible as seats are limited. There is a possibility of more seminars being added in November but that is not guaranteed. Take your seminar now so you don’t miss your chance!
This year Arizona is hosting both the Rocky Mountain District and USA Hockey National (14U & 15U) tournaments. A number of local officials will be selected by USA Hockey to work these prestigious tournaments. USA Hockey expects the officials who are chosen to work this event be registered at the highest levels of USA Hockey’s officiating program. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity you are encouraged to register at the highest level possible with USA Hockey. Start studying for your closed-book exam now!
SafeSport and Background Checks
This year USA Hockey set a standard expiration dates for all SafeSport and background checks nationwide. All SafeSport and background checks are now valid for 2 seasons and expire on August 31st of the expiring year. So if you last took SafeSport or background screening for the 2014-15 season you will need to complete them again BEFORE August 31st. You can check the expiration years for both your SafeSport and background at Just use the menu on the left (based on your last name) to find your information. If you are 18 or older and your expiration year is listed as 2016 (or you are not listed at all) you will need to complete SafeSport or background screening by August 31st.

Multiple seminars are available from mid-August to mid-October. It is possible, based on demand, that a few additional seminars will be added in November. The dates, locations, and levels of these seminars have not yet been determined (or even determined as necessary) so you are highly encouraged to enroll in one of the below listed seminars. There will be no December seminars this year.
Like previous years, you are highly encouraged to enroll in a seminar corresponding with your USA Hockey registration level. The in-person seminars and online modules are designed to work in tandem and to receive full benefit your in-person seminar level should match your USA Hockey registration level.

2016-2017 Referee Seminars

Level 1

August 27th at Oceanside Ice Arena

9:30am - 4:30pm

Level 1

September 11th at AZ Ice Peoria

7am - 1:55pm

Level 1

November 19th at Ice Den Scottsdale

1pm - 8pm

 Levels 1 and 2                     

September 11th at Jay Lively Arena in Flagstaff

8:00am - 4:30pm

Levels 1, 2 and 3

November 20th at Ice Den Scottsdale

10:45am - 5:30pm

Level 2

 August 14th at Oceanside Ice Arena

7am - 1pm

Level 2

October 15th at AZ Ice Gilbert

10:45am - 4:40pm

Level 3

August 27th at Oceanside Ice Arena

3pm - 7pm

Level 3

September 11th at AZ Ice Peoria

12:30pm - 4:30pm      

Level 3                    

September 11th at Jay Lively Arena in Flagstaff

10:45am - 4:30pm

Level 3

October 15th at AZ Ice Gilbert


Level 4

September 18th at AZ Ice Peoria

10am - 5pm


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