Three youth officials

VMHA Officials

Referee Allocators: Ken Haskill and Shelby Dreher (

Referee in Chief: Steve Marsh (

Returning Refs, please advise Ken or Shelby.

The goal for this season is to host on-ice referee clinics along with additional mentorship and feedback at the start of the season

All officials must complete Hockey Canada's Planning a Safe Return to Hockey

To become an official, please visit 

All three steps must be completed prior to successfully registering.


Only for 1st year officials  

First year referees, 12 – 15 years of age as of December 31st of the current calendar year. 

In order to register for the referee clinic, you must set up an account through, and complete the hockey online university. The online University fee, the Participant Assessment Fee (your insurance), and clinic fee will be reimbursed upon completion.

Step 2 - CRC (criminal record check) 

Officials 18 yrs +   

Click on step 2 and follow instructions to successfully complete 


Step 3 -  REGISTER!


Veteran and adult referees; Please ensure that you have begun the process to sign up for a clinic well in advance, as there is a Criminal Record Check (CRC). 

Follow BCH Step 2 under Programs >> Officiating >> Getting Started. The CRC must be completed BEFORE you can sign up for the clinic.

In order to officiate, all participants must complete the BC Hockey Officiating clinic every year. Participating in a on-ice clinic does not certify you to officiate

If you take a clinic outside of our organization, please advise as the referee allocators, to ensure they put your name on the referee list.

For new officials, or those who have come from the former Saanich Minor Hockey Association, please ensure that you have arranged a RAMP account through the RAMP link. Please provide an up to date email address, cell phone number and address. 

Games are assigned through RAMP. We do our best to provide everyone equal opportunity, however, we encourage you to take the opportunity to officiate for other associations.



How do you receive payment for refereering games?

Direct deposit provided biweekly through WayPay.


What gear do I need?

Shin pads, jock, elbow pads, shin tights to hold their shin pads in place. 

Black pants, an official jersey, with BC Hockey's logo, and black helmet with visor is required. 

A Fox 40, Acme thunder, or a whistle with  wooden/cork pea, please try to avoid a whistle that’s high pitched.