Officials: Time-Keepers and On-Ice Officials
The Waterloo Ravens and Waterloo Wolves work together to manage the pool of timekeepers and on-ice officials under the leadership of the Chief Timekeeper and Referee-in Chief.
Applications for new officials are due by (Coming Soon). Blank Application forms can be accessed via the following link to the Wolves website (check back if it is not posted yet):
Expectations of the Job:
Timekeepers and on-ice officials are to be at the rink at least 30 minutes before game time. If possible, the Assignor attempts to give officials the opportunity to work 2 or 3 games in a row. The more time made available for booking by an official, the greater the likelihood of getting booked for games.
Following submission of the application, qualified candidates will be invited to a personal interview in September before final timekeepers are selected. The training process consists of a review of written instructions together with job-shadowing of experienced timekeepers to learn how to fill out the game sheet and run the clock. Timekeepers must be 14 years of age before Dec 31. As a first year timekeeper, based on availability, you can expect between 6 to 10 games per month (paid approximately $10/game).
Following submission of the application, qualified candidates will be invited to a mandatory skating assessment and personal interview in September before final officials are selected. The Waterloo Ravens are part of the OWHA and on-ice officials must be OWHA certified. New officials must attend a clinic for certification and if certified in Alliance or OMHA, must pay a cross-over fee to be certified in OWHA. Level 1 Officials must be at least 14 years of age and Level 2 Officials must be at least 16 years of age.
Officials need to supply the following themselves:
> Black Helmet (without a cage and with a visor approx. $60)
> Black Pants (splash pants will suffice)
> Whistle (approx. $20)
> Shin Guards, elbow pads, neck guard etc.
> Jersey (approx. $60)
> Clinic certification ($150)
> Cross-over fee to OWHA, if certified in a different organization (approx. $50)
Total Minimum Cost: approx. $350
As a first year official, based on availability, you can expect between 20 and 30 games for the season (paid approximately $20/game). After your first year, costs each year drops to approximately $200/season which is paid off once you work only 10 games. More information on officiating on-ice can be found from Hockey Canada at: