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Womens Coach Clinic

Sign up now for this great coach training delivered by women for women.

U14 POE Registration

There are only a few spots available in our U14 POE camp for May 6-8th.
The camp is open to AAA and AA players. Registration closes Sunday night April 3rd.

Please follow the link below for details and instructions.

HP1 Applications Now Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 High Performance 1 Coaching Clinic.
Follow the link below for details and registration.

HEO Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for positions on the HEO Board of Directors.
For more details follow the link below.

Meet Victoria Ozimkowski

HEO and Hockey Canada are celebrating women in the game of hockey all month long.

Click the link below to meet HEO Official, Vistoria Ozimkowski

Coach of the Week

Congratulations to Dean Furniss, coach of the Cornwal Colts U7 Program.
Dean is our HEO Coach of the Week

Don't foget to nominate your coach.

Host A FirstShift

Applications are now open to host a FirstShift program in your association
Apply Today!

*NEW* HCR 3.0

The new HCR 3.0 is now here and online. Click below for information and links on how to create your profile and link your old account.

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Officiating Mandate

The Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) officiating program is a member partner of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP). The two major objectives of Hockey Canada are to:

  • Foster and encourage the sport of amateur hockey throughout Canada
  • Foster and encourage leadership programs in all areas related to the development of hockey in Canada

The HEO Officiating Program meets these objectives to promote safe, fair and fun hockey at all age and skill levels. The HEO Officiating Program operates several development programs, such as our certification clinics, a supervision program, a mentorship program, and other special events in order to meet these goals.


Officiating Structure

Ultimately, all levels of amateur hockey in Eastern Ontario fall under the jurisdiction of HEO, the local branch of Hockey Canada. HEO then delegates most of the responsibility for minor hockey programs to the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association (HEO Minor). HEO and HEO Minor have separate officiating programs, but work together to provide development opportunities for officials at all levels.

The HEO Officiating Program falls under the responsibility of the Branch elected Referee-In-Chief (VP of Rules and Officials) and is responsible for officiating at the following levels:

  • Junior A,B,C hockey
  • Senior hockey (though there are currently no franchises at this level)
  • CIS (University)
  • Inter-branch tournaments and assignments

The HEO Minor Officiating Program falls under the responsibility of the appointed HEO Minor Referee-In-Chief and is responsible for officiating at the following levels:

  • Competitive Minor hockey (including AAA, AA, A and B)
  • House League hockey (all levels)

The HEO Minor is divided into several smaller geographical districts. Each district has a Referee-In-Chief (RIC), who administers the officiating program in that area. Most districts are then further divided into associations, each with its own RIC. An HEO Minor Referee-in-Chief is appointed annually to act as a liaison between the HEO Minor, the different leagues, HEO, Hockey Canada, and the district RIC’s. An HEO Referee-In-Chief is elected every second year and is expected to oversee the officiating program across the entire branch.


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