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Important: Please read information below before registering (Link for registration is at bottom of this page).

My name is Kevin Ferguson and I am the Director of Timekeepers for the NMHAOP. As a timekeeper myself I look forward to seeing you in the rink with us this upcoming season. This year our goal is to continue with the progress made from this past season and continue to offer
the best timekeeping training in the city. Whether new to the game or a veteran we have a spot for you. 

With membership of over 30 off ice officials, NMHOP offers a comprehensive program that allows each official to develop quickly through both in game and off ice training. The following information is provided to support your decision-making process on whether to join the NMHOP.

Who should be applying as a new Off-Ice Official with NMHOP?
A prospective Off-Ice Official should apply as a new off-ice official if they are:

  • A hockey fan who has a knowledge and passion for the game

  • Enjoys working as part of a team

Who should be applying as a returning/transferring On-Ice Official with NMHOP?
A prospective Off-Ice official should apply as a returning/transferring off-ice official if they are:

  • An off-ice official who worked in another Member Branch, District or Association.

  • An off-ice official who previously officiated but has been inactive for an extended period.

Are there any specific criteria or requirements the NMHOP is looking for?
The minimum age of a new Off-Ice Official in NMHOP should be 14+ years old.
When will I learn if I have been granted a spot?
The Director of Timekeepers will make every possible effort to notify all successful candidates of their acceptance in  July via email, mail or by phone. If you are not contacted, then your application for the coming season was unsuccessful, most likely due to the number of openings. All unsuccessful candidates are encouraged to try again next year.

The July notification date allows for:

  • The Director of Timekeepers to determine who is returning from the previous season. All officials in good standing that worked the previous season for the NMHOP are automatically guaranteed a position for the upcoming season.

  • To allow for a determination of the number of officials required.

  • To determine the number of new officials that can be trained and receive the required development support.

What training is required?
All new officials are required to take an in-person Hockey Canada certification clinic. These clinics are roughly one day in length. Attendance is MANDATORY in order to officiate.  If NMHOP commits to you to join our roster, you will be notified of clinic dates well in advance of it occurring.
What is the recruiting policy for prospective new NMHOP Officials?
The Director of Timekeepers of D10 is responsible for the recruiting, training, and development of all duly registered off-ice officials within D10. However, the Director of Timekeepers of D10 is under no obligation to recruit and/or use any official who obtains certification (training as noted above) without first approaching and obtaining the permission of the D10/NMHOP Referee-in-Chief beforehand.

Application Process

  • Please click on the appropriate application/form link below and complete the associated form.

  • You may be contacted for an interview to further outline what you have to offer.

  • Where needed, an on-the-job interview at the rink may be conducted.

Please do not use your University or College e-mail address when completing your application.  The e-mail gets bounce back to us as failure.

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