By Ross Forman – Mark Gore – a popular, ever-giving former local referee and coach, who officiated an Illinois High School Hockey state championship game in 2010 – passed away Friday, Jan. 29 after a lengthy battle against cancer. He… Read More ›
Ask the Official: What degree of force is necessary to be considered to be thrown dangerously into the boards?
By Dave Zednik, IHOA Registrar QUESTION: What degree of force is necessary to be considered to be thrown dangerously into the boards? ANSWER: For USA Hockey youth games, the onus is on the player delivering the check to not place… Read More ›
Officials Hone Their Skills, Look to Work Higher-Level Games through IHOA’s Advanced Development Program
By Ross Forman – James Ugone was, quite simply, intrigued about the Advanced Development Program, run by IHOA under the guidance of USA Hockey. He was at one of the required pre-season IHOA seminars when the instructors spoke highly, with… Read More ›