Officials

2018 AIHL Finals Officiating

The 2018 AIHL Finals Series was held on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd September 2018 at the O’Brien Group Arena in Melbourne.  Fans were treated to some amazing games of hockey with Semi Final 1 played between CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs; Semi Final 2 played between Sydney Bears and Perth Thunder; and… Read more »

Unsung Heroes

The pace of the game continues to get faster and faster every season, and officials have had to change their mindset and work just as hard as players to ensure they can keep up with the game. This has led to a total obsession with fitness and a regimented routine that starts two months prior… Read more »

2018-2022 IIHF Rule Book Overview

The 2018-2022 IIHF Rule Book was published by the IIHF on 2 July 2018 (New Rule Book is here) which introduced a number of major and minor rule changes.  Prior to the publication of the new rule book, Referees-in-Chief from around the world came together at the 2018 IIHF Global Officiating Summit to familiarise themselves… Read more »

2018 U18 World Championship IIIB Qualification Officiating

The 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship Division III Group B Qualification is taking place in Queenstown, New Zealand, with Fraser Ohlson from Ice Hockey Victoria representing Australia as a Linesman. Fraser returns to the International arena for another World Championship and is aiming to show why Australian officials are regularly chosen to officiate at these… Read more »

2018 U18 Women’s World Championship IB Qualification Officiating

The 2018 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B Qualification is gearing up in Mexico City, Mexico, with Ainslie Gardner from Ice Hockey Victoria representing Australia as a Referee and Beth Bowshall from Ice Hockey South Australia representing Australia as a Linesman.  Ainslie returns to the International arena for her fourth World Championship,… Read more »