To become a member of HOHI and officiate any games in Hawaii you must register with HOHI and USA Hockey, attend a HOHI seminar every year, complete all necessary requirements to receive your crest and card from USA Hockey.
USA Hockey Registration
All HOHI officials are required to maintain their USAH certification. HOHI does not mandate it's officials to progress up the levels of USAH, but HOHI does mandate that all its's officials maintain at least a Level 1 certification. HOHI encourages its officials to progress up the levels of USAH, as they will gain a better and stronger understanding of the USAH Rulebook.
All HOHI officials are required have the following equipment:
Black hockey helmet with half shield
Striped Official's sweater - no orange arm bands. (USAH crest over left chest/HOHI patch on left shoulder)
Black official's pants
Black Hockey Skates with white laces
In your official's bag you should keep:
Copy of IPHAHL house rules
HOHI requires all officials wishing to officiate games in IPHAHL attend it's yearly seminar. Seminars are usually held in August or September, it consists of a classroom portion and on ice training. Officials must have completed all USAH requirements, receive their USAH Crest and card before getting on the ice. Once you receive your USAH Crest and card you will go through a probationary and mentorship period.
Work on your skating, even if you are an experienced skater, skating as an official requires a lot of forward to backward skating and you spend a great deal of time skating backwards. If you are not comfortable skating backwards you may want to think twice about becoming an official. Learn the USA Hockey rule book, rule knowledge is essential to being a good official. Learn the IPHAHL house rules (IPHAHL house rules supersede USAH rules, without knowing these you will not be eligible to officiate league games.
Never stop preparing, never stop learning, strive to always be better.
Official Anthony Sabatini with 2014 first year Official Mitch Gray.
BJ Ringrose attends the biggest HOHI seminar ever.
HOHI official's are paid a visit from Steve Stevens.