Mentorships: Information for Officials

Whether you are a first year official or you have several years of experience, mentors will help you develop skills in the following order:

  1. Positioning-where you want to be; the cone system.

  2. Procedures-how you work with your partner, how to drop a puck, icings, offsides and what your responsibilities are.

  3. Game Management-impact penalties, communication, setting a tone, and developing a tool belt.


These skills will be taught to you through, a minimum, of two mentorships per season as well as reaources found on this website.

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Hockey Winnipeg Referee Development strives to improve minor hockey by improving officials through mentorship, community development, educational materials and practical rule applications while graduating minor hockey officials to thrive at higher levels of hockey.