2020 Advanced Officiating Symposium

Aug 06, 2021 to Aug 08, 2021
Providence, Rhode Island


Event Postponed

The event has been rescheduled for Aug. 6-8, 2021, at the Providence Marriott. Participants who have already registered will have the option to either transfer their registration to next year's event or receive a full refund. If a refund request is not made, the registration will automatically roll over for the 2021 event.

Symposium Overview

General Sessions:

Each presentation will be 30-60 minutes in length. The topics presented will deal with all aspects of officiating the game of hockey. The presenters will be prominent officials from the National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL), International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and USA Hockey grassroots officiating leaders along with experts in other fields pertinent to officiating.

Tentative Speakers and Topics are listed below

Our Speakers

Don Adam

Supervisor of Officials, National Collegiate Hockey Conference

Ryan Daisy

3-year NHL Linesman

Peter Feola

2010 Olympic Linesman

Jeff Fulton

NESCAC Division III Supervisor of Officials

Joy Johnston

Ice Hockey UK Referee-in-Chief

Konstantin Komissarov

Former Manager of Officiating, IIHF

Dave LaBuda

National Referee in Chief

Dennis LaRue

26-year NHL Referee

Jessica LeClerc

2018 Olympic Linesman

Andy McElman

23-year NHL Linesman

Brian Murphy

29-year NHL Linesman

Thor Nelson

21-year NHL Linesman

Brian Pochmara

16-year NHL Referee

Kevin Redding

2006 Olympic Linesman

Chris Rooney

19-year NHL Referee

Mark Rudolph

Former Director of Officiating, USA Hockey

Ian Walsh

19-year NHL Referee

Scott Zelkin

Manager, USA Hockey Junior Officiating Development Program



Role of the Tenured Official
The Referee-Unique Skill Set
The Linesman - Not as Simple as you Think
Hope vs Courage
Communication / Rapport
4-Official System
Tough Calls - What Did you Learn?
Ya Blew It - Dealing with Mistakes
Opportunities in Officiating Leadership
Health and Wellness for the Amateur Official
Managing Aggression
Controlling Emotions
Path to Officiating Success
Safety - The Official's Role
History of the Rules - The Modern Game
Coach/Official Relationship
Recruitment/Retention of Officials
Hockey Culture - The Changing Game

August 06-08, 2021


Providence Marriott Downtown 1 Orms Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904
Contact Person : Matt Leaf
E-Mail : mattl@usahockey.org

Early Bird Fee


Prior to Jan. 1, 2020

Full Registration


On or after Jan 1, 2020


Registration for the event 2020 Advanced Officiating Symposium is closed.