Calling all prospective officials!

D9RA has a need for additions to its staff next fall. If you’re a player, parent, or coach
and you’d like to see hockey from a new perspective, you can register for our D9RA
tryout and potentially don the stripes during the 2022-23 season.


The COVID-19 pandemic has produced tremendous challenges for officiating numbers
across Hockey Eastern Ontario, and the GHA is no different. We need new adult and
youth officials to re-build our numbers.

Join us for our interest meeting May 15, where you’ll receive information on the on-ice
tryout process, learn how D9RA selects its new officials, and be introduced to current
senior officials and D9RA executive members to speak about their experiences.

From there, we will host the tryout June 5. All ages and skill levels are welcome to
attend the tryout for a $15 fee. The tryout will have two components – on-ice skill
testing, and a job interview.

Please stay tuned to for more details on exact timing and location, which will
be disclosed once ice is secured for the on-ice tryout.

D9RA is the governing body for minor hockey officials within Hockey Eastern Ontario’s
District 9. Our mission is to foster the development and mentorship of a high-quality
officiating development program, and to service District 9 regular season and
tournament games with on-ice officials at the house league and competitive level.

Our association’s development program has led officials on to work in high-performance
hockey, including the CCHL, OHL, U SPORTS, and the NHL.

For more information, please contact:
Kevin Graham
Referee-in-Chief, D9RA