2021 – 2022 Hockey Season (BC Hockey)

Hey Group!

We are getting ready to ramp up for hockey season! Sounds like we will be running full steam and ‘back to normal’ Exciting times for not only the players, parents, but the officials as well.

Below are some of the high lights from my meeting with BC Hockey last Thursday.

I will keep you all updated as I receive more information. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have in the meantime.

Here is to a GREAT season on the ice!!

Larry Lenarduzzi

Kelowna Minor Hockey Association

Referee in Chief


*** No on ice protocols at all relating to COVID ***

Everything returns to normal

All official that where registered for the 2020-2021 will receive a $74.00 credit for registration.

New Cost:           Level 1 - $13       Level 2 - $23       Level 3 - $24

You will still be charged the player assessment fee if you are not playing.

We will now be accepting 11 year old officials this season. They will be able to register at a substantial discount. They will only be permitted to officiate the U9 level for the current year.

No age restrictions this year on level promotion. Level 1’s can be promoted by the RIC as long as they have at least 2 years of experience. They do not have to wait till they are 6. Same with Level 2’s hoping to move to 3. We can promote mid season.

For the coming season – the level classifications are slightly different..

Level 1  -              U9 – U13 Rec, U13 Comp

Level 2 -              U13 – U21 Rec, U13 – U15 Comp

Level 3 -              U18 – U21 Comp, U15AAA – U18AAA

Level 4  -              U18AAA – Jr and Sr

Level 5  -              Major Junior, National, International

Level 6  -              No longer available.

Level 1,2,3 are now the Developmental Stages. Level 4,5 are now High Performance Stages

We will be using the Hi Sports application for assigning. More info to follow…

Larry Lenarduzzi (250) 863 - 8880 Referee in Chief ric@kelmha.com
Ward Pateman (250) 864 - 7397 U18 Rep wardpateman@gmail.com
U15 Rep
U13 Rep
Dave Houghton (250) 212 - 0178 U18 Recreational dshoughton@shaw.ca
U15 Recreational
Meilssa Brunn (250) 682 - 5218 U18 Female Rep melbrunn@telus.net
U15 Female Rep
U13 Female Rep
Kirin Moorman (250) 300 - 6877 U13 Recreational kirinmoorman@hotmail.com
U11 Rep
U11 Recreational
U9 Recreational
Ward Pateman (250) 864 - 7397 Senior Mentorship wardpateman@gmail.com
Derek Lang (250) 819 - 5490 Junior Mentorship dereklang70@gmail.com
Larry Lenarduzzi (250) 863 - 8880 Payroll - Officials ric@kelmha.com


Official Pay Rates

Novice/Initiation $22 + 22 (2 refs)
Atom Rec $27 + 27 (2 refs)
Atom Dev $37 + 27 + 27 (3 refs)
Pee Wee Rec $32 + 32 (2 refs)
Pee Wee Rep $37 + 27 + 27 (3 refs)
Bantam Rec $42 + 37 + 37 (3 refs)
Bantam Rep $42 + 37 + 37 (3 refs)
Midget Rec $47 + 42 + 42 (3 refs)
Midget Rep $47 + 42 + 42 (3 refs )

Rep includes boys and girls.


a) Games that only one official does alone, official will get both linesman allocation.

b) Play off game commitments ( ie:3rd game) committed and then cancelled ½ the fee paid.

c) You must give 24 hours notice on game cancellations.

d) Games missed are cause for suspension and loss of  a game fee. ( fine )

e) Games that are assigned and Officials make it to the Rink and no teams shows up or cancelled within 36 hours, the Officials will be paid.

f) Early morning games before 8:00 am will have a $10.00 premium.

g) Friday games before 5 pm, two or 3 man, will receive 1.5  x the game  fee.

Note: any pay issue’s/questions please e-mail Larry Lenarduzzi at ric@kelmha.com

** If the game you do is short an official, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILTY to contact the assignor and make him aware. The assignor will then make the adjustment for you to be paid properly. We do not rely on the game sheets.

*** If you fill in for someone last minute, or do a game you were not scheduled for, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILTY to contact the assignor and make him aware. Don't ever assume that someone else will look after it for you.