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POE Coach Applications


POE Camp coaching applications for 2019 are now open.
HEO will be running a U15 Camp and a U14 Goalie Camp.

Coach Conference


HEO Coaches...here is another coach development event providing learning AND an opportunity to attain certification maintenance points.

First Shift Program


Applications are now being accepted for MHAs to host a Bauer First Shift Program in the 2019-2020 hockey season.

Ontario Athelete Assistance Program


Ontario Athelete Assistance Program application is now available.

Self Report Certification Points


The CAC and Hockey Canada allow coaches to self report professional development. These self reported development items can help earn certified coaches maintenance points.

*NEW* Instructional Stream Clinics


We have added 5 *NEW* Instructional Stream clinics to our schedule in January and February.
Sign up soon as they fill up quickly.

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Officiating Mandate

The Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) officiating program is a member partner of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP). The two major objectives of Hockey Canada are to:

  • Foster and encourage the sport of amateur hockey throughout Canada
  • Foster and encourage leadership programs in all areas related to the development of hockey in Canada

The HEO Officiating Program meets these objectives to promote safe, fair and fun hockey at all age and skill levels. The HEO Officiating Program operates several development programs, such as our certification clinics, a supervision program, a mentorship program, and other special events in order to meet these goals.


Officiating Structure

Ultimately, all levels of amateur hockey in Eastern Ontario fall under the jurisdiction of HEO, the local branch of Hockey Canada. HEO then delegates most of the responsibility for minor hockey programs to the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association (HEO Minor). HEO and HEO Minor have separate officiating programs, but work together to provide development opportunities for officials at all levels.

The HEO Officiating Program falls under the responsibility of the Branch elected Referee-In-Chief (VP of Rules and Officials) and is responsible for officiating at the following levels:

  • Junior A,B,C hockey
  • Senior hockey (though there are currently no franchises at this level)
  • CIS (University)
  • Inter-branch tournaments and assignments

The HEO Minor Officiating Program falls under the responsibility of the appointed HEO Minor Referee-In-Chief and is responsible for officiating at the following levels:

  • Competitive Minor hockey (including AAA, AA, A and B)
  • House League hockey (all levels)

The HEO Minor is divided into several smaller geographical districts. Each district has a Referee-In-Chief (RIC), who administers the officiating program in that area. Most districts are then further divided into associations, each with its own RIC. An HEO Minor Referee-in-Chief is appointed annually to act as a liaison between the HEO Minor, the different leagues, HEO, Hockey Canada, and the district RIC’s. An HEO Referee-In-Chief is elected every second year and is expected to oversee the officiating program across the entire branch.


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