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HEO U14 POE


HEO will be running a U14 Program of Excellence camp May 25-27, 2018.

Registration is now open to players that played at the Minor Bantam AA level in the 2017-18 season.

Award Nominations Now Open


Nominations are now open for Volunteer of the Year and the Richard T. Sennott Development Award.
Use the links below to download the nomination forms for each award.

TELUS Cup Regional Champs


Congrats to the Toronto Young Nats on their TELUS Cup Central Regioanl Championship.
Good luck at the National TELUS Cup finals.

TELUS Cup Regional Runner-Up


Congrats to the Ajax Pickering Raiders on a well played final and their Silver Medals.

TELUS Cup Regional Bronze Medalists


Congrats to the Waterloo Wolves on wrapping up their week with a Bronze Medal victory.

HEO U16 Gold Cup Roster


Team Rosters were announced today for the upcoming 2018 OHL Gold Cup.

Let's meet the HEO Team!!

New Canadians Get in the Game!


Check out this CTV News Clip of some young, new Canadians getting into the game of hockey.

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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 (ODMHA). HEO and ODMHA 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 ODMHA Officiating Program falls under the responsibility of the appointed ODMHA 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 ODMHA 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 ODMHA Referee-in-Chief is appointed annually to act as a liaison between the ODMHA, 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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