News and Updates for RefereesUpdated Thursday January 2, 2020 by Lynn Bell.
NEW: 2016 HELMETS REQUIRED FOR OFFICIALS
OBHF Officials and League Operators:
The Ontario Ball Hockey Federation Board of Directors passed a motion, that all OBHF certified officials will be required to wear CSA approved helmets starting May 1st, 2016. All U18 officials are required to wear a half-visor safely secured to their helmet.
All helmets must be free from stickers (other than CSA certification stickers) and alterations. As always, please be reminded that any alteration to a CSA approved helmet or facial protector automatically destroys the Certification.
The safety of the officiating staff within the OBHF is paramount. These new safety requirements are evolving our safety standards, and assitsing with lowring the risk of injury to our participants.