Colorado Ice Hockey Referee Association

2019 - 2020 In Season News

Board Meeting Notice

Board Meeting Update: The CIHRA Board meetings have been moved to the third Wednesday of each month with a start time of 7:00 pm.

CIHRA 2020 / 2021 Nominations Now Open


Sign up today to register your foursome for the WSF Golf Tournament on Friday, June 12th,2020, shotgun start at 7:30am at Applewood Golf Course in Golden, CO.

$400 per team includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes! Thank you for supporting The Wall Sports Foundation Step Up Grant, Goalie and Referee Grant Programs!

The Wall Sports Foundation is a Colorado Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization that works with CIHRA to provide grants to referees and manages our referee closet. They are a true CIHRA Supporter!

2020 Colorado Officiating Development Experience

Our Thoughts are With the Regis Hockey Community

The Colorado Ice Hockey Referee Association is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Regis Jesuit Alumni Cale Woodley, son of RJ Head Coach Dan Woodley. Cale was a member of the Colorado Hockey community as a player at Regis. Our thoughts are with the Woodley Family, the Regis Jesuit Hockey Team and Coaches as well as the Regis student body, faculty and staff during this difficult time.

Bob Hampe, President


Keeping the CIHRA Flame Growing and Glowing!

CIHRA member reunion in St. Paul, MN on Tuesday night as the Minnesota Wild faced the Vegas Golden Nights with Tom Chmieleski wearing the bands. After the game Chmieleski invited Grant Hendrich, Dylan Krikke and Tyler Willie down to the Ref room to meet the officiating crew and talk about their season. Krikke and Willie are living in St. Paul working full time for USA Hockey in the Official Development Program, (ODP) while taking online classes from Metro State. Hendrich is working part time in the ODP while attending University of Minnesota.

Great to see Veterans like Chemo spending time mentoring and giving back to CIHRA up and coming Officials. Special thanks to Jon Shaw helping set this meeting up.

Get a View of the Big Leagues Yourself

Tom Chmieleski will be the guest speaker June 7 at the Colorado Hockey Hall of Fame dinner, 5pm at Arvada Center.

HOAGIE Needs Us: No Problem Dawg Nation and You Came Through!

Most of us are use to seeing Hoagie around the rink on the the ice, however, a recent blood clot in his lung is has been preventing him from getting on the ice. His doctor says there are more clots in his body and he will most likely be on blood thinners for the rest of his life.

Back in November 2019 our friends at Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation stood up an made a three to one match to raise funds for Hoagie to help deal with the ongoing and never ending medical bills that he has been dealing with.

Boy did Dawg Nation and You Come through

On January 29, 2020 at the Colorado Ice Hockey Referee Hall of Fame meeting, Hoagie was surprised by the Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation with a check for more than ten thousand dollars.

It can not be said enough the value and privilege it is to have a local partner like Dawg Nation in our back yard. More importantly we all should recognize what a great community of friends, cohards, and team members we are. Be proud to be part of CIHRA, and take a minute to check out all that Dawg Nation does for us and the hockey community in the Rocky Mountain region.

The Wall Sports Foundation Invites You to Fairways at the Stable


The Details

  • 1PM to 4PM
  • Cost: $75 per golfer
  • Includes: Three (3) hours of Indoor Golf Similator Tournament Play,
  • Prizes for Top 3 Golfers, Appetizers for Participants, and
  • Cash Bar Available.
  • Deadline: February 5, 2020

Important Information

  • Due to space and time limitations, event is limited to first 24 golfers. Thank you!
  • Proceeds will go to benefit The WSF Step Up Grant, Referee and Goalie Grants.

JOIN US ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16th Keeping Athletes In The Game.

  • 2pm to 4pm
  • Lodos Bar & Grill
  • 8545 South Quebec Street
  • Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

The Details

  • Walk Ins Are Welcome! RSVP is appreciated.
  • Cash Bar and Light Appetizers Served.

Our Referee Happy Hours are FREE to ALL LEVELS of USAH Referees! We gather to celebrate this unique and key role within the ice hockey community.

Come by and share fun stories with your fellow referees and support our newer referees just joining the ranks.

Sponsored by the WALL Foundation

Let's Represent CIHRA!

On February 16 - 23, 2020 USA Hockey will celebrate the 13th Anniversary of Hockey Weekend Across America. This weekend is a special time when all of our membership (players, parents, coaches and officials) take time to celebrate everything great about ice hockey in America.

As in the past, the USA Hockey Officiating Program will be collaborating with the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Officials Association to offer the “Meet the NHL Officials” program. This unique program will give a handful of young grassroots officials the opportunity to attend an NHL game and meet the game officials in their dressing room.

Do you know an official you would like to nominate for this program? For more information regarding this program and instructions to nominate an official in your area, please click the link below

Board Meeting Time and Day Change

The CIHRA Board meetings have been moved to the third Wednesday of each month with a start time of 7:30 pm.

USAH Officiating classroom seminars are starting to populate the calendar!

The 2019/2020 Season started June 3rd and earlier birds can signup for USA Seminars for the 2019/2020. Already in the Denver area we have a Level 1,2,3 already scheduled in month of July. Visit USA Hockey Classroom Seminar page to start the registration process.

Let us know if you have any questions.

If you are new or need a reminder head over to the CIHRA Registration page to get caught up on what you need to accomplish to be ready for the new season.

Interested in becoming one of the best!

Visit to register.

If you are interested more in becoming part of the Colorado Ice Hockey Referee Association (CIHRA) and a USAHockey Official let us know.

We are here to answer any questions you might have becoming an USAHockey Referee, point you to USAhockey requirements, and give you an understanding of what CIHRA provides their members.

CIHRA is seeking female officials!

We offer grass roots and advanced training that have taken many of our members to Jr. hockey, NCAA, ECHL, AHL, NHL, International and Olympic stages.

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