Colorado Ice Hockey Referee Association
2020 - 2021 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.
Seminars are on there way for 20/21
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.
Interested in becoming one of the best!
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.