ECAC D-III Schedules Second Annual Referee Tryouts

The ECAC Ice Hockey Officiating Bureau will be holding its second annual open tryout for candidates who are interest in officiating NCAA Division III Ice Hockey.

On Saturday, June 23, tryouts will be held from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at The ESL Sports Centre in Rochester, N.Y. The next day Horgan Arena in Auburn, Mass., will serve as the site for New England from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

“These clinics have afforded the ECAC an excellent opportunity to recruit and attract a number of quality young officials to our collegiate roster,” said senior associate commissioner Stephen Bamford. “Annually, that has been and will continue to be our goal.”

The tryouts will consist of class room and on ice sessions. During class room session, candidates will take the 2007 NCAA Ice Hockey Officiating Rules Exam which will be followed by a question and answer segment. In addition, ECAC Ice Hockey Officiating Staff will discuss how assignments are made, reporting of material to the conference office, fees structure and other necessary information. The on-ice session will consists of numerous skating drills.

The ECAC assigns officials for the ECAC Men’s East Ice Hockey League, ECAC Men’s West Ice Hockey League, ECAC Northeast Ice Hockey League, ECAC Women’s East Ice Hockey League, ECAC Women’s West Ice Hockey League, NESCAC, the Northeast-10 Conference, and the SUNYAC.

Interested candidates will need to register for the tryouts by Friday, June 22, in the ECAC Ice Hockey Officiating section of