WE ARE NWOA
NWOA Founding & Operating Members Include:
President - Jarrod Boman -
Vice President - Gordon Klepec -
Operations - Erik Freeman -
Treasurer - Connor Haye -
Ian Walsh - Board Member At Large
NWOA is operating as a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to its members. Our mission is growing the game of hockey and growing the number of officials in the northwest thru innovative training, positive reinforcement, no good ole boy scheduling and NO DRAMA!
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Frequently asked questions
Do you have to have USA Hockey Certification to officiate?
Can a NWOA Member work for other associations?
100% YES!! We do not hold any judgments or reservations for officials trying to work as many games as they can at any level they are capable of working! NWOA is truly dedicated to developing officials and we will PROVE this statement thru our scheduling and support system! Unlike other associations our board members are allowed to officiate anywhere and our members are expected to officiate as much as their legs will allow them and in as many places as their skates can take them!
How old can you be to officiate?
USA Hockey has no minimum or maximum ages for officials. It is highly recommended that officials not work games of their own age classification or higher, regardless of level attained. Generally, officials can sucessfully officiate as young as age ten years old
Can a member of another referee association officiate games for NWOA?
100% YES! NWOA welcomes all officials to work our games and as an independent contractor thru USAH you're allowed to officiate wherever you want. Register with NWOA and sign up on HorizonWebRef so you can be included in any and all of the open assignments.