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Referee Information

SD Referee Registration

USA Hockey Registration opened again on August 1st, 2016 for the 16-17 season.  Please check in with at that time to start your registration. The link for that site is below.  Make sure you complete the online training modules, and the Safe Sport Training if needed.  There will be a link soon for the background check registration, it is in the works.  It will be posted on the SDAHA home page when available.

Locations will be added as they are confirmed, but the following dates are scheduled for Seminars


Rapid City Level 3 COMPLETED

Pierre, Level 1, 2, COMPLETED

Rapid City, Level 1, 2, COMPLETED

Sioux Center, Level 1 and 2, October 15

Watertown Level 1, 2, October 22

          Morning Classroom 9:30 am-1 pm at Field House, 1900 W Kemp

          Afternoon Skate,  2-3:30 pm Maas Ice Arena

Aberdeen  Level 1, 2, October 23

          Morning class begins at 8 am, Odde Ice Arena

          Afternoon skate 1 pm - 3 pm, Odde Ice Arena

Brookings Level 1, 2,  October 29th  Class 8 am-Noon, Ice 1 pm-3 pm

           Larson Ice Center 924 32nd Ave, Brookings, 57006

Brookings Level 3 October 30th Class  8 am-Noon

            Larson Ice Center 924 32nd Ave, Brookings, 57006

Mitchell Level 1, 2, 3, November 5th Class 8 am-Noon, Ice 1 pm-3 pm

            Mitchell Skating Hockey Assoc. 1001 N Minnesota St, Mitchell, 57301


REMEMBER..... ALL Game Misconduct and match penalties must be reported through the USA Hockey Incident reporting system (instruction sheet below).   Any Match Penalty assessment should also be reported to the SDAHA RIC ASAP!  Use email listed to advise of Match Penalty immediately after game.

Also, major penalties included in the aggressive category should be reported in the game reporting system.  (Rule 411)

South Dakota Referee In Chief

Cade Bloomenrader of Rapid City has been appointed as the new Refereee In Chief for the SDAHA.  

If you have questions on rule interpretations, testing process or the test itself, registration, or any other issues that arise during the season, please feel free to contact him at;