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Referee Information

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;

SD Referee Seminars

Seminars have completed for the season.  As a reminder, Officials 18 and older must authorize a background check (link found on this page) and must complete SafeSport training this season if they did not for last season.

Please remember to complete your online modules and the open book test online.

USA Hockey has stated they have received all tests.  If your status shows as a seminar or closed-book test incomplete, please contact RIC Bloomenrader. 

If you show test and seminar complete, but you're still not fully registered,  please be sure that your OPEN BOOK test and ONLINE MODULES have been completed.


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)