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Established in 1969, The Western New York Chapter of the National Ice Hockey Officials Association is located in Rochester, New York and provides officials for high school and local college hockey. The chapter also provides officials for the NYSPHSAA Ice Hockey program which includes NYS Section V teams and NYS Playoff tournaments. WNYNIHOA also provide officials for the University of Rochester, who are members of the ACHA, and Monroe Community College, who are members of NJCAA.

The chapter has over 50 members, many of which officiate games in the American Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League, NCAA Division I and III, USA Hockey Junior A and B as well as local youth hockey games. All of our officials are held to the highest standards. Each official is rated at every game they work by both coaches and fellow officials. This extensive evaluation process allows us to better our officials year after year.



Looking to join our NIHOA chapter?  Our membership is by invitation only after an extensive evaluation period by our evaluation staff.  Contact your game scheduler (usually from RIHOA) to express you interest.

Existing NIHOA Members Moving to the Area

Existing NIHOA members from other districts may freely transfer into our chapter.  A probabtionary period may be required upon transfer.
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