Team Managers, please confirm officials are present 15-minutes prior to the start of your game.

What do I do if no referees show up to our game?

  1. Phone or text Natalie Williams at 780-719-6810 so she can contact the referee assignors.
  2. If the game start time has commenced, recruit a mutually agreed upon coach from each team to referee.  One coach will suffice if that is all you can manage.

2023-2024 EFHL Referee Pay Rate

For SMHA EFHL games, refer to the rate information above for Officials for the 2023/2024 season

To Schedule Referees for Exhibition Games, see below contacts:

2023/2024 Referee Assignors

SMHA Junior B, Junior C, U-18 AA, U-18 ST701, U16AA, U15AA

Shawn Ottenbreit

SMHA U-18 ST702, U-21 Recreation League

Stace Carl

SMHA U-13 AA, U-13 ST501, U-15 ST601, ST602, ST603, ST604

Kyle Edwards

SMHA U-15 ST605, U-13 ST502, ST503, ST504, ST505, U-11 ST401

Tom Farquar

SMHA U-13 ST506, ST507, U-11 ST402, ST403, ST404

Kennedy Roblin

SMHA All U-9, U-11 ST405, ST406

Brennen Jasonson

Concerns?  Please contact the RIC Ray Keller at

Strathcona County Referees Website


SMHA will automatically schedule officials for all scheduled league games.  Referee rates for EFHL league games are different than exhibition games as they are negotiated by Hockey Edmonton.  NAHL & REMHL rates are the same as exhibition games (Hockey Alberta rates).  Should there be any game changes, the ice/referee allocators must be contacted immediately.  Re-scheduling of games is subject to ice and referee availability.

Teams are expected to have cash for referees at all games and request a receipt for SMHA records.  Teams will be issued an advance payment for referee costs associated with league games.

You must receive confirmation from the Ice and Referee Allocators prior to accepting game changes.

Clinic and Rate information
Referee Clinics are available.
For more information, please follow the link below:

Teams are responsible for referee payment for all exhibition games.  Exhibition/Hockey Alberta rates will apply.  When scheduling exhibition games please provide:

  • Date, Time, Location, Age group and Tier.


2023-24 Hockey Alberta Officials Rates


If only 1 referee attends a game, fees are 80% of the 2-referee rates.

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