May 9th is Referee Week at

May 11, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Often taken for granted and always under-appreciated, the official is vital to the sport of hockey. The Hockey referee deserves your respect, if for only taking their passion for the sport to the next level.

When a person decides to become a hockey referee they take on an obligation to perform with accuracy, consistency, objectivity, and the highest sense of integrity.

Throughout the week Beerleague Hockey will run specialty articles focusing on the role of the referee including a 3 part series in partnership with on "Becoming an Official." This 7-Step outline provides the basis on how to develop yourself as a hockey referee.