Hockey Officiating

Ice Hockey Referee

Two linesmen and two referees will be present for a youth or professional hockey game. The job of the linesmen is to call icing and offsides. Linesmen are also responsible for conducting faceoffs on the various faceoff circles around the ice. They break up fights and often call penalties within the neutral zone as well. The goal of a referee is to call penalties and to determine whether a goal is indeed a goal (if there is controversy). To distinguish between the both of them, referees have an orange band on their referee outfit during a game.