The Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Association will be working with the tournament directors and committee to provide officiating supervisors for the upcoming Blue Note Cup Missouri Youth Hockey Championships. MIHOA’s Development & Education program will spearhead the effort with the goal of assigning its team of officiating mentors – who are also experienced MIHOA and USA Hockey officials – to serve as site supervisors at the various Blue Note Cup host rinks.
Much like a team’s coach, the role of the site supervisors will be to support, encourage and motivate the officials who are assigned to these important games. Site supervisors will emphasize the elements of a good official, which can be illustrated through the acronym HEAT. HEAT stands for Hustle, Energy & Enthusiasm, Awareness & Attitude and Teamwork.
In addition to observing games, site supervisors will also serve as a liaison between the officiating crews and tournament directors. They will also do their part to ensure a safe and fair playing environment, and to encourage sportsmanlike behavior by all game participants, which include officials, players, coaches, parents and other spectators. Performance feedback from the site supervisors will be an important part in determining which officials will be considered for championship game assignments.
For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Louis Blues and the Missouri Hockey Youth Division will partner to host the Blue Note Cup, a season-ending championship hockey tournament for youth hockey players from ages 10-18. Preliminary round games are scheduled for February 20-23 at Affton, Brentwood, Centene Community Ice Center, Creve Coeur, East Alton, Fenton, FSI Shark Tank, Ice Zone, Kirkwood, Maryville University, McKendree, Pacific, Queeny, St. Peters RecPlex, South County, Webster Groves and Wentzville rinks. Championship games are scheduled for February 29 and March 1 at Centene Community Ice Center.
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