Timekeeper Recruitment Information
Each season the Guelph Hockey Referees Association (GHRA) receives applications to become a timekeeper. During the off-season we evaluate how many timekeepers we'll need for the coming season and then review all of the applications received.
If your application is accepted, you will be contacted regarding the Timekeepers clinic which usually takes place in August. Please be aware that we may receive more applications than we need and that we are not able to accept all applicants.Also, the minimum age to become a timekeeper is 14 as of December 31st of the season you're applying for (ex: for the 2019-2020 season, anyone born in 2005 or before may apply to be a timekeeper).
GHRA provides the training clinic that teaches you the proper way to fill out a game sheet and all the duties that are required as a timekeeper/scorer. At the clinic you are given a manual for future reference of the correct procedures.
For your first assignments you will be paired up with an experienced timekeeper who will show you how to do the job. Once both you and GHRA are comfortable that you know the job you will work on your own (higher divisions of hockey such as Midget are always done in pairs).
Kindly read over the procedures found on the right of this page, and if you feel you would be a good fit for the position, click on the contact button to send us your information.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE INCREDIBLE RESPONSE WE'VE HAD FOR TIMEKEEPERS, WE'VE SUSPENDED THE APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS FOR THE COMING SEASON. WE'LL OPEN UP THE APPLICATION PERIOD AGAIN NEXT FEBRUARY
PROCEDURES FOR THE OFFICIAL SCORER AND TIMEKEEPERS