Welcome to the Barrie Hockey Referee's Association
The BHRA was started in 2001 by individuals interested in improving the fellowship of officials in Barrie, and in the surrounding areas. Although there was a referee's association in the Barrie area previously, it was not active any longer. In addition, they wanted to assist with the training and development of ice hockey officials with improved organization, training and communication. This Association came about as the results of their efforts. At its inception, the BHRA was comprised of 130 members.
The BHRA would like to acknowledge eight people for their contribution to refereeing in local hockey:
- Larry Ness
- Darrell Langille
- Mike Ferguson
- Rick Ahern
- Mike Hawboldt
- Susan Hewitt
- Doug Burns
- Aaron Harris
2016-2017 Executive Committee
Chair - Michael Ferguson
Mike was a founding member of the BHRA and has held every position on the Executive over the past 15 years, as well as having developed and run the initial mentorship porgram. This is Mike's second appointment as Chair. Mike also serves as Referee-in-Chief for the Barrie Minor Hockey Association and an OMHA Supervisor
Vice Chair/Referee Assignor - Shaun Bougie
Shaun has been involved in minor hockey his entire life having played and then starting with officiating 15 years ago. He is currently a Level 4 official under the Hockey Canada Officiating Program. Shaun has officiated all levels of hockey from Minor Hockey to Senior A including Tier II Junior A and OUA. Shaun has particiapted in several OHF and OMHA Championships as a referee and a linesman.
Treasurer - Dan Slykhuis
Secretary - Cliff Schulz
Executive Steward (Director) - Dylan Pearce
Dylan is a Level 3 official under the Hockey Canada Officiating Program. He has officiated all levels of hockey from Minor to Senior A inlcuding Tier II Junior A and OUA. Dylan has particpated in several OHF and OMHA Championships as an official.