Welcome To NIHOA Metro NY/NJ

The Metropolitan New York – New Jersey Chapter of the National Ice Hockey Officials Association is a charter member of NIHOA founded in 1957.

The chapter provides ice hockey officials to High School and College ice hockey leagues in the New York – New Jersey Metropolitan area.


2016-17 NFHS Rules Changes

The following are the NFHS Ice Hockey Rules Changes for the 2016-17 Season

UPDATED NJSIAA Sportsmanship Policy

We have received a clarification from the NJSIAA regarding the Sportsmanship / Bias Policy. Violation of the policy as it applies to race/gender/ethnicity/sexual orientation/religion, takes precedence over the rule book.

ATTENTION Coaches, Players, and Officials

2014-2015 NFHS Rules Video

This video created by the Minnesota State High School League has been endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations for Ice Hockey. NFHS 2014-2015 rules for two infractions of the rules have been significantly increased in an effort to thwart players from making dangerous hits on the ice.

2012-2013 NFHS Points of Emphasis

The NFHS Ice Hockey Rules Committee continues in its belief that the main threat to the health of high school ice hockey is violent and reckless play. The Committee wishes to address the following areas in the hope that violence and reckless play will be minimized....

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Congratulations to Paul McInnis

Congratulations to former Metro Chapter Secretary and founding member Paul McInnis, who will recognized for his accomplishment in hockey officiating by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 30, 2012) — Twelve leaders in...

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2012-2013 NFHS Rule Changes

High School Ice Hockey Rules Changes Focus on Penalties for Hits from Behind FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 14, 2012) — In an effort to promote safer play and minimize the risk of injury, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)...

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In Memory of Robert “Gooch” Geras

Robert “Gooch” Geras 1959-2012 It is with deep regret that we must announce the passing of former Chapter member Robert “Gooch” Geras on June 1, 2012. Gooch was a respected member of the Chapter and will truly be missed. You may view the...

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In Memory of Homer

Long time chapter member Ed Holm passed on Tuesday night July 8, 2008. You might remember Ed for his Sherlock Holmes hat or his cigar that stunk up the locker room or his ancient NIHOA crest that was shrunken to the size of a matchbook. If you did not know Ed, you...

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Illegal GoalKeeper Masks/Cages

This season, a number of officials have identified illegal goalkeeper helmets. The spacing between bars on the cage on the helmet has made them illegal for use. Please be diligent in checking for this equipment during pre-game. Please note, NFHS Rule 3-5-5 requires...

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2011-2012 NFHS Ice Hockey Rule Changes

The NFHS Ice Hockey Rule Changes for the 2011-2012 Season Ice Hockey Rules Revisions Focus on Concussion Prevention and Flow of Game INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 4, 2011) — No contact with an opposing player’s head or neck area will be allowed at any time in high school ice...

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2011 New Chapter Members

Please welcome the newest members to the Metro Chapter for 2011! Chris Garber – Millstone NJ Jon Holmes – Wall NJ Frank Krause – Clifton NJ Bob Nelson – Nutley NJ Chris Pisani – Belford NJ Peter Schlittenhardt – East Brunswick NJ...

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