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Referees Needed! Players ages 12 and older can get started this off season!

In an effort to grow the referee community, the CUHL assigners in collaboration with the CUHL board are hosting 3 learning sessions between now and the start of the 2021-22 season.  The first session will be held at Orbit Ice Arena on July 31st  from 8-11am.  We plan to have learning sessions on August on a date TBD at Arctic ice Arena in Orland Park and North Shore Ice Arena in Northbrook.

The program will be taught by certified instructors and will focus on the basic rules to prep the new official to be able to work your AAU games.

These learning sessions are “free” of charge to the new official and only after they decide they want to work games will incur a $16 AAU registration fee. 

Space may be limited so registration is necessary.  Based on attendance, some or all officials may be participating as an official in a live action Mite game.  Supervisors will be on hand to instruct and mentor during the game.  There will be a parent meeting to answer questions about getting games, how to get paid, what tax implications there could be.

We hope to have Eric Arrigo-owner of the on hand with samples and specials with gear for all refs.

The assigning group will be raffling off 2 - $50 gift cards from at each of the three sessions.

Anyone interested in getting started or seeing what officiating may offer, please contact Bob MacPherson at for more information and registration.

This is not a USA Hockey sanctioned seminar and officials receiving the training will not be certified for USA Hockey sanctioned games.  Officials must be completely registered with USA Hockey and IHOA and have attend one of their registered seminars to be eligible to work USA Hockey sanctioned games.

May 8 Annual Meeting Documents

Note Regarding "Double Rostered" Players


We are aware that there may be some CUHL players double rostered on AAU "Tournament Teams".  As per the CUHL bylaws, this is not allowed.


If a player is found to be on two AAU rosters during the CUHL Regular Season, the offending club shall forfeit all games that the player played in, the club shall be ineligible for playoffs, and the offending player/club shall have to go before the CUHL R&E Committee. The player will be suspended from all CUHL games pending the ruling of the CUHL R&E Committee.


Clubs, it is in your best interest to do some investigation of your membership BEFORE regular season games begin. We only want to ensure that all clubs are in compliance with the CUHL rules. We appreciate your cooperation.

Player Movement Rule Clarification

Goaltenders: Teams MAY use a SKATER from another team in their organization as their goalie for the playoffs as we have done all year. In no circumstance may a goalie from a higher level team be used on a lower team. A goalie from a lower team MAY ONLY BE USED IN THE CASE OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY and must receive approval of the competition committee BEFORE the game.

Player Movement: Players may only play for their rostered teams in the playoffs.

Prospective Member Clubs

Please send your request for a club application to President Tom Gullen.

In order to be considered for league membership in the following season, clubs must apply before May 15 of the spring prior to desired admission.

The 2021-2022 application window has closed. Please submit by May 15 of 2022 for consideration for the 2022-2023 season.

Tom Gullen


Our Mission

Our Mission is to create an atmosphere in which players support and respect one another while never compromising the rules of the game. To encourage and expect our players and parents to respect their opponent, coaches, managers, Board members, and officials. To exhibit good sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork and fair play.


Our league is dependent upon the commitment and dedication of our many volunteers, which are expected to deal with one another with courtesy and mutual respect and make the game of hockey fun for all participants. To ensure that our players not only learn hockey skills but life skills that will help them be model citizens within our communities.



To file a Game Incident Report, please send a detailed write-up (including date, location, level, teams, etc.) to:

Tim Mueller

Referee Liaison