Officials Committee

Meet the Officials Committee

Promote hockey as a means of providing an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience for players, to improve and maintain their fitness level and to lead an active life. 

Provide opportunities for players to learn the fundamental skills of hockey and acquired sport skills that will be the cornerstone of their future athletic development.

Promote and develop sportsmanship, fair play, pride, self worth and confidence and learn life skills by participating in an organized team sport activity. 

Provide opportunities for coaches to improve their skills and abilities to teach players and become role models in the community.

Offer Minor Hockey Players the opportunity to participate in a recreational hockey program by operating the Wood Buffalo Hockey League from Initiation to Midget, ensuring all players have an equal opportunity to participate, play and develop their skills.

Establish and enforce policies, procedures and rule governing the operations of all Minor Hockey in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Steve Niehaus

Referee In Chief


Cody Brace


Referee in


Greg Pollard



Nicole Saunders


Dylon Routhier


Mentorship, Development, & Supervisions

Ian Bailey

Jeff Fitzpatrick

Wesley Butz


Bryce Horbachewski

Clinic Coordinator