Welcome to the Great Lakes Hockey Officials website. GLHO is a local group of approximately 150 USA Hockey, AAU, MHSAA and ACHA certified officials based in Lower Michigan.
GLHO is responsible for the administration of officiating assignments for various leagues, associations, clubs and teams. Great Lakes Hockey Officials acts as a liaison that assigns with officials as independent contractors.
All officials must provide seasonal proof of officiating qualification by earning certification from USA Hockey, AAU, MHSAA, ACHA or other participating sanctioning body.
There is no membership fee to receive assignments from GLHO, rather professionalism, work ethic, performance to standards and procedures are pre-requisites to join. We encourage and provide opportunities for new officials of all ages. It is suggested that officials be a minimum of 12 years old to start. We provide initial game opportunities and a volunteer mentoring program to get new officials off the ground. Additional assignments come from availability and gaining of experience through proper procedures, standards and hustle.