The St. Paul Hockey Officials Association (SPHOA) has been around for more than 50 years as a non-profit organization serving high school and college athletic conferences throughout the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area since 1962 

Our officials serve men’s and women’s hockey leagues as independent contractors in a wide range of game assignments for the Minnesota State High School League, WCHA, NCHA, NCAA, NCHC, WIAC and MIAC. 

Of SPHOA’s 140-plus members, close to half of our members officiate NCAA men’s or women’s hockey in addition to regular high school schedules. Several members have been selected to work the NCAA Regionals, Final Five, and the Frozen Four. Other members continue working at higher levels of USA youth hockey. Annually, we maintain a significant percentage of officials selected for the MSHSL State Tournament.

SPHOA members further serve the athletic community in distinguished roles on the National Federation Ice Hockey Rules Committee, as the Head Rule Clinician (MSHSL), and the Supervisor of Officials (MSHSL, Division I WCHA, Division III NCHA, and MIAC Conferences). 

SPHOA maintains a long history of meeting the needs of high school and college hockey in Minnesota. With active recruitment and rigorous training processes, SPHOA is respected for setting the standard for Minnesota officials.