Valley Youth Hockey is a Tier II association based at Onondaga Nation Arena and Meachem Rink in Syracuse, NY.

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How Refs Get Assigned

Attn: Managers & Coaches, 

Here is the process which we use to get officials for our games. 
  1. Please make absolutely sure your schedule is submitted to our website and is up to date. I use the online schedule to request refs for any games where Valley is listed as the Home team.
  2. Around the 20th of each month, I will submit the games listed on the web site for the following month. (e.g. around 10/20, I'll send the November schedule to be added to HorizonWebRef.)
  3. Each Monday, team managers/coaches should check HorizonWebRef to make sure their games are listed and that any games for the upcoming weekend have refs assigned. If there are any issues, contact me immediately.
  4. I will also check the online schedule and match it up to the HorizonWebRef schedule to find any possible discrepancies. 
If you are adding a game and/or requesting refs for a game after the 20th (for the following month), please e-mail me to let me know so that I can notify our assignor.
If you are canceling a game that currently shows up on the HorizonWebRef website, let me know ASAP so I can cancel the refs. Please be aware that our contract with HorizonWebRef requires that we give reasonable notice for any game cancellations. 48 hours notice is the bare minimum. Otherwise, we are responsible for paying the officials. That said, unpreventable, last-minute cancellations due to weather or rink issues are understandable. If you are cancelling with very short notice (same day or less than 24 hours) you also should contact the officials assigned to your game to let them know.
If you have any issues or questions regarding officials, please contact me directly.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation. 
Best regards,
Garth Werner
Director of Referees (2016-18)

Getting access to Horizon WebRef:

Email Garth Werner at  or Jason Brown at  and provide your name, the team you coach and your email address.


How to get fee payments for the referees

Request ref fee payments online!

Sign up for Direct Deposit so ref fee requests go straight into your bank account!