Part-Time Off-Ice Official - Rockford IceHogs (Rockford · IL)

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The Rockford IceHogs have an immediate opening as an American Hockey League Off-Ice Official for the 2023-2024 season and serve as a liaison between the on-ice officials and the teams before, during and after preseason, regular season, and postseason games at the BMO Center. Off-ice officials are responsible for ensuring official team rosters, game statistics, time-on-ice and other duties assigned and produce and record, in a timely manner, all game functions (game clock, penalty clock, etc.) in conjunction with the bylaws of the game and the American Hockey League (AHL).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with AHL On-Ice Officials, Rockford IceHogs and visiting hockey operations to review game rosters, starting line-ups, statistics and any changes before, during and after each game
  • Setup, test and operate all technical equipment including AHL review systems, game computer and time-on-ice computers and printer
  • Review official scoresheet for accuracy and coordinate any and all changes with the AHL On-Ice Officials and the IceHogs and visiting hockey operations departments
  • Track and record in-game statistics, including goals, assists, shots, plus-minus, penalties, power plays, penalty kills, time-on-ice, etc. in conjunction with American Hockey League (AHL) rules
  • Award points, plus-minus, penalties, shots and saves based on in-game proceedings
  • Operate the official game clock and keep record of all penalties and all penalty situations
  • Track and maintain IceHogs and visiting unofficial time-on-ice reports
  • Manage home and visiting penalty boxes and serve as goal judges
  • Other duties may be assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience        

  • Prior knowledge and/or experience with ice hockey. 

Skills and Abilities 

  • Complete understanding of the sport of hockey, specifically the American Hockey League, including rules, regulations, and bylaws and scoring. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while handling multiple projects at once in a professional manner.   

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move around the facility; to stand for long hours during events; talk and hear. This position may require work inside or outside of the building, as needed by events.



The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above.  They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.  Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

The Chicago Blackhawks is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.   All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.