Referee Complaint Form (Brantford Minor Hockey Association)


Print Referee Complaint Form
Please fill out all Mandatory fields - the form will not be accepted otherwise. Please do not follow up with other emails. Your complaint will be addressed as soon as possible by our volunteers.
  1. The purpose of this form is to apprise Brantford Minor Hockey Association of any actions taken by a referee that are CLEARLY negligent or in OBVIOUS defiance of the good of the game.

    In no imaginable instance will BMHA ever overturn a penalty assessed during the course of a game much less the result of a game.  The referee has the best view of a play and was in the best position to make the call regarding the outcome of a play.  Short of irrefutable video evidence, BMHA will not challenge a specific penalty call by a referee.

    Bottom line, this form is not for the purpose of complaining about a lost game due to referees.  Such complaints will be summarily dismissed.  This form is designed to bring BMHA's attention to misconduct or other inappropriate behaviour on the part of an official during a game hosted by BMHA.  

    BMHA does not hire the officials for its games.  BMHA hires the Grand River Officials Association to provide qualified referees.  This means that in the case of a serious complaint, BMHA will work with GROA to investigate the complaint and come to a resolution.

    Note we have no recourse for games hosted by other associations.  In serious cases of this nature, please contact the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario at
Information on the Complainant
  1. Please enter the name of the person logging the complaint.
  2. Please enter a valid email address.
  3. Enter a phone number for the complainant.
  4. Please indicate how you are involved with this team (parent, coach, player?)
Incident/Complaint Detail
Please include as many specific facts and details as possible.
  1. If multiple incidents choose the most recent.
  2. Please list the Arena and, where applicable, the rink where the incident took place.
  3. If you know the game code from the game sheet that will help look up penalty details.
  4. Provide a summary of ALL the details of the issue/incident and any other relevant facts. Please include the name of the relevant player. Also please provide the name or a description of the specific referee in question.
  5. Allowed extensions: .jpeg, .jpg, .png, gif, .pdf, .doc, .docx.
    Maximum # Files: 5. Maximum File Size: 4MB.
    Attach any relevant documents or files related to the incident.
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