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MAHA Provides Electronic Whistles for Officials and Associations

MAHA appreciates the leadership that the Michigan Officials are showing by wearing masks while they are officiating games.  

While wearing a mask, it will be near impossible for a referee or coach to lift a whistle to mouth and blowing action to a halt.  Enter the electronic whistle thanks to Covid which will emanate a whistle sound via a simple click of a hand-held device, somewhat akin to clicking a computer mouse.

MAHA was lucky to be able to acquire a supply of these whistles, thanks to our RIC Russ Eidenberger, and a little help from our friends in Massachusetts where Officials also have to wear masks. The market for the electronic whistles has skyrocketed in recent months. These new-age whistles from Tide-Rider, a wholesaler in Oakdale, Calif., that has specialized in the sports whistle niche since 1950.

Tide Rider Windsor 8320

Windsor 8320

  • 3 Tones (including Pealess Whistle) – Grey with Black trim
  • Loud, Consistent Sound Every Time
  • 2 AAA Batteries included. Each set of AAA Batteries produces more than 1000 blasts.
  • Loud 105-dB Whistle sound can be aimed in the exact direction intended, and away from user.
  • Adjustable Wrist Lanyard included


MAHA Is partially subsidizing the cost of these whistles they will be  $20 each including shipping.

Orders are shipped from the Detroit area immediately as ordered. Allow 2-3 business days for receipt from the time you place your order.

Quantities are Limited! Maximum per order is two whistles.


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MAHA Video Review Policy

The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) is committed to ensuring the safety of participants at all ages and skill levels. With the increasing availability of video provided by rink-based programs and partners and parent or club-affiliated resources, for the 2019-20 season, we are entering a trial period of utilizing video review specifically as a means of determining whether an on-ice action caught on video, but not penalized by officials, is deserving of a formal review process for potential supplemental discipline.  MAHA will NOT use video review for the purpose of changing any on-ice call.

Video submitted for potential review by MAHA will only be accepted/considered if presented by a member Association or Club (no individual or parent submissions will be accepted). This process shall be followed:

  • Upon review by the Association or Club leadership, and determination that a request for further action is requested, the Association’s President or Club’s Manager must complete the “Video Review Request” form.  
  • Completed form must be sent  to Form must be submitted with a $100 check. If the video is accepted and supplemental discipline is assessed, the check will be returned. If the video does NOT result in a hearing to determine additional discipline, the $100 check will be considered a fine to the organization that submitted the video.
  • Upon receipt, the Vice President of Officials will review and determine if the actions shown on video warrants further review. 
  • If further review is deemed warranted, a review process will be undertaken by a Video Review Committee (the VR Committee).
  • The VR Committee will make a recommendation to the MAHA Executive Vice President, who will make the final determination on conducting a supplemental discipline hearing.
  • Supplemental Discipline will not be imposed unless and until a hearing has been conducted with the player, coach or parent that is the subject of the request. 
  • Discipline administered by MAHA will be imposed immediately and the subject of supplemental discipline will retain all appeal rights as provided for in the MAHA Guidebook and USA Hockey Bylaw 10. Any discipline assessed will not be delayed while an appeal is in process.

You can download the full policy below or start the registration if you are ready to file a video for review.