Our Story

About Us

Hockey Ref Shop was founded to help all officials enjoy their hockey experience more with fun and innovative hockey referee equipment products

Where We Started

Hockey Ref Shop was founded by in early 2017 to provide hockey officials with new options and a fresh look at equipment by Eric Arrigo.  

He started reffing at 12 years old to pick up extra ice time and improve his skating skills as a young hockey player. It was clear from the start that he found another passion within the game of hockey.

Eric continued playing through the junior ranks and currently officiates youth, junior, and minor professional hockey full time along with running Hockey Ref Shop. He also competed in Red Bull Crashed Ice for three seasons.

We're committed to continued growth and plan to help as many officials as possible.

Our Mission

At Hockey Ref Shop we understand the importance of innovative products for convenience and it is our goal to make your job enjoyable!

We noticed that officiating equipment has stayed the same for decades while player equipment is improved upon every single season. There was also a super limited selection of high quality officiating products.

We pride ourselves on offering innovative officiating equipment.

Our exclusive Hockey Ref Shop sweaters come with pre-installed Velcro because it makes your life easier. No more needles and bloody fingers stitching Velcro on your sweater or crest! 

Since we're also officials, we know what would be helpful to have and demand quality in our products.

Our Values

All officials know the importance of honesty, integrity and communication and these are values that drive us at Hockey Ref Shop.

We are a team of hockey officials with decades of experience in the game who are all passionate about officiating and the sport of hockey as a whole as it truly is the greatest game on earth.

We also believe that hockey is about hard work, having fun and making friends through the game.

We are always open to feedback and if you have any questions regarding products or an officiating question feel free to Contact Us.

"Make the Right Call" with Hockey Ref Shop

As Seen On

  • PEOC Pittsburgh Elite Officiating Camps - Hockey Ref Shop
  • Scouting The Refs - Hockey Ref Shop Equipment Advertisment
  • Jay Sharrers Officiating School - Hockey Ref Shop 2022 Partner
  • Team Stripes Podcast - Hockey Ref Shop Story

We ship from the Chicago area

Our centrally located shipping facility allows us to get packages accross the country in super quick time