877-333-7335 (p)
815-377-4001 (f)

Please Note:

The Referee's Closet will be closed from July 21 through July 29. Any orders placed during this time will be shipped on Monday, July 30. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
My Account
Bauer-MAP Restricted
CCM-MAP Restricted
Elite Hockey
Hockey Tron
PG Sports
Reebok-MAP Restricted
Home > About Us

About Us

Who is The Referee's Closet?

The Referee's Closet is a mail-order ice hockey officials' equipment supplier. It opened in 1995 to give the local referees an inexpensive place to purchase equipment. While open, The Referee's Closet has grown from servicing a limited number of officials in the New Jersey area to a national and international presence. This is mostly attributed to the great word of mouth advertising that we have received. (A special thank you goes out to everybody who has recommended The Referee's Closet to a fellow official.) 

The owner, Jim Nafus, was a USA Hockey referee for 15 years and is quite familiar with all the equipment needed by today's officials. This includes giving the customer an honest opinion of a piece of equipment. We will NOT try to sell anything that is not needed or is "too much" of a piece of equipment.

Why are our prices so low?

Simple - we do not have large marketing and sponsorships budgets like other online stores. Instead, we have chosen to allow ALL of our customers to receive great prices instead of making you (our customer) pay for advertising and endorsement deals.