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Title: USA Hockey Officiating Seminar


1
USA Hockey Officiating Seminar
Presentation Designed by Leonard Edling Edited f
or USA Hockey by Bob Fryer Additional editing by

Joanne Nakaso
2
Welcome to Level 1 Seminar
  • Purpose
  • To review the basics and fundamentals of
    officiating
  • To establish uniformity in officiating
  • To eliminate creativity in officiating
  • Introduction of staff
  • Review of schedule
  • Breaks
  • Ice Time
  • Lunch

3
Welcome to Level 1 Seminar
  • What is expected of me ? (as an Official)
  • Be on time!
  • Take notes
  • Ask questions
  • Work hard
  • Have fun
  • Who are you and why are you here?

4
Officiating Program
  • Overview

5
Local Officiating Program
  • All volunteer program
  • District Referee-in-Chief
  • Greg Lucker
  • Local Supervisor of Officials
  • Chris Leahy

6
Registration Procedures
  • Mail completed USA Hockey form with fee to
    national office
  • Take open-book exam from USA Hockey
  • Minimum passing score 35/50 for Level 1
  • Register and complete district seminar
  • Completion of seminar list is sent to USA Hockey
  • When completed with all requirements
  • Card and crest are sent from national office

7
Member Benefits
  • Insurance (medical and liability)
  • Summer Officials development camps
  • Regional
  • National
  • Womens Camp
  • Select
  • Regional National Championships

8
Member Benefits
  • International Program
  • Elite Officiating Experience
  • International tournaments
  • Olympic Games
  • Publications
  • Manuals
  • American Hockey Magazine
  • Stripes Newsletter

9
Member Benefits
  • District Officiating Seminars
  • Instructor Training sessions
  • Evaluation Program
  • Mentor Program
  • Local events

10
Personal Appearance
11
Looking the Part
  • Positive impression
  • Build credibility
  • Defines role as an official
  • Good looks complement good skills
  • Commands respect

12
Personal Appearance
  • Face
  • Hair
  • General condition

13
Equipment Needs
  • Helmet
  • Mandatory
  • Black in color
  • Good condition
  • Visor- strongly recommended
  • Sweater
  • Long-sleeved
  • Trousers
  • Black

14
Equipment Needs
  • Girdle protection
  • Skates
  • Well maintained
  • Clean white laces
  • No goalie skates!
  • Cup and supporter
  • Leg guards
  • Elbow guards

15
Officials Supplies
  • Whistles
  • Finger type
  • Minimum of 2
  • Rule book (USA Hockey League)
  • Referees manual(s)
  • Equipment bag
  • Tape

16
Officials Supplies
  • Telephone numbers
  • Assignors
  • Supervisors
  • Officials
  • Pen and Note pad (riot pad)
  • Cut skate laces
  • Soap and towel

17
Off-Ice Dress for Regular Games
  • What to wear
  • Nice clothing
  • Neat, clean and tidy
  • No team jackets
  • Avoid T-shirts and jeans (if possible)
  • Why?
  • Good first impression
  • Shows that officials take pride in work

18
Proper On-Ice Attire
Black helmet
Sweater
Crest
Finger whistle
Clean white laces
Black trousers
Well maintained skates
19
Physical Conditioning
20
Stretching
  • Purpose of stretching
  • To obtain or maintain flexibility
  • To reduce potential of future injury
  • Basic stretching principles
  • Stretch major muscle groups from head to toe
  • Stretch slowly with controlled movements

21
Basic Stretches
  • Neck
  • Arms and shoulders
  • Trunk and back
  • Groin
  • Quadriceps
  • Calves
  • Ankles

22
Importance of General Fitness
  • Promotes overall good health
  • Enhances performance on the ice
  • Enhances creditability of performance through
    physical appearance

23
General Fitness Exercises
  • Aerobic
  • High heart rate for a period of time
    (cardiovascular-based)
  • Anaerobic
  • Muscle-based with short bursts of cardiovascular
    activity
  • Best combine both aerobic and anaerobic
  • Average 3 times per week

24
Fundamentals of Skating
25
Importance of Skating Well
  • Basic building block
  • Helps to enhance position
  • Which enhances vision
  • Which enhances judgment
  • Helps to establish credibility when you keep up
    with the play

26
Referee Skating vs.Player Skating
  • View
  • Referees always turn and stop facing the play
  • Posture
  • Head must always be up
  • Tight skating lanes along the boards
  • Different arm swing from players
  • Always front to back to increase efficiency

27
Balance
  • Knee bend most important
  • Use inside edges
  • Shoulder, knee and ball of foot aligned
  • Head up

28
Ready Position
  • During stoppages (2 types)
  • Standing upright with hands at sides (ready
    position)
  • Hands on knees
  • During play
  • Never have hands on knees
  • Always stand upright with body angled toward the
    play (45 degree angle)

29
Arm Swing
  • Similar to runner (front to back)
  • Strive to eliminate
  • Stick carrying posture
  • Side to side arm swing
  • Dog paw
  • Clenched fists

30
Forward Stride
  • Long powerful strides are key
  • Exaggerated knee bend
  • Thrusts start with pressure (weight) on heel then
    extends through the blade to toe thrusting down
    through the ice
  • Full recovery
  • Weight transfer
  • Thrust out with opposite skate
  • All skating takes place from the hips down
  • Upper body stays disciplined

31
Pre-Game Responsibilities
32
Officiating Etiquette
  • Punctuality
  • 30 minutes prior (minimum)
  • Second check of equipment when arriving in room
  • Officials dressing room
  • No visitors
  • Private headquarters
  • Politely ask unwanted visitors to leave

33
Sociability
  • Short conversations with players and coaches be
    polite
  • Avoid opinions of other officials
  • Avoid controversial matters

34
Stretching
  • Before every game
  • Every major muscle group
  • Heighten heart rate
  • Good warm-up a must

35
On-Ice Warm-up
  • Go onto ice 3-5 minutes before teams
  • Skate at warm-up pace
  • Practice turns, stops, starts forward and
    backward
  • Practice skating in Officials skating lanes
  • Watch and monitor warm-ups

36
Visual Inspection of Playing Area
  • Check for
  • Defective ice, boards, glass, door openings
  • Clock and bench locations
  • Off-Ice Officials in position
  • Illegal face masks and helmets
  • Checking the goals
  • Holes in netting (fix, if necessary)
  • Posts properly anchored
  • Warped goal frames
  • Familiarize yourself with arena

37
Conducting Face-Offs
38
Officials Stance
  • Feet shoulder width apart
  • Shins parallel
  • Puck held in non-whistle hand
  • Puck hand forearm rests on hip bone
  • Head up and looking forward

39
Holding the Puck
  • Two accepted methods
  • Thumb on top, forefinger along the side
  • Thumb and small finger on the side, other finger
    tips on top
  • Thumb must remain in contact with puck
  • Officials should try different techniques
  • Both players must have an equal view of the puck
  • Puck must always land flat
  • Face-off should be fair

40
Dropping the Puck
  • Officials must be ready first
  • Simultaneous out and down motion
  • Bend knees as puck starts first
  • Puck must land flat and remain stationary
  • Puck must land on center of face-off spot
  • Do not flick wrist prior to puck drop
  • Push the puck to the ice

41
Players Positions
  • Centers
  • Attacking players stick down first
  • Stick stationary on white half moon
  • When no spot exists one stick length apart
  • Shoulders square with end boards

42
Players Positions
  • Other players
  • Same side of circle as center
  • Outside of circle includes sticks
  • On their side of the hash marks
  • Which official is responsible for which players?
  • Official conducting face-off
  • Centers and players in front of him
  • Partner
  • Players behind the official conducting the
    face-off

43
Moving into PositionAfter Face-Off
  • Drop puck
  • Pause to view play
  • Look behind you
  • Back to side boards
  • Keep play in front of you
  • Proceed to position facing play
  • Hustle only when clear to move

44
Center Ice Face-Off Technique
  • Start of the period
  • Signal Goalkeepers (Goal Judges)
  • Face and signal Timekeeper
  • Following a goal
  • Face the players benches

45
Puck Hand-Offs
  • Hand shake technique
  • Place the puck flat in palm of partner
  • Receiving official closes hand firmly on puck
  • Professional look when clean and crisp
  • Everyone is watching you during this time

46
Referee Position 3 Man System
47
Importance ofProper Positioning
  • Fundamental building block
  • Field of vision
  • Enables Official to see as much action as
    possible
  • Provides Official with safe viewing areas
  • Keeps Official out of the way
  • Officials No-Mans-Land
  • Area that Officials must stay out of during play

48
Field of Vision
49
No-Mans-Land
50
Starting The Game
  • Center Ice face-offs
  • Beginning of game face the Timekeeper
  • Conduct face-off
  • Back toward side boards keeping play in field of
    vision

51
Timekeeper
52
Positioning Following Play
  • Play moves from Neutral Zone to End Zone
  • Follow play 15-20 feet behind
  • Stay along boards (5-10 feet) when play is on own
    side of rink
  • Move only when path is clear

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Positioning Following Play
  • Play in Neutral Zone (transitional play)
  • Skate slowly until play takes a definite
    direction
  • Stop and observe play whenever possible
  • Use a wide open field of vision to read play
  • Play reverses direction
  • Stop along boards and allow play to pass
  • Follow at the recommended distance

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Positioning in the End Zoneand on the Goal Line
  • Skate into End Zone
  • Skate hard into End Zone
  • No coasting keep feet moving
  • Get to the Goal Line quickly, but only when path
    is clear
  • Never cut through face-off spot

57
Play
58
Positioning in the End Zoneand on the Goal Line
  • Proper use of Home Base
  • Easy to move toward goal when shot on goal
  • Easy to move back back to corner when play moves
    to the Referees side
  • Following play out of the zone
  • Maintain proper distance
  • Wait on Goal Line until the play definitely
    leaves the zone

59
Play
60
Positioning During Face-Offs
  • Neutral Zone face-offs
  • Closer to the nearest goal, opposite side of ice
  • Out 15 feet from boards
  • 30 degree angle
  • End Zone face-offs
  • On Goal Line opposite side of ice
  • At Home Base
  • Ready position
  • After goals
  • Face players benches

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63
Benches
After a Goal
64
Post-Game Positioning
  • At the buzzer
  • Attend to any potential altercation or dispute
    immediately
  • Attention then focuses on the players benches for
    players leaving
  • During hand-shake line
  • In Referees Crease facing all players

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67
Linesman Position 3 Man System
68
Importance of Proper Positioning
  • Fundamental building block
  • Enables Official to see as muck action as
    possible (enhancing judgment)
  • Provides Official with safe viewing areas
  • Keeps Official out of the way
  • Keeps Official out of No-Mans-Land

69
Starting the Game
  • One Linesman at Blue Line (Visitors Bench)
  • Partner opposite side of ice on other Blue Line
  • Referee at Center Ice
  • Keep zones for ½ of game
  • Switch at the half-way point, during a stoppage,
    unless a team is shorthanded

70
Basic Positioning Linesman Start of Game
71
Positioning During Play
  • Play leaving Neutral Zone and enters Attacking
    Zone
  • Official is at line before play
  • Partner moves into Neutral Zone (half way between
    Red Line and Blue Line)

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Positioning During Play
  • Play reverses and goes into opposite attacking
    zone
  • Back Official moves to his line backwards
  • Partner follows when all attacking players have
    left the zone

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Positioning During Play
  • Play in the Neutral Zone
  • Both Linesmen at their respective Blue Lines -
    (skates in the Attacking Zone)
  • Linesmen diagonally across from each other

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Positioning During Play
  • Neutral Zone face-offs
  • Linesman directly opposite side of the face-off
  • Must be ready to move in either direction with
    the play
  • Play goes toward his own end follow and partner
    gets out of face-off
  • Play goes toward partners end follow play, wait
    for partner to get back into position and release

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Positioning During Play
  • Release signal
  • Arm extended out from side pointing diagonally
  • After goal
  • One Linesman in front of scoring teams bench
    (the Happy Bench)
  • Partner on opposite side of ice on other Blue Line

80
Retrieving the Puck
  • Normal stoppages
  • Linesman in zone of stoppage spots face-off
  • Partner retrieves puck, hands off and returns to
    position
  • After goal
  • Linesman in zone of goal retrieves puck and hands
    off to Referee at center ice
  • Partner skates to middle of zone where goal was
    scored, then returns to normal position

81
Normal Stoppages
82
Goal Scored
83
Retrieving the Puck
  • After a penalty
  • Linesman in zone of penalty spots face-off
    (escorts player for violent situation)
  • Partner retrieves puck, hands off and returns to
    position

84
Positioning 2 Man System
85
Importance ofProper Positioning
  • Fundamental building block
  • Enables Official to see as much action as
    possible (enhancing judgment)
  • Provides Official with safe viewing areas
  • Keeps Official out of the way
  • Keeps Official out of No-Mans-Land

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No-Mans-Land
88
Starting the Game
  • One Referee at center ice
  • (Facing Timekeeper)
  • Partner on opposite side of ice on center red
    line
  • Continually switching ends throughout the game
  • When puck is dropped, free Referee moves with the
    play

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Positioning During Play
  • Play leaving Neutral Zone and enters Attacking
    Zone
  • Free Official is at line before play
  • Official moves to goal line after making call at
    Blue Line
  • Deep Official is responsible for watching play
  • Official on Blue Line watches in front of goal
  • Partner moves up to Blue Line

91
Watches Behind Play
Watches Play
92
Positioning During Play
  • Play reverses and goes into opposite Attacking
    Zone
  • Back Referee must wait at Blue Line to be sure
    play is leaving the zone
  • Back Referee moves to his line backwards
  • Makes call at Blue Line and follows play into
    zone
  • Partner skates quickly out of zone as players
    leave zone
  • Moves up to Blue Line

93
Play
94
Positioning During Play
  • Play in the Neutral Zone
  • Both Referees at their respective Blue Lines
    (skates in the Attacking Zone)
  • Referees always diagonally across from each other

95
Play
96
Positioning During Face-offs
  • Neutral Zone face-offs
  • Referee directly opposite side of the face-off
  • Must be ready to move in either direction with
    the play
  • Play goes toward his own end follow and partner
    will respond
  • Play goes toward partners end follow and
    continue with play

97
Play
98
Positioning During Face-offs
  • End Zone face-offs
  • Diagonally opposite on far Blue Line (10 feet
    from boards and inside zone)
  • Maintains line until play leaves zone
  • Referee conducting face-off moves to Goal Line or
    out of zone with play

99
or
100
Positioning in the End Zoneand on the Goal Line
  • Skating into End Zone
  • Skate hard into End Zone
  • No coasting keep feet moving
  • Get to Goal Line quickly, but only when the path
    is clear
  • Never cut through the face-off spot

101
Positioning in the End Zoneand on the Goal Line
  • Proper use of Home Base
  • Easy to move toward goal when shot on goal
  • Easy to move back to corner when play moves to
    Referees side
  • Following play out of zone
  • Move quickly out of zone so partner can release
    Blue Line
  • Anticipate the play leaving the zone

102
Positioning During Face-offs
  • Neutral Zone face-offs
  • Referee directly opposite side of the face-off
  • Must be ready to move in either direction with
    the play
  • Play goes toward his own end follow and partner
    will respond
  • Play goes toward partners end follow and
    continue with play

103
Play
104
Positioning During Face-offs
  • End Zone face-offs
  • Diagonally opposite on far Blue Line (10 feet
    from boards and inside zone)
  • Maintains line until play leaves zone
  • Referee conducting face-off moves to Goal Line or
    out of zone with play

105
or
106
Positioning in the End Zoneand on the Goal Line
  • Skating into End Zone
  • Skate hard into End Zone
  • No coasting keep feet moving
  • Get to Goal Line quickly, but only when the path
    is clear
  • Never cut through the face-off spot

107
Positioning in the End Zoneand on the Goal Line
  • Proper use of Home Base
  • Easy to move toward goal when shot on goal
  • Easy to move back to corner when play moves to
    Referees side
  • Following play out of zone
  • Move quickly out of zone so partner can release
    Blue Line
  • Anticipate the play leaving the zone

108
Golden Triangle
Home Base
109
Post Game Positioning
  • At the buzzer
  • Check ice first for altercations
  • During hand-shake line
  • Referees on each side of line diagonally across
    from each other
  • Removed from players

110
X O X O X O X O X O X O
111
Retrieving the Puck
Normal stoppages Referee in zone of stoppage spot
s face-off Partner retrieves puck, hands off and
returns to position

112
Normal Stoppages
113
Retrieving the Puck
  • After goal
  • Referee in zone of goal reports goal and assists
  • Partner retrieves the puck and conducts ensuing
    face-off

114
After Goal
115
Retrieving the Puck
  • After penalty
  • Referee assessing penalty reports penalty
  • Partner retrieves puck and conducts face-off
  • Free partner check for potential
    altercation/uncooperative player before
    conducting face-off

116
After Penalty
117
Calling Off-Side Violations
118
Positioning on the Blue line
  • Official on the Blue Line
  • Inside the line as play enters Attacking Zone
  • Provides proper angle on play
  • Must get a clear view of the determining edge of
    the line
  • Partner moves into position
  • Must be ready to cover in case Official is
    knocked off line

119
Signals
  • Point to face-off
  • Full palm point with fingers together
  • Washout
  • Signal comes from chest then out
  • Slow delayed whistle
  • Flat palm, fingers together
  • (Junior and Adult classifications ONLY)

120
Stopping Play for Off-Sides
  • Blue Line is part of zone from where the puck
    comes
  • Determining edge
  • Instant puck completely crosses line
  • Puck carried into Attacking Zone with teammate(s)
    off-side
  • Immediate whistle (no delay) and point to
    location of face-off
  • Official calling violation skates to spot of the
    face-off
  • Partner retrieves puck, hands it off and returns
    to position

121
Stopping Play for Off-Sides
  • Puck shot into Attacking Zone with teammate(s)
    off-sides
  • Immediate whistle - all Youth classifications
  • New rule for 2003-04
  • Junior and Adult classifications ONLY
  • Delayed whistle (delay signal)
  • If puck goes to a defending player
  • Attacking players may clear zone (tag-up)

122
Stopping Play for Off-Sides
  • Puck shot into Attacking Zone with teammate(s)
    off-sides (Juniors Adults - continued)
  • Situation to nullify off-side (put arm down, no
    washout)
  • Defending team gains possession and gets puck out
    of zone
  • All attacking players simultaneously clear zone
  • Situation to blow whistle
  • Attacking player plays or makes contact with puck
    while delayed off-sides is still in effect
  • Attacking player forces opposing player with
    puck to retreat

123
Stopping Play for Off-Sides
  • Calling Violation
  • Official calling violation skates to the spot of
    the face-off (where the puck was shot)
  • Partner retrieves puck, hands it off and returns
    to position
  • Intentional off-sides
  • Should be called in every case where the Official
    deems that there was no opportunity to complete a
    legal play
  • Regardless of the actions of the defending team

124
Special Situations
  • Defending team shoots or plays the puck back into
    zone
  • Players on the attacking team are considered to
    be on-side
  • Deflections back into zone with members of
    attacking team in the attacking zone
  • Always off-sides
  • Off Referee/Linesman
  • Off defending player
  • Off defective boards

125
Calling Icing Infractions
126
Calling Icing
  • Criteria for calling icing
  • Puck shot from behind center Red Line
  • Center Red Line part of zone from where the puck
    comes
  • Crosses opposing Goal Line
  • Puck not touched beyond center Red Line
  • No chance to be played by defending team
  • Not including Goaltender
  • Team shooting puck is NOT short-handed

127
Calling Icing
  • Mechanics of making call
  • Back Official
  • Initiates icing by signaling slow whistle
  • Skates to cover partner
  • Front Official
  • Acknowledges signal and skates into Attacking
    Zone
  • Blows whistle and raises arm when puck crosses
    goal line
  • Initiates call only when back Official doesnt see

128
Calling Icing
  • After blowing the whistle
  • Back Official
  • Points to face-off location
  • Skates (watching players) to face-off spot
  • Three strides then turns backwards
  • Icing signal at top of circle
  • Front Official
  • Retrieves puck, hands off and returns to
    position
  • Referee (3 man system) uninvolved
  • After whistle, skates as deep as furthest
    attacking player

129
Icing Signals
  • Slow delayed whistle
  • Icing
  • Washout
  • Point to face-off
  • Release signal

130
Washing Out Icing Infractions
  • Mechanics of washing out play
  • Back Official
  • Initiates icing
  • Cannot washout once play crosses center Red Line
  • Follows to cover partner
  • Front Official
  • Makes call
  • Washes out with verbal NO and moves back into
    position

131
Basic Icing Judgment Situations
  • Defending player able to play puck, but doesnt
  • WASHOUT
  • Puck crosses through goal crease
  • STILL ICING
  • Puck deflected before crossing center red line
  • ICING if by shooting team
  • NO ICING if by defending team
  • Puck touched after crossing center red line
  • WASHOUT if touched by either team

132
Determining Face-Off Location
133
General Rules End Zone Face-Offs
  • Never closer to the goal than the End Zone
    face-off spot
  • Never closer to the side boards than imaginary
    line connecting face-off spots
  • Never in middle of ice

134
Puck Frozen
Defending team Nearest End Zone face-off spot
Attacking team Nearest Neutral Zone face-off
spot
135
Puck Frozen
Face-off along line perpendicular from boards on
imaginary line connecting face-off spots
Attacking team in Attacking Zone Nearest
Neutral Zone Face-off spot
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Face-Off Location
  • Off-sides
  • Pass from where puck was passed along imaginary
    line
  • Puck carried over nearest Neutral Zone face-off
    spot
  • Puck frozen by Goaltender
  • Nearest End Zone spot to where puck was last shot
    or played
  • Penalty Call
  • Where puck was last played - along imaginary
    line
  • Attacking team in Attacking Zone nearest
    Neutral Zone face-off spot

138
Puck Shot Out of Rink
  • Stopping play
  • Any Official may stop play
  • Ensuing face-off
  • Official who stops play spots face-off
  • Partner retrieves puck

139
Calling
Penalties
140
Whats the call Ref ??
141
Procedure for Calling Penalties
  • Penalty signals are vital
  • Penalty by team in possession of puck
  • Immediate whistle
  • Penalty by team not in possession of puck
  • Delayed slow whistle
  • When offending team gains possession of puck,
    sound whistle

142
Good signals are the Key
143
Assessment Procedure
  • Point to player (look past player)
  • Open palm, closed fingers
  • Verbalize number and color
  • Signal and verbalize infraction
  • Do not indicate type of penalty (minor, major,
    etc.)

144
Reporting Procedure
  • 3 strides forward then backwards to the penalty
    bench
  • Watch penalized player and others
  • Stop at penalty bench
  • Signal and verbalize infraction
  • Proper cadence through entire procedure

145
Penalty Signals
  • Demonstration of Penalty Signals
  • (See Official Signals Power Point Show)

146
Dos and Don'ts ofPenalty Assessment
  • Slow, controlled cadence
  • No thumbs out
  • No skating through signals
  • No hurrying through signals
  • No facial expressions
  • No creative signals
  • Always repeat signal at Penalty Bench

147
Verbal Communication
  • Importance of verbal communication
  • Explains penalty reason
  • Official should briefly explain to player
    (younger age groups only)
  • Be brief and to the point
  • Speak to Captains
  • Coaches when necessary
  • Other reasonable players also

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Special Situations
  • Bench minor penalties
  • Served by any player except goaltender
  • Goaltender penalties (minor, major, misconduct)
  • Served by a player on the ice at the time of
    infraction
  • Injured player
  • Substitute player to serve penalty
  • Once injured player returns, must take his place
    in penalty box

149
Special Situations
  • Minor plus major, misconduct, game misconduct,
    etc.
  • Additional player on penalty bench till minor
    expires (cannot be Goaltender)
  • Major plus major, misconduct, game misconduct,
    etc.
  • Additional player on penalty bench till major
    expires (cannot be Goaltender)

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Judgment
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Officials are Teachers
  • Teach the playing rules at lower levels of hockey
    to
  • Players
  • Coaches
  • Parents
  • Spectators
  • Very little judgment is necessary in lower
    classifications

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Officials are Teachers
  • Penalties are always a penalty in mite and squirt
    classifications
  • Penalties must always be assessed at the lower
    levels whether accidental or intentional
  • EXAMPLES
  • Tripping
  • High sticking
  • Checking or roughing
  • Holding
  • Slashing

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Officials are Teachers
  • Judgment comes into play more and is taught as
    Officials progress to higher levels
  • Rule knowledge is important at all levels of
    hockey

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Awarding Goalsand Assists
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Awarding Goals
  • Puck must completely cross the Goal Line
  • Goal credited to player who propelled the puck
    into opponents goal
  • Puck enters goal as a result of action by a
    defending player
  • Last player from scoring team to legally play the
    puck

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Awarding Goals
  • Goal credited to attacking player who deflected
    puck into opponents goal
  • Goal shall be disallowed when
  • Puck strikes an Official and enters directly into
    the net
  • Puck is kicked by an attacking player and enters
    the goal
  • Puck is illegally (hand, foot) directed by an
    attacking player and enters the goal

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Awarding Assists
  • Assist(s) credited to player(s) taking part in
    the play immediately preceding the goal
  • Maximum of two assists per goal
  • Player cannot be credited with a goal and assist
    on the same goal

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Procedure for Awarding Goals and Assists
  • Referee or front Official is responsible for
    awarding goals and assists
  • May ask for help from partner(s)
  • When goal is scored
  • Referee should point with non whistle hand in the
    direction of the goal
  • Referee should blow the whistle at the same time

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Procedure for Awarding Goals and Assists
  • Reporting procedure
  • 3 strides forward then backward to the scorers
    bench (watch all players)
  • Stop at bench
  • Report player number to be credited with the goal
    followed by the assist(s)
  • Skate to proper position for face-off

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Disallowed Goals
  • Blow whistle and immediately give washout signal
  • Report reason why goal was disallowed to game
    Timekeeper

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Injured Players
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Stopping Play
  • Thought to be serious injury
  • Stop play immediately
  • Always be overcautious
  • Not a serious injury
  • Stop play when team of injured player gains
    possession of the puck
  • Monitor injured player while play continues
  • Always err on the side of safety

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Once Play has been Stopped
  • Closest Official immediately skates to injured
    player
  • Partner(s) monitor other players
  • Motion coach/trainer onto ice to assist injured
    player
  • Monitor injured player until coach/trainer
    arrives
  • Do not try to move player or remove equipment
  • Verbally calm injured player and assess injury

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Once Play has been Stopped
  • Move away when coach/trainer arrive
  • Let them attend to injured player
  • Stay close enough to provide emergency
    assistance
  • But far enough away to prevent unnecessary verbal
    abuse
  • Allow time to assess injury before removing
    player from ice
  • If play was stopped for injured player
  • Player must leave the ice, and may not return
    until after the next face-off has been completed

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Equipment Regulations
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Protective Equipment
  • Helmets ALL PLAYERS
  • Must wear a helmet designed for hockey
  • Must wear a HECC approved helmet
  • Must wear a chin strap properly fastened
  • Must wear helmet/facemask on players/penalty
    bench
  • Officials must wear a black hockey helmet

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Protective Equipment
  • Skates
  • Must be hockey skates (not figure or speed
    skates)
  • Any dangerous skates - player must be removed
    from the ice
  • Mouthpiece
  • All players must wear in Pee Wee through Junior,
    and Girls/Women Squirt through Midget
    classifications

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Protective Equipment
  • Facemask
  • All Youth players must wear HECC approved
    facemask
  • USA Hockey strongly recommends all Officials wear
    a half-shield visor
  • All players must wear the required protective
    equipment in the manner for which it is designed

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Dangerous Equipment
  • Gloves in which all or part of the palm has been
    removed
  • Pads or protectors made of metal, or of materials
    likely to cause injury
  • Casts or splints made of hard or unyielding
    materials
  • Sticks that are partially broken at the tip of
    the blade

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Equipment Measurement
  • Only the Captain, during a stoppage of play, can
    request any equipment measurement
  • Maximum of one measurement per team per stoppage
    of play

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Off-Ice Officials and Their Roles
  • Timekeeper
  • Responsible for the operating the time clock and
    keeping track of penalty times
  • Official Scorer
  • Records all goals, assists, saves and penalties
    on the official score sheet
  • Secures players roster prior to the game
  • May also serve as the announcer
  • Makes sure the official score sheet is properly
    signed and distributed following the game

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Off-Ice Officials and Their Roles
  • Penalty Bench attendants
  • Opens the door for penalized players
  • Assists the Timekeeper in monitoring penalty
    times
  • Officials may have to be patient with Off-Ice
    Officials at lower levels
  • Often times volunteer parents
  • Very little knowledge of rules and
    responsibilities

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Post Game Duties and Responsibilities
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Hand-Shake Responsibilities
  • At the end of the game- all players separated
  • One official on each side of the hand-shake line
  • Monitor entire line for potential problems
  • Maintain a quiet presence

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Escorting Teams Off the Ice
  • Hold one team if common exit
  • Monitor players off ice until in dressing room
  • Maintain quiet presence and awareness
  • Limit conversations with players to rules
    questions or other pertinent topics
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times

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Signing the Score Sheet
  • Check for accuracy and completeness
  • Note any special circumstances
  • Cross off any blank areas
  • Sign your name legibly

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Leaving the Ice
  • Keep sweater zipped and helmet on
  • Move quickly- avoid conversations with
    spectators
  • Maintain professional appearance and demeanor

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Officials Dressing Room
  • Discuss game situations with partner
  • Respect partners privacy regarding visitors
  • Clean up dressing area for next officiating crew
  • If another game follows, make sure that Officials
    are there to work the game

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Communication with Players/Coaches
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Why Use Universal Communication?
  • The most effective means of communication
  • The manner in which it is done is a reflection of
    the officials attitude
  • Allows for the spirit of cooperation
  • Has influence on the overall acceptability of the
    officials attitude
  • Effective way for the official to gain respect
  • Honesty is the best policy

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When to Use Verbal Communication
  • During the assessment of a penalty
  • Close plays on the blue line or icings
  • When rule or ruling needs to be explained
  • Explanation of multiple penalty situations and
    penalty expirations
  • When a verbal warning is necessary before
    assessing a penalty or stopping play
  • EXAMPLE Move the puck.

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Coaches vs. Captains
  • Talk to coach when
  • Younger level of players involved
  • Complicated situation that is difficult for
    captain to translate
  • Coach is calm and has a reasonable question or
    genuine concern

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Coaches vs. Captains
  • Talk to Captain when
  • Older players involved
  • Simple situation that can be easily be translated
    to the coach
  • Captain addresses you with a reasonable question
    or concern
  • Coach is unruly and unreasonable

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Communication Tips
  • When speaking one-on-one be soft spoken and
    honest
  • Apologize when you make a mistake, being careful
    not to over apologize
  • Answer all reasonable questions
  • Avoid judgment discussions
  • Avoid undermining other officials

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Communication Tips
  • Be specific when verbalizing
  • Avoid threatening players or coaches
  • Be sympathetic
  • Avoid the high and mighty syndrome
  • Never use obscene or vulgar language

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Role of the Supervisor
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The Game Assignor
  • Must be willing to involve everybody
  • Special effort to get new Officials involved
  • Communicate with youth administrators regarding
    assignments
  • Be fair in assignments
  • Assign appropriate skill levels to each game
  • Allow for development of officiating skills
  • Avoid overexposure of Officials and teams

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Senior Officials
  • Provide support and information
  • Work with younger Officials
  • Help locate equipment
  • Help with test or answering questions
  • Help in the assignment of games

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Senior Officials
  • Provide a positive officiating experience
  • Teach only approved USA Hockey techniques
  • Use a soft-spoken approach
  • Be honest when discussing performance
  • Use others only as positive examples

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USA Hockey Evaluators
  • Coaches of the officiating world
  • Provide instructional follow-up which reinforces
    materials presented at seminar
  • Dedicated to improving quality and consistency of
    officiating
  • Provide positive feedback
  • Provide ways to overcome weakness
  • Encourage continued development and improvement

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USA Hockey Evaluators
  • Objective in their assessment
  • Have a thorough understanding of USA Hockey rules
    and procedures
  • Develop and encourage a positive relationship
  • Be a good listener and sympathetic
  • Be honest
  • Promote enthusiasm towards the perfection of
    officiating skills

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