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Stripes - The USA Hockey Officiating Newsletter
The final whistle
Keith Kaval has officiated some memorable games. Oct. 13 was his last. Now, as he begins his transition from on-ice official to director of officiating for the NAHL and the NA3HL, he wants to draw on those memories and his 30 years of officiating to help develop the next wave of officials. READ MORE »
Video of the month
What if a punch isn't thrown?
Q and A
Implementing Safety at the Professional Level
Kelly Cooke has experienced every level of hockey. Beginning as a player, she learned that there is even more to the game in a different kind of uniform. Cooke has parlayed a collegiate and professional playing career into a new role as an on-ice official at both levels, as well as the serving as the NWHL's Player Safety Committee chairperson. READ MORE »
New Rulebook app available for download
Use your cellphone off the ice to make the right call while you're on the ice. The USA Hockey Mobile Rulebook is the digital version of the current USA Hockey Rulebook. Gain immediate access to rules, descriptions, casebook examples, videos and more. READ MORE »
Tenured official program
USA Hockey has created a new Tenured Official category designed to reward officials who demonstrate dedication to the USA Hockey Officiating Program. The new status aims to recognize USA Hockey officials who are committed to long-term officiating development and making the game of hockey better in their local community. READ MORE »
Quote of the week
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"There are certain things we can control as officials; That's being professional, that's being good communicators and being honest and trying to work the best game we can. We're never going to be perfect, but I think the teams are starting to realize in our league that we're here and we're a partner to, not only the league, but all of them in that we're just trying to make the game better and trying to do what's right to keep the game fair and safe."
— Keith Kaval —
Director of Officiating
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