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Stripes - The USA Hockey Officiating Newsletter
Have you verified the score sheet?
Remember when score sheets simply consisted of three or four carbon copies at the scorer's table? While we're still likely to see that classic technique at some facilities, most have abandoned the handwritten score sheets in favor of electronic scoring systems and advanced score sheets – or minimally combined the process of both. But whether it's handwritten or electronic, the score sheet is not deemed "good to go" until an official signs off on it at the conclusion of the game. READ MORE »
Video of the month
Is there head contact?
Q and A
Holding rule-breakers accountable
Everyone in hockey wants the game to be played within the rules. More importantly, they want those who fail to do so to be held accountable for their actions. STRIPES recently sat down with Matt Leaf, director of the officiating education program, to learn more about the game reporting process and to address some of the concerns he hears from affiliate disciplinary personnel on the reporting process and what officials can do better. 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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