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Stripes - The USA Hockey Officiating Newsletter
Looking ahead to the 2019-20 season
With USA Hockey again reaching record-number participation, the need to expand our registration period and offer even more opportunities for officials to fulfill their registration requirements is upon us. USA Hockey is also continuing our leadership role in player safety, with enhanced SafeSport requirements and a special rules initiatives surrounding body checking intended to create a safer environment on the ice and impact the hockey culture. Let's take a look at some of the changes to expect for the coming season. READ MORE »
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Q and A
Announcing the new Advanced Officiating Symposium
The 2019-20 season brings the start of USA Hockey's Tenured Officials Program with the creation of the Advanced Officiating Symposium. The Tenured Officials Program is designed to reward those officials who have been dedicated to USA Hockey for many seasons and have made the commitment to attend the Advanced Officiating Symposium. USA Hockey Officiating Education Program Director Matt Leaf answered some questions about the new symposium, which will be held July 26-28, 2019, in Bloomington, Minnesota. 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 »
Body-checking standard of play
Officials must set a high enforcement standard for the rules of the game, especially when it comes to body-checking. The purpose of a body check should be separating the opponent from the puck. When a player goes beyond that purpose, officials must intervene. READ MORE »
Quote of the week
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"USA Hockey is proud to have you as a member of the officiating program and welcomes your questions regarding the changes outlined above. Best wishes for a great summer and successful start to your 2019-20 hockey season."
— Matt Leaf —
Officiating Education Program Director
USA Hockey
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