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Holding rule-breakers accountable

Q&A with Matt Leaf on the importance of game reporting Published in Stripes – 1/11/2019 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

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Is Your Kid’s Goalie Mask Illegal?

Whether it’s Zach Parise’s work ethic or Patrick Kane’s puck skills, young players love emulating their favorite pro players. So if a young goalie has the chance to wear the same mask as world-renowned goalies such as Henrik Lundqvist, he or she will likely jump at the

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3 Rules You Thought You Knew – Issue 12

Goals And Assists  A player is skating toward the opposing net, takes a shot and falls down sliding toward the net. His momentum carries him in to the goal keeper, knocking the puck loose and in to the net. The

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3 Rules You Thought You Knew – Issue 11

** REMINDER RETURNING OFFICIALS ** You need to have the new Crest on your sweater! If it’s not blue, no games for you! BOARDINGWhat degree of force is necessary in order to be considered to be thrown dangerously into the

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3 Rules You Thought You Knew – Issue 10

** REMINDER RETURNING OFFICIALS ** Returning officials have 5 days to complete their requirements for the 18/19 season AND have their new crest on their sweater. Off-Side An attacking or defending player in an end zone shoots the puck into the Neutral

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3 Rules You Thought You Knew – Issue 9

** REMINDER RETURNING OFFICIALS ** Returning officials need complete their requirements for the 18/19 season AND have their new crest on their sweater by December 1st. Standard of Play The attacking team is in possession of the puck in the Attacking

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3 Rules You Thought You Knew – Issue 8

HookingWhat would be examples of an infraction warranting a major penalty for hooking? Rule Reference 623(a). 1) A player is hooked around the waist, and the offending player is able to steer the opponent violently into the boards or goal

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Meet the NHL Officials

On February 22-24, 2019 USA Hockey will celebrate the 12th Anniversary of Hockey Weekend Across America. This weekend is a special time when all of our membership (players, parents, coaches and officials) take time to celebrate everything great about ice

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3 Rules You Thought You Knew – Issue 7

26 Days Friendly reminder that you need to have the 18/19 Crest on your sweater in 26 days. Complete your requirements now! Avoid having to turn back games, don’t wait! 3 Rules You Thought You Knew – Issue 7 Injured

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Rule Review – Issue 6

Goalkeeper What’s the call if a goaltender comes to the bench during a stoppage of play Rule 205(e) During a stoppage of play a goalkeeper may not go to his players’ bench without the permission of the Referee (except during

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