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Massachusetts Hockey Introduces New Background Screening Process

In support of USA Hockey’s and the USOC’s efforts to create the safest environment possible for our players, Massachusetts Hockey has announced a new background screening procedure that will begin with the start of the 2019-2020 season. As an affiliate

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HWAA – Meet The Officials

As part of Hockey Week Across America, 18 NHL games in American cities will offer two young officials the chance to meet the NHL officials working the particular contest prior to the game and then stay to watch those NHL

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On-Ice Official’s Code of Conduct

Act in a professional and businesslike manner at all times and take your role seriously. Strive to provide a safe and sportsmanlike environment in which players can properly display their hockey skills. Know all playing rules, their interpretations and their

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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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