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The 2021-25 USA Hockey Playing Rule change process was concluded on June 12, 2021 during the Board of Directors Meeting at Annual Congress. You will find a summary of all accepted rule changes below, in addition to updates to the USA Hockey Points …

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We have published the first round of seminars to the USA Hockey Website – https://usahockey.com/officialseminars Please note that you MUST be registered with USA Hockey PRIOR to registering for a seminar (https://membership.usahockey.com/) Confirmed Dates and locations are as follows; 6/23/2022 – L1 / L2 …

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Games: The Next Step in Returning to the Rinks   This will be an opportunity to learn more about the modifications being made to allow hockey games to take place during Phase 3, Step 1 in Massachusetts.   Speakers include …

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We are all missing the game! Here is your opportunity to connect with leaders in officiating to discuss their path, connect with others and see how we can all support each other. Attendees are encouraged to ask our panelists questions. …

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Written By Brad Lohmeier – posted on Facebook. To the hockey parents I’ve witnessed, You may not realize it but the “worst referee ever” and the ref who “sucks” just happens to belong to the person standing beside you. He’s …

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108 – Signal And Timing Devices A face-off occurs with ten seconds remaining in the period. As play begins, one of the On-Ice Officials notices that the clock has not started. Should the Official stop play immediately to remedy the …

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603 – Boarding A player is skating behind an opponent as they head towards the end boards. At the bottom of end zone face-off circle, the trailing player trips the opponent and causes him to lose control and crash into …

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Follow Up Question from last week – High Stick Attacking player deflects puck in front of net into net.  Stick was coming down from above shoulders, contact with puck made after stick returns below shoulders. This is a good goal …

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Rule 501 Appointment of Officials An On-Ice Official arrives at the game only to realize that he forgot his helmet. Is he allowed to officiate in this instance without a helmet? No. Rule Reference 501(c). Each official is required to …

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