Articles from December 2003

Match Penalty Enforcement Clarifications

Tony Mariconda provided the following clarifications of potential Match Penalty situations. These situations were discussed during a question and answer session at a recent Northeast Ice Hockey Officials Association meeting:

Match Penalty to a Coach or Other Team Official

If a Coach or other Team Official receives a Match Penalty during the game, that team must immediately place a player who was on the ice at the time of the infraction in the Penalty Box to serve 5 full minutes. No substitution of this player is permitted, even if the non-offending team scor...

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All Officials Must Be Completely Registered for the 2003-2004 Season in Order to Officiate

The following information is taken directly from the Winter 2003 edition of Stripes Magazine, published by USA Hockey:

The Direct Registration Program implemented over the last several years marked a major change in the enforcement of registration rules. Unfortunately, however, there are still too many officials who continue to receive officiating assignments who are not fully registered. These officials w...

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