Articles from September 2005

New Ruling for Use of Mouthpieces by Girls Playing in USA Hockey-Sanctioned Games

Tony Mariconda provided the following rule interpretation issued by Bob Hayden (USA Hockey Referee-in-Chief) regarding the portion of USA Hockey Rule 304(c) that's new for 2005-07:

New Rule 304(c) - Mouthpiece Rule Clarification

The new rule requiring Girls 8 & Under through 19 & Under to wear mouthpieces applies to girls playing on a Girls-registered team only.

RULING - Thus, if an 8 year-old girl is playing on a Girls 8 & Under team, she must wear a mouthpiece as per the new rule. If that same 8 year-old girl is play...

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New Ruling for Changes to Scoresheets Under Rule 502(a)

Tony Mariconda provided the following rule interpretation issued by Bob Hayden (USA Hockey Referee-in-Chief) regarding the portion of USA Hockey Rule 502(a) that's new for 2005-07:

New Rule 502(a) - "Change in Scoresheet" Ruling

We've been asked to consider whether or not the score sheet can be edited after a game for the following scenario:

Player is assessed a major plus game misconduct penalty. It was for an automatic penalty (check from behind, fighting, spearing, etc.), where there is no option other than a game miscond...

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Dinner and Auction to Help Joe McDevitt to Be Held on Saturday, October 15

Tony Mariconda asked that the news of the following charitable event be posted here on AAHArefs.org:

Dear Friends,

We've all heard of situations where an unsuspecting individual gets struck down by disease without the necessary medical coverage to pay for lifesaving treatment. Such is the case of Joe McDevitt. Joe is the brother of Mike McDevitt, the Atlantic District Officiating Evaluation Program Coordinator.

"How can we help?" That is the common question we have heard from so many people. The answer has now been provided by "...

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