By Dave Zednik, IHOA Registrar
QUESTION: During the course of the game, a team no longer has a properly registered coach available to them on the bench. Can the game continue?
ANSWER: Yes. Rule Reference 201(b).
The game shall be allowed to continue provided that team has adult supervision on the players’ bench. This person may come from the stands and should be a registered member of USA Hockey in some capacity. If no such person is available, the game should be suspended, and a report provided to the proper authorities.