Ask the Official: A team no longer has a properly registered coach available to them on the bench. Can the game continue?

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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.



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