Written by a former player, coach, official, administrator, but mostly…a fan of hockey This is a message to the entire hockey community, officials, fans, administrators, coaches and players. There has been much criticism with regards to the officials and the… Read More ›
Twenty-eight Americans Chosen to Officiate International Ice Hockey Federation Events During the 2018-19 Season; Includes Illinois’ Sladek and Strong
American officials will take part in 18 IIHF events By USA Hockey COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that 28 American officials have been selected to serve as referees or linesmen for International Ice Hockey Federation events in… Read More ›
By Dave Zednik, IHOA VP of Rules & Ethics QUESTION: For a tripping penalty to be assessed, must the fouled player fall to the ice? ANSWER: No. Rule Reference 639(Note). The Rule uses the words “trip or fall” to describe… Read More ›
Ask the Official: Is a tripping penalty assessed when defending player leaves his feet and slides into the puck carrier?
By Dave Zednik, IHOA VP of Rules & Ethics QUESTION: A defending player leaves his feet and slides into the puck carrier. The defending player gains possession of the puck and the attacking player falls to the ice after being… Read More ›
By Dave Zednik, IHOA VP of Rules & Ethics QUESTION: Opposing players are involved in an altercation. Player B removes his own helmet and proceeds to continue the altercation. Player A’s helmet chin strap is not properly fastened and his… Read More ›