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Welcome everyone to a new page called the Ref's Room......if you don't already know we are dedicating some space on our site to help educate people on the people in stripes and as you can see this page will be dedicated to referee information for parents and coaches with new bulletins and information about this year's hockey.  If you've noticed within our new website we are dedicating more resources to calm the negativity towards referee's and communicate more information to help with this.  We are losing young referee's at an alarming rate and it's mostly due to abuse of the officials.  Please take the time to read through information on this page from time to time and to also read through the Hockey Rink Etiquette For Parents  to help create a proper atmosphere within the rinks so we can help these young officials prosper for years to come.  Remember without our officials there are no games ! !

KEEPING YOUR COOL IN THE STANDS

HEY PARENTS - Evaluate yourselves using the following questions. You don’t have to share your results, this is simply a self reflection exercise. » more

 

THE STANDARD OF PLAY – “HOLDING”

Removing the hand from the stick and placing it on the opponent’s body shall be considered as in a "danger-zone". » more

 

KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF

When it comes to teaching proper checking technique this begins with reducing the space and pace that the offensive player works within so that the defender has better opportunity for success. » more

 

THE STANDARD OF PLAY – “INTERFERENCE”

The Standard of Play has seen an increase in interference calls but here are some clarifications which will continue to reinforce what is legal and what is deemed illegal. » more

 

STANDARD OF PLAY
- IT'S YOUR CALL!
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DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS SIGNAL ?
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Standard of Play

Minor hockey at all levels of play in all 13 Branches across Canada recieved a facelift in the 2006-07 season with the implementation of a standard of play and rule emphasis initiative, placing the focus squarely on the building blocks of the game » more

While the rules of the game have not changed the standard of play and rules emphasis initiative will provide players with the opportunity for improved skill development and a more positive and safe hockey environment for all participants. Hockey Canada believes that this will place a greater emphasis on the basic building blocks of the game - skating, puck possession and proper body positioning.


 

The stick placed on the opponent’s body and parallel to the ice surface shall be considered as being in a “danger zone”. Once the stick is in this position, any tug or pull of consequence shall be penalized.

Consequence shall be interpreted as:

bulletany loss of momentum.
bulletcausing diminished space between the players.
bulletimpeding the opponent’s progress.
bulletcausing the opponent to lose balance to any degree.
bulletreducing the opponent’s ability to pass or shoot the puck or to receive a pass.

Placing the stick between the opponent’s legs shall be considered as “in a danger zone”.  If movement either lateral or otherwise, is restricted in any fashion, a minor penalty for hooking shall be assessed. Should the action cause the opponent to fall, a minor penalty for tripping shall be assessed.
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Hockey Canada is making a strong statement about the future of player development in Canada by implementing the “Standard of Play” and “Rules Emphasis”.

» Intro from Bob Nicholson .wmv_5.5mb

 

DETAILS ON THE NEW
STANDARDS OF PLAY

» 2007-08 Standard of Play
» 2008-09 Goalie Equipment Rule Change
» Directives on new standard
» 2006-07 Rules Emphasis
» 2006-07 Rule Change on Lines

 

VIEW STANDARD OF PLAY
AND RULES EMPHASIS DVD CLIPS

» Introduction to DVD - .wmv_9.3mb
» Hooking - .wmv_7.5mb
» Tripping - .wmv_2.4mb
» Holding - .wmv_3.2mb
» Interference - .wmv_6.8mb
» Slashing/Crosschecking - .wmv_1.6mb
» Shared Respect - .wmv_8.6mb
» Checking to the Head - .wmv_2.5mb
» Checking from Behind - .wmv_5.7mb

 

Watch the Standard of Play and Rules Emphasis DVD clips in Hockey Canada's Media Gallery - click here

CONTACT INFORMATION
Find out what the Standards mean to you - whether you are a player, parent, coach, official or administrator.
Players: Corey McNabb
Officials: Todd Anderson
Parents: Todd Jackson
Coaches: Dean McIntosh