Officiating Essentials

Officiating Essentials

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Among the changes now in play for the upcoming season are rules that will help increase player safety, promote more offence and clarify goaltenders' protection.
Are you a coach or an official and you’re not quite sure how a rule should be interpreted? Was that a penalty or not? Get the answers you’re...
20 officials to work IIHF events during th...
Twelve referees and eight linesmen have been assigned by the International Ice Hockey Federation to work at 10 events during the 2015-16 sea...
25 officials invited to attend Hockey Cana...
Twenty-one Canadian officials, representing eight provinces, and four international delegates are in Moncton, N.B., for the Hockey Canada Le...
Standard of Play
One of the best ways to understand what an official looks for is to look closely at certain cues within the player’s actions. The initial ac...
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