IHOA MERCHANDISE available again!

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 IHOA - Bauer Flex Bubble (Mid Layer Option) Jacket - AdultStarting JANUARY 8 through JANUARY 21… IHOA - Bauer New Era 39Thirty Meshback Cap

the “store” will be open to order IHOA merchandise. You can only order ON-LINE

Click on IHOA MERCHANDISE, and follow the instructions. Samples will be available at the Jerry’s Warehouse in Schaumburg.

PLEASE NOTE:   Jerry’s will close the store on Sunday 1/21/18 at 5 pm and start processing orders.

The site is a pre-order site which means all orders will process after the store closes allowing 3 to 4 weeks for delivery depending upon manufacturer inventory once the store closes.

The shipping cost is a flat $9.99, unless you choose a more expensive option. Any order over $75 (PRE-TAX) ships for free.

**IHOA doesn’t have control of any merchandise price and Jerry’s does not have control over the shipping costs. **

IHOA - Badger B-Core Short Sleeve Tee - AdultQuestions? Contact Nicole Davis

Remembering Bob Lilla (1931-2017)

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Lilla, longtime Illinois official and member of the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame.  Bob was an officiating icon across the country and one of the pioneers who founded IHOA and mentored many in the officiating community.

 

Article: “Remembering Bob Lilla” by Ross Forman

 

ALL Officials: Waiver necessary for MB Arena

The Chicago Blackhawks are requiring all participants to the MB Arena (their new facility) to sign a waiver before the person is allowed to use the facility.

This includes officials.

 

Download the mandatory waiver here: MB Arena waiver

General Development Program sessions

PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE NOT SEMINARS FOR NEW OFFICIALS!

They are intended for CURRENT USA Hockey registered officials ONLY!

Click here for further information for these sessions!

 

2017-21 Rule interpretations memo from USAH

In the past few weeks, a discussion regarding specific interpretations of the new rules has occurred. Through these discussions, various game situations were brought up and questions arose regarding the implementation of the new rules. These issues were brought to USA Hockey. USA Hockey issued a statement last night regarding these issues and the statement is immediately below.

Please review the statement and utilize its instructions when officiating games this year.

Michael Barrett
Illinois Referee in Chief & Supervisor of Officials

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Ladies & Gentlemen,

Over the past few weeks, there have been some questions asked pertaining to some of the new rules. In an effort to answer those questions consistently and to provide our membership with the most current rules information we have assembled a FAQ memo.

QUESTION: If an attacking player in the attacking zone takes a shot and it is deflected, directed or tipped off of or by an attacking player and as a result the puck goes off of the goal post or cross bar and out of play where is the ensuing face-off?
ANSWER: The face-off shall be at one of the marked end zone face spots in that attacking zone.

QUESTION: If an attacking player in the Neutral Zone on his attacking side of the center red line takes a shot and it goes off of the goal post or cross bar and out of play where is the ensuing face-off?
ANSWER: The face-off shall be at one of the marked end zone face-off spots in that attacking zone.

QUESTION: If an attacking player in the Neutral Zone on his defending side of the center red line takes a shot and it goes off of the goal post or cross bar and out of play where is the ensuing face-off?
ANSWER: In this situation, there is a potential icing violation involved. If the puck, after striking the cross bar or goal post crosses the goal line by going out of the rink anywhere behind the goal line extended vertically then an icing infraction should be enforced. If the puck goes out of the rink without crossing the goal line then an end zone face-off in the attacking end zone should take place.

QUESTION: If an attacking player in the attacking zone attempts a pass and the puck strikes off the back of the goal frame and out of play, where should the face-off be located?
ANSWER: The face-off shall be located at the closest marked Neutral Zone face-off spot nearest to where the pass was originated.

QUESTION: The ‘Summary of Face-Off Locations’ (in Appendix II) identifies three (3) situations that call for a center ice face-off. Are there any other situations that may result in a center ice face-off?
ANSWER: Yes, with the new ‘9 Spot’ face-off location rule a center ice face-off may take place provided it is the nearest marked face-off location to a stoppage of play that requires a Neutral Zone face-off under the last play face-off rules.

QUESTION: Rule 615(c) states that “A match penalty (for all age classifications) shall be assessed to any player who deliberately removes his opponent’s helmet/facemask prior to or during an altercation” yet Situation 13 (page 251/Rule/Case Book) states it should be only a game misconduct at the Adult level. Which is correct?
ANSWER: The correct penalty to assess in this situation is a Match penalty at the Adult level.
Situation 13 in the Case Book was an oversight during the editing process and the reference to the Adult Age Classification exception should have been deleted.

QUESTION: Does the Rule 624(b.1) {Icing} apply to the Tier I 15 year old ONLY age classification?
ANSWER: Rule 624 (b.1) DOES apply to this age group. The 15 year old age classification can legally ice the puck when the team is shorthanded.

*NEW* IHOA apparel available

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Starting JANUARY 8 through JANUARY 21

the “store” will be open to order IHOA merchandise. You can only order ON-LINE

Click on IHOA MERCHANDISE, and follow the instructions. Samples will be available at the Jerry’s Warehouse in Schaumburg.

PLEASE NOTE:   Orders will be batched and shipped AFTER the site closes, which is

5PM on JANUARY 21.

The shipping cost is a flat $9.99, unless you choose a more expensive option. Any order over $75 (PRE-TAX) ships for free. IHOA doesn’t have control of any merchandise price and Jerry’s does not have control over the shipping costs. The orders in the Chicago area, once shipped, will take 1 to 2 days to arrive. 

(For instance- If you order Jan 8, Jan 19, or Jan 21, your order will not be ready until after Jan 22.)

Questions? Contact Nicole Davis

 

2017 SEMINAR DATES

IHOA and USA Hockey 2017-18 REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 1, 2017

Click here for IHOA REGISTRATION

If you have any other questions about seminars, that are not found on the FAQs page, or the registration process (name changes, registration account mistake, etc…) please contact the IHOA Registrar for the State of Illinois:

(Jameson Gronert registrar@ihoa.com).

 

Click here for USA Hockey Registration

 

 

4 Illinois officials chosen to work IIHF events

Twenty-eight Americans Chosen to Officiate International Ice Hockey Federation Events During the 2017-18 Season; Includes Illinois’ Strong, Hiller, McCambridge & Hancock

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 2017-18, including seven that will officiate at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The list includes Illinois’ Sara Strong (Chicago)- Women’s World Championship Div. I Group A in Vaujany, France, Samantha Hiller (Des Plaines)- U18 Women’s World Championship Div. I Group A in Asiago, Italy, Ian McCambridge (Aurora)- Men’s World Championship Div. II Group A in Tilburg, Netherlands, and William Hancock II (Chicago)- Linesman @ World Jr Championship in Buffalo, New York.

“Congratulations to those officials selected to represent USA Hockey at international competitions,” said Matt Leaf, USA Hockey officiating program director. “This group has shown a commitment to mastering the craft of officiating over several years and will represent our country with pride and integrity.”

In addition to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, American officials will take part in multiple top-level IIHF World Championship events in 2017-2018, including the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 5, 2018, in Buffalo, New York, the 2018 IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship Jan. 6-13, in Dmitrov, Russia, and the 2018 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship April 19-28, in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Eleven of the 28 Americans chosen to officiate during the upcoming season have previous experience working in top-level IIHF events, including three who officiated at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan, and one at the 2017 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France. Eight Americans have received their first IIHF assignment this season.

For a full list of American officials and their assignments, please click here.

ACHA Officiating information meeting

IHOA will be hosting a session for experienced officials looking to learn more about the ACHA rules, procedures and positioning. If you work or have a desire to work ACHA games this session will be beneficial for your progress.

NOTE: Attending this session will not guarantee assignments at the ACHA level. This session is an informative session.

*October 16th*

 7-10pm

at

Oakbrook Marriott

1401 W 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

 

To reserve your spot- https://secure.offserv.com/ihoa/members 

Please send questions to officialsdevelopment@ahai2.org

LATE SEASON SEMINAR! (Wed, November 22)

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At the IHOA Board of Directors September meeting,

it was decided to add a

late season seminar!

****WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 ****

*LEVEL 1 (1PM- 8PM) with ice*

**LEVEL 2 (1PM- 7PM) with ice**

LOCATION: LEAFS CENTER

**If you are a LEVEL 2, 3 or 4, have not attended a seminar yet, and wish to register,

YOU WILL NOT BE CERTIFIED and ELIGIBLE to work USA Hockey games by

NOVEMBER 30, 2016 (when your crest expires)!

*You MUST also make sure that the level you register for with IHOA matches with your USA Hockey registration. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL DROP YOU TO THE NEXT LEVEL LOWER!

For further information on the IHOA’s registration process, click here: Register with IHOA

When ready to register: Click here to register with IHOA

Click here to register with USA Hockey

1st General Development Session!!

WE ARE SET!

Let’s hit the ground running…er, uhm, SKATING!

SEPT 17

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**MORGAN PK**

*ICE: 5-6:30p      Skating posture & push, linesman positioning

**CLASS: 6:45-7:45p      601, Communication, and Judgment

LEVEL 1 Seminar added

Currently all of our Level 1 seminars are full. IHOA has decided to add another LEVEL 1 ONLY:

Saturday 10/7/17  @ Leaf Center

**LEVEL 1 ONLY**

Classroom 11AM-7PM

ICE 4:50PM-5:50PM

**30 Students Max**

IF there is space available, walk in’s will be allowed. 

Click: Register for an IHOA Seminar

 

If you have any other questions about seminars or the registration process, please read the FAQs page.

If your question(s) aren’t answered on the FAQs page, contact the Registrar for the State of Illinois:

(Jameson Gronert registrar@ihoa.com).