USAH: UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (BANGING THE BOARDS)

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

(BANGING THE BOARDS)

A bench minor penalty for unsportsmanlike behavior shall be assessed to any team whose player(s) or team officials bang the boards with a stick or any other object, including skates or arms, at any time, including after a body check regardless as to whether the check was penalized or not.

The spirit and intent of this rule is to eliminate unsportsmanlike behavior that is designed to “taunt” or “intimidate” an opponent through the celebration of an unnecessary or illegal body check.  Simply banging the stick, or other object, against the boards while on the player’s bench is not a penalty.  However, it is deemed to be unsportsmanlike conduct and should be penalized when done as a means of escalating dangerous and/or unnecessary physical play where there is no intent to legally gain possession of the puck.

The correct procedure to apply this interpretation is to first warn the offending team once after the first violationAny further violation of this policy by the same team should be penalized by assessing a bench minor to the team under Rule 601(b)1 & 5.  This bench minor is to be served by a player on the ice at the time of the infraction.  Once this bench minor has been served, any further violations by the same team shall be penalized by assessing a bench minor penalty.

**If a bench minor penalty for a violation of this policy is being served and before that bench minor expires another violation by the same team occurs that teams head coach shall be assessed a game misconduct under Rule601(e)1.

 

 

USA Hockey SafeSport Program (NEW POLICY)

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dear USA Hockey official,

You recently received a summary of several significant changes to the USA Hockey SafeSport Program. This note includes additional specific information pertinent to officials, including related to SafeSport Training requirements, mandatory reporting, and the Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policies. Thank you for your dedication to USA Hockey programs and efforts to keep our participants safe and our programs free from misconduct or abuse.

SafeSport Training

All officials who are or will be seventeen (17) years old or older as of December 31 of that registration season must complete the SafeSport Training program as a condition of completing their certification requirements every season.

Beginning this season, the training must now be completed every year prior to participation each season (however, anyone who completed training in the most recent season (2018-19) will retain valid training status for 2019-20, and will complete training annually beginning in 2020-21). The training is provided by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, and each official must first complete the “Core Center for SafeSport Training,” which is completed online and takes approximately 90 – 120 minutes to complete. In subsequent seasons, officials will need to complete the Center for SafeSport’s “Refresher Course,” which is also online and takes 30 minutes or less to complete. There is no cost to complete either training course.

If you (or your son or daughter) are under 18 at the time of training, USA Hockey is required to obtain parental consent for the official to complete training. If you registered on or after May 28, 2019, then the consent was incorporated into your registration; if you registered prior to May 28, USA Hockey will be contacting you soon to obtain the consent of the parents for a minor age official to complete the SafeSport Training.

Mandatory Reporting

If you are an adult-aged official, then according to federal law you are considered a mandatory reporter of child abuse, including sexual abuse. In the event of any actual or suspected sexual misconduct or child abuse, you must report such information to the U.S. Center for SafeSport and, when appropriate, to applicable law enforcement.

Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policies

The Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policies (“MAAPP Policies”) were mandated by federal law to be put into effect by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, and are included in the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook with specific information for hockey programs. The MAAPP Policies are prevention policies to prohibit and/or avoid situations where risks of misconduct can occur, including:

• One-on-One Interactions. This policy prohibits one-on-one interactions between adult members of USA Hockey or those authorized by a USA Hockey program to have regular contact with or authority over minors, unless they occur at an observable and interruptible distance by another adult. There are exceptions for emergency circumstances. The policy specifically addresses situations where these types of interactions might occur, including in meetings with a player, in individual training sessions and in settings outside the hockey program.

• Locker Rooms. USA Hockey’s existing Locker Room Policy was updated, and includes specific locker room provisions for officials to address situations when officials of different genders share a locker room and to avoid situations where an adult official and a minor are alone in a locker room. Please review the new locker room policies in the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook.

• Travel. Travel is a high risk time for misconduct to occur, including when officials travel together. USA Hockey’s travel policy has been updated for both “local travel” (transportation and travel to and from local games and events) and “organization/team travel” (travel away from the home area and may include overnight stays in a hotel for games or tournaments). Except in the case of emergency, an adult official may not ride in a vehicle alone, travel alone with or share a hotel or sleeping arrangement with an unrelated minor participant.

• Athletic Training Modalities. Although officials generally do not receive treatment at the rink, from trainers or medical personnel, this policy ensures that any type of athletic training, including massages, rubdowns, taping, etc., occurs in an open and interruptible location.

• Social Media and Electronic Communications. This policy has been updated. All electronic communication from an adult official, supervisor, assignor or other person of authority to a minor-aged participant must be professional in nature. Absent emergency circumstances, if an adult official, supervisor, assignor or other person of authority needs to communicate directly with a minor-aged participant via electronic communications (including social media), the minor’s parent must be copied.

A revised copy of the USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook can be found at the USA Hockey website at www.usahockey.com/safesportprogram. Please refer to the SafeSport Handbook for details of these and other policies affecting USA Hockey programs. You can also reach out to your Affiliate SafeSport Coordinator or to USA Hockey if you have questions or need assistance.

Thank you again for all of your efforts in support of the safety of participants in USA Hockey programs.

2019-20 Seminars dates

IHOA 2019-20 REGISTRATION

OPENS ***JULY 8th***!

1st step: USA HOCKEY OFFICATING REGISTRATION

  • Open as of May 28, 2019

2nd step: IHOA SEMINAR REGISTRATION

Please check the FAQs page for questions about seminars or the registration process (name changes, registration account mistake, etc…) If your question is not answered there, then please contact the IHOA Registrar for the State of Illinois:

Dave Zednik registrar@ihoa.com

 

ELIGIBILITY for VETERAN Seminars: All Officials who have been completely registered at Level 3 or Level 4 for the three (3) consecutive seasons prior.

2019-20 Seminars

DATELOCATIONLEVELS
JULY 20Bollingbrook1 & 2
JULY 28Rockford1 & 2
*TBD*Orland Park1-4
AUGUST 4Geneva1-3
AUGUST 8Buffalo Grove3 Veterans
AUGUST 11Leafs1 & 2
AUGUST 20Geneva3 Veterans
AUGUST 24Peoria1-3
AUGUST 24Hoffman Est1-3
AUGUST 26Darien3 Veterans
*TBD*5/3 Bank (previously MB Arena)1-3
SEPT 8Darien1-4
SEPT 22Skokie1-4
*TBD*5/3 Bank (previously MB Arena)3 Veterans & 4
OCT 27Champaign1-4

ELIGIBILITY for VETERAN Seminars: All Officials who have been completely registered at Level 3 or Level 4 for the three (3) consecutive seasons prior.

2019-2020 season registration steps

***IHOA Registration open July 8, 2019***

Steps to becoming a USA Hockey official

To completely register with USA Hockey as an official you need to complete the following each year:

FIRST step to complete:

USA Hockey Membership Registration:

    1. Go to USAHockey.com. At the homepage you will click on “Become a Member”  in the upper right corner and register as an Ice Official. This is where you will provide USAH with your information for their database and pay your annual membership fee (no affiliate fee for IHOA through this portal).

2. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-hours. A copy of the USA Hockey Playing Rules & Casebook (new officials and Rule Change Seasons only) will be sent to you within a week, along with some additional information to help you along with the registration process.

3. Open Book Exam: Go to the “Open Book Exam” page at the OFFICIALS section of USAHockey.com and follow the steps to begin your online exam. It’s designed to allow you to go at your own pace. You may answer all questions at once, or answer ten questions every day until it is completed. Please review all answers before submitting it to the National Office. The exam will be accessible 24-hours after online registration, and we strongly encourage you to wait until you receive your Rulebook and attend your seminar (see below) before attempting to take the test. 

      • Returning officials: You will receive an email giving you information (including your USAH Officiating Number) relating to completing your online “Open Book Exam.”
      • New officials (1st season): You will receive an email with information to complete your online “Open Book Exam;” you will NOT have a USAH Officiating Number at this time.

4. Online Education: Once registered with USA Hockey, you will receive instructions regarding the online Officiating Education module program. These modules are a mixture of required and elective topics that teach fundamental skills of officiating using video examples, animation, and knowledge-based testing. You must complete your required hours of training to receive your card and crest. You can access the Online Modules under the OFFICIALS tab at USAHockey.com.

*** SafeSport Training (if 18+ years old): All officials who are 18 years-of-age or older must complete the United States Olympic Committee SafeSport training program. This online based program trains coaches, officials, and key volunteers in detecting and preventing detrimental behavior (hazing, abuse, etc.) off the playing surface. Once completed, the training certification is good for two years before re-certification is required. This training must be completed in addition to your USA Hockey Local Affiliate Background Checks. SafeSport training can be completed by using the SafeSport link under the OFFICIALS tab at USAHockey.com

 

Second step:

ILLINOIS HOCKEY OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION (IHOA) REGISTRATION:

    1. Register for the in-class seminar : http://ihoa.com/registration/
      • The seminar schedule is now online, and most seminars are between mid-July and mid-October.
      •  IHOA fee is non-refundable.
      • Frequently Asked Questions page has a list of commonly asked questions and answers regarding seminars and the registration process.

Any questions not found on the FAQs page should be directed to the

IHOA Registrar Dave Zednik or Contact Us!

USA Hockey Advanced Officiating Symposium and New Tenured Official Program

USA Hockey announced that it will host its first-ever Advanced Officiating Symposium July 26-28, 2019, at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in Bloomington, Minnesota. The first-of-its-kind symposium is open to any official who has been completely registered at Level 3 or Level 4 for each of the previous three hockey seasons and is seeking to obtain “tenured” status within the USA Hockey Officiating Program.

Read More…

2019 IHOA Scholarship Recipients

On Monday, May 13, 2019, the following IHOA members were awarded the 2019 IHOA Scholarship:

Conrad Ebbecke   Stanislaw Gunkel   Gavin Pawell   Nathan Rutledge

Garrett Tighe   Kieran Tomich   Jack Young (not present)

2019 IHOA Elections and Executive Board

On Monday, May 13, 2019, IHOA held its annual election and monthly meeting, and approximately 85 people showed. Below are the members of the Executive Board, name in red is new to the Board.

John Dunne – AHAI Supervisor of Officials

Don Mrozik – Referee-In-Chief

Eric Cowsill – President

Carl Sassolino- Vice President

Geoff Schlender- Treasurer

Samantha Cebulski – Secretary

David Zednik – Registrar

 

The Proposed Constitution and By-laws were also voted on, passing with a 62-13 vote; several voters did not submit a ballot on this vote. Click here to read the Constitution and By-laws of 2019.

Congratulations Illinois officials!

The youth hockey season is over and many teams from Illinois fought hard for the title of NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, but the NCAA and the IIHF still have tournaments going on. IHOA would like to recognize those officials that were awarded assignments to work championship games this season.

Below are championship tournaments from USAH (youth and juniors), ACHA, NCAA, AHL, and the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation).

 

 

IL State Championship games @ The Edge- March 9 & 10, 2019:
Eric Sexton, Donald Augustine, Thomas Zschach, Dan Antzoulatos, Christopher Gergits, Thomas Gergits, Terry McLoughlin, Scott Silz, Derek Mullady, Eric Cowsill, Mark Bialko, Heather Ruchim, Tyler Pruszewski, James Goldman, David Canon, Blair Bigwood, Mark Bialko, Samantha Cebulski, Sean Molina, Daniel Zaloudek, Mike Fraelick, Nathaniel Cyranek, Scott Gaffney, Charles Handley, Kevin Haller, Kenneth Zschach, Kenneth Pruim, Haley Yates, Trace Cyranek, Steven Rickard, Brian Hamilton, Christopher Lubera, Andres Cruz, Brandon Boies, Ryan Walters, Brian Fisher, Joe Hederman, Eric Zeitler, and Kyle Pfaffinger.

 

United Center- March 22, 2019: High School State Championship
Girls Varsity: Fenwick v New Trier
Referee: Keli Dorynek
Linesmen: Nicholas Jacobs and Rick Prondsinski

Red Division: New Trier Green v Loyola Gold
Referees: Tom Callaghan III and John Cerza
Linesmen: Jeffrey Roberts and Christopher Lubera

Combined Varsity: Waubonsie v Glenbard
Referees: Greg Ellwanger and Samantha Hiller
Linesmen: Jon Stevanovich and Jeremy Bilecki

 
 

ACHA

D2 Finals and D3 Final: Brandon Targett

 

NCAA Frozen Four Hockey National Championships

Division 1 Finals: Colin Kronforst

Division 3 Men’s Semi-finals: Joe Guzzardi

Division 3 Women’s Semi-finals: Samantha Hiller

 

 

USA Hockey National Championship tournaments (youth)

Youth Tier I (14U) @ Pittsburgh, PA:
Youth Tier I (15O) @ Plymouth, MI:
Youth Tier I (16U, 18U) @ Grand Rapids, MI: Justin Pirard
Youth Tier II (14U) @ South Bend, IN:
Youth Tier II (16U) @ Plano, TX: Bryan Dorynek
Youth Tier II (18U) @ San Jose, CA:
Girls Tier I (14U, 16U, 19U) @ Irvine, CA:
Girls Tier II (14U, 16U, 19U) @ Amherst, NY: Samantha Cebulski, Keli Dorynek, and Haley Yates
Women’s Senior (B, C) @ Anaheim, CA: Nicole Davis
High School @ Cleveland, OH:
 

USAH Junior leagues

NA3HL Finals: Eric Arrigo

NAHL Finals: Rick Faron, Jack Young, Ian McCambridge, Cam McCambridge, and Anthony Vikhter

 

Professional leagues

SPHL Finals: Rocco Stachowiak

FPHL Finals: Don Mrozik

ECHL Playoffs: Shane Gustafson

AHL Playoffs: Peter Tarnaris, William Hancock II, Jon Sladek, and Shane Gustafson

 

IIHF Championships


2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division I Group A in Hungary: Sara Strong

2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia: William Hancock II

 

 

Loss of IHOA official: Keith Shipbaugh (1968-2019)

Keith W. Shipbaugh, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, was born on January 21, 1968 to Don and Phyllis Shipbaugh and was set free on April 2, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. In his short and sweet 51 years Keith was husband, daddy, son, brother and friend. He was wonderful at them all! Keith is survived by his wife of 20 years, Kimberley; daughter, Kreagan; parents, Don and Phyllis; and brother, Kevin (Jodie) Shipbaugh.

Keith loved work, traveling, sports, his family and life! He brought smiles and laughter to everyone he encountered. He was an inspiration to all and lived “Anchors Up!”

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kreagan’s education fund.

Visitation: Saturday, April 6, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory
419 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 6, 2019
4:00 PM
Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory
419 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

https://www.davenportfamily.com/notices/Keith-Shipbaugh

Veryifying your Scoresheet

whether it’s handwritten or electronic, the score sheet is not deemed “good to go” until an official signs off on it at the conclusion of the game. Rule 502(e) is clear in saying, “At the conclusion of the game, the referee shall check the official score sheet, including team rosters and players in uniform, for accuracy prior to signing.” Regardless as to what system is used (hard copy or electronic scoring), the score sheet is considered an official record that documents the participants and the actions that take place during a game, and officials must adhere to their responsibility to treat it as such. Teams need them to document participation for eligibility in state or national tournaments, or to provide verification of a suspension served. They may also be keeping stats on players for their continued development and promotion to higher levels of play.  Plus, the score sheet provides a means to track progressive penalties or to identify trends within a local area or league. 

To read the whole article from USA Hockey, click here: Have you verified the score sheet?