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?

Officials’ Dress Code

Playoffs… We’ve all worked hard to get here. Keeping working hard, and request games only that you will give 100%. Players and coaches have worked all year to attain the right to play in these games and deserve the best efforts.

Your appearance before the game sets the tone for your officiating. If team members, staff and spectators observe an official arriving late, dressed in a casual manner, and clearly agitated, they will expect a poor on-ice performance, and often that is what occurs.

AHAI expects that officials who accept games from AHAI ASSIGNER to arrive no less than 30 minutes before game time and be dressed in an appropriate manner (business casual). Caps, sports team jackets, ancient shoes and work jeans are not acceptable. We do not expect formal wear, but dearly there is a middle style that can satisfy all. It is remarkable how frequently your appearance is mentioned – both good and bad. Take a few moments to dress appropriately and be a class act when you enter the rink.

2019-20 season Registration opening date set

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The opening date for seminar registration is

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019

Further info to follow soon regarding seminar dates and locations. Register early, seats are limited and fill up quickly.

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

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.