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Southeastern District Officiating Seminar
Save the date for the 2019 Southeastern District Officiating Seminar (DOS).
The District Officiating Seminar is an intensive three-day seminar and
training session for those who are seeking to improve their officiating
skills in order to work at the higher levels of the game. DOS
participation can also help you compete for selection to USA Hockey advanced
The DOS is held every other year. The location rotates across all Southeastern
District states. The 2019 Southeastern District Officiating Seminar is
tentatively scheduled for August 2-4, 2019 in Charleston, SC. We will have
more information here on the web site as the DOS preparations are finalized.
Check the Scoresheet
A recent Stripes Magazine article discussed the importance of
checking the scoresheet at the conclusion of a game. Rule 502(e) requires the
Referee to “check the official scoresheet, including team rosters and
players in uniform, for accuracy prior to signing.” This is part of
your job and necessary to ensure the game results are accurately recorded.
Incomplete or inaccurate scoresheets can affect a team's eligibility for
state and national tournaments and may impact a player's ability to qualify
for advanced player development programs. The scoresheets also serve as the
basis for tracking penalty trends.
When reviewing a scoresheet, you should:
You can read more about post-game duties in the
- Make sure the player roster, including coaches, is correct, i.e. does the
number of dressed players equal the number listed on the Scoresheet?
Does the number of coaches listed equal the number on the bench?
If no to either question, get it corrected BEFORE the game.
- Confirm that all penalties are recorded properly.
- Verify that the names of on-ice Officials are correctly listed.
- Sign the hard copy scoresheet or, if the league is using electronic
scoresheets, approve the electronic version.
New Registration Dates
USA Hockey has announced a trial program moving the start of Referee registration
to June 3 instead of the traditional August 1 start date. This will enable
districts to hold Officiating seminars earlier in the season and allow
you to complete your 2019-2020 registration renewal well before the
November 30 due date. New Officials will be able to complete their registration
sooner and not have to wait for August seminars.
This is a major change to the registration process and details are still being
determined. We should know more after the USA Hockey Annual Meeting in early
June and we'll keep you updated here on the web site. Note, this Registration
date change does not impact your Background Screening date requirement.
New screenings cannot begin until August 1st.
You Make the Call!
Team A has been unhappy with the officiating in the first period. After the ice is resurfaced, Team A remains in the locker room. An off-ice official notifies the team that the ice is ready for play and they still refuse to return to the ice.
What is the Call?
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