Referees Info Page
REFEREE CLINIC INFO
Browse the current Referee Schedule by clicking
As of 1/25/2007 *
- entering any information into the spreadsheet will do you NO GOOD, only the
Referee In Chief has update rights to the schedule and anything you enter will
be gone once you leave the website. Schedule refs properly through Greg
(see below) and use this page simply as a verification tool, updated every two weeks
Submit Referee Scheduling Requests by using the
new Referee Request Form. On this form is a page with a sample of the
proper formatting and then a second page with a blank page you may print out, fill in
and then place in the Referee In Chief's box or save it in Excel and email it to
Greg at "greg at scsra dot com" . For the form
in Web/HTML format to print and drop off, click
for the Excel version of the form to download and fill out for emailing or
Links to other referee sites:
Ryan White will be maintaining an "up to date" version of the SCS
referee page at http://www.scsra.com
check it out!!
Try - http://members.tm.net/dennisl/official.htm
an official's website recommended by hockey friends in Midland, MI.
Will be happy to add any more suggested.
Email suggestions to the webmaster (see CONTACTS page)
As part of our process for
continued improvement in officiating, we are requesting that coaches complete referee evaluations on the staff officiating their games. Forms have
been distributed to each team via their team mailbox behind the front counter at SCS Civic
Arena. In addition blank forms should be available at the counter. Within the next
two weeks, we will have a blank form available on this web page and perhaps even an
interactive discussion page where fans and coaches may privately or openly stage concerns,
complaints, praise or recommendations about our officials. Until that time, we ask
that you use the SCSHA Discussion Board if you wish to
communicate such information to the board, including Referee-In-Chief Greg White. Printable Referee Evaluations
Referee in chief: Greg
White (586) 771-8406
email at: "greg at scsra
From the desk of Greg White RIC...
St. Clair Shores clinics for brand new referee's and returning officials
that would like to come will be held:
THE FIRST TWO
SUNDAYS OF AUGUST for all referee's that want to work next season at
St. Clair Shores.
We will be
meeting from 8:30am until 5:00pm both days. Referee's and people wanting to be
referee's will need to bring the following:
(with cage removed)
(ACME Thunder or FOX 40l)
7. Comfortable clothes to skate and sit in
the classroom in
Willingness to learn
We will be
skating 2 different sessions morning and afternoon and will be breaking for
lunch. Bring a lunch or money to buy a lunch.
These clinics are not the mandatory USA clinics but go over the basics and give you more
exposure before your first games (or first games of the season) to dropping
face offs, calling off sides, calling icing, penalty signals, and many other
In order to referee in Saint Clair Shores, make sure Greg White has a
photocopy of your card. Without this he has no proof that you are a
registered official. If you are at the rink, ask the front desk to make a copy
of it and to put it into Greg's mail box.
Additional information available on the webpage: http://www.scsra.com
SCSRA - R.I.C.
an offensive player will be called for slashing when "digging" at the puck after
an opposing goaltender has covered it, even though the whistle has not blown.
Frequently that is the argument used by the players, coaches and fans and indeed, quite
often players are taught to keep working at the puck until they hear the whistle.
The rule actually reads that "a slashing penalty will be imposed anytime contact is
made with a goaltender covering a puck REGARDLESS of whether the whistle is blown or
Occasionally an icing
call is "waved off" when it is clear to fans that 1) the teams are at even
strength, 2) the puck was sent from the offensive side of the center redline, 3) the puck
indeed crossed the far goal line and 4) no defensive player touched it. The referee
will wave off the icing if he feels the Defensive player "could have touched"
the puck with relative ease and effort. Simply "missing" the puck or not
skating hard enough is not cause to keep the icing call active.
Occasionally a player is called for tripping after making what his/her
fans, coaches and no doubt parents feel is a "fantastic" defensive play diving
headlong for a puckcarrier who may have a step or two on him/her and knocking the puck off
the opponents stick. Sure, the puckcarrier eventually fell due to the momentum of
the sliding defender striking their feet "BUT THE PUCK WAS TOUCHED FIRST!!" call
the fans, outraged by the referees misunderstanding of the rule. Quite the
contrary... tripping must be called when a player leaves his feet and trips another player
whether or not the puck is touched first. Rule 639(a) "Any player who deliberately
leaves his feet and contacts an opponent with any part of his body thereby causing the
opponent to trip or fall shall be assessed an minor penalty (Clipping)." (Note 3)
This rule does not apply to a player who has dropped to his knee(s) to block a shot.
Hey, here's a tough one. Everyone
knows that in the final two minutes of a game, if one team is guilty of "delay of
game" the result is a penalty shot, right? So imagine this, final 30 seconds of
the game with the curfew clock counting down close behind, let's say 50 seconds to
curfew. There's a scramble in front of the net of the team ahead in a close 3-2
battle. Goaltender decides rather than risk it with the scramble in front, why not
knock the net off the moorings to get a stoppage in play. Referee determines this to
be a blatant delay of game tactic and awards a penalty shot, HOWEVER, before everyone can
get lined up and with both coaches screaming for an explanation... the curfew clock sounds
and the Zamboni doors swing open. What now? Is there any rule, like in
Football, which says that a game cannot end on a "defensive" penalty?
Express your opinions or answers on the Discussion Board and
look here next month for the correct interpretation.
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