USA Hockey announced today that ESPN’s SportsCenter will exclusively unveil the first 16 players of its 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster on March 2 at approximately 6:45 p.m. ET.
Each of the eight participating teams in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey is required to name at least 16 players on March 2, including a minimum of two goaltenders.
The announcement will be followed by a media teleconference at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Set for Sept. 17-Oct. 1 in Toronto, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will feature the U.S., Canada, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, North America, Russia and Sweden.
NOTES: The U.S. management group for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey includes Dean Lombardi (Ludlow, Mass./L.A. Kings) as general manager; Paul Holmgren (St. Paul, Minn./Philadelphia Flyers) as assistant general manager; Brian Burke (Edina, Minn./Calgary Flames) as senior advisor; and Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo./USA Hockey) as director of hockey operations … John Tortorella (Boston, Mass.) will serve as head coach of the 2016 U.S. World Cup of Hockey Team, with Mike Sullivan (Duxbury, Mass.), John Hynes (Warwick, R.I.), Phil Housley (South St. Paul, Minn.), Jack Capuano (Cranston, R.I.) and Scott Gordon (Easton, Mass.) serving as assistant coaches … USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. teams that compete internationally … The World Cup of Hockey is a joint effort of the National Hockey League Players' Association and the National Hockey League, in cooperation with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and its member federations … The World Cup of Hockey has been conducted on two previous occasions, with the U.S. winning the first edition in 1996 and Canada taking the title in 2004.
QUESTION: Where do i find the rule for period length for 8U, 10U, 12U, etc? Can 10U play 12-minute periods instead of 15? Is it up to the local jurisdiction to set the period length?
ANSWER: Period (and game) length is at the discretion of Youth Hockey Associations and local USA Hockey Affiliate Bodies. Therefore, we recommend contacting them with this question.
QUESTION: What level is an official if they fail the Level 3 Closed Book Exam? If you miss 11 questions, is that official a Level 1 or Level 2 official?
ANSWER: A Level 3 Official applicant that fails the Level 3 Closed Book Exam is immediately eligible for Level 2 if they achieve an 85/100 on the Open Book Exam.
QUESTION: What is the protocol and process for an official to submit and incident report where a coach received a game misconduct or a match penalty?
ANSWER: All game reports should be submitted using the USA Hockey Online Game Report System.
QUESTION: A "50/50 Puck" is located along the boards and one skater is faster than another. The slower skater, knowing he cannot get to the puck first, hits the other player on their way to the puck. I have seen this happen during practices and coaches have made no correction to players. Is this permitted at the 10U Level where body-checking is not allowed?
ANSWER: Body-checking at the 10 & Under Level is not permitted in the USA Hockey Playing Rules. Furthermore, a player who makes deliberate and intentional contact with an opponent who is not in possession of the puck should be penalized for Interference.
QUESTION: Can a Misconduct be assessed to a coach after the game and what rule is it covered under?
ANSWER: There are no rules in the USA Hockey Playing Rules that allow a Misconduct penalty to be assessed to a coach.
However, a coach can be assessed a Game Misconduct before, during, or after a game. Most of those penalties can be found under Rule 601 (Abuse of Officials & Other Misconduct).