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Stripes Newsletter - September 2021

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Stripes - The USA Hockey Officiating Newsletter
Game On -- With Changes
New rules move into effect this season. ADM Manager Scott Paluch and Doug Plocki, Youth Hockey Director for the Washington Little Caps, see firsthand how rule changes, like the continued emphasizing of Body Checking Standard of Play and offsides, are and will impact the youth game. READ MORE »
Video of the month
Head Contact or No?
Q and A
New Season, New Curriculum
This offseason, Massachusetts Hockey Referee-In-Chief Kevin Donovan, along with a team of folks, took a look at our seminar programming and tackled updates to make it more time conducive and appealing to new and veteran officials alike. READ MORE »
Electronic Version of the Rule book
The Official Rules of Ice Hockey is the essential resource for players, coaches, referees, parents and fans. Included are USA Hockey's official playing rules and interpretations, referee signals and detailed rink diagrams. READ MORE »
Registration Tips
Since so much of the success of registration depends upon the official successfully completing the steps. The following tips will help to speed your officiating registration for the upcoming season. READ MORE »
Quote of the week
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"Players can adapt, and they just want to play the game. Whatever the rules are, they don't care. It's our job as coaches to design our practices to teach them those rules and to play with those rules and make sure they're having as much fun as possible."
— Doug Plocki —
Youth Hockey Director for
Washington Little Caps
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arrow graphic Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play and Respect READ MORE »
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arrow graphic OZ Zoomcasts READ MORE »
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arrow graphic Seminar Schedules READ MORE »
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arrow graphic Zero Tolerance Policy READ MORE »
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