Dave LaBuda recaps winter meetings
Stripes - The USA Hockey Officiating Newsletter
Meet our Olympic officials
USA Hockey is proud to introduce the seven – yes, SEVEN – officials representing the United States at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This year USA Hockey had more officials selected than any other country. So, without further ado, meet our 2018 Olympic officials. READ MORE »
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How do you handle a player kicking an opponent?
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Recap of USA Hockey Winter Meetings
Each January, many of USA Hockey's stakeholders descend upon sometimes-sunny Florida for USA Hockey's Winter Meetings. USA Hockey National Referee-in-Chief Dave LaBuda recaps this year's meetings for us. READ MORE »
New Rulebook app available for download!
Use your cellphone off the ice to make the right call while you're on the ice! The USA Hockey Mobile Rulebook is the digital version of the current USA Hockey Rulebook. Gain immediate access to rules, descriptions, casebook examples, videos and more. READ MORE »
Body-checking standard of play
Officials must set a high enforcement standard for the rules of the game, especially when it comes to body-checking. The purpose of a body check is to dispossess an opponent of the puck. When a player goes beyond that purpose, officials must intervene. READ MORE »
Quote of the week
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"Put in the hard work and time it takes to climb the officiating ladder. Enjoy every moment and opportunity officiating provides you because, even without the Olympics, hockey has taken me to places I never could have imagined."
— Judson Ritter —
Belvidere, New Jersey
2018 U.S. Olympic official
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