December 5, 2018

Stripes, zebras, barcodes… and probably many other unprintable names for the on-ice officials crew.  Love em or not, they are a major part of the game.  Over the past couple of years, IHUK Referee Section has run several courses to attract new officials into the game, while the continuous development and training that takes place helps with retention and progression of officials up the ladder.

Over a dozen new recruits completed the latest Level 1 course in Aberdeen last week, and it is hoped that they will register with IHUK and begin their officiating career very soon.

Team Stripes is the fastest growing team in the UK, but always looking for more recruits.  The next level 1 course is in Sheffield in January and Fife the following month.  Players looking to transition into officiating are also very welcome and they should get in touch with IHUK Referee Section.

Check out the EIHA website article for full details on how to book a place on the courses and details of the Referee Section.

Answers to Last Weeks’ Rules Quiz

Question 1:
If a net-minder deliberately displaces the net during play – what should the ref do?
Assess a Minor Penalty for Delay of Game.
Rule 213 i – A goaltender who deliberately displaces the goal net from its normal position will be assessed a minor penalty.
Question 2:
If a net-minder deliberately displaces the net during with 1 minute to go in the third period – what should the ref do?
Award a penalty shot.
Rule 213 ii – If a goaltender displaces the goal net from its normal position in the last two minutes of regulation time or at any time in overtime, a penalty shot will be awarded to the opposition.
Question 3:
What penalty tariffs can be assessed for Slew Footing?
Major plus Game Misconduct or a Match Penalty.
Rule 160 part i – A player who slew-foots an opponent will be assessed a major plus game misconduct. ii A player who recklessly endangers an opponent by slew footing will be assessed a match penalty.

Why not join in the conversation about You Make The Call each week on our social media – there’s a thread on EIHA Facebook and Twitter each week when we post the questions. Give us your thoughts and pose your own questions that you would like to see get the #TeamStripes treatment.

This Week’s Rules Quiz

Answers are provided next week

Question 1:
A player turns his back at the last minute to an opponent who is coming in for check – should a penalty for checking from behind be called?

Question 2:
The linesman sees an injured player on the ice. Can he stop play?

Question 3:
A player who makes deliberate contact with an on ice official should be assessed what penalty?