While we encourage you to review the entire USA Hockey rule book located HERE, below are some sections of emphasis that you could review first.
|Officials||Rule 505 – Penalty Timekeeper, Rule 506 – Official Scorer, Rule 507 – Game Timekeeper|
|Appendix I||Summary of Penalties|
|Appendix III||Official Signals|
Scorekeeper Job Description
- You are off-ice officials, and must be professional and unbiased.
- Confirm that both coaches have their name, USA Hockey ID number & phone number listed and have signed the score sheet.
- Write clearly and legibly and be sure to list game date/time and your name in the provided areas.
- Don’t cross off remaining empty spaces at the end of the game… this is the job of the on-ice officials after they ensure accuracy.
- Do not interact with players and coaches unless requesting or disseminating pertinent information.
Tips & Guidelines
- Listen carefully to the on-ice officials and take your time to get it right… ask questions.
- Learning the penalty signals and corresponding time possibilities will make it easier to understand the on-ice official’s calls.
- Separate penalties are recorded separately, on separate lines, even when given to the same individual. IE: 2min minor & 10min Misconduct to a player are listed separately, as are 5min major & Game Misconduct penalties. Escalating penalties are also ALL listed, 2min, 10min, Game Misconduct to an individual are all listed separately.
- For recording purposes, Game Misconduct and Match penalties are listed with 10min as the penalty duration.
- Get comfortable with the clock learn how to add and remove penalties before the game starts.
- Start and stop the clock immediately on each whistle and puck-drop.
- Do not put penalty time or goals on the board until after the official reports it to you.