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USA Hockey Helmet Rule

10/29/2013 By BGYHA
 

Newly Enforced Helmet Rule

USA Hockey has implemented new enforcement of a long standing rule. There has been a rule about proper helmet certifications included in the USA Hockey Rule Book for a good while, but it has not been effectively enforced. With the release of the 2013-17 Rule Book, USA Hockey has given the officials teeth to enforce the rule.

Rule 304 (c) states that all youth players MUST wear a helmet and face mask with a current HECC certification date. Referees are permitted and encouraged to perform random checks for the appropriate sticker. Players found to be wearing helmets with missing or expired certifications will be sent off the ice until they have a helmet with a valid HECC sticker. If the player returns to the ice without a properly certified helmet after receiving the first warning, they will be issued a game misconduct.

To avoid any unexpected surprises and player disappointment, please check your players helmet to make sure a valid sticker is present before their first game.

Calendar

The Calendar page is one you will want to check often. It will show the dates and times of events within our organization, most importantly when your child will be on the ice next. There are several different views in which to look up events; monthly, weekly and daily. Remember to click on the "show tag menu" on the right side, this drop down menu will allow you to select which team(s) schedule you would like to view. This is very handy for parents with multiple kids playing.

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