Articles from October 2008

Use of Blue Pucks is Required in Mite Games

Tom Koester, The President of the Atlantic District of USA Hockey, sent us the following memorandum regarding use of blue pucks in mite hockey games:

Recently it has been brought to our attention that several Mite teams have been practicing and playing games with black pucksĀ instead of the mandated blue pucks.

Please note that using black pucks in a Mite game is a violation of USA Hockey Rule 306 paragraph (b) which states "For the 8-or-under (Youth) and for 8-or-under (Girls) and below age classifications, it ...

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Recording and Reporting of Match Penalties

Tony Mariconda made the following important announcement regarding the recording and reporting of Match Penalties:

Note that a Match Penalty is a stand-alone penalty. It must be recorded in the Penalty Record column on the left side of the standard scoresheet the same as any other penalty. It is recorded simply as a "Match Penalty."

Do not add any other penalty to this call - some officials have been adding "major" and/or "game misconduct" and that is not correct.

Example: If you issue a Match Penalty for Kicking, you do not also record a Majo...

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Officiating Assignors for Youth and Junior Hockey Programs in the Atlantic District

Many officials have requested contact information for assignors for the youth hockey programs in the Atlantic District. These assignor lists are provided to us by the Atlantic District member leagues.

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Funeral Arrangements for Eric Hoke's Father

Tony Mariconda wrote: "I am sorry to report the passing of John F. Hoke, Sr., father of Eric Hoke. See details below:"

John F. Hoke, Sr. "Jack", on Oct. 1, 2008, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of the late Anna Marie (nee Centrone), loving father of Lisa, John F. Jr., Kathleen Staszak (Joe), and Eric Hoke; cherished grandfather of Joey, Amanda, and Johnny; dear brother of Allen, June, Arthur, Janet, Joyce, and Jay. Jack was a retired Police Officer and served 38 years in the Army National Guard.

Relatives and friends are invit...

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