USA Hockey Continues to Use the Traditional-Style Officiating Sweater

Tony Mariconda wrote, "Last season NHL officials began using a redesigned official's sweater. Please be advised that this new sweater (as was the previous version of NHL sweater) is not acceptable for use in USA Hockey games. We continue to use the traditional black-and white officiating sweater."

See the illustration below for further clarification.

Officiating Sweater Comparison

Sources: Illustration of NHL Style officiating sweaters courtesy of Reebok / CCM.  USA Hockey 2009-2011 Official Rules of Ice Hockey cover illustration courtesy of USA Hockey, Inc.

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