BE AT YOUR GAMES 10-15 MINUTES BEFORE GAME TIME, ALSO CHECK TEAMSNAP TOURNAMENTS AND TAKE THE PHONE NUMBER OF YOUR GAME CREW IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS AND YOU WILL BE LATE, YOU CAN LET THEM KNOW.
Responsibilities of the Official Scorer
* Maintain a separate note pad to assist you in ensuring the score sheet is recorded
* Obtain the lineup of each team and include the name and number of the captain and
alternate captain(s) of each team. This information must be supplied by the team
officials in charge of the teams and the Referee must be given this information prior to
the start of each game. The lineup information must be verified and signed by the
respective team officials in the proper place on the game sheet. The visiting team is
required to list their lineups first.
* Ensure the length of game, the curfews for each period and the agreed time of the
resurfacing of the ice is noted in the top right hand corner of the game sheet BEFORE
the respective team officials enter their lineups.
* The official scorer should draw to the Referees attention any case which does not comply with the
rules. This would include anytime a team lists more than the maximum number of players or when a
team lists more than five (5) team officials, or if the team has not indicated a captain
and/or alternate captain.
* Enter on the official game report a correct record of the goals scored by whom, and to
who assists, if any, are to be credited.
* Record all penalties assessed, stating the numbers of all penalized players, the duration
of each penalty, the infraction, and the time at which the penalty was assessed.
* Record, on your spare note pad, the numbers of the players on the floor when a
goaltender is assessed any penalty, when a team is assessed a Bench Minor penalty or
again when a player on the floor must serve a time penalty for a teammate, and when an
injured player is to be penalized
* Advise the Referee when the same player has received a second Misconduct penalty
during the game.
* Advise the Referee when a player has received a third "stick infraction". The
"stick infraction" penalties can be remembered with the acronym "CHESS".... cross-checking, high-sticking,
butt-end, spearing, slashing.
* If a bench clearing incident occurs, assist the Referee by noting on the spare notepad
the numbers of the players involved and give that information to the Referee only if there
is a request. Be familiar with rule leaving the bench.
* At the completion of game, ensure the official game report is signed by each on floor
official, sign same yourself. You will obtain the WHITE copy of the game sheet and get it to the
appropriate League Official.
Responsibilities of the Game Timekeeper
* Record the time of the start and finish of each game, and all actual playing time
during the game.
* Stop the clock only on the officials whistle and also automatically at the end of
* In any dispute regarding time, refer the matter to the Referee for a final decision.
* Possess a sound knowledge of the playing rules, especially those pertaining to
responsibilities of off-floor officials.
* Be familiar with the type of clock used in the arena.
* Advise the Referee of any problem pertaining to the required duties.
* Open the penalty door when a time penalty expires, to avoid players returning early. Ensure the door is closed properly after the player leaves.
*If a player leaves the penalty box early, before his penalty has expired (more than 1-2 seconds early), note the time and notify the referee, who will deal with the situation at the first normal stoppage of play.
* Be able to recognize the different situations and the order in which penalized players return to the floor
* Keep the penalty box free of spectators - should there be a problem - advise the referee
*** IF A PENALIZED PLAYER VERBALLY OR PHYSICALLY HARASSES THE OFF ICE OFFICIALS, THIS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE ATTENTION OF THE REFEREE AT THE FIRST STOPPAGE OF PLAY, UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY, SOUND THE GAME HORN ***