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2013-17 Playing Rule Changes Youth, Girls, Adult, & High School. 2013-17 RULE CHANGES. USA Hockey has moved to a four-year rule change cycle. 2013-17 RULE CHANGES. RULE 201(b) Defines and clarifies who may occupy a Team Bench Restricted to players and coaches on the roster
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2013-17 Playing Rule Changes Youth, Girls, Adult, & High School
2013-17 RULE CHANGES USA Hockey has moved to a four-year rule change cycle.
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 201(b) • Defines and clarifies who may occupy a Team Bench • Restricted to players and coaches on the roster • Non-participating players may still occupy if they follow the guidelines listed under “Team Official” in the Glossary.
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 304(c)Note • Focuses attention to HECC Sticker and expiration date on all helmets. • All players are responsible for wearing properly certified equipment.
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 308(b) • A coach may not use an electronic device to challenge the ruling of an official • Use of tablet computers on the bench is allowed • First Offence = Bench Minor • If protest continues = Game Misconduct • Coach may continue to use device, but if he repeats the offence the official starts with another Bench Minor
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 404 & 601(e) • Requires a Game Misconduct to be assessed in lieu of any second Misconduct penalty to one player during the same game. • Applies to all Misconduct penalties (abuse and aggressive play infractions) • The Game Misconduct replaces the Misconduct and is listed on the score-sheet in place of the Misconduct.
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 501 • Moves the description of officials’ uniform from Rule 502 • Mandates all officials must properly wear a half-shield visor attached to their helmets • Visor must be non-tinted • Visor does not need to be HECC approved
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 503 • Removes language that allows a referee to make linesmen drop pucks for him • The rule was not necessary in the Playing Rules instead of the Manuals • Procedure can still be used during three-official system games when necessary
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 507(c) • Identifies who may occupy the Penalty Bench during a game. • Restricted to penalized players and Off-Ice Officials
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 602 • Clarifies rule difference between attempting to injure Players/Team Officials and Officials • All “Attempt to Injure” any Official infractions must be penalized under Rule 601(f)1 • Same penalty and procedure guidelines are followed • Match Penalty assessed • Game Report filed to District RIC in 48 hours
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULES 603, 607, & 620 • Penalty options for Boarding, Charging, and Head Contact have been made more strict. • Three options: • Minor plus Misconduct • Major plus Game Misconduct • Match • The objective is to eliminate punishing and intimidating hits that are detrimental to the game
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 604 • Changes language to establish “Body Contact” category of hockey • Makes language consistent with ADM and Player Development “Learn to Check” materials
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 612 • Clarifies where face-off is located if a puck directly enters the goal after striking an official anywhere on the ice • Regardless of point of contact, the face-off is located at one of the end-zone faceoff spots near the goal the puck entered
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 615 • Modifies fighting rule at the ADULT LEVEL ONLY • Any player who removes his own or his opponent’s helmet during an altercation can be assessed a Game Misconduct
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 632 • Removes outdated rule preventing a player from retreating back into defensive end-zone with puck if not pursued by an opponent to delay the game • Rule was ignored by officials and coaches for years, therefore it was removed
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 637 • Removes the “deliberately” requirement that allows an official to assess a Game Misconduct to a player who throws stick into occupied spectator area • This places the onus and accountability entirely on the player instead of the official
2013-17 RULE CHANGES RULE 639 • Adds the term “Slew-foot” to tripping rule to clarify penalty options