The Learning Centre contains interesting games, presentations and articles that pertain to Hockey Canada playing rules, officiating procedures and officiating in general. Visit these links:
Head Contact Training Course
This PowerPoint document is a comprehensive self-learning tool for Minor and Female hockey officials and administrators. It explains the head contact rule and it’s application (specifically within the Ontario Hockey Federation and the Greater Toronto Hockey League) in great detail. Links to examples of various head contact infractions are included in the presentation.
Changes to Hockey Canada Officiating Procedures effective August 2011
This document provides an excellent explanation of changes to the Hockey Canada officiating procedures that came into effect at the start of the 2011-2012 season. It is a must read for all officials, supervisors and HCOP clinic instructors.
A comprehensive look at Hockey Canada’s published penalty standards.
“It’s A New Game!” Penalty Standards Brochure
This official OHF brochure provides an excellent “executive summary” of the penalty standards in effect for the ’09-’10 season.
An article that addresses how revisions to the face-off rules implemented at the start of the 2010-2011 season should be applied. An extensive set of examples forms a large part of this very informative document.
This article addresses conflicting information about Protective Equipment found in the 2008-2010 edition of the Hockey Canada Referee’s Case Book. It includes a chart that can be used for quick reference and also offers instructions on how to amend the Case Book to eliminate the conflicting information.
OHF Checking Brochure
This brochure, primarily aimed at coaches and players, illustrates the basic concepts and teachings related to body contact and body checking. The brochure includes an overview of Hockey Canada’s 4 Step Progression to Body Checking.
Defining Injury – Guidance for Ice Hockey Referees
A unique article that suggests how referees should determine if a player is “injured” for the purposes of applying penalties.
The Effect of Apologies in Ice Hockey
An excellent summary of the findings of a Canadian study on the effect of apologies made by minor hockey on-ice officials.
“On-the-Lines” Rules Game for Linesmen
A PowerPoint based presentation for linesmen that tests their knowledge of Hockey Canada’s off-side and icing playing rules.
Preventing Double Coverage of a Blue Line
A good article about positioning for officials that work the two official system.
An Explanation of Hockey Canada Playing Rules 9.5(a) thru (c) – Leaving the Bench
Another rules related PowerPoint presentation from CSHO Director Steve Wallace. Designed for advanced officials, this presentation explains the Hockey Canada playing rules that apply to players who leave their player’s or penalty bench during a fight or for the purposes of starting a fight.
Playing Rules Game for Intermediate Referees
A PowerPoint based playing rules game specifically designed for Hockey Canada Officiating Program referees that have less than 4 years of experience.
Coincidental Penalty Situations for Intermediate Referees
This PowerPoint presentation, specifically designed for Hockey Canada Officiating Program level 2 officials, explains Hockey Canada’s coincidental penalty rule and shows HOW to solve coincidental penalty situations correctly.
Gross Misconduct Situations
A great collection of situations that result in Gross Misconduct penalties according to Hockey Canada’s playing rules. The rule book reference is thoughtfully included for each situation.
Penalty Shot Situations
A close look at all 25 situations that result in a Penalty Shot under Hockey Canada’s playing rules.
Rebounds during a Penalty Shot
A precise explanation of what is and is not a rebound.
An Explanation of Hockey Canada Playing Rule 6.7(c) – Fighting
A superb PowerPoint presentation that explains the concepts related to and application of Hockey Canada playing rule 6.7(c) Fighting. Explore situations where a “second fight at the same stoppage” or when a “third (or more) player enters into a fight”. The presentation includes a short quiz to test your knowledge of this rule.
Second (another) Fight at the Same Stoppage of Play
There are two different situations where the “2nd fight, same stoppage” rule applies in games played using Hockey Canada’s playing rules. Read about them both in this excellent article.
Hand Pass / Puck Struck with a High Stick
A suggested procedure for referees to follow when the puck is passed using the hand or when the puck is struck by a high stick.
Refusing to Start Play
There are several situations of this sort that can arise. You’ll find all of them addressed in this article about Hockey Canada’s Refusing to Start Play playing rule.
Awarded Goal Situations
A summary of all situations that result in an awarded goal under Hockey Canada playing rules.
2010 Timekeepers Clinic Presentation
A copy of the clinic presentation given to timekeepers.
Important Things to Remember About the Hockey Canada Playing Rules
A unique document that discusses many of the major concepts on which the playing rules are built.
About Bench Minor Penalties
A technical summary of all instances where a Bench Minor penalty applies. Specific rule references are included for each entry.