ON-ICE GUIDELINES (Note these guidelines can change on a weekly basis, they are MAHA's mandates to help us comply with the government's orders.)
Although executive order 180 is no longer in effect, it has been replaced by the Michigan Department of Health's emergency epidemic orders. Below is a quote from their policy.
Type of face coverings allowed by MAHA:
- Traditional cloth / fabric masks (worn on the face, covering nose / mouth)
- Neck gaiters (worn on the face, covering nose / mouth)
- Sports masks (worn on the face, covering nose / mouth)
- Bauer Concept III Face Shield with a Bauer Splash Guard(splash guard mustbe properly applied)
- CCM Game-On Face Masks
- Plastic shield that covers the nose & mouth (must be on inside of mask)
NOTE: Any facial covering attached to a helmet face mask, other than those made by a helmet manufacturer, may affect the HECC certification of the mask. Modification to the helmet face mask clips, which attach the mask to the helmet, are not acceptable alterations and may not be used in participation
- Facial coverings should be properly worn by coaches, players, trainers, game event staff, on-ice officials, off-ice officials, and spectators at all times during games
- Players will be sent back to the locker room if they come to the bench without a facial covering
- A penalty will be assessed if players enter on-ice competition without a facial covering
- Coaches must maintain physical distancing between players on bench during game play, stoppages, intermissions, etc. Space outside the bench area should be utilized to accommodate social distancing
- No pre-game or post-game handshakes will be conducted. Stick salutes will be utilized
- No pre-game or post-game huddles or team pile-ups on the ice
- Any observed violation of facial covering protocols by a team will result in an immediate 3-game summary suspension for the Head Coach, assessed by the MAHA
- Individual suspensions will also be instituted for non-compliance of facial covering protocols
- Associations whose member(s) is found in violation, will receive one warning. Additional violations within the association will result in immediate disciplinary action
There are no provisions in the Health Department's Order for a medical exception or waiver. This is not a MAHA regulation, and thus the MAHA has no legal authority to waive or modify this Order from the Michigan Department of Health.
We are real short on officials. I know it may be a pain to wear a mask to officiate a game, but unless we get more bodies, games might get cancelled due to a lack of officials.
Although we have already had the official Calumet Seminar we have two options available for you to get this part of your requirements fulfilled. 1. You may attend ANY USA Hockey virtual seminar for your level online. (We had a guy from Pennsylvania attend the 10/25 Calumet seminar) Or 2. I will hold another one to a small group if we can meet the health department guidelines as to numbers and distance. If you are interested in officiating let me know by November 1 and we will plan from there based on the numbers.
The closed book exams for Levels 2, 3 and 4 are online, but with a 3 hour time limit to complete once you begin.
Remember your last years registration is good until November 30. Please make sure you have everything done before November 15th to allow USA Hockey time to process everything and get you your card and crest before the 30th.
When you receive your card and crest email me a scan or picture of your card, firstname.lastname@example.org. Note I cannot assign games for new officials untii I have a copy of your card on file, I cannot assign games for returning officials after November 30 if I don't have a copy of your card on file.
The Calumet Hockey Association only employs officials that are registered with USA Hockey. Registration at USAHockey.com usually opens August 1st. In order to become an official, the following requirements must be met:
If you would like more information or have questions about becoming an official or would like to know what to expect, please contact Marc. Business phone: 337-1300; cell: 370-1300; email: email@example.com. Information regarding registration, seminar schedules, seminar registration and the background check may be found at this website: http://www.michiganreferee.com/
Below you will find a link for a downloadable pdf of the contact sheet and MI-W4 tax form. I have to have one to assign you games, the other to pay you.
Assignments are normally given via email, unless you specifically tell me to text or call. The email should be one that you check often and list the best phone number(s) at which you can be reached. (Under 18 officials please get your parents permission as to which phone and email you give me.)
New officials, I cannot, and will not assign games until I get the W-4. All officials, I cannot assign games to officials who are not complete, so get those tests done and watch those online modules!
Note: Normally I send out assignments by Monday afternoon. If I do not get a reply by Tuesday night I will assign the game to someone else.
It is important to have off-ice officials. Each team should have 3-4 adults who know how to run the clock and fill out a score sheet.
It is really not that difficult and is a real help to your team and association. Don't leave it to that one guy who's been doing it all season, what happens if he gets sick?
If your team would like a training session, a time could be arranged during a practice. Contact Marc Norton - firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you should happen to assess a game misconduct, match penalty or a major penalty that falls under rule 411, you must submit an online game report within 48 hours. Go to your official's profile page, a link to the game report page is there. In the case of a match penalty contact Eric Froberg (D8 RIC) email@example.com ASAP before filing your report.
You must have the head coach's CEP number. Make sure it is on the score sheet before the game starts. The player's name and your partners are part of a pull down menu. Also ensure that the head coach has signed the score sheet before the game starts. We can't make them sign the sheet, but if they won't let me know and I'll file a complaint with the league.
Here's a link for the Michigan Referee-in-Chief's webpage: http://www.michiganreferee.com/
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