Wednesday, December 10, 2008

From The Rule Books

by Anne

Here is a selection of what the USA Hockey Rulebook has to say on cursing at a player:

On-Ice Official’s Code of Conduct

• Never use foul or vulgar language when speaking with a player, coach or parent.


And here are some pertinent selections from the IIHF Officiating Procedures Manual. (Emphasis mine).

Page 2-13 of the IIHF Officiating Procedures Manual

Official’s Code of Ethics

The International Ice Hockey Federation provides guidance to registered officials around the world. National Associations and their members should expect the highest possible standards of personal integrity, competence, sound judgment and discretion from National Association officials. The Official’s Code of Ethics developed by the International Ice Hockey Federation Sport Development Program is a public declaration of an official’s obligation to himself, his peers and the game.

I will...

● Always show respect for my fellow officials, the players, coaches and fans.

● Always be unquestionably impartial, keeping a professional and appropriate distance from teams.


And another:

A selection from page 2-6 of the IIHF Officiating Procedures Manual

Communication

Under no circumstances should you lose control of your actions or words. Profanity is NEVER acceptable. There are appropriate penalties for any coach or player who uses profanity towards you during the game and, if this happens, officials should assess it; however, it is never acceptable for an official to use profanity to a player or coach. It will not only set a double standard, but will most certainly cause a loss of respect in the eyes of your fellow officials as well as the players and coaches involved.


There you have it.

9 comments:

  1. You're in big trouble, mister...

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  2. Yeah right... he will deny it to the end. And who are they going to believe... the goaltender or the official.

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  3. he will deny it to the end

    BINGO!!! He said, she said...

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  4. I wish I had the game on tape... I'd rewind and watch the part that Sabres Edge pointed out many, many times until I figured out exactly what went down for myself.

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  5. You're in big trouble, mister...


    only if the can prove he actually cursed at him.

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  6. Yeah right... he will deny it to the end. And who are they going to believe... the goaltender or the official.

    If I were the commissioner, I'd honestly be more inclined to believe Miller. There are many reasons why not the least being he's never even so much as said "boo" about this kind of thing before. He's not a trouble maker and he's a respected member of the NHL. They appointed him to the Competition Committee and he knows he's the face of our franchise. He's proven he's intelligent, why would he start stirring up trouble with false accusations?

    That being said, nothing will probably happen because, at the moment, there's no proof that it happend. BUT there's also no proof that it didn't.

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  7. I wish I had the game on tape... I'd rewind and watch the part that Sabres Edge pointed out many, many times until I figured out exactly what went down for myself.

    I KNOW! I had a mini debate with my sister's boyfriend over whether or not he should delete the game from the DVR and he did. Curses!!

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  8. he will deny it to the end

    BINGO!!! He said, she said...


    Of course. Without proof its just conjecture. If they can't prove it, they won't punish for it. That's really only fair.

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  9. I can't wait to hear what happens with this.

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