Rules to Online Reporting

In our Branch, an area of concern continues to be reporting procedures. If you have any questions of how to fill out a game report, please contact your local Referee-in-Chief, a senior official in your area, or any Executive member. In Previous years, senior officials faced disciplinary action for not following proper reporting procedures. Executive contact information can be found online or in your workbook.

REPORTING

  • It is extremely important that official game reports and game sheets be completed and submitted properly so players and coaches can be notified if supplemental discipline is required.
  • Some penalties only require reporting on the front of the original game sheet (back of the original game sheet on older game sheets that do not have the box on the front). While other penalties require the game sheet and an Official Game Report to be submitted.
  • Official Game Reports must be filled out completely and legible. It is encouraged that game reports be filed online. They must be written concisely to ensure all the important information is included.
  • It is recommended an official keep a photo or copy of their report for their personal files.
  • League Presidents, League Referee-in-Chiefs, or Hockey Saskatchewan representatives must be able to understand what happened in order to be able to assess the appropriate suspensions, action, etc. to follow.
  • The Official Game Report must be completed and reported (via email, online submission, fax, or phone) by noon the next day along with a copy of the game sheet.
  • Never make any comments about possible suspensions to coaches, players or fans. Officials enforce the rules on the ice and do not issue suspensions.
  • Make sure when a Game Misconduct has been assessed that the right rule reference number is used. This will help assist the individual who may have to deal with a possible suspension. i.e. A coach is assessed a Game Misconduct for yelling at a Referee. This must be referenced to Rule 9.2(a) and NOT Rule 4.6(b), which describes what the Game Misconduct is and not a description of what happened.
  • If you have made an error in the calling of a penalty or recording it on the game sheet, please contact the appropriate League President or the Hockey Saskatchewan Office.
  • Referee(s) are responsible for submitting all reports.

HOW AND WHAT TO REPORT

Misconducts & Game Misconducts

Steps to Follow

Who to Submit to

  • 3.2 (b) -Broken Sticks
  • 3.3 (f) - Sticks
  • 3.6 (d), (f), (g) - Protective Equipment
  • 4.11 (d), (f) - Goaltender Penalties
  • 6.2 (a), (b) - Boarding and Body Checking
  • 6.3 (a), (b) - Charging
  • 6.4 (a) - Checking from Behind
  • 6.5 (b), (d) - Head Contact
  • 6.6 (a) - Elbowing and Kneeing
  • 6.7 (a), (b), (c), (f), (g), (h), (k) - Fighting and Roughing
  • 7.1 (a), (b) - Holding
  • 7.2 (a), (b) - Hooking
  • 7.3 (a), (b), (d), (e) -Interference/Protection of the Goaltender
  • 7.4 (a) Tripping
  • 8.2 (a), (b), (c), (d) - Cross-Checking
  • 8.3 (a), (b) - High Sticks
  • Slashing
  • 9.2 (d), (e), (g) - Harassment of Officials, Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Misconduct
  • 9.4 - Kick Shot
  • 9,8 (d) - Throwing Stick or Object
  1. Complete the box on the front of the game sheet (or back of the game sheet if it is an old game sheet without the front box – include  Period, Time Remaining in Period, Team Name, Player’s Name and Number, Rule Reference, Penalty Assessed and sign the back of the sheet as well as the front).
  2. Take a photo or make a copy of the front and back of the game sheet.
  3. Submit it to the appropriate channels by noon the following day. (Home team managers will likely submit most game sheets to their leagues when required).
  4. There is no Game Report required

League or League Playoff Game – League President

 

Exhibition, Tournament or Provincial Game – Hockey Sask Manager of Officials – TrentC@sha.sk.ca

 

Major & Game Misconducts, Match Penalties, Gross Misconducts

Steps to Follow

Who to Submit to

  • 3.2 (b) - Broken Sticks
  • 3.5 (d) - Goaltender’s Equipment

Situation 2 - Chest and Arm Pads

  •  3.6 (c) - Protective Equipment
  • 3.7 Situation 3 - Dangerous Equipment
  • 4.7 - Gross Misconduct Penalties
  • 6.1 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) - Attempt to injure or Deliberate Injury
  • 6.3 (c) - Charging
  • 6.4 (a), (b) - Checking from Behind
  • 6.5 (b), (d), (e), (f) - Head Contact
  • 6.6 (a), (b), (c) - Elbowing and Kneeing
  • 6.7 (e), (i) - Fighting and Roughing
  • 7.4 (b) - Tripping
  • 8.1 - Butt-Ending
  • 8.2 (e) - Cross-Checking
  • 8.3 (c) - High Sticks
  • 8.4 (d) - Slashing
  • 8.5 - Spearing
  • 9.2 (a), (b), (f), (h) - Harassment of Officials, Unsportsmanlike Conduct/ Misconduct
  • 9.5 (b), (c), (f), (i) - Leaving the Player’s or Penalty Bench
  • 9.6 (a), (b), (c) - Physical Harassment of Officials
  • 9.7 - Spitting
  • 10.14 (a), (c), (d), (e) -Refusing to Start Play
  • Serious Injury Occurs
  • Unusual Situations
  1. Complete the box on the front of the game sheet. (or back of the game sheet if it is an old game sheet without the front box – include Period, Time Remaining in Period, Team Name, Player’s Name and Number, Rule Reference, Penalty Assessed and sign the back of the sheet as well as the front).
  2. Take a photo or make a copy of the front and back of the game sheet.
  3. Complete a Game Report Form.
  4. Upload both sides o the Game Sheet to the Game report form online or send in via email by noon the following day.

 

League or League Playoff Game – League President

 

Exhibition, Tournament or Provincial Game – Hockey Sask Manager of Officials – TrentC@sha.sk.ca

 

SERIOUS INJURY PROTOCOL

Should you have the misfortune of working in a game where there is a serious injury, there is a certain protocol you are expected to follow. A "serious injury" is defined as an incident where an ambulance is required, or a player, official, team staff or spectator has to leave the game and it is anticipated they will be hospitalized as a result of the injury.

  • Officials must record the time of the game at which the injury occurred and the name and number of the player(s) involved. (The victim and other players involved, if applicable.)  
  • Immediately after the game or by 10 a.m. the next day at the latest, notify the Hockey Saskatchewan Manager, Officiating via email. Complete an official’s game report on the incident and discuss the report in your email.

DO NOT make any comments to the media concerning the incident.

DO NOT give any statements or make comments to investigators or insurance agents without first consulting with the Hockey Saskatchewan Manager, Officiating or a member of the Referee’s Division Executive.

Submit a Game Report