REFEREE'S HANDBOOK

 

 

 

This handbook describes what is expected by referees in the Lexington Amateur Ice Hockey Association (herein referred to as the

LAIHA) as well as what referees can expect of the LAIHA.

 

General Information:

 

New for the 2015 Fall Session

 

---Referees do not need to be members of any LAIHA team. However a referee must be a UISA Hockey Certified Official.

 

Referees will receive an amount determined prior to each session for each game refereed.

 

Referees are expected to obtain from the LAIHA’s referee room, the pucks used for the game, the game sheets for that specific game

and a pre-game warm up. The referees are responsible for ensuring the pucks and game sheets are returned to the referee’s room after

the game has concluded, along with jerseys, whistles and helmets used. Referees are responsible for making sure their locker is

locked upon leaving and the referee room is locked.

 

Referees are expected to officiate the game according to the rules of USA Hockey as well as additional rules stated in the LAIHA

Player’s Handbook. These LAIHA rules include fighting and our drug/alcohol policy.

 

Referees who give a game misconduct to a player must immediately notify one or more of the league officers and the supervisor of

referees of this event within 24 hours of the game’s conclusion.

 

One or two referees can officiate any non-tournament league game. Up to three referees may officiate tournament games.

 

Referees may call a forfeiture against any team who are in violation of LAIHA rules.

 

Attendance at pre-session orientation for new referees will be required.

 

Referees do not need to be members of any LAIHA team. However, the must have filled out the registration/waiver form.

What Referees can Expect from LAIHA

 

Referees can find referees shirts and whistles in the LAIHA referee locker.

 

Referees may trade services for ice time. This compensation will carryover for a period of one year from the last session traded. In

the event of termination as a referee (moving/injury), the referee is entitled to the balance of fees to be paid.

 

If a referee is dismissed due to inadequate conduct, all ice time and/or fees traded for are forfeited.

 

Referees will be given the combination to access pucks and referees equipment.

 

Rules of the LAIHA Referees:

The following set of rules are presented in the following format. First, the rule is stated. Following the rule is the fine or penalty for not following the rule.

 

Referees are expected to officiate fairly and according to USA Hockey Association Rules as well as LAIHA Rules.

Failure to meet this rule will result id the person no longer being allowed to referee any LAIHA games until they have attended a

USA Hockey Association Referee School and receive their certification.

 

Referees are expected to strictly follow the “intent to injure rule” of the LAIHA (see Player’s Handbook).

Failure to meet this rule will result id the person no longer being allowed to referee any LAIHA games until they have attended a

USA Hockey Association Referee School and receive their certification.

 

Referees are expected to be courteous to players. We ask situations are handled firmly with class and not excessive use of profanity.

Failure to meet this rule will result in the person no longer being allowed to referee any LAIHA games and possible loss of any

due compensation. If the referee is trading for ice time, the LAIHA will satisfy the trade to that point and all future

games must be paid for.

 

Lexington Ice Center

560 Eureka Springs Drive, Lexington, KY 40517

Phone: (859) 269-5681

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