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Online Rule Book 2010-12 Official Rule Book
MATCH PENALTY PROCEDURES
THIS PENALTY IS THE MOST SEVERE PENALTY IN THE RULE BOOK
procedures and guidelines you should follow when making this judgment.
. The following is a list of
1. Keep the Game Sheet and Write Up Sheet.
2. Ensure that you have the following information:
a. Correct NUMBER of the player or NAME of the coach - if you do not know, ask. Be sure you
know BEFORE you leave the arena.
b. Make sure the proper number and offense are clearly printed (legibly) on the Game Sheet.
c. Ensure that the Game Sheet has been properly completed.
d. Player’s Name
e. Player’s or Team Official’s Team
f. Time and Period Assessed
g. Full Description - include all possible factors that led to the incident (state facts, NOT opinions).
h. Detail the degree of violence in the infraction, the extent of the injury to yourself, if any, and
also what happened after the incident - did he leave without taking further action?
i. After you are satisfied all details of the incident have been reported, make sure your name and
referee’s phone number appear legibly on the report.
COORDINATOR (see link for list on website).
WITHIN 12 HOURS OF THE INCIDENT PHONE YOUR ZONE’S MATCH PENALTY
Be prepared to supply the following information:
- Your name & Phone number - The teams involved
- Names and phone numbers of fellow officials - Player’s or team official’s name and team
- The time, location and league of the game - Rule number the incident applies to
3. The Match Penalty Coordinator will follow up to advise you what will be done and how we will proceed.
Sometimes, the rules are inappropriately used to call a Match Penalty. Please consider the following:
a. Rule 9.2 Verbal abuse is unacceptable behaviour, but it is NOT a Match.
b. Rule 6.1 If the player made an attempt to injure you, please ask yourself whether it would
have been effectively covered under Rule 9.6.
c. Rule 9.6a Note that this rule refers to intentionally touching, holding or pushing a referee.
Please make sure that the player did not mistake you for an opposing team player.
d. Rule 9.6b If you were struck deliberately, please make sure your description relates to this
rule. Please ensure the player’s intent. This is the most severe rule - please ensure
you are right.
e. Rule 9.6c Was this verbal abuse or an actual threat of physical abuse? Please make sure.
f. Rule 9.7 Ensure this was not an accident, but was done on purpose. Report only those
incidents where an official is involved, NOT player on player.
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MATCH PENALTY PROCEDURES
MATCH PENALTY ON OFFICIAL REPORT FORM
* PLEASE PRINT *
REFEREE ZONE (circle one): PZ NZ NEZ NCZ CZ SZ
REFEREE NAME: LEVEL: AGE:
CITY: ,AB FAX:
INFRACTION (circle one): 9.6A 9.6B 9.6C 9.7 OCCURRED ON OFFICIAL:
DATE OF INFRACTION: LOCATION:
NAME OF INDIVIDUAL: SWEATER NUMBER:
INDIVIDUAL’S TEAM: OPPOSING TEAM:
TIME OF INCIDENT: PERIOD: SCORE:
CATEGORY: LEAGUE / EXHIBITION / PLAYOFF
REFEREE ASSIGNOR: PH:
In completing your report please include as much of the following as possible:
1. What led up to the incident?
2. Give approximate distances, i.e. along the boards, approximately 10 feet from blue line.
3. Use terms to describe the degree of violence, i.e. vicious two-handed slash.
4. Result of infraction, i.e. cut to the eye area.
5. State facts and what you saw only.
6. Reaction of all participants after the infraction.
7. When the player was ejected did he cause further problems.
SIGNATURE OF OFFICIAL: DATE:
GET THE MATCH PENALTY FORM:
Remember that preventing a match penalty on official can be facilitated by avoiding volatile situations - make that a top priority. That said, in the event that you have to call a match on official, the Match Penalty form will be a valuable tool to you.