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VIDEO OF THE MONTH  
  Every four years, the USA Hockey Officiating Department takes steps toward making rule changes, thanks to the playing rule change process. So how does that process work? Matt Leaf, USA Hockey's director of the Officiating Education Program and staff liaison to the Playing Rules Committee helped us answer some need-to-know questions on the matter.
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Video of the Week Is this a charging penalty?
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Continued growth and improvement
USA Hockey's officiating leadership recently assembled in Orlando, Florida, for the 2017 Winter Meetings. The Officials Section reflected on changes and discussed improvements. National Referee-In-Chief Dave LaBuda recaps and shares with us what officials can expect to see.
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Resources
 
Mobile Rulebook App
Use your cellphone off the ice to make the right call while you're on the ice! The USA Hockey Mobile Rulebook is the digital version of the current USA Hockey Rulebook. Gain immediate access to rules, descriptions, casebook examples, videos and more. READ MORE »
Body-Checking Standard of Play
Officials must set a high enforcement standard for the rules of the game, especially when it comes to body-checking. The purpose of a body check should be separating the opponent from the puck. When a player goes beyond that purpose, officials must intervene. READ MORE »
 
Quote Of The Week
  "USA Hockey has a very diverse and experienced Playing Rules Committee that thoroughly reviews and considers each proposal. The committee is made of key USA Hockey volunteers that represent coaches, officials, players and administrators."
–Matt Leaf, USA Hockey Officiating Education Program director
 
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