Dear CUHL Representatives,
We ask that you pass this along to all of the families and coaches in your program.
Over the past few weeks, we have had a number incidents during CUHL games that go against our league's mission and zero tolerance. These violations include players on the ice, parents in the stands and coaches' unacceptable treatment of our referees.
Over the summer the board of CUHL revamped our referee scheduling systems and brought in new schedulers who had a sense of ownership and developed a good group of young referees. We are extremely pleased with the job our assigners, and referees, have done.
The majority of our referees are high school aged kids. They are learning just as your children are learning. We, as a league, want to provide the best environment for these referees to develop and become more confident in their role. They will make mistakes. You will disagree with their calls. It is OK to disagree with those calls, but we ask that you NOT yell your opinions at these kids. First, you will not change the decision. Second, you don’t want to be the people in the video here.
For an interesting article examining this subject, please click here.
Thank you and let’s make the last seven weeks of the season FUN for the kids!
CUHL Board of Directors
Monday, December 31, CUHL ref assignors ran a FREE Ref clinic at the Orbit Ice Arena in Palatine.
The day started at 9am with classroom information, and then the refs jumped on the ice at 10:10am for a mite scrimmage game. Every stoppage of play two new refs got on ice to get some practice in. Bob MacPherson was on the ice mentoring, and Michael Wagner provided feedback to the refs as they came off the ice. The refs worked the full game, as well as a shootout to prepare for CUHL rules. After the game, the refs hit the classroom for another hour of talks and a Q&A session.
There was nothing but very positive feedback from the 11 guys and 1 girl that attended the day.
The CUHL thanks Bob and Michael for their tireless work, and thanks all the new officials that are starting their career in the CUHL.
Look for more free Ref Clinics to come!
Regular Season: November 9-February 17 (14-16 games)
8th vs 9th Play-In Playoff Games: February 18-19
Playoff Round Robin: February 22-26
Super Sunday: March 3rd
Regular Season: November 9th-February 10th (10 games)
Playoff Primer: February 15-February 24 (2 games)
Playoff Round Robin: March 1st- March 5th
Super Saturday: March 9th
Our Mission is to create an atmosphere in which players support and respect one another while never compromising the rules of the game. To encourage and expect our players and parents to respect their opponent, coaches, managers, Board members, and officials. To exhibit good sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork and fair play.
Our league is dependent upon the commitment and dedication of our many volunteers, which are expected to deal with one another with courtesy and mutual respect and make the game of hockey fun for all participants. To ensure that our players not only learn hockey skills but life skills that will help them be model citizens within our communities.
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