Please read this important information below which pertains to ALL Massachusetts Hockey registered programs. This includes towns and clubs coaches, volunteers and other program personnel, skills instructors and/or other hired independent contractors* that are registered and participate with USA Hockey.
Massachusetts Hockey would like to remind all USA Hockey certified coaches, volunteers and other program personnel, skills instructors and/or other hired independent contractors* are required to wear helmets when they are on the ice.
Please review the below language from page 144, V. Coaching Education Program, A. Coach Registration, in the USAH Annual Guide.
“All ice hockey coaches and instructors of registered USA Hockey Youth 18 & Under and below, high school, girls’/women’s 19 & under and below, and disabled programs must properly wear an approved ice hockey helmet during all on-ice sessions, including practices, controlled scrimmages and all Coaching Education Program clinics and/ or workshops. Failure to comply will result in a 30-day suspension from all activities involving USA Hockey registered programs.”
All coaches, volunteers and other program personnel, skills instructors and/or other hired independent contractors* are required to wear a helmet when participating on ice contracted to a registered USA Hockey Association. If such person is found on the ice without a helmet, the following rules apply to report the person not wearing the helmet on ice.
Pursuant to these rules Massachusetts Hockey will enforce them as follows:
All complaints to be considered must have the following:
If the identity of the individual violating the rule is clear, the Chair of the Disciplinary Committee may, in her sole discretion, issue a summary suspension pursuant to the provisions of USA Hockey By-law 10 and Massachusetts Hockey By-law Article XIV.
Any questions concerning this procedure should be directed to: Disciplinary Committee Chair Christine Mayer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This rule is for the safety of all and Massachusetts Hockey requires it be complied with by all.
* A hired instructor(s) is any person that goes on the ice teaching/educating/supporting USA Hockey and Massachusetts Hockey members.
2nd Vice President, USAH Director (2021) & Discipline & SafeSport Committee Chair
Phone: (617) 429-2103