Officiating Program

The game of hockey requires Shared Respect

Hockey Canada's Shared Respect initiative educates and encourages greater respect. Consider your role in showing respect for the game its participants.

Shared Respect in hockey | players, coaches, officials, parents
  • I understand the safety of the participants in the game is more important than the final score.
  • I value the contribution of the coach in developing the players’ talents, even though I may not always agree with their methods.
  • I understand that officials do not make the rules, they only apply them.
  • I understand that children learn from adults, and my behaviour reflects what I want children to learn.
  • I understand that officials are responsible to ensure that the game is played in a safe and fair manner.
  • I understand that players, coaches and officials are learning the game, and mistakes will be made in the learning process.
  • • I may not cheer for the opposition, but I will not cheer against them or verbally abuse them.
  • I understand that the biggest reason for players and officials quitting the game is abuse.
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