Disciplinary Policy (Stratford Referees Association)

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April 2012




All suspensions included in the OHF Minimum Suspension list for Minor hockey shall be assessed in accordance with the schedule published by the OHF.
SRA suspensions shall be assessed as 1 week of suspension for each game of suspension assessed for events occurring in both Minor Hockey and Men's league games.
The duration of any suspension an official receives shall be the length of the OHF suspension (assessed in games played or coached) or the SRA suspension in weeks, whichever is longer. An official shall not be eligible to return to officiating until they are eligible to return to league action.
The accumulation of 7 demerit points during a season will result in a review by the discipline committee and the official will be cautioned about their performance. The accumulation of 10 demerit points will result in suspension of the official until they appear before the discipline committee. In the event that the official is reinstated after a hearing by the discipline committee, the reinstatement shall occur with 7 demerit points already being assessed to them. Further infractions will result in progressively more severe penalties being assessed against the offender, including suspension from the SRA.
All demerit points assessed against an official during the course of a season will be cleared at the end of the season so that the official will start the next season at zero points. An exception will be made when points are accumulated during the last 60 days of the previous season. Points accumulated during the last 60 days of the season will be carried forward to the next season.
Any official who is assessed a suspension by the discipline committee for a significant event such as a match penalty in a game shall have be considered to be under probation after serving the suspension for the balance of the season and the entire next season. Future appearances before the Discipline committee during this period of probation will be taken very seriously as the official shall be considered a repeat offender.
Infraction First Offence Second Offence Third Offence
There will be a minimum of three (3) general meetings a year. Spring (April), Fall (September), Christmas. All meetings are mandatory. Failure to attend will result in the following Fines & Penalties (For the purposes of this policy a valid reason may be considered to be illness, work commitments, officiating games, inability to obtain child care.) All such reasons must be communicated to the SRA secretary no later than 24 hours before the meeting 3 points
$15.00 fine
5 points
$25.00 fine
$35.00 fine
Disciplinary Committee Review
Failure of Executive member to attend Executive meeting without valid reason 1 point 2 points
3 points
$5.00 fine
Any member who is late arriving at arena for games ( late being defined as not in the building 30 minutes prior to game time) will be disciplined in the following manner: 2 points
$15.00 fine
4 points
$25.00 fine
6 points
$40.00 fine
Failure to report officials who are late arriving at arena for games. A report shall be made to the Assignor by telephone not later than 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the game. The Assignor must be contacted in the event that the official does arrive after the Assignor has been contacted. 1 point 2 points
3 points
$15.00 fine
Missed assignment. This would include failure to arrive at the rink by the scheduled start time for the game. 3 points
Game Fee
5 points
Game Fee
10 points
Game Fee
Two week suspension
Failure of the Assigning Officer to assign officials to any game 3 points
$25.00 fine
5 points
$35.00 fine
10 points
$50.00 fine
Returning assigned game less than 48 hours prior to game time without extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances would include an injury or illness. 2 points

Failure to report switched or traded games to the Assignor. All reports of changes to the assigned officials for a game must be made by telephone to the Assignor who does have the authority to veto the switch if the replacement official does not have the required qualifications. 2 points
each official


Accepting and officiating a game in a division for which the official is not registered or qualified. This would include officiating in another hockey organization such as OMHA before any cross-over from Alliance Hockey has been registered.
This would also include accepting and officiating games above the official's ranked abilities as assessed by the supervisor.
5 points
Game fee
10 points
Game Fee
Two week suspension
Game Fee
One month suspension
Failure to wear, or wearing improperly, a BNQ approved neckguard while officiating game. This includes men's league games. 2 points 3 points
$5.00 fine
5 points
$10.00 fine
Use of alcohol or illegal substances within 12 hours of assigned game. This includes all games assigned by the SRA, including men's league games.
No incident during game
Game fee
Two week suspension
Game fee
One month suspension
Game fee
Two Month suspension
Use of alcohol or illegal substances within 12 hours of assigned game. This includes all games assigned by the SRA, including men's league games.
Incident during game
Game fee
One month suspension
Game fee
Two Month suspension
1 year suspension from date of incident
Use of alcohol or illegal substances during or between assigned games. This includes all games assigned by the SRA, including men's league games. Game fee
One month suspension
Game fee
Two Month suspension
1 year suspension from date of incident
Conduct unbecoming of an Official - verbal only
This penalty may also be assessed where members of the SRA are acting as spectators at a game involving other SRA officials.
Game fee
Two week suspension
Game fee
One month suspension
Game fee
Two Month suspension
Conduct unbecoming of an Official - including physical contact
This penalty may also be assessed where members of the SRA are acting as spectators at a game involving other SRA officials.
Game fee
Two Month suspension
1 year suspension from date of incident Lifetime suspension


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