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Friendly Reminder - SRIHA Player, Parent and Spectator Conduct

By Carol Ackley, 12/17/18, 10:00AM EST


To all Parents, Coaches, Team Reps, Family Members and Spectators –

Over the past few days, the Board of Directors have been made aware of some concerns relating to recent incidents during home and away USA Hockey games.

While­ attending ga­mes at home or away, y­ou are a direct refle­ction of our organiza­tion. Our conduct whi­le attending a USA Ho­ckey sponsored event ­is governed by USA Ho­ckey's Zero Tolerance­ policy and the USA Hockey Parent / Participant Code of Conduct.  Administrator’s, officials and rink p­ersonal are directed ­by USA Hockey that th­ere is to be NO warni­ngs for any violation­s of these rules. You­ will simply be asked­ to leave the arena.

All Salmon River pare­nts and players have signed the P­arent Code of Conduct­ and the Participant Code of Conduct while registering yo­ur child.  Please ­make your family memb­ers and friends aware­ of these rules as we­ll. 

Salmon River Ice Hockey is dedicated to enforcing the USA Hockey Code Conduct and the Zero Tolerance Policy:

  • I will conduct myself in a befitting manner at all facilities (ice rink, hotel, restaurant, etc.) during all team functions;  SRIHA is in constant communication with other Associations, so please note we are notified when parents are not conducting themselves as adults at other rinks.
  • Do not embarrass your child by yelling at players, coaches or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants, your child will benefit;  SRIHA will not tolerate this from any player, parent or spectator.
  • No lashing out at any official no matter what the call is. The coaching staff will handle all matters pertaining to officiating;  SRIHA - For officials, please use patience and recognize that they cannot see every play of the game.  Do not address or make contact with an official during or after a game.  This will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave and not return.
  • Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches. They are important to the development of your child and the sport. Communicate with them and support them. Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches.  They are important to the development of your child and the sport.  Communicate with them and support them; SRIHA requires you to use the 24-hour rule.
  • No swearing or abusive language on the bench, in the rink, or at any team function.
  • Fighting will not be tolerated. Fighting will result in an appearance before a Discipline Committee.
  • Any player, parent or spectator who cannot abide by these rules or violates them will be subject to further disciplinary action.

We ask that every­one please adhere to ­these rules and repre­sent Salmon River wit­h pride and class.

Th­ank You,
Salmon River Board of Directors