October 9th, 2012, 11:15 AM #1
USA hockey CAHA new rules? 2 and 10's
So far in three games we've seen some new rules applied up here and the ref's haven't been really clear about how or why they are calling it the way they are. Basically there's a new combo of a 2 miinute minor with an automatic 10 minute misconduct. The first game it was called was for "head contact." The second game there was a "checking from behind" call. I talked to the ref after the second game and he informed me that CAHA is piloting this and it will be standard by 2014. I haven't been able to find anything online about it though and the ref didn't have a really clear position on if all calls were now 2 +10 or if there were minors allowed too. He said boarding, charging, bodychecks were also subject to the new application. Anyone else know of whats going on or is this just randomly being applied up here?
October 9th, 2012, 11:50 AM #2
http://scaha.com/rules/CAHA/2012-13-...lesSection.pdf read section 7.8 - head contact
checking from behind has been a 2 min minor and 10 min misconduct for some time now. (can be found in the USA hockey rule book)
October 9th, 2012, 11:52 AM #3
Yeah I saw that, but I'm talking about for the adult beer leagues. It also doesn't cover the other rules the ref mentioned. Head contact makes sense and the automatic 10 is pretty clear, but the other penalties weren't automatic 10's before, are they automatic now?
Originally Posted by kitay4
October 9th, 2012, 12:04 PM #4
from my understanding....this was mainly for youth hockey. I have not heard anything about automatic 10's for other calls besides head contact and checking from behind...the others one might be a league specific rule....
October 9th, 2012, 12:21 PM #5
Ok that makes more sense. The check from behind looked like a standard crosscheck in front of the crease. We were all a little surprised it was called as a 2 and 10 (the other teams player was called for it). Maybe it was an odd coincidence that we just had two of the calls in a row (2 different teams I play on).
The head contact one threw us for a loop because even their player wasn't sure when the head contact had happened as it was two players along the boards that went down with each other.
The ref's explanation seemed to indicate that boarding, charging, elbowing and bodycheck all result in an auto 2 and 10 as well. He said there were 7 total now so I don't know which one I might be missing. All of these are serious calls for a non checking league of course.
October 9th, 2012, 02:26 PM #6
As a forward, I expect to take some pushing/shoving/jockeying when standing in front of the crease, throwing a screen. But some of these D'men take it to the next level with their crosschecks to the lower back. I had it happen to me last game, pretty freakin' annoying...if it happens too many times, I'm not ashamed to admit I'll fall down on the 3rd one in a row to draw the penalty. I'm getting sick of these beer league hacks acting like its the NHL.