As we have a potential storm coming this weekend, the PYH BOD just wanted to remind everyone about the snow policy. Armstrong Rink and The Bog close only when they lose power. This means that all PYH events (practices, powerskating/skills) will be on as scheduled if the rinks have power. As a reminder, please do not allow your players on the ice without having coaches present.
If you have a game scheduled then you need to check with the websites for SSC, Yankee Conference amd Falmouth to see if the games are going to played.
As soon as we find out the status of games and rink closures we will post it on the website.
Over the past few years the number of referees in the USAH/MA Hockey pool has been on the decline. USA Hockey needs more Officials! It is fun, rewarding and there are numerous opportunities to officiate locally in Massachusetts and around the USA. No experience is necessary to start. Registration begins on August 1. Please visit massofficials.com/wwy for more information and to sign up or click on the banner ad in the Useful Links section of the PYH web site.
Please read the South Shore Conference rule below. The league is very serious about the behavior of spectators on rink property.
The member towns and coach of each team are responsible for the behavior of the spectators from their town. If the spectators get unruly or abusive during a game, it is up to the discretion of the referee to stop the game and determine who is at fault. If it can be determined whom or what town is a fault, they shall forfeit the game. If it cannot be determined who is at fault or it is unsafe to continue the game, it will be stopped and the Disciplinary Committee will make a decision.
The South Shore Conference will establish a discipline committee to investigate and conduct a hearing if appropriate, concerning any major incident involving a spectator or parent. An officer of the South Shore Conference will chair the Discipline Committee. The discipline committee will be comprised of three members of the Executive Board and two Program Directors on a rotating monthly basis.
A major incident shall be defined as, but may not be limited to, the use of obscene or vulgar language, verbal; physical abuse, taunting of players, coaches, officials and throwing of objects in the viewing area, team benches, or ice surface, etc.
When a major incident on ice rink property used by the South Shore Conference involving a parent or spectator is brought to the attention of the South Shore Conference Executive Board by rink officials, ice officials (referee or time keepers), incident reports or other programs, the affected programs will be notified by the South Shore Conference President or designee.
The program(s) will then have 48 hours to respond with a recommendation for discipline to the chairperson of the Discipline Committee. The program will identify everyone involved. If the program’s action is deemed acceptable, no further action shall be taken. If the chairperson of the Discipline Committee deems the program’s recommendation unacceptable and/or inadequate, the individuals involved will immediately be suspended from all South Shore Conference activities until the incident is resolved. The Discipline Committee shall convene to investigate the incident and to hold a hearing within one week. All parties involved in the major incident shall attend the discipline hearing.