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Massachusetts Hockey Facing a Referee Shortage
10/05/2021
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CMO: Help wanted - scorekeepers
09/12/2021
   
CMO: PHL Zero Tolerance Requirements
06/15/2021
  Reminder, if you have not already done so, please be sure...
CMO: registration insurance
04/01/2021
    As outlined during the registration process...
Central Mass Bandits: Full Ice Mites
03/14/2021
Central Mass Bandits         Calling All...
CMO: 2021-2022 coaching staff
03/04/2021
CENTRAL MASS OUTLAWS 2021-2022 HEAD COACHES   The Central...

09/04/2018
 
Massachusetts Hockey Facing a Referee Shortage

 

 

Mass Hockey Players, Parents and Coaches,

We hope you are all well and have enjoyed the first month of the season. As the weather turns colder, we want to make you aware of a very serious issue that all Massachusetts Hockey programs and leagues are dealing with - a severe referee shortage.
 
As you may be aware, at this point, a large number of referees have either not returned this season or left since the season started.
 
While we are still investigating and trying to determine the basis, our initial investigation has determined that the biggest reason cited is the abuse they receive from coaches, parents, and players. The constant harassment over calls over the split-second decisions they are making on the ice has taken its toll. Massachusetts Hockey is down 900 officials from pre-Covid season numbers​ to now​​.
Since this season started, we have already experienced​ several troubling incidents, including: a referee ​needing a police escort​ after a 8U game; a young female referee quitting​​ in the middle of a set of games​ due to parent harassment​; a parent ​coming on the ice trying to get at a referee; and parent entering​ the scorer’s box to berate a player on the other team for a penalty against her child. These are just a few examples of what is going on every weekend.

The referee pool is dwindling, and we need to take steps in a positive ​manner to reverse this. 
Our officials are everyday people just like our parents, who have real jobs but try to work a side job to help our kids play a game, earn a little extra income and give back to the game. It would appear that many people, for whatever reason, have lost this understanding and somehow believe that our officials need to be at the same level as what they see on TV at the college or NHL level.

​Just as a player will turn a puck over or a coach make a wrong decision during a game, we realize that our officials can miss calls that may or may not have an impact on a game. That said - this does not give anyone (parents, players, coaches) the right to abuse them. Talk to your children about respecting the referees. Players should not be arguing every call against their team. Unfortunately, this is what is happening far too often and is unacceptable.
 
Massachusetts Hockey and USA Hockey have a Zero Tolerance Policy for abuse of officials. If someone is found abusing officials, including a player, coach or a parent, they will be subject to discipline including suspension and/or being banned from attending future games. In accordance with the Massachusetts Hockey Abuse of Officials (Zero Tolerance) Policy, any coach or player receiving an abuse of official game misconduct penalty is subject to an additional game suspension as a result of any game misconduct penalty, for a total of two games. Furthermore, if a coach or player receives a second game misconduct penalty under the Playing Rule 601 during the course of the same season, the coach or player will receive an additional two game suspension, for a total of 3 games. In addition, parents and spectators are subject discipline as well. Holding discipline hearing​s​ for parents is the last thing we want to do.

Again, we ask you to practice patience and good judgement. The children are all watching us and following our example. We all need to make a better effort to respect the officials and keep them working.
 
Lastly, if you or someone you know is interested in becoming an official, please visit https://www.mahockey.org/maofficials to start the process.
 
 
 

by posted 10/05/2021
CMO: Help wanted - scorekeepers

 

 


by posted 09/12/2021
CMO: PHL Zero Tolerance Requirements

 

Reminder, if you have not already done so, please be sure you have completed the PHL zero tolerance form online.  We are stating to see penalties where MA hockey and the PHL will be asking for confirmation that this was completed.

 

PHL Zero Tolerance Forms

 

All teams playing in the PHL will have additional zero tolerance forms required.  There are 2 versions of the form 1 for all coaches/managers & 1 for  all players/parents

 

https://www.thenephl.com/page/show/1280934-forms

 

  • electronic registration using SportEngine
  • USAH# is needed
  • program name field: 
    • "Central Mass Outlaws" age group/division can also be entered "9U", "14U Premier", etc
  • registration selection: 
    • "Zero Tolerance Form - Player/Parent" or 
    • "Zero Tolerance Form - Coach"
  • PLEASE forward your email confirmation to your HEAD COACH, they must be maintained for the season
    • The organization will not maintain copies or forward to your coach
  • players that have not completed a zero tolerance form and are subject to any disceplinary prcess during the season will have additional penalties assessed to them

 

 

PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT CONFIRMATION TO YOUR COACH BEFORE SUNDAY AUGUST 22ND.

 

THANK YOU

 

 


by posted 06/15/2021
CMO: registration insurance

 

 

As outlined during the registration process and on our website, The Outlaws Hockey program has a NO refund policy.  We never want to see a player get hurt but it can happen.  At the time of registration everyone is required to elect or opt- out of Regsaver coverage.  If you opted for this coverage, you would have received an email from AIG with your policy number and any additional information.  Due to HIPAA guidelines, we have no way of knowing if you elected coverage or not.  Regsaver you can still be purchased post registration using the link below.

 


by posted 04/01/2021
Central Mass Bandits: Full Ice Mites

Central Mass Bandits

 

 

 

 

Calling All Mites
 

 The Central Mass Bandits are offering a great opportunity for players at the Under 8 age group to join their organization 


 

Program Details
 

  • FULL ICE MITES
    • your mite will know an offside call prior to becoming a squirt!
  • 30 game schedule
  • 2 weekly practices with top-notch coaching staff
  • All practiced held at New England sports Center in Marlboro
  • Join the Bandits Organization at the ground level!

 

 

 


by posted 03/14/2021
CMO: 2021-2022 coaching staff

CENTRAL MASS OUTLAWS
2021-2022 HEAD COACHES

 

The Central Mass Outlaws are preparing for another great season.  With tryouts around the corner, the program is announcing its Head Coaches for the 2021-22 season:

 

Tryouts begin on Monday, March 15th

Register here

 

 

  

18U Premier: 
and

  • Outlaws Director of Player Development
  • Outlaws skills coach
  • 8th season as Outlaws Head Coach
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • lead 3 Framingham Youth Hockey teams to state titles
  • Framingham High School Alumni
    • named MVP all 4 years
    • still holds the MA D1 all-time top scorer with 302 points
  • Boston College Alumni
    • Hockey East rookie of the Week 4 times as a Freshmen
    • Hockey East tournament MVP as a Junior scoring the OT goal in the title game
    • Captain Senior year
    • Team MVP Senior year
    • won 2 Hockey East tournaments, played in 3 Final Four tournaments
    • tallied 174 points making him the 10th on the all time BC career scoring list
  • Played for United States in the World Junior Hockey Tournament
    • Silver medal in Geneva, Switzerland
  • NHL Columbus Blue Jackets
  • AHL Charlotte Checkers team Captain
  • played in 400+ professional games in the NHL, AHL and ECHL combined

 

 

18U Elite: 

  • 1st season as Outlaws Head Coach
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • 7 seasons coaching youth hockey (Junir Sharks, Worcester Jr Railers, Minuteman Flames)
    • ​several youth league and tournament championships
  • ​​​played on the US Armed Forces Team in Netherlands and Germany

 

16U Premier National: 

  • 7th season as Outlaws Head Coach
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • Framingham High School Alumni
  • played 4 seasons at RPI
    • ECAC leading scorer Senior year
    • 1st Team ECAC All-Star Senior year
    • team MVP Senior year
  • played 300+ games in the IHL, ECHL and AHL combined

 

 

16U Premier: 
 and

  • 3rd season as Outlaws Head Coach
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • MA Hockey 2015 Coach of the Year
  • MA High School Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 17 years Varsity Assistant Framingham High School
  • 3 year Holliston High Varsity Coach
  • 4 State Championships with Framingham Youth Hockey Program

 

 

16U Premier: 

  • second year with the Outlaws
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • Played at Tabor Academy
    • won NEPSCL Championship
  • Played 4 season at Union College
    • 2017 inducted to the Union College Sports Hall of Fame 

 

 

16U Elite:

  • 2nd season coaching the Outlaws program
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • 8 years coaching with the Jr Crusaders Hockey organization

 

16U Elite:
  and

  • 4th year as Head Coach with the Outlaws
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • Walpole HS all-time leading scorer
  • drafted to the USHL in 1997 by the Lincoln Stars
  • played for the Walpole Stars in the EJHL
    • selected to the all-star team playing in Dubuque IA
  •  2002 graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology
    • listed int he NCAA record books for "fastest hat trick in a game" scoring 7 goals in that game
    • lead the team to 2 NCAA tournaments
    • team Captain his senior year
    • elected to the Hall of Fame in 2007

 

 

15U Pure:

  • Outlaws skills coach
  • 8th season coaching with the Outlaws
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • Played youth hockey at Framingham youth hockey and Boston Jr Eagles
  • Framingham High School alumni
    • 1st team all-star sophomore, junior and senior years
  • played 2 seasons at Salisbury School
    • captured the New England Prep title 2nd year
    • played 55 games, scored 38 goals, 42 assists totalling 80 points
  • played 4 seasons NCAA hockey with UMass Amherst
    • played in 131 games, scored 33 goals, 39 assists totalling 72 points
  • Played for the Cincinnati Cyclones in the ECHL
    • won Kelly Cup Championship in 2010
  • Current Framingham High School Head coach
    • 2017 MIAA Division finalist
    • 2017 FHS coaching staff of the year
    • back to back MIAA Division 1A tournament qualified (2019 & 2020)
    • 2020 New England Hockey Journal MIAA Coach of the Year

 

 

    

14U Premier:

  • Jimmy begins his first season as an Outlaws Head Coach

 

 

 

14U Elite:

  • 4th year as Head Coach with the Outlaws
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • The former Vice President of Communications for the Washington Capitals is currently the Deputy Executive Director of College Hockey, Inc.

 

 

13U Premier:
  

  • 4th year as Head Coach with the Outlaws
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • Walpole HS all-time leading scorer
  • drafted to the USHL in 1997 by the Lincoln Stars
  • played for the Walpole Stars in the EJHL
    • selected to the all-star team playing in Dubuque IA
  •  2002 graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology
    • listed int he NCAA record books for "fastest hat trick in a game" scoring 7 goals in that game
    • lead the team to 2 NCAA tournaments
    • team Captain his senior year
    • elected to the Hall of Fame in 2007

 

12U Premier: 

  • 2nd year as an Outlaws Head Coach
  • current AD at Acton Boxborough Regional High School
  • Former Holliston High School Boys Hockey Head Coach

 

 

11U Premier:
  

  • 3rd year as Head Coach with the Outlaws
  • USAH level 4 certified coach

 

10U Premier: 

  • 2nd year coaching with the Outlaws
  • St John's High School and Shrewsbury High School Alumni

 

 

9U Premier: 

  • Outlaws skills coach
  • 10th year as Head Coach with the Outlaws
  • USAH level 4 certified coach
  • Cushing Academy
    • Multi-sport athlete paying 4 years of varsity hockey as well as Football and track
    • Team Captain Junior and Senior years
    • socored 80 points combined during Junior and Senior year
    • selected Cushing's best defensive player 1997-1998
    • 2 New England Prep School titles in 1995-1996 and 1997-1998
    • won New England title last 3 football seasons
  • Hockey Night in Boston Mr. Hustle award
  • Boston College 1990-2000
    • committed as a HS Junior
    • attended on a full scholarship
    • 36 games played
  • USHL 2000-2001
    • Cedar Rapids Roughriders
  • Merrimack College 2003-2004, 2004-2005

 

8U Mites

  • 2nd year coaching with the Outlaws
  • St John's High School and Shrewsbury High School Alumni

 

 

 

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