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Officially Speaking

Officially Speaking: Obstructed view

11/30/2018, 10:00am CST
By Mark Lichtenfeld

No matter where you sit in hockey arenas, you’re completely isolated from the game

Officially Speaking: Monthly Mailbag

11/15/2018, 11:45am CST
By Mark Lichtenfeld

Officially Speaking: A new evaluation

11/06/2018, 10:45am CST
By Mark Lichtenfeld

Remember, this is amateur hockey. Keep it all in perspective.

Officially Speaking: Tools in the arsenal

10/24/2018, 12:00pm CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

Three little-discussed techniques can guarantee success for on-ice officials

Officially Speaking: Study and execute

09/26/2018, 12:15pm CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

A good referee will make an effort on the USA Hockey tests and apply their knowledge on the ice


Officially Speaking: Change takes time

08/27/2018, 12:00pm CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

The USA Hockey referee registration process has ever-so-slightly changed

Officially Speaking: Beer leagues

07/20/2018, 10:00am CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

It’s time for an intellectual discussion about adult hockey leagues.

Officially Speaking: The hand pass

07/03/2018, 9:00am CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

Intent is a key factor in determining what is and is not a hand pass

Officially Speaking: Nameplates

04/20/2018, 12:45pm CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

Referee nameplates represent the individuality of every particular official

Officially Speaking: The clock

04/02/2018, 9:45am CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

What is the ref supposed to do when the scorekeeper forgets to start the clock?