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Officially Speaking

Officially Speaking: Admitting mistakes

09/19/2019, 11:00am CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld


Officially Speaking: Independent contractors?

09/03/2019, 11:15am CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

Officially Speaking: Testing 1, 2, 3

08/01/2019, 9:15am CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

All adult players should be required to complete an open book rules test.

Officially Speaking: The human element

07/08/2019, 10:45am CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

The matter of decency is severely lacking in amateur hockey

Officially Speaking: Goal or no goal?

04/22/2019, 10:00am CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

An official can award a goal after shutting the play down, even if they didn't see the puck enter the net

Officially Speaking: The cost of “amateur” hockey

03/25/2019, 10:15am CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

A pair of lawsuits illuminate a peculiarity of youth hockey

Officially Speaking: Civility

03/18/2019, 10:30am CDT
By Mark Lichtenfeld

A shaving or two of civility somehow still exists in our game.

Officially Speaking: Leaving the bench/box early

03/05/2019, 9:00am CST
By Mark Lichtenfeld

Once in a while, a question comes into the OS mailbox which is most difficult to dissect.

Officially Speaking: Moving the nets

02/25/2019, 1:15pm CST
By Mark Lichtenfeld

This decades-old custom at the conclusion of each game is a sore point for many officials