Uniform Playing Rules
When registering with USA Hockey, a league makes the decision to follow the Official Playing Rules of USA Hockey. In an unregistered league, the rules could be drastically more or less stringent, and they might be changed in mid-season. Less stringent rules and selective enforcement could add up to be a disaster waiting to happen. Members tend to play safer when they have balanced rules and referee enforcement. USA Hockey has several councils, committees and staff members to focus their efforts on creating safer playing conditions.
Local Bodies - Sanction & Discipline
If a player, coach, team official, referee or other person receives a suspension for playing-rules violations, the rink/league can have confidence that the state affiliate (MAHA) is in place to sanction and uphold such appropriate disciplinary actions.
Adult Recreational Tournaments
USA Hockey's Adult Council conducts the USAdult Hockey Classics, which are our invitational, recreational, non-check adult tournaments, held in destination locations. Tournament divisions include Gold, Silver, Bronze, Women's, 30-and-over, and 40-and-over.
Ten Different National Championships
USA Hockey conducts ten different levels of National Championship tournaments.
American Hockey Magazine
Published 10 times annually, American Hockey Magazine is the communication vehicle of USA Hockey and the world's most widely distributed hockey publication, with a circulation of more than 550,000 copies.