Welcome To NIHOA Metro NY/NJ

The Metropolitan New York – New Jersey Chapter of the National Ice Hockey Officials Association is a charter member of NIHOA founded in 1957.

The chapter provides ice hockey officials to High School and College ice hockey leagues in the New York – New Jersey Metropolitan area.

NIHOA Metro NY/NJ

2016-17 NFHS Rules Changes

The following are the NFHS Ice Hockey Rules Changes for the 2016-17 Season

UPDATED NJSIAA Sportsmanship Policy

We have received a clarification from the NJSIAA regarding the Sportsmanship / Bias Policy. Violation of the policy as it applies to race/gender/ethnicity/sexual orientation/religion, takes precedence over the rule book.

ATTENTION Coaches, Players, and Officials

2014-2015 NFHS Rules Video

This video created by the Minnesota State High School League has been endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations for Ice Hockey. NFHS 2014-2015 rules for two infractions of the rules have been significantly increased in an effort to thwart players from making dangerous hits on the ice.

Chapter Standing Rules Updated

The most recent adopted standing rules have been posted in the members area. Go to: Members -> Forms and Information -> Chapter Documents Or click the following...

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2015-16 NFHS Rules Changes

Ice Hockey Rules Changes – 2015-16   Rules Book Reformat: Rule 6 is now Participant Conduct. Rules 7, 8, and 9 were added. Rule 7 is Physical and Stick Fouls, Rule 8 is Other Fouls, and Rule 9 is Game Flow. Rules 1-5 are not affected. Rules Book Reformat...

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2014-2015 NFHS Rules Video

This video created by the Minnesota State High School League has been endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations for Ice Hockey. NFHS 2014-2015 rules for two infractions of the rules have been significantly increased in an effort to thwart...

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2014/2015 NFHS Ice Hockey Rules Changes

2014/2015 NFHS Ice Hockey Rules Changes Ice Hockey Rules Revisions Focus on Concussion Prevention and Flow of Game July 04, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 4, 2011) — No contact with an opposing player’s head or neck area will be allowed at any time in high school ice...

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UPDATED NJSIAA Sportsmanship Policy

We have received a clarification from the NJSIAA regarding the Sportsmanship / Bias Policy. Violation of the policy as it applies to race/gender/ethnicity/sexual orientation/religion, takes precedence over the rule book. If an official hears this type of slur, etc.,...

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New York State Rules Addendum

The following NFHS rules have been modified by NY State for the 2013-2014 Ice Hockey Season. A link to download this document is at the bottom of the page. NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, INC. ICE HOCKEY RULES – (addendum to NFHS Rule Book)...

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NJSIAA 2013-2014 Ice Hockey Rules Modification

The following NFHS rules have been modified by the NJSIAA for the 2013-2014 Ice Hockey Season. A link to download this document is at the bottom of the page. Also included are the official Overtime/Shoot-out procedures for the 2013-14 season. [hr] 2013-2014 Ice Hockey...

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2013-14 Ice Hockey Points of Emphasis

The NFHS Ice Hockey Rules Committee continues in its belief that the main threat to the health of high school ice hockey is violent and reckless play. The committee wishes to address the following areas in the hope that violence and reckless play will be minimized....

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