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Stampede News: This Week Thru Jan. 10

By WFHA, 01/03/22, 8:30AM CST

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Winter Classic THANK YOU

Thank you to all of the volunteers, players, parents, spectators and officials in our organization for making our inaugural West Fargo Winter Classic a success.  Without your kindness, compassion, and sense of teamwork, this tournament would not have been the great tournament that it was.   We heard many positive comments from all of the visiting teams as to how well everything went and that was due to YOU!

 

NDAHA Spectator Game Suspension Policy

Reminder that North Dakota Amateur Hockey Association implemented a policy starting with the 2021-2022 season for spectators in violation of the NDAHA policy cited below.  This means that any parent or spectator that is removed from a game by a game official will be unable to attend the next 3 games that team plays, at a minimum.   Please see the information below and click HERE to read online. 

 

Section II, Article I,  F. Parent/Spectator Conduct:  

1. During an NDAHA community affiliate game, league game, invitational tournament, or state tournament the Game Officials, NDAHA District Directors, Section Directors, Executive Directors, designated district personnel or the tournament director shall have the authority to take actions as necessary to control spectator conduct.

2. Examples of this inappropriate and disruptive behavior shall include but are not limited to: a) Use of obscene or vulgar language in a boisterous manner to anyone at any time. b) Taunting of players, coaches, officials, or other spectators by means of baiting, ridiculing, threat of physical violence or act. c) Throwing any object in the spectators viewing area, player’s bench, penalty box or on the ice, especially if it creates a safety hazard.

3. Violators will incur a minimum mandatory 3-game suspension from that team’s games and may be subject to further disciplinary action by the local governing body.

4. The NDAHA Game Official or Representative that takes action to control spectator conduct will file an “Incident Report” detailing their version of the occurrence with the NDAHA Discipline Committee. a) The Committee will forward the report to the spectator’s affiliate for the affiliate to investigate.

b) Upon completion of the spectator’s affiliate investigation (that should include talking to the accused spectator) the investigating affiliate will report back to the NDAHA Discipline Committee for final approval of the minimum 3-game suspension or any additional imposed suspension.

5. ANY SPECTATOR ASKED TO LEAVE A RINK BY A GAME OFFICIAL, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NDAHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS, RINK PERSONNEL OR TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR WILL AUTOMATICALLY MISS A MINIMUM OF THAT TEAMS NEXT THREE GAMES THAT WERE SCHEDULED BEFORE THE INCIDENT.