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2021-2025 Rule Changes Are Now in Effect

Please be advised that at this point, all games should be played utilizing the new 2021-2025 Playing Rules. It is YOUR responsibility to know and understand the application of the 2021-2025 Playing rules. Players and coaches are expecting you to be the expert, and there is no excuse to not know the new rules.

A summary of the new rules can be found here:


Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 Delta Variant cases, the City of Boston and Town of Natick have both recently instituted mask mandates for all indoor buildings that are open to the general public. The mandate only allows exceptions to the wearing of a face covering for actively eating and drinking.

The President and Executive Board of Massachusetts Hockey kindly asks all officials, if you are in a facility that requires facemasks to use your electronic whistles and wear a mask. This includes ALL Rinks within the City of Boston, including but not limited to Porrazzo Skating Rink, Warrior Arena, Reilly Memorial Rink, Devine Rink, Roche Arena, Bajko Rink, Simoni Rink and Chase Arena in Natick.

Please be the example for players, coaches and spectators and wear your masks appropriately. If players and coaches do not follow the mask requirement, note it on the scoresheet and report the concern to the game assignor. They will communicate to the league to address.



Registration is open for the 2021/2022 Season, and Seminars are in full swing. There is currently very limited seminar space in our Level 3 and Level 4 seminars, we adjust seminars based on registration. Level 1 and Level 2 Seminars return to in person sessions for this season, and are currently scheduled for 9/11 in Andover, and 9/25 in Bourne. We are working on confirming dates for Canton and Shrewsbury/Worcester area.

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