The Connecticut Hockey Conference is the governing body for USA Hockey in Connecticut
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ALL coaches MUST be wearing helmets on the ice during all practices.  This includes house and travel teams, as well as clinics. There has been plenty of time to communicate this rule, and compliance should be a given at this point.  But this has not been the case.  To date, approximately 10 programs and coaches have received warnings.  The rule is simple and does require 100% compliance by all CHC member programs and their coaches.


The rule is as follows: A “modern” properly fitted, (not modified), and secured helmet must be used at all times when a coach is on the ice. 


Enforcement is made through the punishment for each offense:

1st infraction = Warning; 2nd infraction = 1-game suspension; 3rd infraction = Match penalty.  Sanctions may also be imposed upon the program for wanton disregard of this rule.