THAT'S OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!
Or Is It Simply The Way Of The Future?????

 

"WE MUST STOP WASTING SO MUCH ICE TIME"

  
It doesn't matter where you live on this planet, the cost of renting ice for hockey games is skyrocketing. So, if the cost of ice is so expensive, why do we waste so much of it?

Consider the following:

bulletWe usually rent 90 minutes of ice time for most hockey games below the midget level;
 
bulletOut of that 90 minutes, we generally play three 13 minute stop-time periods; or two 15 minute and one 10 minute periods. In any event, we seldom get more than 40 minutes of actual playing time.
  
bulletThe rest of the time is taken up changing players; changing ends; lining up for face-offs; flooding; warm-ups; shaking hands; talking to referees; etc.
 
bulletIn fact, only 45% of the ice time we rent is used to play the game.
  
In order to reduce the wastage of ice time, we would like to offer a few simple suggestions:
  
bulletWe should revert to straight time instead of stop time;
  
bulletWe should only have one period. It will begin after a five minute warm-up and end with the buzzer at the end of the 90 minute session;
  
bulletThe running time should not be posted. No one will know how much time is left in the game. It will be much like soccer, where people have an idea of approximately how much time is left, but it will be the timekeeper who knows for sure how much time is left;
  
bulletThere will be no intermission; no changing ends; no time-outs; no unnecessary stoppage of play;
 
bulletWe will also only allow changing on the fly or after a goal and enforce the fast-face off rule;
  
bulletPlayers will shake hands in the lobby and not on the ice:
  
bulletPlayers will also do their stretching in the dressing room and not on the ice.
  
These are only a few ideas that will help ensure that the ice time we pay for is actually being used for the game. If you have any others, please share them with us.
 

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