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The 18U Black Warriors Open The Season at Ice World
Saturday October 23, 2021
The Wells Warriors 18U Black team opened the Warriors 2021-2022 season by making the trek up 95 to Ice World to take on the TI North Stars. The Warriors took the ice with a total of 6 skaters and a goalie. Yes you read that right 6 skaters and a goalie. The Warriors jumped out hard and fast with a goal in the first period from Patrick Johns. The Warriors held strong with a great defense and ended the first period 1-0.
The second period the Warriors broke out the scoring sticks. Suerken Matsuyama started it with a nice shot from the point. George Marcolin followed up with three goals. The North Stars were not push overs. They managed to slide one past goaltender Sam Stewart-Ricketts. At the end of the second period the Warriors had a commanding 5-1 lead.
The third period the Warriors played a great defensive game. But with having a short bench it only take a couple bad plays for things to change. With a pair of off setting penalties the Warriors had no player on the bench for a relief. We were able to kill off the 2 minutes but had to play about another minute before getting a whistle. Unfortunately the whistle came from a goal that happened to find its way to the back of the net. The North Stars were able to put one more puck in the net. With a quick time out the Warriors found themselves on a power play which quickly turned into a 5 on 3 power play with just over 2 minutes left in the game. The Warriors went on the attack and Eddie Marcolin was able to put one in the back of the net through the backdoor.
The Game came to an end with the Warriors winning 6-3. Well played boy, well played.
Due to a continued rise in COVID-19 metrics, Prince George’s County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks, issued an indoor public mask mandate beginning Sunday, August 5, 2021 at 5pm. All persons over the age of 5 entering the Herbert Wells Ice Rink are REQUIRED to wear masks while inside the facility. Masks MUST be worn ON THE ICE as well.
The Herbert Wells Ice Rink locker rooms are currently open for use by teams during practices/games. Locker room availability may change in the future due to the possibility of increased COVID-19 restrictions. Prince George’s County requires masks be always worn in the facility. Players, coaches, and organizations are expected to abide by the mask mandate in the locker rooms – Herbert Wells Ice Rink staff cannot monitor inside the locker rooms. Due to Safesport concerns, players are not permitted to dress or undress outside of the locker rooms in the rink area or lobby. Players are welcome to arrive dressed for practices and games. Chairs and benches are available outside the locker rooms to allow skaters to put their skates on.
At this time, USA Hockey, Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA), CBHL, and CCHL have not provided any COVID-19 protocol updates or mandatory reporting.
Please wear your mask while inside the Herbert Wells Ice Rink. The Wells Warriors Youth Hockey Association greatly appreciates your cooperation as we all continue to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and other variants.
Zero Tolerance Policy
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
USA Hockey is committed to creating a safe and fair environment for all participants. Respect for the game, the opponents, coaches and officials are a critical part of the environment that is created. This Zero Tolerance Policy summarizes required actions to be taken when violations occur.
All players, coaches, officials, team officials and administrators and parents/spectators are required to maintain a sportsmanlike and educational atmosphere before, during and after all USA Hockey sanctioned games. Thus, the following points of emphasis must be implemented by all USA Hockey participants and spectators.
A minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct (zero tolerance) shall be assessed whenever a player:
1) Openly disputes or argues any decision by an official.
2) Taunts or incites an opponent.
3) Visually creates a disturbance during the game.
Any time that a player persists in any of these actions, they shall be assessed a misconduct penalty. A game misconduct shall result if the player continues such action.
A minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct (zero tolerance) shall be assessed whenever a coach:
1) Openly disputes or argues any decision by an official.
2) Uses obscene, profane, or abusive language to anyone at any time.
3) Visually displays any sign of dissatisfaction with an official’s decision including standing on the boards or standing in the bench doorway with the intent of inciting the officials, players, or spectators.
Any time that a coach persists in any of these actions, they shall be assessed a game misconduct penalty.
In addition, any player/coach who uses language that is hateful or discriminatory in nature anywhere in the rink before, during or after the game shall be penalized under Rule 601(e.3) resulting in a match penalty. Such behavior is reprehensible and has absolutely no place in our game. The offender shall be immediately suspended until a hearing is conducted by the governing USA Hockey Affiliate or Junior League.
Officials are required to conduct themselves in a businesslike, sportsmanlike, impartial and constructive manner at all times. The actions of an official must be above reproach. Actions such as “baiting” or inciting players or coaches are strictly prohibited.
Officials are strongly encouraged to introduce themselves to the coaches prior to the game to establish a basis of mutual respect and to facilitate/define in-game communication.
Officials are ambassadors of the game and must always conduct themselves with this responsibility in mind.
Parents are expected to be a positive role model by treating all players, coaches, officials and fellow spectators with respect and support.
The game will be stopped by game officials when parents/ spectators displaying inappropriate and disruptive behavior interfere with other spectators or the game. The game officials will identify violators to the coaches for the purpose of removing parents/ spectators from the spectator’s viewing and game area. Once removed, play will resume. Lost time will not be replaced, and violators may be subject to further disciplinary action by the local governing body. This inappropriate and disruptive behavior shall include:
1) Use of obscene, profane, or abusive language to anyone at any time.
2) Taunting of players, coaches, officials or other spectators by means of baiting, ridiculing, threat of physical violence or physical violence.
3) Throwing of any object in the spectators viewing area, players bench, penalty box or on ice surface, directed in any manner as to create a safety hazard.
USA Hockey strongly recommends that each local youth hockey registered team designate a volunteer to serve as a parent/spectator monitor during all team games. This monitor will, ideally, address inappropriate spectator behavior prior to the situation escalating to the point it has an impact on the game. This designated monitor shall have the full support of the youth hockey association and the arena management to remove any spectator in violation of the Zero Tolerance Policy.
Administrators are the key to building a positive, growing, and safe USA Hockey community. Create a culture that is:
Administrators are responsible for enforcing the rules and policies established and approved by USA Hockey, their Affiliate, and their Association or Club. This includes taking disciplinary action, as deemed appropriate, towards any parent/spectator removed from a game as a result of a violation of the Zero Tolerance Policy.