The opposing team captain and game referee will assess each team sportsmanship based on a whole number rating system ranging from 0 to 3 points at the end of each regular season game. If any rating isn't given at the end of a game, then a 3 will be recorded by the timekeeeper.
Each of these two ratings for each team (one from the opposing team and one from the game referee) will be displayed for each team on the SCRHL website at www.scrhl.ca following each game. The team with the highest cumulative sportsmanship rating in each division at the end of a regular season will receive 100% of the monetary fines collected from related suspensions. If there is a tie among teams, then any cash collected from suspensions will be shared equally among all teams.
The total sportsmanship points for teams joining a SCRHL Fall & Winter season part-way through in January (for the Winter half of the season) will be determined at the end of the regular season based on the percentage obtained of their total sportsmanship points. For example, if a team joined a division for only the Winter half of the season and earned 40 out of a possible 60 sportsmanship points (66.7%) from January to March, then their sportsmanship standing would be equivalent to 66.7% of the total sportsmanship points if the team had competed in the full Fall and Winter Season.
The 3-point, whole number rating system structure is described below and used as a guideline for both the referee and opposing team when assessing a given team sportsmanship following a game:
0 -- 10+ minor and major penalties incurred per team, game misconducts / gross misconducts / matches incurred by a team, excessive verbal abuse of players / officials
1 -- 5 to 9 minor and/or any major penalties incurred per team, game misconducts / gross misconducts / matches incurred by a team, some verbal abuse of players / officials
2 -- 5 to 9 minor penalties per team, good sportsmanship exhibited with frequent comments made by a team (but not considered verbally abusive)
3 -- 0 to 4 minor penalties per team, good sportsmanship exhibited by a team on all levels, occasional comments made by a team (but not considered verbally abusive)
After each game, one of your team captains will provide the timekeeper with your team rating of the opposing team.
If a rating of 0 or 1 is assessed by the game referee or the opposing team, then the team captain (or designate) will have to send an accompanying explanation in their e-mail to the League Manager at [email protected] detailing the specific reasons for a rating of 0 or 1, such as:
1) Specific player jersey numbers of players involved
2) Actions of the corresponding players on the ice which would result in the rating
3) Actions of the referee in response to the players
If a team captain (or designate) does not send an accompanying explanation in an e-mail to the League Manager regarding a 0 or 1 rating within 24 hours of a game, then the lowest rating recorded will be a 2.
If a team consistently receives ratings of 0 and 1 at games or a team / referee consistently gives ratings of 0 and 1 to other teams, then the League Manager will investigate the trend, determine if the ratings are valid, and ensure the suitability of team players and referee continued participation in the SCRHL.