- Ofarril, Oscar (1988- )
- Born in Mexico. Forward.
International Career : Played for Mexico (Junior)
Club Career : Played for San Jeranimo.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior U18) Division III
gold in 2003-04.
- Off Ice Officials
- The game officials who are not positioned on the ice but play an important role in assisting the referee. They include the
scorer, game timekeeper,
timekeeper, and goal judges.
- The team controlling the puck or on the attack.
- Offensive Line
- A trio of forwards - normally Left-wing, Centre
- Offensive Zone
- For the team attacking the goal, the area between the blue
line and the goal line is the offensive
- Office Depot Center
- Sunrise, Florida, USA. Formerly known as the National Car Rental Center.
Home ice for : Florida
Capacity : 19,250
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
- "Official Guide of the Amateur Hockey Association of the
- i. A book edited by Donald M Clark,
published in 1973 by the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States in Cumberland,
ii. A book edited by Donald M Clark,
published in 1975 by the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States in Cumberland,
- Officials' Signals
- Standardised signals for referees and linesmen were introduced to the NHL in the 1956-57 season. They were not in general use in the UK
until the early 1970s. They were gradually introduced by Ray
Shilling who had been the designated 'home' referee in the early season games of London Lions in the Autumn of 1973. The first IIHF rulebook to illustrate officials' signals was the 1972-73
edition - the season when the signals came into force.
i. Boarding - the official pounds the closed fist of one hand
into the open palm of the other hand.
Charging - the official rotates his clenched fists around one
another in front of his chest.
Cross Checking - the official makes a forward and backward
motion with his clenched fists, extending from his chest.
Delayed Calling of Penalty - the official raises one arm
straight out above his head and points to the penalized player with the other arm.
Delayed Off-side (Slow Whistle) - the official raises his
"non-whistle arm" straight out above his head. If play returns to the
neutral zone without stoppage of play he puts his arm down the instant the puck crosses
Elbowing - the official taps the elbow of "the whistle
hand" with the palm of the opposite hand.
vii. Gross Misconduct - the official places both hands on his hips
several times and points at the penalized player.
viii. High-sticking - the official clasps holds both clenched
fists, one above the other, at the side of his head.
ix. Holding - the official clasps the wrist of "the whistle
hand" with his other hand well in front of his chest.
x. Holding the Stick - the official clasps the wrist of
the whistle hand with his other hand and then motions holding an imaginary
stick in front of his waist.
xi. Hooking - the official makes a tugging motion with both arms,
as if he is pulling something towards him.
xii. Icing - the official folds his arms across his upper chest.
xiii. Interference - the official crosses his arms at the wrist,
with his fists clenched, in front of his chest.
xiv. Kneeing - the official slaps his knee with the palm of his
xv. Misconduct - the official places both hands on his hips and
points at the penalized player.
xvi. Roughing - the official makes a thrusting motion extending
his arm from his side with his fist clenched.
xvii. Slashing - the official makes a chopping motion with the edge
of one hand across the opposite forearm.
xviii. Spearing - the official makes a jabbing motion with both
hands thrust out in front of his body.
Timeout - from 1990 official uses both hands to form a "T" in front of
xx. Tripping - the official strikes his right leg with his right
hand below the knee - keeping both skates on the ice (prior to 1985 the official
would extend his right leg forward, clear of the ice and strike his right leg with his
right hand below the knee).
xxi. Unsportsman-like Conduct - since 1990 the official places
both hands on his hips - as for misconduct (before 1990 both hands were used to
form a "T" in front of his chest).
xxii. Wash-out (disallowed goal) - the official swings both arms
laterally across his body with both palms facing downwards.
xxiii. Wash-out (disallowed icing or off-side) - the official
extends both arms away from his body at shoulder level with both palms facing downwards.
- Officials' Uniform
- NHL referees and linesmen wore shirts with black and white
vertical stripes for the first time in the 1954-55 season. The first official to wear the
stripes in the UK is thought to be Ray Shilling, in the
- Official's Wearhouse, The [web site]
- Fairport, New York, USA. A Retail/Mail-order Company specialising in Hockey Referee
Equipment and Apparel.
- A team is offside when any attacking player crosses the blue line before the puck. The
puck must always cross the blue line before an attacking player may enter the offensive
zone. All players from the attacking team must have skate contact with the neutral zone at the instant the puck crosses the blue line.
A face-off just outside the blue line results from an offside call.
- "Offside" [web
- The name of a Finnish hockey site devoted to the SM-liiga and EHL. Features include results, standings and news.
- Offside Pass
- The IIHF changed the offside rules from the 1998-99 season
negating the offside pass - before that, an offside pass occurred when a member of the
attacking team passed the puck from behind his own blue line to a team mate who was beyond
the centre red line.