How to fill out a game Score Sheet

Here is an example of a blank score sheet: The coaches or managers will fill in the header information and the rosters for their teams.  We may need your help to track down the visiting coach to get his roster information.  You are responsible for the SCORING, SCORING BY PERIODS, PENALTIES, and GOALKEEPING sections during the game.

During the game complete the following:

Scoring by Period Box

  1. List the number of goals per period
  2. Total the number of goals for each period to get the end of the game score

Visiting/Home Team Scoring

  1. PER = period goal scored (1, 2, 3, OT)
  2. Time = Check the scoreboard and write down the time shown
  3. G = Player number who scored
  4. Assist = Numbers of assisting players. See Note #1 below.
  5. Type: E = Even Strength, PP = Power Play, SH = Short-handed, EN = Empty Net
  6. NOTE #1: The referee should give you this information. For example the referee will say goal by #10 from #2 and #44. You will put 10 in the G column, and 2, 44 in the Assist column.
  7. NOTE #2: Check that the players who have scored or assisted are actually listed on the score sheet. If they are not listed let the referee know.

Visiting/Home Penalties Boxes

  1. Per = period penalty received, i.e. 1, 2, 3, or OT
  2. NO = Number of player receiving the penalty
  3. Offense = reason for the penalty. The referee will give this information to you. (For example - #10 White, tripping)
  4. MIN = Number of minutes of penalty. This will usually be 2 but it could be 5 or 10. The referee will tell you how many minutes.
  5. Off = Check the scoreboard and write down the time the penalty was given.
  6. Start = Will usually be the same as the time off. The only times this will not be the case is when there are already two penalties on the clock, or if the same player receives multiple penalties (like a minor and a misconduct - in this case, the misconduct time starts when the minor ends, either by the minor penalty time expiring, or a power-play goal scored by the other team).
  7. ON = this is the time the player is allowed to leave the box. If there was no goal scored the time would be 2 minutes later than the time off. If a goal is scored, check the scoreboard for the time of the goal and enter this time as the on time. (This is important for stat purposes to determine if a power play goal has occurred.)
  8. NOTE #1: Multiple penalties go on multiple lines (e.g. A minor and misconduct for checking from behind is two penalties and must be recorded as such). If there are more penalties than will fit on the score sheet, use a second score sheet.
  9. NOTE #2: Penalty shots must be recorded in the penalty record. A penalty shot counts towards the team’s 12 penalties in a game, regardless of whether a goal is scored or not. Record the time, player taking the shot, and the result of the shot.
  10. NOTE #3: Immediately inform the referee of any player that has received 4 penalties in the game (remember, penalties like checking from behind counts as two penalties). After the game, inform the referee whether either team received a total of 12 penalties in the game.

Goalkeepers Saves

  1. This is the number of shots that the goalkeeper had to stop to prevent a goal. An easy way to keep saves is to make a hash mark on the side of the score sheet or on a scrap piece of paper for every save. Draw a line under the last save each period. At the end of the game add them up and place them in the correct box. To be a shot, the puck would have gone in, had the goalkeeper not stopped it, thus, shot attempts that are blocked by another player, high, wide, or even hit the post or crossbar are NOT considered a shot on goal, even if the goalkeeper plays them.

Scoresheet Tips and Tricks

The scoresheet scratchpad (below) can be helpful to keep the scoresheet looking neat and prevent having to make corrections on it due to mistakes. Here are some tips on how to use the scratchpad.

Visiting/Home Team Scoring:

  • When a goal is scored, the clock will stop. Immediately write the Time on the ScratchPad.
  • Listen to the referee to give you up to 3 numbers. In order of Goal, 1st Assist, 2nd Assist. He may give you one, two, or three numbers depending on if there are assists. Record on scratch pad.
  • Verify the numbers are on the appropriate team’s roster.
  • Transfer neatly from scratch pad to game sheet.
  • Announce goal (and assists) with microphone if desired.

Visiting/Home Team Penalties:

  • When a penalty is called, the clock will stop. Immediately write the Penalty Time on the ScratchPad.
  • Listen to the referee to give you Information: Number, Duration, Infraction type (tripping, hooking, elbowing, etc) Record these on ScratchPad.
  • Verify the player is on the appropriate team’s roster.
  • Transfer neatly from scratch pad to game sheet.
  • Announce penalty with microphone if desired.
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