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Non-Skating Officials => General NSO Discussion => Topic started by: FNZebra on April 30, 2012, 04:07:14 am

Title: Skater removes teammate from penalty box
Post by: FNZebra on April 30, 2012, 04:07:14 am
Two Blockers from Toaster Town arrive and sit in the penalty box at the same time. The Toaster Town Pivot, who is their Captain, arrives a quick half-step behind them, and yells at one of the Blockers to get back onto the track. That Toaster Town Blocker jumps up, and as the Captain sits in the box, the Blocker renters the track, legally re-entering the pack (the third Toaster Town Blocker was bravely holding her own against the Water City team).

You are the Penalty Box Manager. What do you do now?
Title: Re: Skater removes teammate from penalty box
Post by: reflmao on April 30, 2012, 04:25:28 am

Skater that left has left early and needs to be returned and given another minute for leaving early.  (Color and number circled on the penalty box white board.)  The captain who sat, sat in an empty seat and gets timed like normal.
Title: Re: Skater removes teammate from penalty box
Post by: Stegoscorus on April 30, 2012, 04:55:33 am
Yeah...the only issue is getting a ref's attention.  If there's less than a minute left in the jam, no biggie, just do it in between jams.  If not, it's slightly more annoying, but still the same outcome.

And maybe the Head Ref should remind skaters that only Officials may release them or wave them off from the box, just so that doesn't happen again. 
Title: Re: Skater removes teammate from penalty box
Post by: ShoNuff on April 30, 2012, 05:41:45 am
Whether or not it was a good move on the part of the captain, the procedure is the same for any time a skater leaves early.

Make sure the timer notes the amount of time remaining on her penalty.  Hopefully the penalty box has a whiteboard available to it that it can use to communicate that they need the skater returned to the box and need an IP:Major issued to her for leaving early.

The procedure I generally see is write her up on the whiteboard and circle her number to inidicate the need for a major penalty to be issued rather than just needing her to report to the box.  As there is really only one major penalty the box staff can ask for, that indication lets the referees know that the skater left early.

How long that takes is as long as it always takes.  Most cases you get the attention of one of the inside NSO's, usually the wrangler or the IWB and they relay the information to the IPRs.  The procedure is no different than asking for a waved off skater to be ordered to report to the box.

Between jams I'd inform the head ref what happened as this was an unusual situation and might warrant a comment to the teams.