In an effort to make ice hockey a more desirable and rewarding experience for all participants, AHAI has a very simple definition of Zero Tolerance and any violation will not be tolerated.
Zero Tolerance Definition: Any lack of respect or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and will be a violation of AHAI's Zero Tolerance Policy. This rule is designed to require all players, coaches, officials, team officials and administrators, parents, and spectators to comply with the Zero Tolerance Policy.
Each organization, player, coach, official, team officials and administrators, parents and spectators are expected to enforce this Policy. In addition, AHAI has instructed the Officiating Program to adhere to certain points of interest to enforce this Policy in all USA Hockey sanctioned games.