Officials must apply these guidelines in a realistic manner and must be careful not to get overly technical in their enforcement. This policy is designed to eliminate direct confrontations with Officials while still allowing players and coaches an avenue to communicate in a calm and reasonable fashion.

Officials are required to conduct themselves in a businesslike, sportsmanlike, and non-vindictive manner at all times. The actions of an Official must be above reproach.

Actions such as .baiting. or inciting players or coaches is strictly prohibited.

On ice officials are ambassadors of the game and shall always conduct themselves with this responsibility in mind.