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spiehler
09-20-2010, 11:16 PM
I've never played hockey, and there's a bunch of stuff I don't know. For example, what is the role of a captain? Discuss.

unhpuckfan2001
09-21-2010, 09:38 AM
I've never played hockey, and there's a bunch of stuff I don't know. For example, what is the role of a captain? Discuss.

Many things. First of all, team leader, both on and off the ice. He's the guy you look to create a spark when things on the ice aren't going well.

Some captains lead by talking, some by example. The Captain is almost always a senior, but of course there are exceptions to that. Captains are typically voted on by the rest of team, so there is an inherent amount of respect involved. I don't know how often a Coach would select a captain.

Captains also have specific on-ice duties. The one that pops into my head at this time is that the guy wearing the "C" and "A" are the ones who generally talk to the ref if they have an issue with a call, or an ongoing problem on the ice.

IIRC, only coaches and catpains may call time, but that may be wrong it may just be coaches . . .

Hope this helps a little. Perhaps somebody with more than just pick-up hockey experience can enlighten you even more.

blockski
09-21-2010, 09:48 AM
Captains also have specific on-ice duties. The one that pops into my head at this time is that the guy wearing the "C" and "A" are the ones who generally talk to the ref if they have an issue with a call, or an ongoing problem on the ice.

Technically, guys wearing C's or A's are the only players allowed to speak with the officials.

Now, that's not always the case in practice - other players talk to officials all the time after a whistle - but in the case of an official relaying a message to the coaches on the bench, it's always a C or an A that delivers the message.

unhpuckfan2001
09-21-2010, 09:50 AM
Technically, guys wearing C's or A's are the only players allowed to speak with the officials.

Now, that's not always the case in practice - other players talk to officials all the time after a whistle - but in the case of an official relaying a message to the coaches on the bench, it's always a C or an A that delivers the message.

I thought as much, but didn't want to commit to them being the only ones allowed to talk.

Sean Pickett
09-21-2010, 10:01 AM
I've never played hockey, and there's a bunch of stuff I don't know. For example, what is the role of a captain? Discuss.Read.

From the <a href=http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/IH12.pdf>2011-2012 Ice Hockey Rules</a>.

Captain of Team
SECTION 2. a. One game captain shall be appointed by each team, and
shall be the only player to have the privilege of discussing with the
referee any questions relating to interpretation of rules that may arise
during the progress of a game. The captain should wear the letter
“C,’’ approximately 3 inches in height and in contrasting color, in a
conspicuous position on the front of the jersey.
If the captain is not available because of injury or an imposed penalty,
another player may be designated to act as captain.
b. The captain may not dispute a judgment decision of the referee.
Rule 2 / Teams HR-23
PENALTY—Misconduct. For further violation, game misconduct.
c. The referee and official scorer shall be advised before the start of each
game of the name of the captain of the team and the designated alternate.
d. A goalkeeper shall not be entitled to exercise the privileges of captain.
e. The captain of each team shall meet with the referee before the start of
each game (see Rule 8).
f. During an altercation, the captain may not exercise his or her privileges
until the referee has entered the referees’ crease.

Sean

dggoddard
09-21-2010, 10:07 AM
Make sure none of the other players are arrested. Some Captains are better at this than others.

http://letsgodu.blogspot.com/search/label/Bad%20Boyz

Ralph Baer
09-21-2010, 10:09 AM
f. During an altercation, the captain may not exercise I guess that explains why I have never seen a captain doing pushups during a fight. :D

Sean Pickett
09-21-2010, 10:17 AM
I guess that explains why I have never seen a captain doing pushups during a fight. :DFixed it (but it's not as funny). :)

Sean

Dirty
09-21-2010, 10:21 AM
Make sure none of the other players are arrested. Some Captains are better at this than others.

http://letsgodu.blogspot.com/search/label/Bad%20Boyz

Why are you wasting time posting here when you should be working on a blog entry for the newest member of the Bad Boyz Fraternity?

dggoddard
09-21-2010, 04:39 PM
Why are you wasting time posting here when you should be working on a blog entry for the newest member of the Bad Boyz Fraternity?Slow offseason. After half the Notre Dame team got arrested I think a bunch of the Captains jumped into action. :)

TimP
09-21-2010, 05:28 PM
The captain's main duty is to serve as the lightning rod for criticism from a classless and senile coach who should have retired long ago.

scsutommyboy
09-21-2010, 05:29 PM
drink beer and sleep with lots of woman.......:D

GoDanGo
09-21-2010, 07:58 PM
a. One game captain shall be appointed by each team...


How does this work out with teams like Wisconsin, who had three captains last season (Street, Geoffrion, McDonagh)? Do they all get to share the on-ice responsibilities (i.e. talking to the refs)? Anyone know how UW got around the word "one" in that sentence?

spiehler
09-21-2010, 08:25 PM
Thanks. I have more questions, and you've already touched on some of them.

How are captains chosen?

What is the significance of a team's having a single C, a C and two A's, or three C's? In the last ten seasons, my team has had those combinations, and maybe more. Edit: And what GoDanGo asked.

FlagDUDE08
09-22-2010, 07:11 AM
How does this work out with teams like Wisconsin, who had three captains last season (Street, Geoffrion, McDonagh)? Do they all get to share the on-ice responsibilities (i.e. talking to the refs)? Anyone know how UW got around the word "one" in that sentence?

RPI had also done the same thing with co-captains during Fridgen's days. I would imagine what happened is that the coach would pick one of them to be the "designated captain" for the evening (perhaps they'd alternate from game to game). He would meet in the crease at the end of warm-ups. The other one would then act for the evening as the alternate, although each would wear the "C". The next time you are watching Wisconsin play, take a look at the end of warmups and see if only one or all three of the captains speak with the head referee.

FlagDUDE08
09-22-2010, 07:18 AM
Thanks. I have more questions, and you've already touched on some of them.

How are captains chosen?

What is the significance of a team's having a single C, a C and two A's, or three C's? In the last ten seasons, my team has had those combinations, and maybe more. Edit: And what GoDanGo asked.

Captains are ultimately chosen by the coach, but input will come from the players in the form of by whom they are the most motivated. As for the usage of multiple captains or alternates, I would think that's the coach's preference. Maybe he/she wants multiple people to exert that leadership from game to game, and maybe he/she only wants one with a couple of backups. However, according to rule as I said previously, only one may be designated for a particular game.

FreddyFoyle
09-22-2010, 07:23 AM
Traditionally there is one captain with the "C", and two or three alternate captains with the "A" on their jersey. This trend to have multiple players with a "C" seems all wrong to me - as a leadership model you only want one captain for your ship. The multiple C's to me reeks of the kid glove handling of this Millennial generation: everyone's special so the alternate captains should have a "C" too! As you can gather, I think it is a mistake. Similarly, but it doesn't bother me as much, I've seen teams where as many as five players are wearing an "A" for alternate captain to recognize their leadership (and the fact they are veteran players).

As for choosing a captain, it varies by team. For example, at UNB in the CIS, the coach chooses the captain (since he sees that player as his right hand man in the dressing room) and the players vote on the alternate captains.

unhpuckfan2001
09-22-2010, 11:59 AM
This trend to have multiple players with a "C" seems all wrong to me - as a leadership model you only want one captain for your ship.

Agreed. I've never seen more than one UNH player with a "C", and typically it's 2 "A"s at most. One year, they had a bunch of Assistant Captains, but never more than one Captain.

RockTheWhit
09-22-2010, 12:24 PM
Agreed. I've never seen more than one UNH player with a "C", and typically it's 2 "A"s at most. One year, they had a bunch of Assistant Captains, but never more than one Captain.

They've had co-captains the last two seasons. Butler and Lelanc last year, Collins and Charlebois (for the first half) the year before.

Sean Pickett
09-22-2010, 12:32 PM
Agreed. I've never seen more than one UNH player with a "C", and typically it's 2 "A"s at most. One year, they had a bunch of Assistant Captains, but never more than one Captain.Then I guess you haven't been to a UNH game the past two seasons. :rolleyes:

Sean