Duties of the Timekeeper
- The timekeeper is responsible for the operation of the game clock, displaying the time remaining in the game. If the scoreboard is capable, the timekeeper shall display the score, period, and time remaining in penalties being served.
- If the rink is not equipped with an automatic buzzer or siren, or if such device fails to function, the timekeeper shall signal the end of each period.
- If the game clock malfunctions, the timekeeper shall track the time remaining in the game using a stopwatch, if available, or an ordinary wristwatch.
- The timekeeper shall time the 30 seconds allocated for team timeouts (Note: if available, the shot clock is normally used for this purpose).
- The on-ice officials shall decide any dispute regarding the time remaining in the game. Adjustments to the game time shall be made only with the sanction of the on-ice officials.
Useful Tips and Hints
- Operating instructions for scoreboards at Nepean arenas are provided below.
- It is useful to be familiar with rules related to penalty order and cancellation in case the game has simultaneous or fully served penalties. This can get confusing in a busy game.
- If a remote start/stop switch is used, the switch on the top of the controller needs to be set to the middle position.
Instructions for operating the scoreboards at Nepean arenas, and other arenas often used for the Nepean Tournament:
Referee Signals: Useful to know what’s on the way…
2019-2022 Official Rules and Case Book: Useful resource for the rules of Ringette.
Shot Clock Information: Shot Clocks rules and procedures.