Duties in the Scorebox

The following roles must be filled in order to run the scorebox:

  1. Run the scoreboard.
  2. Track saves for each goalie.
    • Try out this utility on your smartphone.
    • You can also do this on paper.
  3. Record subs, goals, assists, and penalties on the score sheet.
    • Hockey Ops will print out the score sheets before the games and put them in the scorekeepers’ bench.
  4. Play music during intermission / stoppages of play.
  5. Finalize the score sheet.
    • Write down saves for each goalie.
    • Get the refs to sign the score sheet when the game is over.
    • Take a picture of the score sheet and email it to Hockey Ops.  The score sheet will contain instructions on how to do this.

Running the Scoreboard

The scoreboard is run by a console located in the scorekeepers’ bench.  The following questions describe what needs to happen for common events in hockey.  You may also view a PDF version of the scorebox directions – a printed copy of this PDF will be available in the scorekeepers’ bench.

How do I set up the score board for the first game?

  • Push and hold “ON”
  • Choose “scoreboard” #, hit enter
  • “Use last setup?” No, enter
  • Select sport: Hockey, 1 enter
  • “Change game setup” Yes, Yes/No button top center, enter
  • “Brightness” Enter
  • “Period” 12:00 min., on keyboard push 1-2- 0-0 then enter
  • “Periods” 3, enter
  • “Timeouts” 1 minute, Enter
  • 1 allowed, enter
  • Minor penalty 1:30, 1-3- 0 enter
  • Major penalty 5:00, 5-0- 0 enter
  • Autohorn: Yes, enter
  • Last minute tenths, yes, enter
  • Time of day, skip
  • Set as default: Yes
  • Hit “reset time” for period time to change to 12:00

How do I start the pre-game warm up period?

  • Use the “Intermission” button, enter 0-4- 0-0 for a 4 minute warm-up.
  • Start the clock when teams take the ice.

How do I switch from the pre-game warm up period to the 1st period?

  • Hit “reset” for beginning of game.
  • Make sure periods and scores are zeroed out.
    • “+” period until reads zero
    • “-” score until zero

How do I switch from the 1st period to intermission?

  • Key “Intermission”, top center, key in 0-1-0-0- enter, then run clock.  This will start a 1 minute intermission.
  • The horn will blow automatically.

How do I switch from intermission to the 2nd period?

  • Hit “reset time” to return to period time.
  • Hit Period + 1

How do I pause / resume the clock?

  • Use “Start/Stop” button bottom right corner to operate the clock.
  • A green light comes on in the upper right when the clock running.

What do I do when a player receives a penalty?

  • Hit the “penalty” button on the team it’s against; Home or Guest.
  • Enter the player’s number, then enter.
    • For example: #5, type 0-5, enter.
  • Key Major or Minor, then enter.
    • Almost all penalties in the MGHA are minor.  You’ll know if it’s a major penalty; the official will tell you.
    • The penalty time will be automatically added to the score board.
  • If the opposing team scores a goal during the penalty, cancel the penalty.
    • Key “Delete” next to “penalty”.  It will ask which one; choose, select “yes” top center, and hit enter.
  • At the end of the penalty, open (and close) the door for the player.

What do I do when someone scores a goal?

  • Hit.Goals +1 for either Home or Guest.

What do I do when the game ends?

  • .Make sure periods and scores are zeroed out.
    • “+” period until reads zero
    • “-” score until zero

What do I do if the officials want to edit the time left in the period?

  • Key “edit”
  • Enter the new time
    • For example, to set the time to 1:20, key in 0-1- 2-0, enter.

Your Shifts

Your shifts will be listed on the Teams & Schedule page.  When you are logged in, the text “My scorebox shift” will appear under the game in which you have scorebox duty.

Trading Shifts

You may trade scorebox shifts with other players.  To do so, find the page for the game in which you have a scorebox shift you want to give away.  You can find the game by visiting the Teams & Schedule page, then clicking on the date/time of the game.  Send the link for this page to the player who is going to take your scorebox shift.

The player taking your shift must visit the game page.  The page will contain a section labeled “Scorebox“.  This section lists all 4 players that have scorebox duty for the game.  If the player is not playing in that game or does not already have scorebox duty for that game, the link “take a shift” will appear in the right corner of the section.  The player may then click the “Claim” button next to your name.  This button will generate an email to you asking if you want to confirm the transfer.  You must confirm this transfer in order for the change to be reflected in the website.  You may confirm the transfer by clicking the “Accept” link in your email, or by visiting the game page and clicking “Accept” next to the request to take your shift.