I was hearing about this shit on the radio before. [SARCASM]This isn't even allowed the NHL[/SARCASM], how'd it happen? The captain should be able to interact with the refs and the bench, he'll be delaying the game if he must have to skate past his blue line to the bench and the refs, then back to his net every so often.
i think the league might need to step in. the on ice captain should be someone who isn't confined to a portion of the ice and is scratched in most back-to-back games. the locker room can have a different look, but on ice i don't think this was too swift.
-One Captain shall be appointed by each Team, and he alone shall have the privilege of discussing with the Referee any questions relating to interpretation of rules which may arise during the progress of a game. He shall wear the letter "C", approximately three inches (3") in height and in contrasting color, in a conspicuous position on the front of his sweater. In addition, if the permanent Captain is not on the ice, Alternate Captains (not more than two) shall be accorded the privileges of the Captain. Alternate Captains shall wear the letter "A" approximately three inches (3") in height and in contrasting color, in a conspicuous position on the front of their sweaters.
(NOTE) Only when the captain is not in uniform, the Coach shall have the right to designate three Alternate Captains. This must be done prior to the start of the game.
-The Referee and Official Scorer shall be advised prior to the start of each game, the name of the Captain and the Alternate Captains of both Teams.
-Only the Captain, when invited to do so by the Referee, shall have the privilege of discussing any point relating to the interpretation of rules. Any Captain or player who comes off the bench and makes any protest or intervention with the Officials for any purpose shall be assessed a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct under Rule 41(b) - Abuse of Officials. Should this protest continue, he may be assessed a misconduct penalty, and if it further continues, a game misconduct penalty shall be warranted. A complaint about a penalty is NOT a matter "relating to the interpretation of the rules" and a minor penalty shall be imposed against any Captain or other player making such a complaint.
-No playing Coach or playing Manager or goalkeeper shall be permitted to act as Captain or Alternate Captain.