In the SCRHL, the opposing team captain and game referee will assess each team's sportsmanship based on a whole number rating system ranging from 0 to 3 points at the end of each regular season and playoff game.
Each of these two ratings for each team (one from the opposing team and one from the game referee) will be displayed for each team on the SCRHL website at www.scrhl.ca following each game. The team with the highest cumulative sportsmanship rating in each division at the end of a regular season will receive a $100 Team Sportsmanship Award in the form of a pub gift card with a minimum $100 balance (100% of monetary fines collected for game misconducts and suspensions will be added to the $100 starting balance in each division throughout each season). If there is a tie among teams within a division, then the pub gift card will be shared equally among all teams.
The 3-point, whole number rating system structure is described below and used as a guideline for both the referee and opposing team when assessing a given team's sportsmanship following a game:
0 -- 10+ penalties incurred by a team, game misconducts / suspensions incurred by a team, excessive verbal abuse of players / officials, unenjoyable game
3 -- 0 penalties by a team, exceptional sportsmanship exhibited by a team on all levels, very enjoyable game
Each team captain will provide their rating of the opposing team to the timekeeper at the end of the game, who will then document it on the official score sheet. The game referees and timekeeper will also come to an agreement regarding their rating of each team and document them on the official score sheet at the end of the game.