During the early days of RinkWriter
(2001), most arenas did not have access to the Internet and cell
phones were almost unheard of. Rink-side paper scoresheets were the only option.
My first significant experience with
scorekeeping came when I was the assistant boys hockey coach at St. Cloud
Tech. Early, during the 1985-86 season I had to use a pay phone
at Parade Ice
Garden, to call the game results to the St.
Cloud Times. It wasn't always easy to decipher the information from the pink carbon
I will keep this short, but I
could write a book regarding the circumstances and people that I
have had the privilege to meet and know in the past 40 years.
I am not planning to write that book... :-)
Scoresheets are created by your
I'd like to thank every
scorekeeper that I have ever had the opportunity to work with.
Although scoresheets will no
longer be posted here, RinkWriter® scorekeepers may
continue to use the software as a scorekeeping tool and they may
post their scoresheets to a website of their choice.
Scorekeepers may continue to
email their scoresheets to the media and/or they may post their
scoresheets to social media.
Today's technology allows for
live video of games and fans may now follow live posting of game data.
Every arena has its own unique set of
scorekeepers and circumstances. You are only limited by your
I apologize for discontinuing
the scoreboard, but as a 78 year old person needing a knee
replacement... or two... the time has come to step aside for newer
This hasn't been an easy
decision because since January 1, 2023, 17,000 persons have visited this website.
Scoresheets from recent years.