2017-18 Scoreboard

RinkWriter® has been used for every high school game at the St. Cloud MAC since 2001.  It has also been used for numerous youth hockey tournaments.

RinkWriter® is a user friendly tool for the rink-side scorekeeper and it produces an accurate, clean, smudge-free hockey scoresheet.

RinkWriter® scoresheets can be printed and distributed after each period.

RinkWriter® has been used, field tested, and updated since 2001.

RinkWriter® is a tool designed specifically for the rink-side hockey scorekeeper / announcer.

RinkWriter® has produced thousands of official rink-side hockey scoresheets for collegiate, high school, & youth hockey games.

RinkWriter® creates official rink-side hockey scoresheets.

Scoresheets are available on your smart phone.  No app required.

RinkWriter® has been offering teams the free option to upload their scoresheets to the RinkWriter® 2017-18 Scoreboard.

Posting scoresheets to the RinkWriter® 2017-18 Scoreboard is optional...but it is appreciated by fans and the media.

RinkWriter® invites you to purchase a license and to become a member of its team. 

With an Arena Site License, you may use the software for any/all games being played at your arena.


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Hockey scorekeepers may use RinkWriter® with or without the Internet. 

The hockey scoresheets on the RinkWriter® scoreboard have been created and uploaded by actual rink-side hockey scorekeepers.

Your clean, smudge free RinkWriter® hockey scoresheet may be used for updating other web sites.

It works best to print your RinkWriter® hockey scoresheets as PDF files.

Print paper copies of your hockey scoresheets directly from the software  or from your PDF files.  

PDF files can be sent as e-mail attachments, or they may be uploaded to a web site.

Paper copies of your hockey scoresheets may be given to both teams and the media immediately after each period.

Your scoresheets may be uploaded to RinkWriter's® scoreboard.

Place multiple folders on your desktop for collegiate, high school, bantam, peewee, and/or squirt games...and others.

For high school games, create one folder for your JV games and another folder for your varsity games.

Each team may have its own desktop folder.

For festivals and tournaments, it works best to have multiple folders on your desktop...one folder for each game.

Games may be set up ahead of time.  Each folder may contain a single game.

If you like your online scoresheets, Thank your scorekeeper...they are your local cog in the wheel.


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RinkWriter® has been the official rink-side scoresheet for:

  • the USA Selects in St. Cloud since 2003.

  • the Minnesota Selects since 2006.

  • the North Dakota State High School Hockey Tournaments since 2005

  • It has been used for thousands of hockey games.

 Why doesn't everyone use RinkWriter®?

You will need a computer and a printer...  Some people find an old used computer.  The software has worked on all Windows operating systems since Windows 95.

People say that it is user friendly and approximately 40 video Instructions are available. Printable Instructions are also available on this website.  Someone will need to learn how to use the software.  

It's best to have a few people working all of your games, rather than new volunteers for every game. It's easy to use, but like any software, you should be familiar with it before arriving at rink-side for your game.

You may need  an Internet connection at rink-side.  The Internet is not required to run the software, however, if you elect to upload your scoresheets to the RinkWriter®  Scoreboard, you will need  an Internet connection.  Your cell phone "Hot Spot" may be adequate, the Internet is only needed for a few seconds to upload a scoreheets.

The one-time license fee is about the same as 2 or 3 hours of ice time.

RinkWriter® was designed and developed by a  retired high school mathematics and computer programming teacher.  He was also an assistant boys high school hockey coach, statistician, scorekeeper, and an announcer.

Your scorekeeper is the key.  He/She must be willing to accept change and It is best if your scorekeeper is familiar with a computer.