Shot Clocks and Scoreboards

Each ringette game requires a Scorekeeper, a Score Clock Operator, and a Shot Clock Operator. For NWVRA home games, these roles are served by Association volunteers--that is, team parents!

Shot Clock

The team in possession of the ring has 30 seconds to shoot or it loses possession to the other team. The shot clock is reset when:

a) possession of the ring changes teams
b) the ring stops in the goaltender’s crease, or
c) the ring hits the opposing goalie (a shot is taken).

If the shot clock is not reset within 30 seconds, a buzzer sounds and possession transfers to the opposing team.

The shot clock is only used in competitive levels (U12 and up).


Score Clock

Score Clock Operators can find instruction manuals for our local score clocks here: