How does the system work?
The GameSheet system can be thought of as two different components:
- The Dashboard Website. This is the heart of the system and the place where settings, rosters, schedules, and completed games are stored and accessed. This is also where you’ll find our advanced reporting, stats, and league management tools.
- The iPad Scoring App. Think of this a digital version of the paper score sheet. Games are scored using this app and are uploaded to the GameSheet Cloud where they can be viewed.
Watch this video. to learn more.
How much does it cost?
Pricing varies by league, but in general it costs less than a new hockey stick per team. The exact cost depends on a number of factors including: level of play, # of teams, # of games, and # of players. To get pricing for your league or tournament, send us an email.
Is there Training Available?
Do you need internet to score a game?
No. Internet is needed briefly when the game is set up and again when the game is over to upload it. You do not need internet while scoring the game!.
Will the GameSheet system work for tournaments?
It is awesome for tournaments! Getting timely results from distant rinks is no longer an issue. We can set up your tournament is a little as one day and we offer iPad rentals so you can focus on the games and let us worry about the rest.
Does the GameSheet Scoring app only run on an iPad?
Yes. Apple’s hardware has proven to be robust, long-lasting and universally available. These factors make the iPad very cost effective in the long-term. As evidence, many of our clients continue to use the iPad Air they purchased 9 years ago!
Does GameSheet rent iPads?
Yes, we have a fleet of arena ready iPads available to rent for weekend events. ontact us for pricing.
What are the minimum requirements for the iPads?
The minimum requirement is an iPad running iOS 12. We recommend buying the newest iPad you can afford as the newer the iPad, the longer it will last.
Can game results, standings and stats be published to our association’s website?
Yes! Game results, division standings, team, player, and goalie stats are all available in the following ways:
- Embed our stats pages directly into your existing website as an iFrame.
- Link to the stats pages directly
Does anyone have to enter the stats for the website to be updated?
No. The scorekeeper records the game details into the Scoring app and once the game is completed, the scores, standings and stats are updated automatically.
Does GameSheet track career stats for players?
Yes, and here's an example of a what this looks like.
Can a score sheet be altered after the referee signs?
Not without you knowing! After the referees sign, they lock the game and if anyone attempts to make changes all of the referee signatures are removed and the game is flagged on the Dashboard website to notify the league that the game has been altered.
Does the coaching staff still sign the score sheet?
Absolutely! Their signature is a key component and signing is done right on the iPad.
Can you print the completed score sheet?
Yes, custom branded, print ready score sheets for all games are available as PDF’s from the Dashboard website.
Will the score sheet look like our existing paper copy?
Yes, it contains all of the same categories – team lists, goals, penalties, referees report, signatures, etc., in the same locations.
Can the system be customized for our league/association?
Yes! Period lengths, game categories, penalties, stats & standings, points, tie breakers, flags ... and much more can be customized by Season and Division.
How long does it take to upload a game?
Typically a few seconds with a stable Wi-Fi connection.
How do the teams/players/coaches get into the GameSheet system?
Rosters can be pulled directly from USA Hockey, the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR), uploaded via CSV, entered manually through the Dashboard, or entered at game time directly via the Scoring app.
Will this use all my data if I use a personal hotspot?
Using a personal hotspot is an excellent option - the amount of data used to start a game and upload a completed score sheet is very small. Checking your email or the weather would likely use more data.
What about a player who is absent or suspended from a game?
How does the referee make notes on major penalties?
When signing-off on the game, the referee has the option to add a note to any penalty, or a note about the game in general. Notes can be in the form of a voice recording or text. See how in this video.
How are affiliated players (AP) handled?
Coaches / Managers can add AP players at game time with the Scoring app , same as they would normally with a paper game sheet. They can also setup their AP players in advance on the Dashboard.
Can a goal or assist be assigned to a player that is not there?
No. If a player is not playing in the game, they cannot be assigned any points. Also, no points can be assigned to the ghost player – a jersey # that does not exist on the team.
Are goalie stats available?
Yes. Goalie shifts are entered by the scorekeeper, along with shots and this allow us to calculate precise stats such as SA, GA, GAA, SV and more.
View an Example
What about empty net goals?
Empty net goals are recorded as such and will not count towards the goalie’s stats, but do count towards the team’s stats.