3 Rules You Thought You Knew - v3e7

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Reminder - Face-coverings are required to be worn properly by ALL participants at ALL times, there are NO EXCEPTIONS


Happy Veterans Day to our soldiers, both past and present. We owe you our thanks, but more than that, we owe you our freedom. There's no way to thank our veterans for everything they sacrifice for our freedom, but on Veterans Day, we have to try. So thank you to all our service men and women, both past and present!


601 - Abuse of Officials and Other Misconduct

What judgment should an Official use in assessing a game misconduct penalty for an obscene gesture?

If the official sees an obscene gesture the game misconduct penalty must be assessed. Rule Reference 601(e.2)

There is no place in the game for this type of action and the officials must strictly enforce this rule.


618 - Handling Puck with Hands

What are the guidelines when determining the legality of a Defending Zone hand pass?

The hand pass must be initiated and completed in the Defending Zone. Rule Reference 618(b).

The location of the puck is the determining factor and the blue line is considered to be part of the Defending Zone in this instance.


205 - Change of Players

If a player on the penalty bench remains there after the expiration of his penalty (while his team is entitled to return to full strength), may his team place another skater on the ice as long as the originally penalized player remains on the penalty bench?

No. Rule Reference 205(f).

A team may replace the penalized player only after he has left the penalty bench by way of the ice and returned to his players’ bench. If he elects to remain on the penalty bench, either by intent or error, the team must continue to skate short-handed until the player returns to the ice. For a violation of this rule, a bench minor penalty must be assessed to the offending team.

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