Rule Review – Issue 1

A Step Forward

In an effort to strengthen general rule knowledge by officials here in MA, we will be sending an email with a few rules questions/references for your review.

We appreciate you taking the time to read, hopefully you’ll get some clarity on some things that you already knew.

 

Progressive Suspensions – Coaches – 411(b)

Any team that receives three (or more) major penalties in the same game shall have its Head Coach suspended for the next game of that team.

When you do your game report be sure that you add an additional item in the game report for the coach and select 3 or more major penalties in the game.

 

Crosschecking

A player checks an opponent with two hands on the stick and the blade of the stick on the ice. May this be considered crosschecking?

No. Rule Reference 609(Note).

A cross-check is a check delivered with the stick while the player has two hands on the stick and the blade off the ice

Positioning

With play in the neutral zone, the officials in a two-official system should be:

  1. On their blue line straddling the line.
  2. At opposite blue lines, diagonal from one another, with both skates in the neutral zone.
  3. At opposite blue lines, diagonal from one another, with both skates in the attacking zone.

The officials should be on the opposite blue lines, diagonal from one another, with both skates in the attacking zone.

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