3 Rules You Thought You Knew – Vol 2 Issue 13

Follow Up Question from last week – High Stick

Attacking player deflects puck in front of net into net.  Stick was coming down from above shoulders, contact with puck made after stick returns below shoulders.

This is a good goal provided that the stick is below the normal height of the shoulders when the puck strikes the stick; When any part of the stick is carried above the shoulders, the entire stick is considered to be high.

Rule Reference 621(c)

402 – Goal Keeper Penalties

A goalkeeper is assessed a minor penalty for slashing. He proceeds to verbally abuse the Referee and is assessed a minor penalty for Unsportsmanlike Conduct. He continues the abuse and is assessed a misconduct penalty for continued abuse. Who serves the penalties for the goalkeeper?

A player on the ice at the time of the infraction shall serve all of the penalties. Rule References 407(a).

The team will also need to place an additional player on the penalty bench immediately who shall serve the minor penalties and return to the ice upon their expiration.

502 – Referee

Does the Referee have the authority to prohibit teams from proceeding through the “hand shake” line following an unusually rough or chippy game?

Yes. Rule Reference 502(a).

The Referee is charged with the general supervision of the game. It is well within his authority to prohibit this common practice of a “hand shake” line in the event that he feels a problem may arise if the teams are allowed to shake hands. The safety of the players and preventative measures should be the priority.

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Points of Emphasis

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The full text and video can be found at: https://www.usahockey.com/declaration

However, the Michagan Amatuer Hockey Association has put together a shorter version of the video that can be viewed below or via: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JifeJMApfQU