FOUR - PLAYING RULES
Rule 401: Starting Line ups
This Rule has been Deleted.
Rule 412: Change of Players Procedure
During Stoppage of Play
This incorporates the IIHF
PROCEDURE BULLETIN No. 2 into the rule book.
Following a stoppage of play, the visiting
team shall promptly place a line-up of players on the ice for play and no
substitution shall be made until play has resumed.
The home team may then make any desired
substitution, which does not result in the delay of the game.
If there is any undue delay by either team in
changing lines, the Referee shall order the offending team or teams to take
their positions immediately and shall not permit a line change.
The procedure shall be carried out as
The Referee will take his
position for the start of the next play, and the linesman dropping the puck
will proceed promptly to the location of the face-off.
The Referee shall allow the visiting team 5
seconds to make their player changes.
After 5 seconds, the Referee shall raise his
arm to indicate that the visiting team may no longer make a player change.
With the arm still up, the Referee shall
allow the home team 5 seconds to make their player changes.
After five seconds, the Referee shall drop
his arm to indicate that the home team may no longer make a player change.
As soon as the Referee
drops his arm the Linesman conducting the face-off will blow the
whistle, which signals to both teams that they have no more than 5 seconds
to line up for the face-off.
At the end of the 5 seconds,
or sooner if the facing off players are ready, the linesman will drop the
Rule 414: Change of Goalkeeper During the
This Rule has been Deleted
Rule 415: Change of Goalkeepers During
Stoppage of Play
During a stoppage of play, goalkeepers shall
not be permitted to go to the players bench except to be replaced or during
a time-out. The goalkeeper can change as soon as play
Rule 592 will still apply
Rule 442: Procedure for Conducting
When the face-off is at the
center ice spot the player of the visiting team shall place his stick first.
Rule 490:Stopping/Passing the Puck with
A player shall be permitted to stop or bat
the puck in the air with the open hand or push it along the ice with his
hand, unless in the opinion of the Referee, the player has deliberately
directed the puck to a team mate.
If a team mate of such
player obtains possession of the puck in the neutral zone, play shall be
stopped and the puck faced off at the location where the offence occurred,
unless the offending team gains territorial advantage, then the face-off
shall be where the stoppage of play occurred.
If a team mate of such player obtain
possession of the puck in his defending zone, the Referee will not stop the
play, provided the hand pass is completed before the player and puck leave
If a team mate of such a player obtains
possession of the puck in his attacking zone, the Referee will stop the play
with the face-off at the neutral zone face off spot
outside the attacking zone.
Rule 491: Kicking the Puck
Kicking the puck shall be permitted in all
zone, but a goal may be scored by the kick of an attacking player unless
deflected off the stick of an attacking player. (Even if
deflected by any player, goalkeeper or official)
Rule 492: High Sticking the Puck
Stopping the puck with the stick above the
height of the shoulders is prohibited, the play will be stopped (and
face-off will be conducted at one of the end zone spots of the offending
If the puck has been high-sticked
by an attacking player in his attacking zone the fece-off shall take place
at the nearest spot in the neutral zone.
If the puck has been high-sticked
by a player in his defending zone or in the neutral zone face-off shall take
place where the offence occurred unless the offending team gains territorial
advantage, then the fece-off shall be where the stoppage of play occurred.