January 8, 2018
Monday, Monday, so good to me. So sang The Mamas & The Papas when they realised they’d get the answers to the ice hockey rules queries which had been bugging them all weekend.
Thanks to our friends at Ice Hockey UK Referee Section we’re here to give you chapter on verse from the rulebook on the three scenarios we posted on Friday.
How did you get on? Let us know on the EIHA Facebook page, you can also suggest possible rules you’d like explained in this way and we’ll do our best to get them to the IHUK Referee Section to look at.
So on to this week’s answers.
Two players are having a confrontation and one player swings his stick at the other player. What penalty tariffs can be used and under what rule?
Major plus Game Misconduct or Match penalty
Rule 159 iv. Slashing – A player who swings his stick at another player during a confrontation will be assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct penalty or match penalty
If a player deliberately knocks the helmet off an opponent to force him out of the play, should there be a penalty and if yes what what penalty should be assessed and under what rule?
A minor penalty should be assessed
Rule 158ii. Roughing – A player who deliberately knocks the helmet off an opponent’s head in order to force him out of play will be assessed a minor penalty
Can a goaltender continue to play with a broken stick if its only broken along the shaft?
No – A goaltender must drop a broken stick immediately, if he participates in game action with a broken stick he will be assessed a minor penalty.
Rule 210 – Broken Stick / Goaltender- Definition: A stick that is not fully intact, has a broken blade or shaft, or is no longer whole is considered broken and as such , illegal
Rule 210 i : A goaltender must drop a broken stick immediately, if he participates in game action with a broken stick he will be assessed a minor penalty.
Thanks for the comments and feedback on the series, rest assured we’ll be back next week with three more rules scenarios.