#TeamStripes – You Make The Call – Week 9 the answers!

December 4, 2017

With thanks as always to our stripey friends at Ice Hockey UK Referee Section we’re back with the solutions to the latest round of rules teasers in You Make The Call.

Friday’s triple bill were all around possible penalties around line changes when the puck is in and around team benches, we gave you three similar scenarios with very subtle differences and asked what you would do.

You humble author attended an NIHL game on Sunday when one of these incidents occurred and it was clear that not everyone on the ice had been reading ‘You Make The Call’ – however the #TeamStripes on the game got the call spot on.

So how did you do? Here’s the full solutions.

Question 1:
Red team are making a player change and both players are on the ice, the white team are in possession of the puck and shoot the puck up the boards and it strikes one of the two interchanging players and deflects off to another White player – What should the officials do?
Carry on play – Red team players did not participate in the play and have not gained possession
Rule 166 v Too Many Men- does not apply as there was not a deliberate action to participate in play or play puck – and no stoppage should be made as no advantage is gained by red team as this does not meet the criteria for Too Many Men Under Rule 166v

Question 2:
Red team are making a player change and both players are on the ice, the white team are in possession of the puck and shoot the puck up the boards and it strikes one of the two interchanging players and deflects off to another red player – What should the officials do?
Stop play and take a face-off centre ice. – The two red team players changing did not participate in the play however their team did get an advantage.
Rule 166 Too Many Men- red did gain an advantage and play should be stopped but no penalty should be assessed to red team as players did not deliberately take part in play as this does not meet the criteria for Too Many Men Under Rule 166v

Question 3:
Red team are making a player change and both players are on the ice, the white team are in possession of the puck and shoot the puck up the boards and one of the two interchanging players plays the puck – What should the officials do?
Stop play and assess a bench minor penalty (to be served by a player on the ice) and take the face-off in the Red Team defending zone.
Rule 166 v If, during a player change during game action, a player coming onto the ice or coming off the ice plays the puck, makes contact with an opponent, or participates in game action while both the departing and entering players are on the ice within the 1.5 metre (5′) zone, a bench-minor a penalty for too many men will be assessed. and Rule 166Vii A bench-minor penalty for too many men must be served by a skater on the ice at the time of the whistle to assess the penalty.

Let us know how you got on by posting on the Facebook thread or message on Twitter.  We’ll be back on Friday with the next edition of You Make The Call.

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