If you're new to watching Ice Hockey and hear the whistle going bu dont know why then this page if perfect for you! Here you will learn what the most common reasons for a stop in play are and what the referee or linesmen signals mean.
This is when an attacking player crosses the blueline with both feet before the puck.
When the puck is hit before the red line by the attacking team and it passes the goal line without being touched by any other players on the ice.
If the netminder moves from his crease, or it is deemed that a defending player could have played the puck then the iceing is washed out and play will continue.
When the referee see's that an incident has occured that is not permitted during the play of the game the referee will raise his arm to signla to both teams that a penalty is being called.
Play will continue until the offending teams gains control of the puck.
When one player violently hits another player into the boards.
Hitting an apposing player with the butt end of your stick.
When an offending player travels a distance and violently hitting another player or an offending player leaves his\her feet when making a hit
Hitting an opposing player with his\her stick while holding it with both hands.
checking From Behind
A hit delivered to an opposing player when they are not expecting it, or able to protect themselves.
If a player turns his back on a player who has already committed to a hit this is not deemed to be a checking from behind penalty.
Is the act of hitting an opposing player with your body on or below the knee.
Hitting an opposing player with an elow
The result of a direct or deflected shot into the defending teams net.
A goal is not allowed if passed into the net from an attacking players hand, or if the puck crosses the line after hitting an attacking players skate as a result of a direct kicking motion.
When an opposing player is touched by the blade of a stick above his\her shoulder.
If a player raises his\her stick in the air to play\control the puck above his\her shoulder height.
When a player holders any part of his opponents body or stick impeeding their progress
When a player puts the blade of his stick around any part of an opposing players body and pulls back.
It is permissable to hook an opponents stick.
Although it is deemed the hands are part of the stick, you must not hook a players hands
Hitting an opposing player who is not in control of the puck.
Hitting an opposing player with your knee
This is a personal penalty and does not affect the number of players on the ice unless the penalty is a game or match misconduct penalty.
A penalty shot is called when an attacking player has gone passed all defending players and has a clear scoring chance and a foul is committed against this attacking player.
most commonly associated with fighting, but may also be called when a players actions toward an opposing player may cause injury.
Stricking an opposing player anywhere across his body or stick with your stick.
Driving your stick into the body of an opposing player.
Striking an oppoents leg in such a manner that causes a player to lose his balance and fall to the ice.
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