British Ice Hockey Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: Wed 27 Oct 15:18:57 1999
Coincidental penalties - meaning that a player serves the penalty, but it does not show on the clock. The player returns to the ice at the next stoppage after the penalty has expired.

These come into play if offsetting penalties are called against each team - minors cancel minors and majors cancel majors. The aim being to maximise the number of players on the ice.

The ONLY exception to this is that if the teams are skating 5 on 5, and each team is assessed a single minor penalty, both players will go to the box, both penalties will show on the clock and the teams will skate 4 on 4.

Stick measurements

Rule 222 Players Stick

Sticks shall be made of wood or other material approved by the IIHF, such as aluminium or plastic.

It must not have any projections and all edges must be bevelled.

Adhesive non-flourescent tape of any colour may be wrapped around the stick at any place.

Dimensions:

The players stick may be CURVED, and the curvature shall be restricted in such a way that the distance of a perpendicular line, measured from a straightline drawn from any point at the heel to the end of the blade, shall not exceed 1.5cm

232 Goalkeepers sticks

The stick shall be made of wood or other material approved by the IIHF, such as aluminium or plastic.

It must not have any projections and all edges must be bevelled.

Adhesive non-flourescent tape of any colour may be wrapped around the stick at any place.

Dimensions:

The goalkeepers stick may be CURVED, and the curvature shall be restricted in such a way that the distance of a perpendicular line, measured from a straightline drawn from any point at the heel to the end of the blade, shall not exceed 1.5cm


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