Ice Hockey Rules and Regulations

Ice hockey’s rules and regulations are regulated by the National Hockey League and the International Ice Hockey Federation. The game has three rules of play that limit the puck’s movement: icing, offside and the puck going out of play.

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How many periods are in a hockey game?

Three 20-minute periods are in a regulation Hockey game, and a possible 5-minute to 20-minute overtime.

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Can you freeze a hockey puck and if so how does it affect the distance it will go or its performance in general?

Yes.

Hockey pucks are frozen to reduce friction, thereby increasing its distance range.

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If you have a shutout in regulation time but lose the shootout does the goalie still get a shutout?

Yes.
Players don't get points for goals scored in a shootout, so it also doesn't count for the goalie.

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What are the penalties in hockey?

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There are several penalties available; they usually fall under either team or personal penalties:

  • Free hit: For any minor offense outside the circle, or any serious one between the 23 metre lines.
  • 10 metre march: For misconduct after the award of a penalty by the original offenders, between the 23 metre lines.
  • Reversal: For misconduct by the team given the free hit in the first place - the free hit is then reversed to the other team.
  • Penalty coner: For any offense which would normally receive a free hit, a deliberate offense inside the circle against an attacker who has no opportunity to play the ball, deliberate infringements outside the circle but inside the 23 metre area, and deliberately playing the ball over the backline by a defender.
  • Penalty stroke: For an offense which "prevents the probable scoring of a goal", a deliberate offense against an attacker who had an opportunity to play the ball, and persistently breaking early on a penalty corner.
  • Warning/Caution: Telling the player personally to control their play or behaviour; often given to the captain for not controlling their team or staff.
  • Green card: "Last chance" - the player is formally warned for their actions, and has had their last chance. May also be awarded to a defender who breaks early on a penalty stroke.
  • Yellow card: The player must leave the field for a specified time, until called back on by the umpire; the team must play one short until then. A minimum of 5 minutes, but as long as the umpire deems appropriate. Often for more serious and deliberate offenses, and following a green card for the same offense.
  • Red card: The player must leave the game completely. It is exceedingly rare, and is often awarded only for the most serious of misconduct (assaulting a player or official, usually). The team must play one short for the rest of the game. All tournaments and competitions will have a hearing to discuss the matter and most will give a one or two match suspension.
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  • Minor (2 minutes): These are called for infractions such as hooking, tripping, high sticking etc.
  • Double Minor (4 minutes): For any two of the above infractions.
  • Major (5 minutes): Usually assessed to the player(s) involved in an on-ice altercation. (fighting)
  • Game Misconduct (10 minutes): For profane or abusive language and or actions toward an official.
  • Match (rest of the game): For deliberately and/or maliciously injuring an opponent.
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What does icing mean in hockey?

Shooting the puck (ball) into the opposing zone before the center ice (court) line, without that same shooting teams ability to retrieve it first, results in an icing call being made.

However, during a penalty kill, icing is negated allowing the disadvantaged team to clear the puck (ball) all the way down the ice (floor) from any area.

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Why do they play hava nagila at hockey games?

they don't you stupid dunce!

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What are the rules of hockey?

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How do you calculate points in NHL?

you get 2 points for a regular win and 1 point for a shoot out or over time win none for a loss

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Why do goalies hit the ice with their sticks when the other players aren't around them?

Goalies hit the ice with their stick to warn their team when the opposing side's penalty is about to expire. This is to prevent the player coming out of the box from getting a pass and having a breakaway.

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What does placed on waivers in hockey mean?

When a player is placed on waivers by a team, it allows other teams to claim that player and assume his contract. There is a provision called "right of recall" which allows that team who initially put the player on waivers to recall the player. If there is no right of recall and no team claims the player, the player is now able to be demoted to the farm system team of the parent team and paid the minor league salary.

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How big is a regulation size ice hockey goal?

Six (6 ft.) feet wide by four (4 ft.) feet high.

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How many players are in a field hockey team?

A team can have at most 16 players, only 11 of which (including the goalkeeper, if there is one) can be on the field at any time.

Field Hockey is played by two teams. Each team is permitted to have 11 players on the field at any one time during gameplay, and 5 substitutes off the field. Squads consist of between 11 to 18 players depending on competition rules.

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What is the ROW stat in hockey?

It means "Regulation Overtime Wins"

It's used for a tie breaker in the regular season standing.

* - Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings. If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:

  • The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
  • The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout (NEW for 2010-11). This figure is reflected in the ROW column.
  • The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
  • The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season.
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What sport is goaltending illegal?

Basketball.

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When does the NHL season start?

Pre-season begins in mid-September and regular season play resumes in early October.

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In hockey what does PIM mean?

Penalty minutes The statistic used to track penalties was traditionally called Penalty Infraction Minutes(PIM), although the alternate term Penalties in Minutes has become common in recent years.

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Why does someone get tossed out of a face-off in ice hockey?

If a player doesn't get lined up for the draw promptly and correctly, or if his/her teammates' cross the draw line to soon, the player taking the draw is replaced.

If this happens twice on the same draw, a two (2) minute minor penalty is assessed to the offending team for delay of game.

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What is icing in hockey?

Don’t know

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How many people are on a ice hockey team?

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How many periods are in a regulation game of hockey?

There are three 20 minute periods in a regulation NHL game.

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How many players are on a hockey team?

Field hockey:A team may have up to 16 players, of which 11 may be on the pitch at any time.

There is no discrimination between players in different positions.

Ice Hockey:

NHL teams may list up to twenty two (22) players on their official rosters.

The standard roster line-up consists of twelve (12) forwards, eight (8) defensemen and two (2) goaltenders.

Street, Floor and In-Line Hockey:Depending on the governing league, teams in these categories normally list between sixteen to twenty (16 - 20) players on their rosters.

(positions vary by number of players per roster.)

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How many points do you get for a win in NHL ice hockey?

When a team wins during the NHL regular season, they get 2 points.

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Offsides in hockey?

Offsides is when a player crosses the blue line before another player on the same team with the puck crosses into there zone. The player with the puck must enter there zone first. This is to prevent a player from just sitting by the goal waiting for someone to pass the puck to them so they can score.

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When does NHL season start?

pre-seeson starts in mid-September and the regular season starts early in October

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How did the NHL determine how long Zdeno Chara's stick could be?

The limit for NHL players is 65 inches. So I would guess his is 65 also.

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