IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24

TABLE OF CONTENTS ➔ Rule 68.2 – Bench Minor Penalty, or when a Player illegally enters the game for the sole purpose of preventing an opposing Player from scoring on a “breakaway” ➔ Rules 68.3 – Penalty Shot, or ➔ Rule 68.4 – Awarded Goal. When an injured Player is penalized and leaves the game, if they return before the expiration of their penalty, they are not eligible to play. This includes Coincidental Penalties when their substitute is still in the Penalty Box awaiting a stoppage in play. The injured Player must wait until their substitute has been released from the Penalty Box before they are eligible to play. ➔ Rule 8.1 – Injured Players. 68.2. BENCH MINOR PENALTY When a Player receives a Major Penalty and a Misconduct or Game Misconduct Penalty at the same time, or when an injured Player receives a Major Penalty and is unable to serve the penalty themself, the penalized Team shall place a substitute Player in the Penalty Box immediately and no replacement for the penalized Player shall be permitted to enter the game except from the Penalty Box. Any violation of this provision shall be treated as an illegal substitution under this rule calling for a Bench Minor Penalty. 68.3. PENALTY SHOT This rule is described under ➔ Rule 70.7 – Penalty Shot 68.4. AWARDED GOAL This rule is described under: ➔ Rule 70.8 Awarded goal. 68.5. DISALLOWED GOAL This rule is described under: ➔ Rule 70.9 Disallowed goal. 68.6. DELIBERATE ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION Too Many Players on the Ice. ➔ Rule 74 – Too Many Players on the Ice. RULE 69 INTERFERENCE ON THE GOALKEEPER 69.1. INTERFERENCE ON THE GOALKEEPER This rule is based on the premise that an attacking Player’s position, whether inside or outside the Goal Crease, should not, by itself, determine whether a goal should be allowed or disallowed. In other words, goals scored while attacking Players are standing in the Goal Crease may, in appropriate circumstances be allowed. Goals should be disallowed only if: (I) an attacking Player, either by their positioning or by a "relevant contact”, impairs the Goalkeeper’s ability to move freely within their Goal Crease or defend their goal; or (II) an attacking Player initiates intentional or deliberate contact with a Goalkeeper, inside or outside of their Goal Crease. “Incidental contact” with a Goalkeeper will be permitted, and resulting goals allowed, when such contact is initiated outside of the IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24 – SECTION 09 110 OTHER FOULS 09 SECTION · OTHER FOULS

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