TABLE OF CONTENTS For the purpose of keeping the spectators informed as to the time remaining during intermissions, the Game Timekeeper will use the electronic clock to record length of intermissions. 77.3. DELAYS If any unusual delay occurs within 10 minutes of the end of the first or second periods, the Referee may order the next regular intermission to be taken immediately. The balance of the period will be completed on the resumption of play with the Teams defending the same goals after which the Teams will change ends and resume play of the ensuing period without delay. RULE 78 GOALS 78.1. GOALS AND ASSISTS It is the responsibility of the Referees to award goals and report the ”goal scorer” and “assists”, and their decision in this respect is final, notwithstanding the report of the Referee or any other Game Official. The Officials Scorekeeper, with the assistance of the Statistic staff will confirm the “goal scorer” and any Player deserving an “assist”. This decision is final in this regard and no changes can be made after the conclusion of the game. The use of video replay to verify the proper awarding of a goal or an assist is essential. Such awards shall be made or withheld strictly in accordance with the provisions of this rule. Therefore, it is essential that the Official Scorekeeper be thoroughly familiar with every aspect of this rule; be alerted to observe all actions which could affect the awarding of a goal or assist; and, above all, give or withhold awards with absolute impartiality. In case of an obvious error in awarding a goal or an assist that has been announced, it should be corrected promptly, but changes should not be made in the official scoring summary after the Referee has signed the game report. The Team scoring the greatest number of goals during the three (3) twenty-minute periods shall be the winner and shall be credited with three (3) points in the standings. In the event a winner during the Round Robin or Preliminary Round is determined in the Overtime period or the shootout, the winning Team shall be credited with two (2) points in the standings and the losing Team will be credited with one (1) point in the standings. 78.2. CREDITING GOALS A “goal” shall be credited in the scoring records to a Player who shall have propelled the puck into the opponent’s goal. Each “goal” shall count one point in the Player’s record. Only one point can be credited to any one Player on a goal. 78.3. CREDITING ASSISTS When a Player scores a goal, an “assist” shall be credited to the Player or Players (maximum two) who touch the puck prior to the “goal scorer” provided no defender plays or has “control of the puck” subsequently. Each “assist” shall count one point in the Player’s record. Only one point can be credited to any one Player on a goal. 78.4. SCORING A GOAL A goal shall be scored when the puck shall have been put between the Goal Posts by the stick of a Player of the attacking side, from in front and below the crossbar, and entirely across a red line the width of the diameter of the Goal Posts drawn on the ice from one Goal Post to the other with the goal frame in its proper position. IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24 – SECTION 10 128 GAME FLOW 10 SECTION · GAME FLOW