TABLE OF CONTENTS with the puck), either directly or deflected off any Player or official, there shall be a whistle. When a puck has been contacted by a “high stick”, the play shall be permitted to continue, provided that: (I) The puck has been batted to an opponent (when a Player bats the puck to an opponent, the Referee shall give the “washout” signal immediately – otherwise, they will stop the play). (II) A Player of the defending side shall bat the puck into their own goal in which case the goal shall be allowed. Cradling the puck on the blade of the stick (“lacrosse style”) above the normal height of the shoulders shall be prohibited and a stoppage of play shall result. If this is done by a Player on a “Penalty Shot” or Shootout attempt, the shot shall be stopped immediately and considered complete. ➔ Rule 60 – High-sticking. 80.2. FACE-OFF LOCATION When the play is stopped for the “high-sticking the puck” violation, the ensuing “face-off” must take place at the spot that provides the least amount of “territorial advantage” to the Team striking the puck, either where the puck was contacted illegally, or where it was last played by the offending Team. If the attacking Team is at fault and the play is stopped while the puck is in the Attacking Zone, the ensuing “face-off” must be moved to the nearest Face-off Spot in the Neutral Zone. 80.3. DISALLOWED GOAL When an attacking Player causes the puck to enter the opponent’s goal by contacting the puck above the height of the crossbar, either directly or deflected off any Player or official, the goal shall not be allowed. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick. If the puck makes contact with the stick at or below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed. A goal scored as a result of a defending Player striking the puck with their stick carried above the height of the crossbar of the goal frame into their own goal shall be allowed. RULE 81 ICING 81.1. ICING For the purpose of this rule, the center red line will divide the ice into halves. Should any Player of a Team, equal or superior in “numerical strength” (power-play) to the opposing Team, shoot, bat or deflect the puck from their own half of the ice beyond the Goal Line of the opposing Team, play shall be stopped. For the purpose of deflected pucks, this only applies when the puck was originally propelled down the ice by the offending Team. For the purpose of this rule, the point of last contact with the puck by the Team in possession shall be used to determine whether icing has occurred or not. As such, the Team in possession must “gain the line” in order for the icing to be nullified. “Gaining the line” shall mean that the puck, while on the Player’s stick (not the Player’s skate) must make contact with the center red line in order to nullify a potential icing. For the purpose of interpretation of the rule, there are two judgments required for "icing the puck". The Linesperson must first determine that the puck will cross the Goal Line. Once the Linesperson determines that the puck will cross IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24 – SECTION 10 131 GAME FLOW 10 SECTION · GAME FLOW