TABLE OF CONTENTS I I HF OFF I C I AL RULE BOOK 2022 / 23 – SECT I ON 05 79 OFF I C I ALS (V) Abuse of Officials ➔ Rule 39 – Abuse of Officials. (VI) Physical Abuse of Officials ➔ Rule 40 – Physical Abuse of Officials. (VII) Unsportsmanlike Conduct ➔ Rule 75 – Unsportsmanlike Conduct. Should a Linesperson witness a foul (above) committed by an attacking Player (undetected by the Referees) prior to the attacking Team scoring a goal, the Linesperson shall report what they witnessed to the Referees, the goal shall be disallowed, and the appropriate penalty assessed. The Linesperson shall stop play immediately and report to the Referees when: (I) When it is apparent that an injury has resulted from a “high-stick” that has gone undetected by the Referees and requires the assessment of a Double-minor Penalty. ➔ Rule 60 – High-sticking. 32.5. STOPPING PLAY The Linesperson shall stop play: (I) When they deem that a Player has sustained a serious injury, and this has gone undetected by either of the Referees ➔ Rule 8 – Injured Players. (II) When there have been interference by/with spectators ➔ Rule 24 – Penalty Shot. (III) The calling of a “Penalty Shot” under ➔ Rule 53 – Throwing Equipment. (IV) When premature substitution of the Goalkeeper has occurred ➔ Rule 71 – Premature Substitution. (V) When an infraction of “too many Players on the ice” occurs ➔ Rule 74 – Too many Players on the Ice. (VI) For encroachment into the “face-off” area ➔ Rule 76 – Face-offs. (VII) When the puck has been batted with the hand by either center in an attempt to win the “face-off” in any zone ➔ Rule 76 – Face-offs. (VIII) When a goal has been scored that has not been observed by the Referees ➔ Rule 78 – Goals. (IX) When the puck has been directed with a hand to a Teammate in any zone other than the Defending Zone and this has gone undetected by either of the Referees ➔ Rule 79 – Hand Pass. (X) When the puck is struck by a stick above the normal height of the shoulders, and this has gone undetected by either of the Referees ➔ Rule 80 – High-sticking the Puck. (XI) When either Team “ices” the puck ➔ Rule 81 – Icing. (XII) For any infraction of the rules concerning “Off-side” play at the Blue Line ➔ Rule 83 – Off-side. (XIII) When the puck is interfered with by an ineligible Player/person ➔ Rule 5 – Team, ➔ Rule 74 – Too many Players on the Ice, ➔ Rule 78 – Goals and ➔ Rule 84 – Overtime Operations. (XIV) When the puck is “out of bounds” or unplayable ➔ Rule 85 – Puck Out of Bounds. 32.6. UNABLE TO CONTINUE Should a Linesperson accidentally leave the ice or receive an injury which incapacitates them from fulfilling their duties while play is in progress, the game shall be automatically stopped. In IIHF Championships, “standby” Game Officials are assigned for the individual games. In the event of an injury to a Game Official, the designated “standby” Game Official will be used. »For more information refer to IIHF Game Official Handbook and Guidelines, and Operation Procedure Manual (OPM) 0 5 S E C T I ON · O F F I C I A L S