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12-03-2007, 05:55 AM
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Gino 14
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Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
nah, its not that improtant of an issue but you are aware that there is much more to the deal than the rule book. This is why the Situations manual/Casebook is out there and seminars are conducted. The above quote comes directly from the 2005-2007 casebook.

If your not familiar with the previous and latest "points of emphasis" issued by USA hockey, you should get up to date. Its not a big issue for most of us since most arent wearing stripes but that is not the case for yourself.
It must be a big issue if you keep trying to make a point of it. I find it extremely difficult to believe that USAH would issue Points of Emphasis contrary to their own rules guidelines (they didn't, this isn't covered in the POE in the 05-07 manual).

Rule 617 High Sticks
(a) The carrying of sticks above the normal height of the
shoulder is prohibited. The Referee may assess a minor or a
major penalty on any player violating this rule.
(Note) The use of the “slap shot” in the 10 & under age
classification and below is prohibited. This applies to both
Youth and Girls. A face-off shall take place at one of the end
face-off spots adjacent to the goal of the offending player’s
team who, in the process of making a forehand shot or pass,
raises the blade of his stick above his waist in the
backswing of such shot or pass.
(b) A major plus a game misconduct penalty shall be imposed on
any player who injures an opponent by the use of a high
stick.

No where does it cover "intentional" versus inadvertent, as you brought up earlier, and, there is no double minor option for a high sticking penalty.

Perhaps you should try attending one of the many seminars of which you speak, it might clear up some of your many misconceptions of the rules. Maybe you should also try calling a few games on the ice rather than from behind your mask and keyboard, then you'll pay closer attention to what the rules really are..

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