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10-22-2003, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Sir Ozzie X
You do realize that charging isn't just leaving your feet. It's taking more than three strides to hit a player. I don't think Tootoo gets all of his world blinding speed in a span of two strides.

Rule 47 Charging

Charging shall mean the actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner. A "Charge" may be the result of a check into the boards, into the goal frame or in open ice.

(a) A minor or major penalty shall be imposed on a player who skates or jumps into, or charges an opponent in any manner.

(b) When a major penalty is imposed under this Rule for a foul resulting in an injury to the face or head of an opponent, a game misconduct shall be imposed, and an automatic fine of one hundred dollars ($100).

(c) A minor, major or a major and a game misconduct shall be imposed on a player who charges a goalkeeper while the goalkeeper is within his goal crease.

(NOTE) A goalkeeper is NOT "fair game" just because he is outside the goal crease area. A penalty for interference or charging (minor or major and a game misconduct) should be called in every case where an opposing player makes unnecessary contact with a goalkeeper.

See also Rule 78 - Protection of the Goalkeeper.

Likewise, Referees should be alert to penalize goalkeepers for committing fouls in the vicinity or the goal.

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