Ask the Ref (Rec Hockey) Thread
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02-19-2013, 04:17 PM
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Another thought I had on that scenario is that even pressuring the defender with the puck calls for a whistle and intentional offside call. Therefore if he even gets near him I would blow the play dead and any shenanigans can now be called as roughing penalties for happening after the whistle.
If the player was carrying the puck, I don't know if he would have time to react by the time the player got close enough.
If you were choosing to protect a player who was vulnerable by blowing the whistle as the other player got closer, that would probably be a good judgement call.
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