Ask the Ref (Rec Hockey) Thread
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04-12-2013, 12:46 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Just to be clear... is there such a thing as too much stick lift? When I am covering a guy, I constantly stick lift. Tie up and bother them by never letting them have an easy stick on the ice. A guy in my game last week was crying to the ref over interference, slash, blah, blah. I just wanted to know if I was in fact doing anything illegal there? Away from the puck, is there any reason I cannot lift constantly?
By definition of the rule, you are interfering with a player away from the play.
If it occurs often, I can see, depending on the ref, you getting called. If I see a guy on one play trying to tie up a stick, or in their zone in front of the net....no call.
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