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04-19-2013, 12:02 AM
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mbhhofr
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
Well thats interesting. So basically, if the goalie gets ejected (or hurt?) then a player has to fill-in; but then if he gets hurt (or ejected?) then & only then could the team haul the spare out of the stands? Was that because rosters were smaller back then and you had to have a minimum number of skaters?
Goalie ejected, player from the bench. Goalie injured, spare goalie allowed. I can't tell you why they never carried a spare goalie on the bench, but many times in pro hockey, the spare goalie was also the team's trainer.

When I refereed in the IHL, during one game, the visiting team's goalie called me over and told me that he had to go to the bathroom real bad. No spare goalie on the bench. I let him go and told the other team that he had a problem with his equipment and he had to go to the dressing room to fix it.

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