USA Hockey goes with NHL Standard of Play
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09-11-2006, 05:09 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
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We were also told that if you leave your feet and end up tripping an opposing player (with your stick, your body, whatever), it's an
2 minutes, no ref interpretation at all,
even if you got the puck first
. I don't know if that's just the local league, or if that's a valid interpretation of the new USAH rules, but there you go.
I don't think this is new, at least the refs in my league have always called it like this.
I work as a scorekeeper at my local rink, they started the new standard yesterday and there were quite a few penalties. I could even see from just the first day that the more skilled players will benefit greatly from this.
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