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09-29-2006, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Gino 14 View Post
That is wrong. This is from the USA Hockey site:

Lifting an Opponent Stick and Stick Presses

The use of the stick to lift an opponent’s stick and gain possession of the puck, or prevent them from gaining
possession of the puck, is considered a good defensive play that should not be penalized. Lifting a non-puck carrier’s
stick in a manner that does not impede their progress is also allowable under the rules. In addition, the use of the stick
to check an opponent’s stick, or press the opponent’s stick to the ice or boards, is a good defensive play as long as it is
done on the lower portion of the stick shaft and the intended purpose is to dislodge the puck or prevent the opponent
from playing the puck.

Here's the link:
http://usahockey.com/usa_hockey/offi...sop_interpret/
How often does lifting the stick not impede something? Even if it in the front of the net, he is impeding the player from receiving a pass, or deflecting a puck (im talking about before the puck is coming)...once the puck is going toward him he can lift the stick which is fine.

If he is lifting the guys stick and that player is trying to put his stick on the ice and both are using there strength to either keep it up or keep it down then that is impeding him and a penalty.

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