K, i didnt know where to put this thread or even what to call it, but i want to ask you guys what you think of the play im going to explain to you.
Yesterday at hockey, I was in front of the net, one timed a pass which the goalie saved, then in the scrum that had assembled since I shot, I unknowingly stepped on the puck, I then fell back hard, but the puck went shooting into the net.
Now, I never did kick the puck, because I was stepping on it, but it probably was a distinct kicking motion.
It was just drop in hockey, so there was no 'review' on it, but everyone said "I dont know". What do you guys think, goal or no goal, and why?
I would think that in the NHL, this goal wouldn't be allowed. The spirit of the "no kicking motion" is that you are not propelling the puck into the net with your foot. Although stepping on the puck and subsequently falling is not technically a kicking motion, you are propelling the puck into the net with your foot.
I think in Hockey Canada rules, if your skate blade is off the ice and you direct the puck into the net with said skate, it's no goal. So, if you're stepping on the puck, your skate is off the ice, so No Goal.
nope....you can lift the skate or try to jump into the air on a screen. If the puck goes off the skate and into the net its a goal, as long as the skate is not kicked at the puck. Lifting or jumping straight up off the ice is OK.