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The crease is intended to be a safe zone for the goalie—hockey rules prohibit attacking players within the crease from making unnecessary contact with the goalie.

Who is allowed in the goalie box in floor hockey?

A typical team consists of six players: one goalie, one center – which is allowed to move full court, two forwards – offensive players who cannot go past the centerline, and the two guards – defensive players who cannot go past the centerline.

Can a player be in the goalie crease?

A player is allowed to skate through the goalie crease or enter the crease to pursue a puck that has entered into the crease. However, a player in the crease is in no way allowed to obstruct or impede the movement of the goaltender as this will result in a goaltender interference penalty for 2 minutes.

Are players allowed in the crease?

The crease is the goalie’s turf — and attacking players are not allowed to enter the area unless they are in possession of the puck.

Who is the only player allowed in the crease?


Are you allowed to stand in the crease in hockey?

The rule is based on the premise that an attacking player’s position, whether inside or outside the crease, should not, by itself, determine whether a goal should be allowed or disallowed – i.e., goals scored while attacking players are standing in the crease may, in appropriate circumstances be allowed.

Can you hit goalie in hockey?

In all cases in which an attacking player initiates intentional or deliberate contact with a goalkeeper, whether or not the goalkeeper is inside or outside the goal crease, and whether or not a goal is scored, the attacking player will receive a penalty (minor or major, as the Referee deems appropriate).

Does a referee need a request from opposing team to measure the stick of a player?

May a Referee measure the stick of a player without a request from the opposing team? No. A request for a stick measurement must come from the opposing team.

How does the game captain legally and politely request the 1st referee to ask a line judge if he signaled a fault?

How does the game captain legally and politely request the 1st referee to ask a line judge if he signalled a fault? At the end of the rally, the game captain may raise one hand to request an explanation for the interpretation of the judgment. The 1st referee must honour the request.

Can hockey referees wear gloves?

ANSWER: Gloves are not a piece of official equipment for ice hockey officials. However, we certainly understand if the temperature in some rinks mandate that an official must wear gloves to prevent serious discomfort or physical harm. Ultimately all officials must decide whether gloves are necessary.

What do NHL refs wear?

As the name implies, on-ice officials do their job on the hockey rink. They are traditionally clad in a black hockey helmet, black trousers, and a black-and-white vertically striped shirt. They wear standard hockey skates and carry a finger whistle, which they use to stop play.