match is 5 minutes running time
audio CD timer may be used for all matches.
hand held timer may be used for any make-up
matches begin with the puck placed at center
begin on their own side of the center ice red
other face-offs are made by dropping the puck
on the center ice circle with the centers being
in the position mentioned above.
dropping the puck, be sure opponent is ready.
must drop the puck
on the center ice circle and not throw
or lob it.
player not dropping the puck may call for a
re-drop if he/she feels the puck was dropped
seconds must elapse after each face off before
a goal can be scored.
a goal is scored within the three seconds, it
does not count and a new face-off
must be made. This rule is effective even if
a referee is making the face-off.
center is not allowed to score directly off
a face-off. The puck has to go out of reach
of the center before it is possible to score.
is forbidden to retain the puck for more than
5 seconds without passing or shooting.
puck must stay in the goal for it to count .
In and outs do not count.
goal that goes directly*
into the opposing net by
pressing a motionless puck against the goal
cage with either the right or left defenseman
or goaler OR
by pressing the puck against the goaler with
either defenseman does not count.
(*If the puck goes in
off the rink wall first, it's not "directly",
or if the shot is deflected by a visible touch
from another player of the same team, the goal
goal that goes directly in the net by
a shot with the body of a player (not the stick)
after having stopped the puck does not count.
However, if the puck came to a still position
without being stopped by the player, then the
player is allowed to shoot. It is also
allowed if the shot is deflected by a visible
touch from another player of the same team.
It is allowed to score a goal with a player's
right foot, if using it as a stick.
a goal is scored as the final buzzer is sounding,
it will not be awarded.
a competitor is not in front of the board and
ready to play by 30 seconds after the beginning
of the match, he automatically loses this match
the puck is stopped between your goal keeper and
the goal line you can ask for "freeze", take the
puck and make a new face off.
the game is unduly interrupted (i.e.: a torn off
goal, broken player or tip, removed player...),
the lost time is added to the 5 minutes. And,
if any player had the puck under control before
the interruption, the game continues from the
place where it stopped, otherwise a new face off
must be made.
the event of a draw at the end of the 5 minutes,
the winner is the one who scores the first goal
(sudden death), following a face-off made by a
participant to an official competition agrees
with all and every of the present rules.
referees and tournament organizers have to ensure
that these rules are all enforced and respected.