Official Rules Q+A

Pack Destruction at the Start of a Jam

December 1, 2014

If a team creates a No Pack situation by skating away from the opposing team immediately after the starting whistle, should a pack destruction penalty be issued?

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Star Pass vs Star Recovery

December 1, 2014

What is the difference between an Illegal Star Pass and an Incomplete Star Pass and Recovery?

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Interpreters on the Bench

December 1, 2014

Should interpreters be counted as bench support staff?

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Illegal Positioning

December 1, 2014

Now that being fully out of position at the beginning of a jam results in a major penalty (5.13.10), what happens if more than half the team is fully out of position? Does the Pivot get an extra penalty per Section 5.13.8.2? Wouldn’t that be more than one penalty for the same transgression? How do these rules work together? What if the whole team is completely out of position? Would we really assess a penalty to every Blocker on the track for that team?

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Blocking Before the Whistle

June 16, 2014

Rule [5.16.17]((/rules/20141201/section/5.16.17) refers to “established starting position,” but this isn’t defined anywhere in the rules. How much can I bump and jostle my opponents prior to the jam-starting whistle before I will get a penalty?

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