Rulebook

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Section 1 – The Rink

Part 1

Rule 1: Rink

Rule 2: Rink Dimensions

Rule 3: Division of Floor Surface

Rule 4: Goal Posts and Nets

Rule 5: Goal Crease

Rule 6: Centre Floor Spot & Circle

Rule 7: Face-off Spots in Neutral Zone

Section 1 – The Rink

Part 2

Rule 8: End Zone Face-off Spots and Circles

Rule 9: Players’ Bench

Rule 10: Penalty Bench

Rule 11: Referee’s Crease

Rule 12: Signal and Timing Devices

Rule 13: Dressing Rooms

Rule 14: Rink Lighting

Section 2 – Teams

Rule 15: Composition of Teams

Rule 16: Players in Uniform

Rule 17: Team Roster

Rule 18: Captain of the Team

Rule 19: Change of Players

Rule 20: Injured Players

Section 3 – Equipment

Rule 21: Sticks

Rule 22: Footwear

Rule 23: Goaltender’s Equipment

Rule 24: Protective Equipment

Rule 25: Dangerous Equipment

Rule 26: Ball

Section 4 – Penalties

Rule 27: Penalties

Rule 28: 2 & 4 Minute Minor Penalties

Rule 29: Bench Minor Penalties

Rule 38: Delayed Penalties

Rule 39: Calling of Penalties

Section 5 – Officials

Rule 40: Appointment of Officials

Rule 41: Referees

Rule 42: Referee

Rule 43: Goal Judges

Rule 44: Penalty Timekeeper

Rule 45: Official Scorer

Rule 46: Game Timekeeper

Section 6 – Playing Rules

Part 1

Rule 48: Adjustments of Equipment

Rule 57: Face-offs

Rule 60: Goals and Assists

Rule 65: Flooring 

Rule 67: Interference by Spectators

Rule 69: Kicking the Ball

Rule 72: Off-sides

Section 6 – Playing Rules

Part 2

Rule 73: Passes

Rule 76: Ball Out of Sight & Illegal Ball

Rule 77: Ball Striking Official

Rule 81: Start of Game and Periods

Rule 83: Tied Game

Rule 84: Time of Game

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