QUESTION: A player picked the puck up on his stick and skated down the rink carrying it on his stick. The ref told him he could not do this. I can’t find anything that says he can’t carry the puck on his stick down the rink.
ANSWER: Other than the High-Stick rules (above the shoulder), there are no playing rules that prevent a player from scooping the puck with the blade of his stick and carrying it. Opponents are permitted to knock the puck loose by making stick-on-stick contact with the lower portions of their sticks so the puck is not unplayable to opponents.
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