By Dave Zednik, IHOA VP of Rules & Ethics
QUESTION: Which team’s center must place the stick first on the ice for any face-off conducted at the center ice face-off spot?
ANSWER: The visiting team’s center must place the stick on the ice first. Rule Reference 613(a). In all face-offs not conducted along the center red line, the attacking team’s center must be the first to place the stick on the ice.