By Dave Zednik, IHOA Registrar
QUESTION: A goal is scored; however, before the play resumes the Linesman notifies the Referee that the play should have been called for icing. What should the Referee do?
ANSWER: The Referee must disallow the goal and the face-off would take place at the normal icing face-off spot. Rule Reference 502(a).
Although procedurally, the icing situation was not handled correctly, the obligation of the officials is to do their best to make the right call.