Ask the Official: Disallowing a Goal


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.

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