Ask the Official: Illegal Roster Size


By Dave Zednik, IHOA Registrar

QUESTION: A team has 21 listed players on the roster (18 skaters and 3 goalies). Before the game the coach is informed that he would need to remove a player from the roster and the game due to illegal roster size. Can the player remain on the bench or once removed must the player exit the bench and playing surface?

ANSWER: The extra player removed from the roster may stand behind the bench provided he removes his/her equipment and wears his helmet/facemask and team uniform (sweater or jacket) while behind the bench.

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