Ask the Official: Penalties During Warm-Up

By Dave Zednik, IHOA Registrar


QUESTION: Can the Referee impose penalties that occur during the pregame warm-up?

ANSWER: Yes. Rule References 401(a Note 1) and 502(a).

The Officials should enter the ice prior to the start of the warm-up period and must personally witness the incident in order for penalties to be assessed. All penalties imposed during the pregame warm-up begin at the opening face-off.



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