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.