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Face-Off Procedures 2010-2011 Season. Officials Stance Feet shoulder width apart Free hand at side Knees bent slightly Feet one foot from Face-off dot.

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1 Face-Off Procedures Season

2 Officials Stance Feet shoulder width apart Free hand at side Knees bent slightly Feet one foot from Face-off dot Puck held belt High in close to body Explain the officials stance when conducting a face-off

3 Common Faults What are some of the mistakes officials make when conducting face-offs? Feet too close, too far apart Knees not flexed, not square to the dot Feet too close to dot Bent over Puck being presented or drop telegraphed

4 Spot the Faults

5 Positioning of Centres Feet clear of face-off restraining line Visiting team sets up first Toe of stick touching the ice in designated area Stick not moving

6 Positioning of Other Skaters Feet outside circle Body and stick onside Sticks back of hash marks but may be inside circle

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8 Encroachment – Front Official Initial shoulder check Centres and players in front

9 Encroachment – Back Official After front official has completed shoulder check Players behind partner dropping the puck

10 Violation Procedure – Front Official What steps must the front official take when a face-off violation occurs? Verbally eject centre Communicate what the violation was Winger is not on-side! Team Red out!

11 Violation Procedure – Back Official And the back official? Blow whistle Hand signal to indicate violating team Hold position, do not approach the circle

12 Puck Drop Common Faults Beginning to exit while dropping the puck Up and overhand motion Dropping the puck too hard or too soft

13 Face-Off Exit Pause to let the puck clear, look for clear route and back away towards boards Move quickly back to the line along the boards Keep the puck in sight, skate backwards if it is safe to do so Release your partner from your blue line with a head nod

14 Face-Off Tips Be ready ahead of the players Ensure other officials are ready Encourage players to line up correctly as they arrive Dont coach players who line up incorrectly Provide no warnings of ejections Establish a standard early and maintain it

15 Rule 10.2 (g) – Face-Offs All face-offs in the neutral zone shall be conducted at the designated face-off spots as dictated by reason for the stoppage of play. The face-off location will be determined by the offending team losing the most territorial advantage When a stoppage of play occurs between the end zone face-off spots and the nearest end of the rink, the face-off shall be the nearest end zone face-off spot, unless otherwise stated in the rules. Centre ice face-offs will be only conducted at the start of each period, following the scoring of a goal, premature substitution of the goaltender or in accordance with Rule 10.5 (f ) Any other stoppage of play in any zone not caused by either team, the ensuing face-off shall be at the nearest face-off spot excluding the centre face-off spot.

16 D AD The defending team creates a whistle by shooting the puck over the glass Face-off takes place at end zone face-off dot Where will the face-off take place?

17 The attacking team creates a whistle by shooting the puck out of play Where will the face-off take place? A AD The face-off moves outside of the offensive zone to the closest face-off dot

18 The puck is in the neutral zone and is shot out of play by the attacking team Where will the face-off take place? AD The face-off will take place at the face-off dot in the neutral zone closest to the offending teams zone

19 Where will the face-off take place? AD The attacking team creates a stoppage just outside the offending teams blueline When a team creates a stoppage in the neutral zone, with the puck between the dot and opposing teams blueline, the face- off is at the closet dot

20 Where will the face-off take place?The puck strikes an official inside the blue line and goes out of playThe face-off is always in the zone that the puck goes off an official

21 Face-Offs – True or False Page The centre taking the face-off shall have the toe of his stick touching the ice in the designated area. 2.A whistle is given when you relieve your partner at the blue line. 3.When exiting the face-off you always back towards the net. 4.As the back official your only duty is to watch your partners blue line when he is conducting the face-off. 5. Except for the centre taking the face-off all other players shall be outside the circle or 20 feet away. True False

22 Face-Offs – Multiple Choice Page When conducting a face-off the ______ sets up first. a)Team on the power play b)Team on the penalty kill c)Team that arrives at the face-off dot d)Visiting team 2.You can eject the centre for all the following infractions except: a)Standing with feet on the restraining lines b)Not having toe of stick touching the ice in the designated area c)Not keeping the stick stationary d)Using the wrong handed stick 3.When conducting the face-off you should: a)Have your feet shoulder width apart and an arms length away from dot b)Stand sideways for quick exit and be one foot from dot c)Have feet shoulder width apart and be one foot from dot d)Have feet shoulder width apart and bend over the dot 4.Common puck drop faults are: a)Beginning to exit while dropping puck b)Up and overhand motion c)Dropping puck too hard or too soft d)All of the above DD C D


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