Refusing to start play

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RULE 157 – REFUSING TO START PLAY
DEFINITION: No team is allowed to ignore the referee’s call to start play.
i. If both teams are on the ice and one team refuses to play for any reason, the referee will warn the captain of the unwilling team and allow that team not more than 30 seconds to resume play. If the team still refuses to play, the referee will assess a bench-minor penalty.
ii. If there is a recurrence of the same incident, the referee will stop the game, and the incident will be reported to the proper authorities who have the power to forfeit the game to the opponent.
iii. If a team is not on the ice and fails to go on the ice to start playing when ordered to do so by the referee through the captain, manager or coach, the referee will allow to the refusing team two minutes to begin play. If the team resumes play within these two minutes, it will be assessed a bench-minor penalty. If the team refuses to go on the ice, the referee will stop the game, and the incident will be reported by the referee to the proper authorities who have the power to forfeit the game to the opponent.

Quelle: www.iihf.com





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