The pace and excitement of 3on3 overtime isnt just a thrill for hockey fans nhl. Nhl to discuss goalie interference rule at gm meetings. Nhl gms vote to not alter offside rule, but want goalie interference process changed the leagues gms want goalie interference to be determined by the situation room in toronto. Interference on the goalkeeper this rule is based on the premise that an attacking players position, whether inside or outside the crease, should not, by itself. Games are being lost in the playoffs and its not right. Learn about interference and goaltender interference hockey penalties in this free hockey rules video from a hockey. No one seems to know what constitutes goalie interference in the nhl on a given night. Explanation and nhl rules goalie interference and other player interference in hockey by definition, goalie interference in hockey is a penalty called when an opposing player initiates contact with the goalie, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and therefore impairing the goalie s ability to move freely. The nhl rulebook has been updated for the 201920 season with changes to. As the league and its players forge ahead into the playoffs, everyone is still hoping for a solution. The national hockey league rules are the rules governing the play of the national hockey league nhl, a professional ice hockey organization. The rules and procedures behind the goalie interferencenet off.
Understanding goaltender interference nhl rules youtube. Nhl rules for emergency goalies roberto luongo and al montoya both got injured in the panthers game against the leafs, so goalie coach robb tallas put on the pads and prepared to. Goalie interference waved off goals all footage belongs to the nhl made with kinemaster all rights reserved made for entertainment purposes only thanks for watching. A goalkeeper shall be assessed a minor penalty when he deliberately piles up snow or obstacles at or near his net that, in the opinion of the referee, would tend to prevent the scoring of a goal. Likewise, referees should be alert to penalize goalkeepers for any infractions they commit in the vicinity of the goal.
Rule 625 interference note interference is defined as when a player uses his body pick or block to impede the progress of an opponent nonpuck carrier with no effort to play the puck, maintain normal foot speed or maintain an established skating lane. Usah rulebook interference minor example 4 goaltender interference usa hockey officiating. Someone thats played the game in the blue paint should be in the situation. For the record, the nhl defines goaltender interference as all cases in which an attacking player initiates intentional or deliberate contact with a.
The official national hockey league web site includes features, news, rosters. Toronto confirmed that there was goalie interference and the play shall be ruled no goal. Referred to as rule 69 in the official rulebook, goalie interference has nine different appendixes and spans three pages. No goal may be scored with an attacking player in the goal crease unless the puck has preceded the player s into the goal crease or the goalkeeper is out of the. In other words, goals scored while attacking players are standing in the crease may, in appropriate circumstances be allowed. Usah rulebook interference minor example 4 goaltender. This is an indepth look into the nhls rule on goaltender interference. Learn more about nhl rules about the interference penalty from hockey monkey. Referred to as rule 69 in the official rulebook, goalie interference has. Rule 625 interference usa hockey officiating rulebook.
Nhls goalie interference rule rubs fans, players the wrong way ryan stromes overtime goal against the calgary flames on thursday night was disallowed due to goalie interference. There are five guys from nhl hockey ops that are in the room every night and. Nhl clarifies confusion about goaltender interference rule the nhl held a meeting saturday to discuss goaltender interference and plans to send a memo to officials as a refresher. In all such cases, whether or not a goal is scored, the offensive player will receive a minor penalty for goalkeeper interference. Nhl clarifies confusion about goaltender interference rule. Nhl gms vote to not alter offside rule, but want goalie. The nhl rulebook the nhl has a whole section of their rulebook dedicated to goalie interference and what is and isnt a good goal. When reading through the rules it becomes hard to imagine that there is an inconsistency when making calls when its laid out pretty clear in the 201718 nhl rulebook. Delay of game, goalie interference rules draw ire of nhl players. The nhl rules stipulate a few different criteria for an interference penalty. New yorktoronto the national hockey leagues board of governors has approved changes to rule 78.
Goaltender interference interference on the goalkeeper is covered by rule 69 of the nhl official rules, and also by table 18 in the back of the rulebook. Stung by vocal criticism over the definition of goaltender interference and the procedures in place for determining whether that offense occurred, the nhls board of governors on tuesday. Ambiguous goalie interference rules continue to bemuse nhl. Table 17 coincidental penalties table 18 interference on the goalkeeper. Differences between iihf, nhl rulebooks youll notice at. Delayofgame calls, goalie interference top worst rules. Nhl to discuss goalie interference rule at gm meetings later this month nobody really knows what goaltender interference is anymore, and the league has to do something about that. I attempt to make sense of the rule that seems to be the most confusing and. Delay of game, goalie interference rules draw ire of nhl. What the heck is goaltender interference in the nhl, anyway.
Teams can continue to challenge goaltender interference and offside plays. National hockey league official rules 20182019 iii 20182019 nhl officiating team referees linesmen jersey no. The nhl has a whole section of their rulebook dedicated to goalie interference and what is and isnt a good goal. With the nhl lurching from one inexplicable goaltender interference call to another, the hockey world is eyeing next weeks generalmanagers meetings as the saving grace. Its wordy, filled with jargon and open to any interpretation. A penalty for interference or charging should be called in every case where an opposing player makes unnecessary contact with a goalkeeper. Delay of game calls, goalie interference top worst rules. Rule change approved regarding goaltender interference. We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. By definition, goalie interference in hockey is a penalty called when an opposing player initiates contact with the goalie, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and therefore impairing the goalie. Nhls goalie interference rule rubs fans, players the. A goalkeeper shall be assessed a minor penalty when he deliberately drops the puck into his pads or onto the goal net. Someone thats played the game in the blue paint should be in the situation room. What is interference in hockey for goalies and other players.1156 1499 533 1513 290 773 450 502 1068 647 1540 1103 659 1111 324 313 301 611 1585 439 318 1053 1214 580 662 684 316 643 5 749 223