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 Official USTHA Rule Standards

STIGA's PLAY OFF OR STANLEY CUP boards must be used for the official competitions. The games should be fastened or stuck to the tables.

Match duration is 5 minutes (300 sec). Time will be running even if the puck is out of play.

Matches begin with the puck placed in the center circle of the rink, the 2 center/forwards being on their own side.  All other face-offs are made by dropping the puck in the center of the center circle, the 2 center/forwards being in the position above mentioned. Before dropping the puck, be sure your opponent is ready.

 

The center cannot score directly after a face-off.   Three seconds must elapse after each face-off, including the beginning of a match, and the puck must pass through contested ice before it is possible to score a goal. If not, the goal is not valid and a new face-off takes place. This rule is effective even if a referee is making the face-off.

 

The puck has to stay in the goal for it to count.   In and outs do not count.

 

To score a goal directly, with the left/right defenseman or goalkeeper from a motionless puck, by pressing the puck against your goal cage and making a score is not valid. The same rule applies if you press the puck with the left or right defenseman against your goalkeeper.

A goal scored by a shot with the body of any player after having stabilized the puck, is not valid. If the puck comes to a standing still position without being stabilized by the player, then the player is allowed to score. It is possible to score a goal by shooting a stabilized puck, if the shot is deflected off another player. It is allowed to score a goal with a player's right foot, if using it as a stick.

 

If the puck comes to rest between your goaler and the goal line AND is touching the goal line you may call a "freezeā·Ļich results in a face-off.   A puck in any other position must be played.   You may not place the puck in a freeze position and call freeze.

 

During the play-off matches, in the event of a draw at the end of the 5 minutes, the winner is the one who scores the first goal (sudden death), following a face-off.

If a broken rod interrupts a game or another problem that cannot be quickly fixed, players agree on time remaining and complete the match on an alternate table.   A face-off continues the remaining match time.

 

When a goal is scored as the final buzzer is sounding, it will not be awarded. In case of any doubt, the goal is not valid.

If a competitor is not in front of the board and ready to play through the first 15 seconds after the beginning of the match, he automatically loses this match by 4-1.

 

Tie breakers to determining division standings after rounds will be 1) pts, 2) wins, 3) head to head, 4) +/-, and if still tied, a 90 sec period, total goals and if still tied after that, a sudden death overtime.

 

For play-offs top rank player gets choice of game and side.   Play two games, switch sides, play two games then switch back and play one, one and one.

 

All players are expected to ensure that these rules are all enforced and respected.   Players will act in accordance with the Players Code of Conduct.

Other considerations


A CD timer preferably will be used for all matches with voice, music and tones at designated minute intervals with final buzzer to end game.

Tournament officials will make every effort to modify the goal cups so as to reduce the number of in and outs.  Surfaces are cleaned with Windex only!

Extra pucks will be at game side.  Extra players should be availible to replace any broken ones quickly during play.  

Players may use either NHL or International teams.



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