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National Hockey Rules

Ice hockey was created around 1800, in Windsor, where boys from the first college in Canada, “King’s College School,” adapted the game of Hurley (a game played on grass) on ice, the skating took place on the frozen ponds and have created a new winter game, “Ice Hurley” (Hurley on ice). Over decades, Ice Hurley gradually evolved in Ice Hockey.

The original rules of “Hurling Ice” were published in the “United Ireland” on February 7, 1887. In 1899 new rules were established in the game of hockey.


A team must be composed of 7 players.

The game should be started and restarted from midfield. The land dimensions must be at least 112 per 58 feet. Gates will be placed at least 10 feet from the bottom edge of the land.

Two halves of half an hour with a break of 10 minutes will be allocated for the game, but an interruption of more than 15 minutes will not be accepted. In the event of a tie, after carrying out the second half, the game will continue until one team will mark out the case in which the two captains have set something else. Gates will be changed after every half hour.

No player will be changed after starting the game, except for injuries during the game.

If a player is injured in the first half of the match and must leave the court, he will be replaced with another player of the reserves. Should a player be injured during the second half of the match, was forced to leave the land, the captain other teams will have the option to remove a player or allow their captain to make other changes to balance the battle field. In the event of a dispute between captains on injury to a player who wants to continue playing, the dispute shall be settled by the referee.

The match will be stopped for each infraction of the rules, the opposing team captain may request the puck to throw in the place where the crime was committed.

When a player touches the puck, any other player on the same team that is found at the bottom line and is near the gate side is considered out of play and will not be allowed to touch the puck or to prevent another opponent to play the puck until the puck was not played. The player will be only on his side of the puck.

The puck may be stopped, but not worn or hit with any part of the body. No player will carry the puck in his hand. No player will raise the club above hip except when striking the puck. There will be permitted pushing from behind, drag, catching or kicking leg collar opposing player for any of these irregularities; the judge can send the player off the ice for the whole match or just for a while.

During the game, the goalkeeper will not be able to extended, his knees or bottom on the ice, having to stand up.

It is considered to be a point score when the puck passes through the two bars of the gate and beyond an imaginary line that connects the two bars.

All disputes will be heard during the game by the referee, him being the one to have full control of all players and officials throughout the match.

Any player guilty of using injuring or addressing bad language to another player or to the official will be liable to removal.


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