Introduction

HOCKEY CANADA PLAYING RULES

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INTRODUCTION TO HOCKEY CANADA PLAYING RULES

This publication includes Hockey Canada Playing Rules along with interpretations (cases) related to the official rules. Hockey Canada Playing Rules are an important reference for officials, players, coaches, and hockey executives. They provide guidance and information about how the playing rules are to be applied in various situations, and clarify misunderstandings related to the application of the rules.

Hockey Canada respects gender diversity. As such, its playing rules are written using neutral nouns and pronouns to respect all genders.

FOREWORD

Hockey Canada Playing Rules do not constitute a procedures manual. Approved procedures and techniques for officials can be found in the Hockey Canada Officiating Resources.

MISSION STATEMENT

LEAD, DEVELOP AND PROMOTE
POSITIVE HOCKEY EXPERIENCES

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First published in Canada 1993 by Hockey Canada, 801 King Edward Avenue Drive, Suite N204, Ottawa, ON, KIN 6N5

ISBN 978-1-897355-51-0 14th edition (2022)

Item #55503

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