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Rule 632 | Puck in Motion or Out of Sight

Rule 632 | Puck in Motion or Out of Sight

(a) The puck must be kept in motion at all times and play shall not be stopped for a frozen puck (other than goalkeeper) unless a scramble takes place where a player falls on or is knocked down on the puck. 

(Note) The Referee should be aware of all circumstances and may stop play along the boards to avoid any unnecessary contact surrounding the puck.

When a stoppage of play occurs, the face-off shall take place at the point where play was stopped according to the last play face-off rules.

(b) A minor penalty for delay of game shall be assessed to any player who intentionally falls on the puck causing a stoppage of play. 

A minor penalty for delay of game shall be assessed to any player(s), including a goalkeeper, who holds or freezes the puck along the boards or goal frame in any manner causing a stoppage of play.

(c) Play shall be stopped immediately if a puck, other than the one officially in play, shall appear on the playing surface and interferes with the progress of the game.