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The Official Rules of Ice Hockey is the essential resource for players, coaches, referees, parents and fans.

Included are USA Hockey’s official playing rules and interpretations, referee signals and detailed rink diagrams.

This book is the singular source for the rules of the game.

Quick Tips

The USA Hockey Mobile Rulebook is the digital version of the current USA Hockey Rulebook. Use the search bar above or click on 'Sections' to navigate the vast hockey resources including rules, descriptions, casebook examples and videos. All content can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.

Note to Reader

Please note that the highlighted text within this edition of the Official Rules signifies an adjustment within that particular text. Additionally, the words “he,” “him” and “his” are used to include both male and female participants.


The Rink





Playing Rules


Now Available for Install on Devices

New app can be used without an internet connection for moments when you need to look up a rule but are in one of those referee locker rooms with no wifi signal!