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Rule 104 | Face-Off Spots and Face-Off Circles

Rule 104 | Face-Off Spots and Face-Off Circles

(a) A circular "FACE-OFF SPOT," twelve inches (12") in diameter, and dark blue in color shall be marked over the center line, exactly at the center of the rink.

(b) A "FACE-OFF CIRCLE," thirty feet (30') in diameter, using the center of the face-off spot as the center point, two inches (2") wide and dark blue in color shall be marked. This face-off circle shall not interrupt the center line.

(c) Four (4) circular "FACE-OFF SPOTS," twenty-four inches (24") in diameter, and red in color, shall be marked in the Neutral Zone. One pair of these face-off spots shall be marked on each side of an imaginary line extending from the center of one goal line to the center of the other goal line. The face-off spots shall be placed twenty-two feet (22') from the imaginary line, and five feet (5') from the neutral zone side of the blue lines.

(d) Two (2) circular "FACE-OFF SPOTS," twenty-four inches (24") in diameter, and red in color, shall be marked in the attacking zone and defending zone. These four (4) face-off spots shall be placed twenty-two feet (22') from the imaginary line, and twenty feet (20') from the back of the goal lines.

(e) Additionally, two (2) "FACE-OFF CIRCLES," thirty feet (30') in diameter, using the center of the face-off spot as the center point, two inches (2") wide and red in color shall be marked in both the attacking zone and defending zone.

The outside of these face-off circles shall contain two (2) pairs of "HASH MARKS." The hash marks shall be two feet (2') long, two inches (2") wide, four feet (4') apart, red in color and marked on either side of the the face-off circles parallel to the goal line.

The inside of these four (4) face-off circles shall also contain four (4) "L" shaped markings surrounding the face-off spot, known as "PLAYER RESTRAINT LINES." The player restraint lines shall be two inches (2") wide, red in color and four feet (4') by three feet (3') long.

(f) A semi-circle line located in front of the scorekeeper box shall be known as the "REFEREE'S CREASE." The referee's crease area shall be outlined by a two inch (2") wide, semi-circle line red in color. The radius of the semi-circle shall be ten feet (10'), measured from the center of the scorekeeper box at the kickplate.