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Rule 204 | Playing Lineup

Rule 204 | Playing Lineup

(a) Upon the Referee’s signal prior to the start of a period and following any stoppage of play, the visiting team shall have five seconds to place a lineup on the ice. The home team is then provided 5 seconds to place their lineup on the ice. Once the substitutions have occurred, no additional changes may be made until play has resumed, unless a penalty has been imposed.

If there is any undue delay by either team in placing their lineup on the ice, the Referee shall warn the offending team. Any subsequent delay by the same team will result in a minor penalty for delay of game. (Also see Rule 633, Refusing to Start Play.)