(Note) It is the responsibility of the Referee to award goals and assists strictly in accordance with the provisions of this rule and his decision shall be final. In case of an obvious error in awarding a goal or an assist, corrections should be made promptly and no changes can be made to the official scoresheet once it has been signed by the Referee.
(a) A goal shall be scored when the puck has completely crossed the goal line between the posts and under the cross bar. The player who has legally propelled the puck into the opponent’s goal (or last attacking player to play the puck in cases where the puck entered the goal as a result of the actions of the defending team) shall be credited with the scoring of the goal.
Up to a maximum of two assists shall be awarded to those player(s) who had possession of the puck immediately prior to the goal being scored.
Only one point can be credited to any single player for a goal scored and each goal or assist shall count as one point in the respective player’s record.
(b) A goal shall be legally scored if:
(c) A goal shall not be allowed if the following occurs:
(d) It is the responsibility of the on-ice officials to determine if a goal has been scored at the end of a period regardless of the use of signaling devices.
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