Thursday, March 15, 2012

4.3.2.2 Skaters who are out of play may not assist their Jammer or other teammates.

Today’s rule makes it illegal for skaters to assist their Jammer or other teammates while they are out of bounds, out of the engagement zone, or down. Of course, Jammers are not typically held to the same standards as Blockers while out of the engagement zone, but it is impossible for them to assist themselves. Another point to note, the rules define an assist as “Helping a teammate improve her position by giving her a push or whip.” So, if a skater falls behind the pack and goes out of play, and lifts a fallen teammate off the ground, this is not, by definition, an assist.

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