Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2.6.1 Each team is allowed 3 one-minute timeouts per game.

Today's rule comes from the Timeouts section. There isn't very much to explain about this rule. Each team gets three timeouts per game. This not to be confused with official reviews, of which each team gets one per half. A couple of important reminders regarding timeouts. First, they may only be requested by a team's captain or designated alternate. If a skater or support staff who is not the captain or designated alternate requests a timeout, it will be ignored by the referees. A timeout is requested by making a "T" shape with the hands. Second, if a team with no more timeouts left requests a timeout, and it is granted, that team's captain will be issued a major penalty, per new Delay of Game rule 6.15.4.