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Ice Hockey Association of Thailand

REFEREE SIGNALS

Official Hockey Rules & Referee Signals

Delayed Penalty

When a penalty occurs, The Referee may signal a Delayed Penalty until the offending
team gains possession of the puck.
Referee signal: The non-whistle hand is extended straight above the head. The
Referee may point at the offending player until stoppage of play.

Goal Scored

Referee signal: A single point, with the non-whistle hand, directly at the
goal in which the puck legally entered, while simultaneously blowing
the whistle.

Hand Pass

No penalty.
Play will be stopped when a player illegally passes the puck with their
hand.
Referee signal: The non-whistle hand (open hand) and arm are placed
straight down alongside the body and swung forward and up once in an
underhand motion.

Cross Checking

Minor or Major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who holds the stick with both hands and
hits an opponent using the shaft of the stick.
Referee signal: A series of forward and backward motions with both
fists clenched in front of the chest.

High Sticking

Minor or Major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who lifts the stick above shoulder height
and hits an opponent.
Referee signal: Holding both fists clenched together at the height of the
forehead.

Kneeing

Minor or Major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who uses their knee in any way to foul an
opponent.
Referee signal: Slapping the knee with the palm of the hand.

Holding

Minor penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who grabs and holds onto an opponent (or
his stick) with his hands or arms to impede the opponent’s progress.
Referee signal: Clamping either wrist with the other hand in front of the
chest.

Hooking

Minor or Major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who attempts to impede the progress of an
opponent by hooking any part of the opponent’s body with the blade of
his stick.
Referee signal: A series of tugging motions with both arms as if pulling
someone towards you.

Interference

Minor penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who attempts to impede the motion of an
opponent not in possession of the puck, deliberately knocks a stick
away, or impedes the goalie around the net area.
Referee signal: Crossed arms stationary in front of chest with fists
closed.

Roughing

Minor or Major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who subjects an opponent to intentional
and unnecessary roughness or uses excessive force to push or hit an
opponent.
Referee signal: One punching motion to the side with the arm
extending from the shoulder.

Slashing

Minor or Major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who swings his stick at an opponent,
whether or not contact is made.
Referee signal: A series of chopping motions with the edge of one hand
across the opposite forearm.

Time-Out

Referee signal: Using both hands to form a “T.”
Same signal as Un-Sportsman Like Conduct.

Tripping

Minor or Major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who places their stick, or a part of their
body, under or around the feet or legs of an opponent causing the
opponent to lose their balance. Will also be called if a Player kicks,
uses a knee, or uses a leg to cause an opponent to fall.
Referee signal: With both skates on the floor, strike right leg below the
knee with right hand.

Washout

From a goalie’s perspective, one of their favorite signals – “No goal” (a
goal that is ruled invalid by the Referee). Also used to wave off an
infraction.
Referee signal: A sweeping motion across the body, palms down.

Boarding

Minor or Major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player uses any method (body check, elbow, or
tripping) to throw an opponent into the boards.
Referee signal: Striking the closed fist of the hand once into the open
palm of the other hand.

Charging

Minor or major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who runs, jumps into or charges an
opponent, including the goalie.
Referee signal: Rotating clenched fists around one another in front of
chest.

Checking From Behind

Minor or major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who deliberately checks an opponent
from behind.
Referee signal: Arm placed behind the back, elbow bent, forearm
parallel to the ice surface.

Delay Of Game

Minor penalty.
1) Shall be imposed on a Player who delays the game by deliberately
shooting or batting the puck outside the playing area or by
deliberately displacing the goals from their normal position. A Penalty
Shot shall be awarded to the opposing team if on a breakaway scoring
opportunity the goals are deliberately displaced by a Player.
2) Shall be imposed on a Player, except the Goalie, who does not
immediately drop a broken stick. A Player whose stick is broken may
participate in the game provided they immediately drop the stick. A
Player may not receive a stick thrown on the floor but must obtain one
from the player bench. A Goalie may continue to play with the paddle
portion of a broken stick until a stoppage of play.
3) Shall be imposed on any Player, other than the Goalie, who
deliberately falls on the puck or gathers a puck to the body. A Penalty
shall be imposed on a Goalie who deliberately falls on a puck, or
gathers it into the body, when entirely outside the boundaries of the
goal crease area.
4) Shall be imposed if a Player, except the goalie, closes their hand
intentionally on the puck. If a Player picks up the puck in the goal
crease, a Penalty Shot shall be awarded to the non-offending team. A
player is permitted to ‘bat’ the puck in the air with the open hand or
push it along the floor unless, in the opinion of the Referee, it was
deliberately directed to a team mate, in which case play shall be
stopped and the puck faced-off at the spot where the offense occurred.
Referee signal: The non-whistle hand, palm open, is placed across the
chest and then fully extended directly in front of the body.

Misconduct

10 minute penalty or removal from game.
Shall be imposed on a Player who, at the discretion of the Referee,
demonstrates improper behavior. Examples would be use of profanity
and verbal abuse of an official. This is a penalty against an individual
and not a team. A substitute player is permitted to immediately replace
the offending player.
Referee signal: Both hands on hips several times and point at offending
player.

Spearing

Major penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who illegally jabs, or even just attempts to
jab, the point of his stick blade into an opponent’s body.
Referee signal: Jabbing motion with both hands in front of body then
drop hands to side of body.

Un-Sportsman Like Conduct

Minor penalty.
Shall be imposed on a Player who, in the Referee’s judgment, does
something unsportsmanlike.
Referee signal: Using both hands to form a “T.”
Same signal as Time-Out.

Penalty Shot

A free shot is awarded to a Player who was illegally interfered with
during a clear scoring opportunity, or a team illegally delays the game
by deliberately moving a goal post or falling on a puck in the crease
(see Delay Of Game Penalty). The shot is taken with only the Goalie
guarding against it. The Penalty Shot will be taken as follows:
The Referee shall place the puck on the center face-off spot. The Player
to take the Penalty Shot will, on the Referee’s whistle, play the puck
from there and attempt to score. The Goalie must stay in the crease
until the Referee sounds the whistle. The Player taking the shot must
keep the puck in motion in the direction of the opponent’s goal line.
Once the shot is taken the play shall be considered complete. No goal
can be scored on a rebound of any kind.
Referee signal: Arms extended above the head, clenched fists and
wrists crossed.