Is is possible for the puck to hit a side post and still completely cross the goal line?


A few weeks ago, in the dressing room after a game of ice hockey, I noticed that my right skate's toe cap got cracked. Being a defenseman, I probably blocked a shot that hit a weak point or something, and a small chunk of plastic is now missing from the skate's hard toe cap. Over the next couple of games, a crack grew outwards and across the toe cap, and I can now slightly see into the boot.

I'm obviously worried that this is unsafe, since another shot might break it and hit my toes, but I've also noticed that the boot has lost some structural integrity and flexes a lot more as I skate, which is not very good when it comes to skating hard and making sudden stops.

I'm wondering if anyone might know how I can fix this, or if it's really hopeless and I'll need to buy a new pair of skates. The skates themselves are no longer under warranty, but they're less than 3 years old, which makes the situation quite...

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Last night, I was in an discussion with the referee in my adult league game. He called me once for a "cross-check" during a situation where I pushed a player out of position using my stick. I never actually "checked" him with my stick, as there was no impact, and I never stiffened my arms. It was a simple position battle. This, to me, is not a cross check.

Later, I removed a player from in front of the net in a similar fashion, but made sure I contact the player using my hands (despite having both hands on my stick). I was given a warning for this.

Later, he and I discussed the events, and I maintain that it is not illegal to push or shove an opposing player out of position using your stick, as long as the action is not a "check." In other words, you cannot shove the player into the boards, you cannot shove the player onto the ice, and you cannot "hit" the player with your stick.

Under USA Hockey Rule 609, which states

(a) A minor or a major penalty...

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Penalty shots during regulation count toward the save percentage of the goalie (and toward the shooting percentage of the shooter). See for example:

Michael Frolik scored one of four Blackhawk goals on a penalty shot. He has a 1/2 Shooting % and Jimmy Howard has a 24/28 save statistic (not 24/27 as it would be if it didn't count) and 4 GA. You can also see that a penalty shot counts against the "Even Strength Goals Against", at least if it's not during a powerplay separately from the penalty that incurs the shot - Jimmy Howard has 3 EV GA and allowed one powerplay goal to open the scoring to Hossa.

Shootout goals do not count; for example:

Andrew Hammond has a 36/38 save statistic, for .947 sv%, despite allowing 3 goals during the shootout (out of 5...

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of common terms used in ice hockey along with explanations of their

2-man advantage See five on three. 2-on-1 See odd man rush. 3-on-2 See odd man rush. 4-point game In the National Hockey League, a regular season game between two teams who are close to each other in the standings and in the same division or conference. The teams fighting for position have the opportunity to win a game while assuring that their opponent loses, thus putting four standings points (two for each team) into play. 5-on-3 See five on three. 5-on-4 See five on four. 5-on-5 See full strength. Attacking zone The opposing team's end of the ice; extends from the blue line to the end boards.[1] Apple A slang term used to describe an assist. Assist Attributed to up to two players of the scoring team who shot, passed or deflected the puck towards the scoring teammate. Backhand A pass or shot that is taken from the backside of the blade of the...
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Hockey Terms

Blue Line - There are 2 thick solid blue lines that are located between the center line and the goal lines. These lines are used for off sides.

Boards - These are the wooden boards which completely surround the ice surface.

Body Check - It is a legal type of hit where one player hits another player on the opposite team with either his shoulder or hip (no elbows or forearms) with the intent on knocking him down to cause a turnover. Hitting below the waist will be penalized (usually).

Center Line - It is the thick broken red line that divides the ice surface completely in half and is used for icings and the 2 line offside.

Changing on the Fly - It is when teams make player changes when the play is still on. Before this rule change 30 years ago teams would have to wait for a stop in play before making a player change.

Checking - It order to get the puck legally away from an opposition player you...

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1. Watch the following youtube video about the Elephant Polo Tournament. Tick the following statements as true or false.

Elephant Polo is a popular sport. True False

Elephant Polo needs a special technique. True False

Only experts can play elephant polo. True False

Elephant Polo is played in Africa. True False

2. Read the following text about Elephant Polo. Write the words in the box that best fit in the gaps of the text.

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Elephant polo is played in Thailand, Sri Lanka and India where working elephants are . Every year the World Elephant Polo Championship takes place in Nepal. Teams come from all over the world to , even Iceland and Sout Africa. Each team has four elephants, each with two or players. One of...

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He'd trade his guns for love

Он променял своё оружие на любовь,

But he's caught in the crossfire,

Но оказался меж двух огней

And he keeps wakin' up,

И он продолжает просыпаться,

But it's not to the sound of birds

Но птицы не поют здесь

The tyranny, the violent streets,

Тирания и жестокость на улицах

Deprived of all that we're blessed with,

Лишили нас всего, чем мы были благословлены,

And we can't get enough, no

И нам не хватает того, что осталось.

Heaven if you sent us down,

Раз уж если нас сбросили с Небес,

So we could build a playground,

То мы можем построить игровую площадку,

For the sinners to play as saints,

Чтобы грешники играли, как святые.

You'd be so proud of what we've made

Небеса будут гордиться тем, что мы сделали.

I hope you got some beds around,

Надеюсь, у тебя есть несколько кроватей,


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Rule 65 - Icing the Puck

(a) For the purpose of this Rule, the center red line will divide the ice into halves. Should any player of a Team, equal or superior in numerical strength to the opposing Team, shoot, bat or deflect the puck from his own half of the ice beyond the goal line of the opposing Team, play shall be stopped and the puck faced-off at the end face-off spot of the offending Team, unless on the play, the puck shall have entered the net of the opposing Team, in which case the goal shall be allowed.

For the purpose of this Rule, the point of last contact with the puck by the Team in possession shall be used to determine whether icing has occurred or not.

(NOTE 1) If during the period of a delayed whistle due to a foul by a player of the side NOT in possession, the side in possession "ices" the puck, then the face-off following the stoppage of play shall take place in the neutral zone near the defending blue line...

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Let me preface this question by stating that I'm a youth hockey ref, and we don't have video goal review in our games.

I had a situation the other night where a shooter fired a shot from about midway up the inside of the circle nearest to me, it hit the post nearest to me, and bounced out at an angle of (about 60 degrees) to the other side.

For me, standing at the goal line (probably 2-3 ft from the post it struck) it looked like it had completely crossed the goal line before bouncing out. I signaled a goal, and of course the coach argued emphatically that it wasn't a goal. His argument was that it was "physically impossible for it to hit the side post and bounce out in the opposite direction" and still have completely crossed the goal line.

So, my question is whether or not this is physically possible. In this particular situation, the goal post is itself wider than the goal line by probably almost an inch, so my suspicion is that, if it hit the inside...

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Familiarize yourself with banging the puck off the boards and glass. You're never going to clear it up the middle, and an elevated clearance off the boards is going to at least force a blueliner to take time to trap the puck if he can reach it.

If you don't have a partner at the other end of the rink, just take a bucket of pucks and practice quick wristers and snaps at shallow angles off the boards. If you do have a partner, do the same thing but position him by the boards at the blueline and have him try to quickly fire your attempted clearances back at the net. You need to get a feel for what angles, elevations and bounces make it extremely hard for him to field the puck.

A hard clearance helps, but it's more important to make sure the puck is elevated if possible so that it doesn't get easily trapped by a skate or stick. Often a quick flick is simply more effective than a heavy clearance. Your job is to get to the pcuk and then use the boards or glass to bounce the...

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The puck dents the top of the net and knocks off the water bottle for a goal as the goaltender fails to stop the shot.

In ice hockey, a goal is scored when the puck completely crosses the goal line between the two goal posts and below the goal crossbar. A goal awards one point to the team attacking the goal scored upon, regardless of which team the player who actually deflected the puck into the goal belongs to (see also own goal). Typically, a player on the team attempting to score shoots the puck with his/her stick towards the goal net opening, and a player on the opposing team called a goaltender tries to block the shot to prevent a goal from being scored against his/her team.

The term goal may also refer to the structure in which goals are scored. The ice hockey goal is rectangular in shape; the front frame of the goal is made of steel tube painted red (or another color depending on the league) and consists of two vertical goalposts and a horizontal crossbar. A...

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In sports, a goal is a physical structure or area where an attacking team must send the ball or puck in order to score points. In several sports, a goal is the sole method of scoring, and thus the final score is expressed in the total number of goals scored by each team. In other sports, a goal may be one of several scoring methods, and thus may be worth a different set number of points than the others.

The structure of a goal varies from sport to sport. Most often, it is a rectangular structure that is placed at each end of the playing field. Each structure usually consists of two vertical posts, called goal posts, supporting a horizontal crossbar. A goal line marked on the playing surface between the goal posts demarcates the goal area. Thus, the objective is to send the ball or puck between the goal posts, under or over the crossbar (depending on the sport), and across the goal line. Less commonly, as in basketball or netball, goals are ring-shaped. The structure is often...

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You're comparing two different things. It just makes you sound like a conspiracy nut.

Torres' hit is well deserved. Eberle was far from the puck, and Torres shouldn't have played the man so sharply. It's also a little habitual, as Torres constantly flies around for the big hit. It's also tough for the league because the Canucks don't care about the next two games - and they've earned the right not to.

Chara was just an exercise in incompetence - they looked for a blindsight hit to the head, and rightfully didn't see one. They should've suspended him for intent to injure.

This is just an issue of a mistake made at one more step along the line than their should have been. Refs make mistakes, video review guys make mistakes.

Really, it comes across like you're saying "well, apples, but...oranges,...

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A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. It is rectangular with rounded corners and surrounded by a wall approximately 40 inches (1 meter) high called the boards.

Dimensions Edit

There are two standard sizes for hockey rinks: one used primarily in North America, and another used in the rest of the world.

North America Edit

North American hockey rinks are generally built to National Hockey League specifications, which are given in Imperial units (the metric units given are approximations): 200 ft...

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This is a list of common terminology and slang used in ice hockey along with explanations of their meanings. For other terms and an understanding of ice hockey, refer to ice hockey.


2-man advantage See five on three. 2-on-1 See odd man rush 3-on-2 See odd man rush. 500 (also known as .500) 50% or even, usually referring to a team's overall record when their number of wins equals their number of regulation losses. 5-on-3 See five on three. 5-on-5 See full strength.


Attacking zone The opposing team's end of the ice, as determined by the blue line. Apple Another term for assist.


Backhander or Backhand shot A shot that is taken from the backside of the blade. Backchecking Rushing back to the defensive zone in response to an opposing team's attack. Backdoor The unprotected side of the goal when the goaltender is protecting one side. Backstop A goaltender. Bar down A shot that hits the crossbar and then proceeds down...
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