Re: Coincidental penalties

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Posted by Mike Landers on January 04, 1998 at 14:46:31:

In Reply to: Re: Coincidental penalties posted by STATTO on January 01, 1998 at 17:56:06:

: In all seriousness you would really do yourself a favour if you got hold of a rule book.

A rule book you haven't quoted from

: It's unbelievable that folk are so into a sport yet do not know the rules.

Thats the way I figure it after, oh, 7 years,

: Please ignore Mike Landers comments on coincidental penalties being at the refs. discretion - he has none.

The ref has COMPLETE discretion on WHATEVER penalty he wishes to call AT ANY TIME.

:In short, when two players cop for penalties at the same time the ONLY time the penalties are not concidental is
:when the teams are 5 on 5 and the call is 2 mins. to each player.

Wrong! The teams will go four on four or 3 on 3 AT THE REFS DISCRETION

:In any other situation, be it 5 on 5 or 4 on 4 or 5 on 4 etc. the penalties are coincidental and do not appear on
:the clock.


The reason that refs tend not to go 3 on 3 or 4 on 3 is to maximise the number of players on the ice at any time. If he feels it should be coincedental then the ref calls it as such. The ref has more of responsibility to maximise players on the ice, so the coincedental call comes into play.

: The idea is to keep as many players on the ice as possible in all cases.

Well, you got one thing right.

Where you get the idea that refs are slave to the rule book (which you have bought but not quoted) I have no idea.


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