7 – Goals

701 Allowed goals

  1. A goal shall be considered allowed when it has been correctly scored and confirmed with a face-off at the centre spot.

    All allowed goals shall be noted in the match record with the time and the numbers of the scoring and assisting players. As assisting player is considered a player of the same team directly involved in the scoring. Only one assist per goal shall be noted. A goal scored during extra time or from a penalty shot after a period or a match has ended shall not be confirmed with a face-off, but shall be considered allowed when both referees have pointed at the centre spot and the goal has been noted in the match record.

  2. An allowed goal must not be disallowed after the face off is made.

    If the referees are certain that an allowed goal is incorrect, this shall be reported.

702 Correctly scored goals

  1. When the entire ball passes the goal line from the front, having been played in a correct way with a field player's stick, and no offence leading to a free-hit or a penalty has been committed by the attacking team in connection with, or immediately before, the goal.

    This includes:When a player in the defending team has moved the goal cage out of position and the ball passes the goal line from the front between the marks for the posts and below the imaginary position of the bar. When an own goal is scored. An own goal may be allowed off the stick or body of the defender. If the non-offending team scores an own goal during a delayed penalty, the goal shall be allowed.

    An own goal shall be noted as OG.

  2. When the entire ball passes the goal line from the front after a player in the defending team has directed the ball with his stick or his body, or a player in the attacking team has unintentionally directed the ball with his body, and no offence leading to a free-hit or a penalty has been committed by the attacking team in connection with, or immediately before the goal.

    The goal shall not be considered correctly scored if a field player in the attacking team intentionally kicks the ball immediately before it is directed into goal. If a player has scored with an incorrect stick and the mistake is noticed only after the ball has passed the goal line, the goal shall be allowed.

  3. When a player who is not noted in the match record, or is incorrectly numbered, is involved in the scoring of a goal.

    Involved implies scoring or assisting.

703 Incorrectly scored goals

  1. When a player in the attacking team has committed an offence leading to a free-hit or a penalty in connection with, or immediately before, the goal. (prescribed offence sign)

    This includes when a team scores with too many players or a penalized player on the rink, and when a player in the attacking team intentionally moves the goal cage out of position.

  2. When a player in the attacking team intentionally directs the ball into goal with any part of his body.

    Since this is not considered an offence, play shall be resumed with a face-off.

  3. When the ball passes the goal line during, or after, a signal.

    A period or a match is over as soon as the final signal has started sounding.

  4. When the ball goes into the goal cage without passing the goal line from the front.
  5. When a goalkeeper throws or kicks the ball into the opposing team's goal, in an otherwise correct way.

    Since this is not considered an offence, play shall be resumed with a face-off. The ball has to touch another player or another player’s equipment before it goes into goal.

  6. When a field player in the attacking team intentionally kicks the ball and it goes into goal after having touched another player or another player's equipment.

    Since this is not considered an offence, play shall be resumed with a face-off.

  7. When the offending team scores during a delayed penalty.

    The penalty shall be carried out and play resumed with a face-off.

  8. When the ball bounces off one of the referees and directly into goal.