Play Stoppage

Penalty When a referee signals that a penalty has taken place and the whistle is blown immediately.

Delayed Penalty When a referee signals that he is about to penalize a player, but will not stop play until the team to be penalized touches the puck.

Offsides A team is offsides when any member of the attacking team precedes the puck over the defending team's blue line. The position of a player's skates, not his stick, is the determining factor. If both skates are over the blue line before the puck, the player is offside. If he has one skate over the blue line and one on it, he is onside. The CHL uses delayed offsides with the "tag up" rule. This means a player(s) deamed offsides can clear the offensive zone by every player "tagging up" at the opposing blue, before re-entering the offensive zone.

Icing Icing occurs when a player on his own side of the red center line shoots the puck all the way down the ice, across the red goal line at any point other than the goal. When this occurs, play is stopped and the puck is returned to the other end of the ice for a face-off in the offending team's zone. Icing is not called if: *If the goalie plays the puck out of his net. *If the puck cuts across the crease. *When a defending opponent, in the judgement of the linesman, could have played the puck before it crossed the red goal line. *When a team is playing short-handed because of a penalty or penalties.

Hand Pass Called when a player uses his hand to direct the puck to another player from the same team in the offensive or neutral zone. Hand passes are allowed in the defensive zone.