When any attacking team member crosses the defensive team’s blue line before the puck carrier, the team is offside. The location of the player’s skates, not his stick, determines the outcome. The player is offside if both skates cross the blue line before the puck, and he is onside if he has only one skate above the blue line and one on it.


When both sides have the same number of players, icing the puck is not allowed. When a player on his team’s side of the red center line shoots the puck down the ice, it crosses the red goal line and is first touched by a defending player, and it is considered an infraction. Play is halted, and the puck is returned to the opposite end of the ice for a face-off in the offending team’s zone.

The process of icing the puck is not known as:

A. If the goaltender leaves his net to play the puck.

If the puck crosses a portion of the goal crease.

C. When the linesman believes a defensive opponent might have played the puck before it crossed the red goal line.

D. When an attacking player who was onside (in the same zone) when the puck was shot down the ice is the first to touch it.

E. When a club is forced to play with a reduced roster due to penalties.


An offside pass occurs when a player sends the puck from his defending zone to a teammate beyond the center red line (crossing both the blue and red lines). In this situation, the position of the puck (rather than the player’s skates) determines which zone the pass was made from.

Ice hockey is one of the most fast-paced and simple-to-understand sports on the planet.

Each team has six guys on the field at any moment (unless someone has been put in the penalty box). Substitutions can be made when the game is over or “on the fly” while still going on. Goalkeeper left and good defense, center, left, and right-wing are the positions.

You’ll be well on your way to understanding the game once you’ve understood the three fundamental rules. There are three quarters in each game, and the game’s length determines the quantity in each period.

When a team’s player uses his stick to fire the puck into the opponent’s net, the team scores; assists are awarded to players who assist in the scoring of a goal; however a goal can only have two assists.