HOCKEY REFEREE SIGNALS

Icing Intentionally shooting the puck from behind the centre red line over your opponent's goal line. The play is halted and a face-off taken on the side of the infraction, nearest the goal line in the defending team's end.

Off -Side When a player precedes the puck into the attacking zone i.e. crosses the opponents blue line without the puck. The play is halted and restarted with a face-off outside of the attacking zone.

DELAYED PENALTY

Delayed calling of penalty or other violation.  Arm extended fully above head (hand without whistle).

CHECKING FROM BEHIND

A forward motion of both arms, with the palms of the hands open and facing away from the body, fully extended from the chest at shoulder level.

MATCH

Flat part of hand patted on head.

HIGH STICKING

Holdings both fists clenched, one immediately above the other at the height of the shoulders.

GOAL

Referee points into the net.

POSSIBLE ICING

Pass out of defensive zone.

 

PENALTY SHOT

Arms crossed above head, giving signal of stoppage in play.

HAND PASS

Open part of hand displayed in a pushing motion.

HOLDING

Clasping either wrist with the other hand in front of the chest.

ICING THE PUCK

The back referee of linesman signals a possible icing by fully extending his arm without the whistle over his head.  The front referee or linesman indicates the icing is completed by extending his arm over his head.  The back referee or linesman will then blow his whistle and skate to the face the spot.  When he is standing on the face-off spot, he extends his arms to indicate the icing.

SLASHING

A chopping motion with the edge of one hand across the opposite forearm.

HOOKING

A tugging motion with both arms, as if pulling something from in front of the stomach.

ROUGHING

Fist clenched and arm extended out of the side of the body.

BUTT ENDING

A cross motion of the forearms, one passing under the other.

CROSS CHECKING

A forward motion with both fists clenched extending from the chest.

BOARDING

A cross motion of the forearms, one passing under the other.

CHARGING

Rotating clenched fists around one another in front of the chest.

TRIPPING

With both skates on the ice striking right leg with the right hand below the knee.

SPEARING

A jabbing motion with both hands thrust out directly in front of the body.

KNEEING

Slapping either knee with the palm of the hand whilst keeping both skates on the ice.

INTERFERENCE

Crossed arms with closed fists stationary in front of the chest.

ELBOWING

Tapping either elbow with the other hand.

WASHOUT

No goal or no icing.