What is Rule 69 IIHF?
Rule 69 of the IIHF rule book specifically pertains to interference on the goalkeeper. Distill the text and it basically comes down to this: if a player makes contact with an opposing goaltender in the crease, expect any goal scored to be disallowed.
A boarding penalty will be assessed to any Player who checks or pushes an unsuspecting opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to hit or impact the boards violently or dangerously.
If you drop the gloves, you get hit with a five-minute major for fighting and in normal circumstances, that is it. You'll hardly find the gloves dropped at all in international hockey. If any player engages in a fight, they receive a five-minute major, plus either a game misconduct or match penalty.
This is what Rule 69.3 states: If an attacking Player initiates 'a relevant contact' with a Goalkeeper, incidental or otherwise, while the Goalkeeper is in their Goal Crease, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed.
Rule 56 of the NHL Rule Book states: If a player penalized as an instigator of an altercation is wearing a face shield, he shall be assessed an additional Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty.
The International Ice Hockey Federation's Rule 595 blows play dead if an opposing player stands in the crease, sending the ensuing face-off into the neutral zone.
Since 1976, there has been no limit to how many NHL players countries can send to the IIHF World Championships, but the tournament is usually played during the NHL playoffs. Because of the NHL lockout in 2004, all NHL players were available to participate in the 2005 Championship.
Generally, IIHF tournaments are played on international-size rinks, which measure 200 feet long by 100 feet wide. The NHL ice surface is 200 feet long by 85 feet wide. To compensate for the loss in ice width, the IIHF Council, voting in Zurich, will use NHL ice markings.
Minor penalties are two minutes in length and include: Tripping, hooking, boarding, spearing, slashing, roughing, holding, high sticking, elbowing and charging.
Fun fact: Desjardins and forward Melvin Angelstad (two games with the Washington Capitals in 2003-04) are the only players in NHL history to wear No. 69.
What is Rule 48 in the NHL?
Rule 48 formally appeared in the NHL rulebook for the 2010-11 season. Illegal checks to the head were now defined: "A lateral or blindside hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact is not permitted."
NHL Rule 83 (Off-side)
Beginning in the 2020-21 regular season, a player's skate will not have to be in contact with the blue line in order to be on-side. The updated language for NHL Rule 83.1 follows. 83.1 Off-side - Players of the attacking team must not precede the puck into the attacking zone.
During a stoppage in play, the “last change” in hockey is given to the home team to be able to send on their players after the away team puts their players on the ice.