NHL Hockey Quiz! Test your Knowledge of the Game.
1/25 What is the distance from the front of the blue line to the front of the net?
It is 64 feet from the front of the blueline (closest to center ice) to the front of the net.
2/25 How many players are permitted on the bench during a game?
At the beginning of each game, the Manager or Coach of each team must list the players who will be eligible to play in the game. No more than 18 skaters and two goalkeepers, are permitted. But, one non-uniformed player is also permitted on the players’ bench in a coaching capacity and must be indicated on the Roster sheet submitted by the Coach to the Referee or Official Scorer prior to the start of the game.
3/25 What is the maximum length of shaft of a stick that a player can request under exemption?
The maximum length of a stick granted an exception is sixty-five inches (65”). Only a player 6'6'' or taller is allowed to make a request for exemption.
4/25 What is the maximum width and length of a goalie's blocker?
The goalkeeper's blocking glove cannot exceed eight inches in width and cannot be more than 15 inches in length at any point (this includes the bindings). All measurements follow the contour of the back of the glove and the blocker must be rectangular in shape.
5/25 If a team does not have a captain, how many alternate captains are they allowed to have?
If a team does not have a captain they are allowed to have three alternate captains. Normally there is a captain and up to two alternate captains.
6/25 We all know a puck is 3'' in diameter, but how much is it supposed to weigh?
The puck must weigh between 5.5 oz. and 6 oz. The home team is responsible for providing an adequate supply of official pucks which must be kept frozen.
7/25 What is the fine for a player causing injury to another player's head or face using a stick?
The NHL imposes an automatic $100 fine for causing injury to another player's head or face using a stick.
8/25 During a line change how close must the on-ice player be to the bench before the incoming player can join the play.
At the discretion of the on-ice officials, should a substituting player come onto the ice before his teammate is within five feet of the player's bench, a bench minor penalty for Too Many Men on the Ice will be called.
9/25 Who awards goals and assists to the players.
The Official Scorer awards goals and assists, and his decision in final.
10/25 How long are OT intermissions during the playoffs?
In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, when a game is tied after 60 minutes of play, the teams will take a fifteen minute intermission (intermissions are 18 minutes long during the regular season as well as the first two intermissions in a playoff game) and resume playing twenty minute periods, changing ends for the start of each overtime period, continuing until one team scores and ends the game..
11/25 What happens when the puck goes into the net above the glass and is not noticed by the referee?
If the puck goes into the netting and is unnoticed by the on-ice officials, play continues as normal and any resulting play with the puck is a legitimate play. Players must not stop playing the game until they hear the whistle.
12/25 What is the maximum amount of time for the pre-game warm-up?
The pre-game warm-up cannot exceed sixteen minutes before the commencement of play in any period, each team must confine its activity to its own end of the rink. The Game Timekeeper is responsible for signaling the commencement and termination of the pre-game warm-up.
13/25 If a goalie initiates contact with an attacking player in the crease and the attacking player leaves and a goal is scored. What's the call?
Goal is disallowed. The announcement should be, “No goal due to interference with the goalkeeper."
14/25 How long does a club have to request the league to review of a Game Misconduct?
A club must submit their request in writing to the League’s Hockey Operations Department within 48 hours of the conclusion of the game in which the game misconduct was assessed.
15/25 Who was the first NHL Commisioner?
On February 1, 1993, Gary Bettman was appointed the first commissioner of the National Hockey League, replacing Gil Stein, who served as the NHL's final president.
16/25 What happens if a player leaves the Penalty Box early to express his displeassure with the referee's call?
Any player who leaves the penalty box prior to the expiration of his penalty for the purpose of challenging an official’s ruling, will be assessed a game misconduct penalty AND be automatically suspended for the next three regular League and/or Play-off games of his Club.
17/25 If a player shoots the puck at or in the general direction of an official, the player will be...
If a player shoots the puck at or in the general direction of an official he will receive a game misconduct and a suspension for not less than three games.
18/25 What year was the Zamboni introduced?
Frank Zamboni introduced the world’s first ice resurfacing machine in 1949.
19/25 What happens when a player loses his jersey in a fight?
A player who engages in a fight and whose jersey is not properly “tied-down” (jersey properly fastened to pants), and who loses his jersey (completely off his torso) in that altercation will receive a game misconduct penalty. If the player loses his jersey despite the tie down remaining in tact and attached to the pants, the game misconduct is not applicable.
20/25 What is the fine to the coach if a player is deemed an instigator of a fight in the last five minutes or OT of a game?
The player is suspended for one game and the Head Coach is fined $10,000 – a fine that doubles for each subsequent incident.
21/25 What is the penalty if a player attempts to or deliberately injures his opponent by cross-checking?
The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted to or deliberately injured his opponent by cross-checking, the player is also automatically assesed a $100 fine.
22/25 What happens if a goalie races out of his crease to beat an opponent to the puck, covers it up and stops the play?
If the goalkeeper races out of his crease in an attempt to beat the attacking player to the puck and instead of playing the puck jumps on the puck causing a stoppage of play, this shall be a minor penalty for delay of game.
23/25 Can a coach continually change/substitute the goaltender?
A bench minor penalty shall be imposed upon any Team which, after warning by the Referee to its Captain or Alternate Captain to place the correct number of players on the ice and commence play, fails to comply with the Referee’s direction and thereby causes any delay by making additional substitutions including, but not limited to, continually substituting goalkeepers for the purpose of stalling or delaying the game).
24/25 Is it possible for a goal to be awarded if the puck never crosses the goalline?
Yes, There are several scenarios where the referee has the power to award a goal that never happened. For example a goalie leaving obstacles (equipment or snow build-up) when he leaves the net for an extra attacker can warrant a goal being awarded. Another scenario is throwing a stick/equipment at the puck as an attacker skates towards an empty net.
25/25 What happens if a player makes incidental contact with the goalie outside of his crease?
Incidental contact is permitted when the goalkeeper is in the act of playing the puck outside his goal crease provided the attacking player has made a reasonable effort to avoid such unnecessary contact.