Regelbuch DEL Saison 2022/23

Regel 79: Hand Pass

Regel 79.1: Hand Pass

A Player shall be permitted to stop or “bat” a puck in the air with their open hand, or push it along the ice with their hand, and the play shall not be stopped unless, in the opinion of the On-ice Officials, they have directed the puck to a Teammate, or have allowed their Team to gain an advantage, and subsequently possession and control of the puck is obtained by a Player of the offending Team, either directly or deflected off any Player or Official. For violations related to “closing their hand on the puck”, refer to Handling Puck:
Rule 67 – Handling Puck

Regel 79.2: Defending Zone

Play will not be stopped for any hand pass by Players in their own Defending Zone. The location of the puck when contacted by either the Player making the hand pass or the Player receiving the hand pass shall determine the zone it is in.

Regel 79.3: Face-off Location

When a hand pass violation has occurred, the ensuing “face-off” shall take place at the nearest Face-off Spot in the zone where the offense occurred, unless the offending Team gains a territorial advantage, then the “face-off” shall be at the nearest Face-off Spot in the zone where the stoppage of play occurred, unless otherwise covered in the rules. When a hand pass violation occurs by a Team in their Attacking Zone, the ensuing “face-off” shall be conducted at one of the Face-off Spots outside the defending Team’s Blue Line in the Neutral Zone.