Regelbuch DEL Saison 2022/23

Regel 80: High-Sticking the Puck

Regel 80.1: High-Sticking the Puck

Batting the puck above the normal height of the shoulders with a stick is prohibited. When a puck is struck with a “high stick” and subsequently comes into the “possession and control” of a Player from the offending Team (including the Player who made contact with the puck), either directly or deflected off any Player or Official, there shall be a whistle.
When a puck has been contacted by a “high stick”, the play shall be permitted to continue, provided that:

(I) The puck has been batted to an opponent (when a Player bats the puck to an opponent, the Referee shall give the “washout” signal immediately - otherwise, they will stop the play).

(II) A Player of the defending side shall bat the puck into their own goal in which case the goal shall be allowed.

Cradling the puck on the blade of the stick (“lacrosse style”) above the normal height of the shoulders shall be prohibited and a stoppage of play shall result. If this is done by a Player on a “Penalty Shot” or Shootout attempt, the shot shall be stopped immediately and considered complete.
Rule 60 – High-Sticking

Regel 80.2: Face-off Location

When the play is stopped for the “high-sticking the puck” violation, the ensuing “face-off” must take place at the spot that provides the least amount of “territorial advantage” to the Team striking the puck, either where the puck was contacted illegally , or where it was last played by the offending Team.

If the attacking Team is at fault and the play is stopped while the puck is in the Attacking Zone, the ensuing “face-off” must be moved to the nearest Face-off Spot in the Neutral Zone.

Regel 80.3: Disallowed Goal

When an attacking Player causes the puck to enter the opponent’s goal by contacting the puck above the height of the crossbar, either directly or deflected off any Player or Official, the goal shall not be allowed. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick.

If the puck makes contact with the stick at or below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed.

A goal scored as a result of a defending Player striking the puck with their stick carried above the height of the crossbar of the goal frame into their own goal shall be allowed.