The Referees shall report the name or number of the “goal scorer” and also report any Player deserving an “assist” for that goal. Changes in any award of points will be done by a League representative.
In the event the Video Review Operations reviews a play, and a goal is awarded even though play went for any period of time, the Official Scorekeeper records the goal and any assists at the time the goal was scored.
If they are unsure, they must check with the Video Review Operations. The Timekeeper must also be informed in order to adjust the clock and the penalty clocks accordingly. A goal is awarded to the last Player on the scoring Team to touch the puck prior to the puck entering the net.
→ Rule 78 – Goals
An “assist” is awarded to the Player or Players (maximum two) who touches the puck prior to the “goal scorer”, provided no defender plays or “possesses the puck” in between.
Assists can be given to deserving Players on a goal that has been awarded by the Referee if the Referee or Official Scorekeeper deems that assists would have been given on the eventual goal anyway.
When goals are scored in the final minute of a period where tenths of seconds are shown on the clock, the time of the goal shall be rounded up to the nearest second for the official records.