Regel 35: Penalty Timekeeper
Regel 35.1: General Duties
The Penalty Timekeeper shall keep on the Official Game Sheet, a correct record of all penalties imposed by the On-ice Game Officials, including the names of the Players penalized, the penalties assessed, the duration of each penalty and the time at which each penalty was imposed. This information shall also be recorded by the scorekeeper on the Official Game Sheet.
The Penalty Timekeeper shall inform penalized Players and the Penalty Box Attendants as to the correct expiration time of all penalties. In the event of a malfunction of the Penalty Time Clock, the Game Clock shall be utilized to determine the expired time of each penalty. Otherwise, the Penalty Time Clocks shall be the official timing device for all penalties that require a Team to play with less than five (5) Skaters.
Players shall only be released from the Penalty Box when indicated by the Penalty Time Clock or as otherwise covered in the playing rules. The infraction of the rules for which each penalty has been imposed will be announced over the Public Address System as reported by the Referee. Where Players of both Teams are penalized at the same time, the penalty to the visiting Player will be announced first.
In situations where multiple Game Misconduct Penalties have been assessed to anyone (1) Player at the same stoppage of play, only one (1) Game Misconduct Penalty should be announced.
Misconduct Penalties and coincident Major Penalties should not be recorded on the timing device (Penalty Time Clock) but such penalized Players should be alerted and released at the first stoppage of play following the expiration of their penalties.
When a Player is assessed a Misconduct Penalty in addition to other penalties, the Misconduct Penalty shall only commence after all other penalties have been served (or washed out by the scoring of a goal).
If a Player leaves the Penalty Box before the time has expired, the Penalty Timekeeper must note the time and notify the Referees at their first opportunity.
It is the responsibility of the Penalty Timekeeper to ensure that penalized Players return to the Penalty Box before the puck is dropped for the start of a new period.
In the event a penalized Player is not in the Penalty Box, the Penalty Timekeeper should notify the Referees and prevent the game from resuming until the Player is there.
Regel 35.2: Equipment
Manual stopwatches should be available to determine the correct penalty times in the event the timing system fails.
Regel 35.3: Goalkeeper's Penalties
In the event a Goalkeeper is penalized, the penalty shall be served by another member of their Team who was on the ice when the the offense was committed. Communication with the Official Scorekeeper and/or Statistic staff is important at this time as they can inform the Penalty Timekeeper who was actually on the ice to ensure only the proper Players can serve the time.
Regel 35.4: Penalty Shot
The Penalty Timekeeper shall report on the Penalty Record form each “Penalty Shot” awarded, the name of the Player taking the shot and the result of the shot.
Regel 35.5: Penalty Time Clock
The Penalty Timekeeper shall be responsible for the correct posting of penalties on the scoreboard at all times and shall promptly call to the attention of the Referees any discrepancy between the time recorded on the clock and the official correct time and they shall be responsible for making any adjustments ordered by the Referees.
In the event two (2) Players from one (1) Team and one (1) Player from the opposing Team are penalized at the same time, the Penalty Timekeeper shall request through the Referee or the offending Team's Captain, which penalty they prefer to have on the timing device.
Regel 35.6: Reporting
Should a Player be assessed a penalty that results in an “automatic ejection from the game”, this must be communicated to the Referee at the time the penalty is assessed to ensure a Game Misconduct Penalty is assessed. When penalties are assessed in the final minute of a period where tenths of seconds are shown on the clock, the time of the penalty shall be rounded up to the nearest second for the Official Game Sheet.
Regel 35.7: Stick Measurements
The Penalty Timekeeper shall have an official IIHF “stick-measuring gauge” and tape measure available for the Referees use during the game. They shall also record on the Official Game Sheet the details and the result of any stick measurement performed by the Referees during the game.
Regel 35.8: Verification of Time
In the event a goal is awarded by Video Review even though play continued, the Penalty Timekeeper must adjust any existing penalties, according to the situation. The clock must revert to the original time the goal was scored. If a penalty was in the process of being called, it will revert to that time also.