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Rule 36 - Goal Judge

36.1 General Duties - He shall signal, normally by means of red light, his decision as to whether the puck passed between the goal posts and entirely over the goal line. His only decision is whether the puck actually entered the net, not how or when it went in. The light must be illuminated each time the puck enters the net regardless of circumstances. It is up to the Referees and/or Video Goal Judge to decide if it is a goal.

In concluding that the puck has indeed entered the net, the Goal Judge shall indicate so by illuminating the red light and holding it on to a count of five, allowing other off-ice and on-ice officials to see that the puck has entered the net.

36.2 Communication - The Goal Judge must be connected to the penalty bench by a form of communication (usually phone) in the event that the Referees finds it necessary to consult with him.

36.3 Location - There shall be one Goal Judge situated behind each goal. Goal Judges shall be stationed behind the goals during the progress of play, in properly protected areas, if possible, so that there can be no interference with their activities. They shall not change goals during the game.

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