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OFFICIAL RULES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table 13 - Rule 25 - Penalty Shot
Summary of Penalty Shots

 Descprition

Rule

(i)  Deliberate illegal substitution

Rule 68

(ii)  Intentionally dislodging the net from its moorings during the course of a breakaway

Rule 63

(iii)  Intentionally dislodging the net from its moorings when the penalty cannot be served in its entirety within regulation time

Rule 63

(iv)  Falling on the puck in the goal crease

Rule 63

(v)  Picking up the puck with the hand in the goal crease

Rule 63

(vi)  Player on a breakaway who is interfered with by an object thrown or shot by a defending team player

Rule 53
Rule 56

(vii)  Player on a breakaway who is interfered with by a player who has illegally entered the game

Rule 70

(viii)  Player or goalkeeper throws or shoots an object at the puck in his defending zone

Rule 53

(ix)  Player on a breakaway who is fouled from behind

Rule 24
Rule 54
Rule 55
Rule 57
Rule 61

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