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OFFICIAL RULES
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Table 20 - Rule 84 - Overtime
Penalties Assessed in Overtime - Regular Season
Time in OT
Team A
Team B
On-ice Strength
0:30
 
 
1:00
 
 
1:30
A23 – 2
 
 
 
 
 
A7 – 2
 
 
 
B17 – 2
 
Team A – 3 skaters
Team B – 4 skaters
 
Team A – 3 skaters
Team B – 3 skaters
 
Team A – 3 skaters
Team B – 4 skaters
 

Once team A has received their second minor penalty, each team must add one player to their on-ice strength. Should the penalty to A23 expire bringing the on-ice strength back to four (4) on four (4) and there is a subsequent stoppage of play, the on-ice strength must be adjusted down to three (3) on three (3) at this point. However, if there is a stoppage of play once the penalty to B17 has expired (and before A7’s expires), the on-ice strength would be adjusted to four (4) on three (3). If there is no stoppage in play until both teams have returned to five skaters each, at the next stoppage of play the on-ice strength would be adjusted back down to four (4) on four (4).

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