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Time to FACE-OFF! Basically, there are three types of Face-Offs:

1. Standard Face-Off: Opposing centers face each other with their sticks one foot apart on the ground. Be ready because the ref is going to drop the puck and then it's HOCKEY TIME!

2. Stick-To-Stick Face-Off: Opposing centers face each other, sticks on the ground, the puck in between them. Tap the ground and then your opponent's stick three times (ground-stick, ground-stick, ground-stick), then go for the puck, because its HOCKEY TIME!

3. In-Bounding Face-Off: When the puck goes out-of-bounds, the last team to touch it loses possession. Players on the defending team must stand at least 10 feet from the spot where the puck went out-of-bounds, then the inbounding team puts the puck back into play. The inbounding player must make a pass before a shot on goal is taken.


Play stops after a goal, when the puck goes out of bounds, or when a penalty or infraction is called. When the referee blows the whistle, that means play stops. The following violations will stop play:

1. Knocking the puck into your opponent's goal with anything other than your stick (feet, hands, nose - or anything else).

2. Falling on the puck to stop play (unless you're the goalie).

A comparison between street and ice hockey rules is shown in the following grid.

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