Video goal judge system operating proceduresNHL.com @NHLdotcom
The use of the video replay of disputed goals is approved by the IIHF and is included in the Rule Book. All available television pictures must be provided and used by the video goal judge for this system.
The following situations are the only situations that will be subject to video goal judge review:
1. To determine if the puck has completely crossed the goal line.
2. To determine if the puck entered the net prior to or after the goal frame was dislodged.
3. To determine if the puck entered the net prior to or after expiration of time at the end of a period or the game.
4. To determine if the puck was directed into the net by a hand or kicked into the net by a skate.
5. To determine if a puck deflected into the net off of a game official.
6. To determine if the puck was struck with a high stick, above the height of the crossbar, by an attacking player, prior to the puck entering the net.
7. To establish the correct time on the official game clock at the point that the puck completely crossed the goal line, provided that the game time is available on the video goal judge's monitor.
i) When the referee requests a video review of a disputed goal, the referee will contact the video goal judge from the official scorekeeper''s bench using a telephone system that has been installed for this purpose.
ii) When the video goal judge requests a review, the video goal judge will contact the official scorekeepers bench using the telephone system during the first stoppage of play after the incident has occurred in order to inform the referee that the play is under video review.
iii) When a video review is requested by either the referee or by the video goal judge, the public address announcer will make the following announcement.
"The play is being reviewed."
iv) If the video review is inconclusive, then the video goal judge will report this to the referee who will then make the final decision.
v) Following the review and the subsequent decision one of the following announcements is to be made:
"A goal has been scored at (time)." OR
"No goal has been scored."
vi) A team does not have the authority to request a video review of a play.
vii) If the puck enters the net and play is stopped, the referee or the video goal judge is to request for a review during this stoppage of play. If there is no review during this stoppage of play then the result is final and no review of the play will be permitted at a later time.
viii) If the puck enters the net and play was to continue, then the review would take place during the first stoppage of play following the incident. If no review is performed during this first stoppage of play then no review of the play will be permitted at a later time.
ix) When a referee or a video goal judge indicates that there is to be a video review, then all players must go to their respective team benches.
x) A video review of the play may be called even though the first stoppage of play signals the end of a period or the end of a game.