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Offside

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Offside

The offside rule is a hard rule to understand when first watching the game of hockey. Basically, this rule stipulates that the puck has to enter the offensive zone (from the blue line to the net) before any player of the attacking team can enter that zone. If a player of the attacking team enters the offensive zone before the puck, all attacking players must be outside the offensive zone before they can re-enter it. An infraction will only be called if an attacking player touches the puck while in the offensive zone. A faceoff will then take place outside the zone, near the blue line.

 

 

This rule helps the defensive team greatly as all they need to do is shoot the puck out of their zone to force all the players from the attacking team to exit the zone in order to avoid a faceoff.

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Stéphane

Hockey Experience

  • 20 years of playing hockey and counting
  • 5 years of competitive hockey (novice, atom, pee-wee (2 years) and bantam)
  • won the Northern Ontario Hockey Association (N.O.H.A.) title 4 times
  • won the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) title once
  • finished third for the OHA twice

Bio

Stéphane has been playing hockey since he was 4 years old. He has played competitive throughout is youth until his late teenage years when school work came before competitive hockey. He played defence for the first few years of his career and then moved as a forward, where he is still playing. Right now he's playing hockey in a men's league in the Ottawa region.

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