False Faceoffs

The IIHF has introduced an updated interpretation for false faceoffs.  If a team commits a faceoff violation, the linesman will issue a first faceoff violation warning to the skater taking the faceoff.  The linesman will signal the warning with their index finger.  A second violation will result in a bench minor penalty.  The offending team centre is no longer removed from the faceoff after the first faceoff violation.

The False Faceoffs bulletin details the amended rules, and the following video provides examples on how linesman will manage the faceoff to ensure a fair faceoff for both teams.