Re: Olympic Chick Stick-n-Puck: Everything is Backwards
posted at 2/13/2014 7:59 PM EST
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In Men's hockey, a goal is sometimes called back despite no whistle, as the ref explains his "intent to blow".
In this game the girls play on the ice, a puck that goes in AFTER the whistle blows is allowed...even after video review.
"In the third period of Wednesday's round-robin game between the USA and Canada, a puck was trickling toward the American cage as it snuck behind goalie Jessie Vetter. The puck slightly disappeared from view for a second and that's where the confusion set in.
As the puck trickled toward the goal line, the referees blew the whistle. The question was if it blew before or after the puck eventually went in. Immediately the Canadians celebrated the score and the horn sounded in Sochi.
After the review, the referees called it a good goal, despite the fact that the puck seemed to be short of the goal line at the time of the whistle. Here's a look at where the puck was when the whistle blew."
They have to do away with this event all together. If one team has won 18 straight games and only two teams have won the Gold, it's obviously not working.
From IIHF Rule Book
No mention of when the whistle blew
Therefore call on the ice stands
Call on the ice was goal
330 - VIDEO GOAL JUDGE SYSTEM
a) Video Goal Judge System (VGJ) shall be applied only by at the request of the Referee
or the Video Goal Judge.
b) The following are the only situations subject to review by the Video Goal Judg
1. Puck crossing the goal line.
2. Puck in the net prior to the goal frame being displaced.
3. Puck in the net prior to or after the expiration of time at the end of a period.
4. Puck directed into the net by hand or kicked into the net.
5. Puck deflected into the net off a game official.
6. Puck struck with a high stick above the height of crossbar by an attacking
player prior to entering the net.
7. Establishing the correct time on the official clock, provided the game time is
visible on the Video Goal Judge’s monitor.