Bullying in hockey, which is offside


Offside (English Offside, IIHF rule 450/451) exists if at least one attacking player is in the opposing third of defense with both skates before the puck has completely crossed the blue line and he plays the puck there. To avoid offside, there must be no other player on the attacking team between the attacking player and the opposing goal line at the moment the puck crosses the blue line.

It is not considered offside if

  • the disc is returned to his defensive zone by a defending player, or if
  • the attacking player, driving backwards, moves the puck into the attacking third in a controlled manner on the stick.

Off goal area (IIHF rule 471) occurs when an attacking player is standing in the opponent's goal area. The whistle is then blown and a face-off is carried out in the neutral zone. However, if the player stands passively in the goal area, i.e. without intervening in the game and hindering the goalkeeper, then play continues. If the player is pushed into the goal area by a defender, the whistle blows and a 2-minute bench penalty is imposed for obstruction.

A third possible offside form was that Two-line pass (or. Red line offside). If a player plays a pass over two lines (blue and red), the game ends; in this way, fast counterattacks are prevented. In the European ice hockey leagues this rule is not applied, in the NHL it was abolished for the 2005/06 season.