Goalkeeping

  • Goal Crease – Offensive players are not allowed in the crease at any time. It is an infraction when an offensive player and/or their stick goes into the goal crease. This does not apply to the goalkeeper or defensive players.
  • Puck Handling – Goalkeepers may hay handle the puck with their hands or other parts of their body
    • They may trap or freeze the puck with their feet, stick or hands and play will resume with a face-off at the nearest spot.
    • A goalkeeper must have at least one part of their body in the crease to be able to trap/freeze the puck.
    • When clearing the puck the goalkeeper may toss it underhand but should be and within a 45 degree angle towards the sides of the court. If a goalkeeper is clearing the puck with their stick they can clear in any direction.
  • Positioning
    • The goalkeeper must start in a standing position, facing the play
    • If the goalkeeper drops down to the ground, they must stand back up within 3 seconds (new rule based off of MSHSL adapted floor hockey)
  • Equipment
    • The goalkeeper must have a helmet that has a full face mask and a throat protector
    • The goalkeeper may not use excessive equipment, including ice hockey pads. Goalie equipment should be street hockey or roller hockey pads.
  • Wheelchair Goalies
    • Athletes who use wheelchairs/assisted devices are allowed to play the position of goalie since the crease is a protected area from the opposing team.
    • Wheelchair goalies must start the play in the direction of the face-off, when the play starts they are allowed to move perpendicular to the play but should be making an attempt to follow the play.
    • Goalkeepers are allowed to tape their stick to their wheelchair and can do so either perpendicular or parallel to it.
    • As goalie leg pads over shoes may go to the floor, it is acceptable for a wheelchair goalie to have their pads go to the floor.
    • If a team has a wheelchair goalie, one coach is allowed to be behind the goal but must not enter the court while the play is in action.