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Highway Conditions

Delaying the call on four-in

The four-in call often leads to confusion on the ice. This is because the rules do not require that play be stopped when four-in occurs until the team with four-in gains control of the ring.

The procedure that On-ice Officials are to follow on a four-in situation is:

  1. If the team in control of the ring skates four-in, make the call immediately.
  2. Otherwise, raise a bent arm to signal a delayed violation.
  3. If the 4th player leaves the zone before their team gains control - begin a five second count.
  4. If the ring leaves the zone before the team gains control - no call will be made.
  5. If the team gains control in the zone within the five second count - make the call.
  6. If the team gains control while there are still four-in, a delayed penalty should be called.

Next time, before you start yelling four-in: check the signal being given by the On-ice Official nearest the freeplay line.


Ringette Canada Official Rules

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Jersey # Requirements

A reminder to teams who may be sourcing new Jerseys at this time. Ringette Canada rules require a Jersey number on both the front and the back of your jersey. The front number must appear on the right-hand side and be a minimum of 3 inches tall in a contrasting color.

"Each player must wear a clearly visible individual number on both
the back and the right front of their sweater. The number shall be a
maximum of two digits and must contrast in colour with the
sweater. The back number must be at least 15.24cm (6 in.) in
height and the front number must be at least 7.62cm (3 in.) in
height. A number different than that on the sweater may not
appear elsewhere on the uniform."

Enforcement of this rule is at the discretion of the on-ice official as to whether or not they feel the lack of front-side numbers would impact their ability to manage the game (ie. identifying goals, assists and penalty assessment). Failure to have a number on the front of your jersey could result in forfeit of a game if the issue cannot be resolved thru alternate jerseys or pinneys.



 June 2019