On this #RuleyTuesday, we tackle the hockey rule that determines what you need to do when you've suspended a goalkeeper from the game, awarded a penalty stroke, but the team lacks a second dressed goalkeeper.
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Hey friends, I’m Keely Dunn of FHumpires and this is Ruley Tuesday; a hot take on just one rule in the book.
Today we dive into a question posted by Ian Dunnett: What do you do when a goalkeeper is suspended from the game, a penalty stroke is awarded, but no second goalkeeper is kitted up.
Let’s do this!
Goalkeepers Serve Their Cards
So the first issue we’ll get out of the way is that when a goalkeeper is given a card, they must personally serve it. Green, yellow, red, blue, all of them. That means, for an awful lot of teams, their one and only fully-kitted goalkeeper is now off the pitch and for the time being at least, they can only have 10 field players.
Rule of Hockey 2.3
For Ian’s scenario, we’re looking at rule 2.3. In sub (a), we see that a substitution of a fully-kitted goalkeeper is allowed when a penalty stroke is called. However, under (g), time stoppage is not extended for a player to put on protective equipment as part of a goalkeeper substitution.
A field player is permitted to put on a face mask as protective equipment and use their stick to make the save, under 13.7(f). And I’ve seen it happen!
It’s possible that your local competition regulations have something to say on players defending the goal without equipment, you’re responsible for double-checking that. In absence of any modifications, umpires mustn’t delay the game for a field player to put on the pads, and you learned it here on Ruley Tuesday.
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Chau for now!
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