Ice Hockey Rules

The rules of Ice Hockey are not universally applicable. Each league has slightly different regulations and procedures. Although the fundamentals are essentially identical, every rulebook provides a set of invariably arcane precepts and procedures, which dictate everything from the dimensions of the rink to the hand signals referees ought to use to signal that a foul has been committed.

Detailed rules and procedures will be of interest to those who are interested in playing ice hockey seriously and avid fans of the professional leagues. A summary of the main principles of the sport is provided here for those who want to get an idea of what playing ice hockey involves. Some of the most important rulebooks are listed below: