QMJHL Announces Changes to the Playing Rules
September 18, 2019 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) News Release
Boucherville, QC - The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League today announced several new changes to playing rules adopted at the League's Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Montreal, Qc.
15.5 Face-off locations
When a player is penalized, the ensuing face-off shall be conducted at one of the two face-off spots in the offending team's end zone. The offensive team will have the choice of which end zone dot the face-off will take place.
There are only three exceptions to this application:
(i) when a penalty is assessed after the scoring of a goal (face-off at center ice)
(ii) when a penalty is assessed at the end (or start) of a period - face-off at center ice
(iii) when the defending team is about to be penalized and the attacking players enter the attacking zone beyond the end zone face-off circle - face-off in the neutral zone (see Rule 76.1 paragraph 10).
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