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Didn’t I see the new rule about penalty length too? 12-17 minute period games would be 90 second
That is optional by association/state I believe, and I hadn’t heard if MN Hockey adopted it or not.
You want to talk about slower games, that’s one way to do it… It is hard to enough to get volunteer time keepers** to get up a 2:00 penalty “Hit Player/Penalty, enter, enter, enter” and 2:00 goes up. If they have to enter 1:45, 1:30 for penalties… oh boy, cant wait for that. Outside of that, I don’t have any issue with it.
**There are a bunch of parents who are only there because they have to; they’re chatting and forget to stop the clock, forget to start the clock, can’t put up penalties, don’t know coincidental don’t go up, etc. but then get upset with the officials if they think an offsides was missed, haha. In fairness, there are a handful of all-star parent clock operators who would have the penalties up on the clock before the player sat down in the box, had the stopwatch on their phones ready to go for timeouts, etc. It was always fun to explain a 7:00 penalty, haha. Major gets served first by rule, he cannot come out until 7:00 is up, or a goal is scored in the last 2:00 (if still shorthanded). The strange look you get every time, you can see the gears turning in their heads haha.
Agree with you on the 1:30 penalty ans getting it on the board. First time I ever experienced it was during the Squirt International. It’s even more difficult to announce those penalties “90 seconds for tripping” or “1 minute and 30 seconds for tripping”?