- Centre Men:
When the faceoff is in the defending half of the ice, the defending team center must place his stick on the ice first, followed immediately by the skater of the attacking team.
When the faceoff is at the center-ice faceoff spot, the visiting team center must place his stick on the ice first.
- Remaining Players:
Skaters not taking the faceoff may not change position around the outside of the faceoff location once they are set, even if they are on side. The attacking skaters in his attacking part of the ice shall assume their positions first followed by the players of the defending team.