E - Infrastructure Protocol


  1. There are three creases on the ice: one for each goaltender in front of either goal net and one at the boards by the scorekeeper’s bench for on-ice officials.

  2. The red, on-ice officials’ crease must be marked on the ice in a semi-circle 5 cm (2") wide with a radius of 3.0 meters (9' 10") immediately in front of the scorekeeper’s bench. Players are not allowed in this area during stoppages of play when on-ice officials are in consultation with each other or reporting to off-ice officials.

  3. In front of each goal net a goal-crease area must be marked by a red line, 5 cm (2") wide.

  4. The goal-crease area must be painted light blue, but inside the goal-net area from the goal line to the back of the goal net must be white.

  5. The goal crease is a three-dimensional space and includes the air above the markings on ice up to the top of the crossbar. 

  6. The goal crease must be marked as follows:

    1. A red semi-circle 180 cm (71") in radius and 5 cm (2") in width must be drawn using the center of the goal line as the center point;

    2. A red, “L”-shaped marking of 15 cm (6") in length (each line) must be added at each front corner;

    3. The location of the “L” is measured by drawing an imaginary line 122 cm (48') from the goal line to the edge of the semi-circle.

  7. The measurements of all creases must be taken from the outside edge of the lines such that the full thickness of the lines is considered part of the crease.

The two goal creases must be free of all advertising, additional markings, and be maintained in the designated color's to be highly visible at all times. This includes, as the season progresses, the fading and extreme scarring that can naturally be caused.