DEFINITION: A goaltender’s equipment must conform to safety standards, be of acceptable quality and working order, and be worn inside his uniform (except gloves, facemask, and pads).

  1. The team of a goaltender who participates in game action with illegal equipment will first be issued a warning by the referee. Failure to comply with the warning to adjust, replace, or secure any equipment as per the referee’s instructions will mean any player from that team subsequently violating rules for dangerous equipment will be assessed a misconduct penalty.