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Referee Signals

An NHL game uses a total of 4 on-ice officials to call the game. These officials are known as linesmen and referees. Each has their own set of responsibilities throughout a game.

A REFEREE

Hockey 101 LogoA referee is signified by the orange bands on their sleeves. They are responsible for imposing all penalties, and determining all goals. Each NHL game uses 2 referees.

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A LINESMAN

Hockey 101 LogoA linesman does not wear orange bands. They are responsible for calling offsides as well as icing. Each NHL game uses 2 linesmen.

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