When each team is given the same amount of penalty time arising out of the same incident, the offending players shall not be released until the expiration of the penalty. Teams do not lose floor strength, and the ball is awarded to the team who was in possession prior to the fouls.
Nine-foot radius area which surrounds the goals at each end of the playing surface. A goal is disallowed if a player scores while standing inside this area or steps on the line that defines the crease.
Indoor lacrosse is played on a hockey rink covered by an artificial turf playing surface, which is usually referred to as the floor or the carpet (as opposed to the field). There must be boards around the sides of a minimum height of 3′ high. Dimensions are 200′ x 85′ but may be altered.
When a team has an (extra) man advantage because of a penalty situation against the opposing team. Power plays can take the form of five-on-four, five-on-three, or four-on- three. Following are some examples of what is and is not considered a power-play goal:
If a club has an advantage on a minor penalty starting at 2:02 of the quarter and it scores at 4:02, the goal is not a power-play goal.
If a club scores on a delayed penalty, the goal is not a power-play goal.
If a club has an advantage due to a five-minute major penalty, that club is always credited with having one more advantage than the number of power-play goals it scores during that advantage; because the penalty does not expire, a new advantage begins after such a power-play goal. For example, if Team A scores one goal during a major penalty, it is credited with two advantages.
If a club is on a power play for any length of time, it is considered to have had an advantage.
A 30-second clock begins (counting down) when a team assumes possession of the ball. The offensive team must put a shot on goal during that time or they will lose possession. If they do shoot on goal (without scoring) and recover possession of the ball (via rebound/loose ball recovery), the clock is reset for a new 30 seconds.
If a player shoots the ball with the intention of scoring and if that shot would have gone in the net had the goaltender not stopped it, the shot is recorded as a shot “on goal”. Shots which hit either of the goalposts or the crossbar are also credited as a shot on goal.
If a defending player commits a minor or major penalty against an opponent in possession of the ball where there is offensive momentum and the opponent doesn’t lose possession, the official raises his hand and does not blow the whistle until the 30-second shot clock expires, or a goal is scored or possession is lost.
In the event of a tie score at the end of the regulation game, play shall continue, after a two- minute interval, with sudden-death overtime. The period(s) shall be fifteen minutes (each) until a goal is scored, thus deciding a winner.
If a penalty or goal occurs in the last minute of a quarter, the time is rounded off to the previous second (i.e. – if a penalty is called with 14.6 seconds left in the quarter, the time is indicated as 14:45, and not 14:46.