Distinct Kicking Motion made its online debut February 23, 2009. While a lot of our writing is satirical or tongue-in-cheek, we still aim to bring readers a blend of informed hockey commentary mixed with doses of satire, sarcasm, and humour. As many of our articles indicate, we definitely lean towards sarcasm and humour. We hope that you readers enjoy our thoughts, or at least find them mildly amusing enough to come back and check in on us regularly. We’re committed to constant updates and new material, and hopefully there’s something for everyone. Lastly, we live and write by one simple code:
Rule 70: Kicking the Puck
b. A puck that deflects into the net off of an attacking player who does not use a distinct kicking motion, is a legitimate goal.
(NOTE) The following should clarify deflections following a kicked puck that enters the goal:
i) A kicked puck that deflects off the body of any player of either team (including the goalkeeper) shall be ruled NO GOAL.
ii) A kicked puck that deflects off ANY stick (excluding the goalkeeper’s stick) shall be ruled a GOOD GOAL. After the puck has been kicked, makes contact with any stick and then deflects off any player (excluding the goalkeeper) and into the net will still be ruled a GOOD GOAL.
iii) The player who kicks the puck and has the puck deflect off his OWN stick and then into the net, this will be ruled a GOOD GOAL.