New Zealand here once again. I have asked this question once before but would like more of a response. I would like players / coaches / organizers opinions on how IIHF offside rule will effect play on our rinks. (yes I know the rule and how it works)
We have unusually small rinks down here. The biggest being 120' x 60' and the smallest being 75' x 35' (yes they do play on this small slab). What do you think the pros/cons are of this.
I would really appreciate some response. If you need to know more just ask. Please don't make the smallness of the rinks the issue (down here it is reality- -these are the sizes of the rinks--so we play on them) but rather what/how will this effect the game and development of youth hockey. E.G.. if I line 3 players up across the center line are we going to be playing British bulldog rather than hockey!! Other concerns I have is how to execute a power play, whether using a box or diamond, your d-man is going to be in the defense zone, and on break outs, you will be forced to carry the puck, rather than encourage passing --any and all will be appreciated
. (especially if someone feels that this rule will be benificial)
thanks in advance