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MASL FLOOR HOCKEY RULES

Floor hockey is played between two teams of six players to a side, on a flat surface the size of a basketball court. The object of the game is to score points by hitting the puck or ball into the opponent's goal. A floor hockey game consists of three 15 minute periods. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins.

Each player on the team has a position. One player serves as the center, and can play offense and defense. Two players serve as forwards, and play offense.  One player serves as the goalkeeper and can stop the puck using their hands, feet, body, and stick. 

The game is started with a faceoff between the centers taken at the center circle. Faceoffs restart the game after a goal or at the beginning of a period. The center cannot score on a face off unless it first touches an offensive player.

Roughing violations result in two minutes in the penalty box. Roughing violations include: Hitting the opponent with a stick when there is not chance of hitting the puck; Contacting an opponent with the stick above the waist; Contact with the goalkeeper while in the crease; Pushing, tripping, hooking, or blocking, an opponent, with the body.

The opposing team gains possession of the puck at the half court line for the following misconduct violations: A player deliberately kicks the puck; A player deliberately stops play by holding, laying, or stepping on the puck; A player contacts the puck while laying on the floor; Any player other than the goalkeeper enters the crease, or plays a puck in the crease.