Control vs. Possession

 

Control is gained when:

  • A skater places their stick into the ring, propels the ring with their stick, or fi they bat or kick the ring
  • A goalie within the crease prevents the ring from entering the net and the ring comes to rest inside or contacting the goal crease
  • A goalie not preventing the ring from entering the net propels the ring with their stick, or bats or kicks the ring
  • The ring comes to rest inside or contacts the goal crease

Possession is when a player/ team has last contacted or controlled the ring has possession.

Control is when a player has physical control of the ring while possession is the last player/ team who had control of the ring.

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