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Video goal judge

What is Video goal judge?

The off-ice official in charge of viewing eligible plays that need to be reviewed and letting the on-ice officials whether a goal can or cannot be allowed.

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The video goal judge and his team have video equipment that can be used to slow down and stop replays to determine if a puck has entered the net, has been hit with a high stick or gloved into the net.

The video goal judge is in each arena, but they also have other crews in the National Hockey League - NHL "War Room" located in Toronto. This room includes other video replay officials in place to help the video goal judge have a second, third or even four-plus set of eyes as a check and balance on every review in question.

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