If safety takes priority over all else then I would like to suggested the following: Anyone who launches a shot at the net and hits another person with the ball or his stick would receive a double minor. If it is deem that it was intentional, then a 5 minute major would be assessed.
The only exception would be if a defender is standing in the crease or moves into the path of the ball in an attempt to block the shot.
Personally, if we apply this rule, I would suggest removing the 24' dotted line which will allow shots from anywhere from the floor. Keeping in mind that shooter has to exercise due diligence to ensure everyone's safety on the floor.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009, 7:09 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206