Faceoff is a video game that is a classic deathmatch turned 3d. It will feature networked game play, 3d graphics and sound, and superb AI for single player. It is currently set for Linux but Windows will also be included.
Dropping the puck by an official onto the ice to begin play. Check out a detailed diagram of a faceoff
After a stoppage in play, the game resumes when the puck is dropped between two opposing centres at one of the five circles or four blue-line spots on the ice.
The method of starting play at the beginning of a period or of restarting after play has been stopped for any reason. Two opposing players stand a stick-length apart with their stick blades flat on the ice and a referee or linesman drops the puck between them. Other players must remain outside the faceoff circle or at least 15 feet away if the faceoff is at a spot that's not in a circle.
The dropping of the puck between two opposing players to start play. They are to hockey what the jump ball is to basketball.
The puck is dropped between two opposing players who face each other. Faceoffs occur at the beginning of each period and after any stoppage of play.