There have been no forfeits in the league’s history; a 1921 game between the Rochester Jeffersons and the Washington Senators is occasionally listed as a forfeit, but because of the lax cancellation rules of the time and uncertainty over which team (if either) was at fault for the game not being played, the game is
During these matches, two extra periods of 71⁄2 minutes each were played, and if no golden goals were scored after both periods of extra time, a penalty stroke competition decided the game. FIH, the sport’s governing body, did away with the overtime procedure in 2013, and now teams go directly to the shootout.
A touchdown was now scored by possessing the ball beyond the goal line. In 1897, the touchdown scored five points, and the goal after touchdown added another point – hence the current terminology: “extra point”. In 1912, the value of a touchdown was increased to six points. The end zone was also added.