At the Junior Level, the following Specialty Cards are added: 1 BREAKAWAY OR MIRACULOUS SAVE card 1 TWO-ON-ONE OR MIRACULOUS SAVE card The other 3 Specialty Cards are not used at the Junior Level. After shuffling the deck, the dealer removes the top 2 cards before dealing the first shift of each period. The 2 cards are set aside, placed face down for the duration of the period and designated as Bench Cards (see below: Penalty Shots).
Breakaway or Miraculous Save Card
(1) “Breakaway”: Played to generate a shot with a higher chance of scoring a goal. When a “Breakaway” is played, a goal is scored when a Number Card matches or has a value of plus one (+1) compared to the previous Number Card.
Ex: Team A plays a “Breakaway”. Team B plays a #9. Team A plays either a #9 or #10. Result: Team A scores a goal with either #9 or #10. There is no rebound opportunity on a breakaway.
(2) “Miraculous Save”: Played to prevent a goal.
Ex: Team A scores a goal. Team B plays a “Miraculous Save”.
Result: A great save occurs and no goal is scored. Teams continue play to generate another shot.
Two-on-One or Miraculous Save Card
(1) “Two-on-One”: Played to generate a shot with a higher chance of scoring a goal. After a “Two-on-One” is played, a goal is scored when a Number Card matches or has a value of plus one (+1) compared to the previous Number Card. Rebounds may occur after a two-on-one. A “Blocked Shot” will prevent a two-on-one, but not a breakaway.
Note: Shots, including breakaways and two-on-ones, must be ‘played out’; any shot from a Specialty Card cannot be played right after an opposing shot.
(2) “Miraculous Save”: (see above: Miraculous Save) PENALTY SHOTS
When a team cannot make a legal play with a Specialty Card, a penalty shot is awarded. This may occur at the end of a shift when each team has only one card left to play.
Ex: Team A plays a “Breakaway”. Team B has a SHOT OR BLOCKED SHOT card to play. This card cannot be played legally right after a “Breakaway”.
Result: Team B plays the card and Team A is awarded a penalty shot. Team A draws the top Bench Card. If a stick card is drawn, a goal is scored. If any other card is drawn, a goal is not scored and regular play resumes. The drawn card is placed at the bottom of the Bench Cards.