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# How many yards away must an opponent when you have a free hit in hockey?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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In Victoria, Australia, with the introduction of the new free hit rule, all opposing players must be 5 metres away from the player taking the free hit.

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The rule used to be 5 yards but this has been updated and converted to metric, 5 metres (about 5.6 yards).

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