There are plenty of ways to cheat that happen every game.
Not mentioned in the article, but was my first thought: Salary cap violations.
Hello Commissioner Richard Brosal AND the Danbury Trashers of the former UHL!
Drill out pucks,add weights to make heavier. Drill out pucks to reduce weight. Add super-slippery oil to puck to make it faster. Spray non-skid coating to outside of puck to slow it down.
Bribe the refs