55.1 Hooking - Hooking is the act of using the stick in a manner that enables a player to restrain an opponent.
When a player is checking another in such a way that there is only stick-to-stick contact, such action is not to be penalized as hooking.
55.2 Minor Penalty - A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player or goalkeeper who impedes the progress of an opponent by “hooking” with his stick. A minor penalty for hooking shall be assessed to any player who uses the shaft of the stick above the upper hand to hold or hook an opponent.
55.3 Major Penalty - A major penalty shall be imposed on any player or goalkeeper who injures an opponent by “hooking” (see 55.4).
55.4 Game Misconduct – When a major penalty has been assessed for hooking as a result of an injury to an opponent, a game misconduct penalty must also be assessed.55.5 Penalty Shot – refer to Rule 57.3 – Tripping.
55.6 Awarded Goal – refer to Rule 57.4 – Tripping.
55.7 Fines and Suspensions - A player who has been assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct under this rule shall be automatically fined one hundred dollars ($100).
If deemed appropriate, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion (refer to Rule 28).