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Rule 58 - Butt-ending

58.1 Butt-ending – The action whereby a player uses the shaft of the stick, above the upper hand, to check an opposing player in any manner or jabs or attempts to jab an opposing player with this part of the stick.

58.2 Double-minor Penalty - A double-minor penalty will be imposed on a player who attempts to butt-end an opponent.

58.3 Major Penalty - A major penalty shall be imposed on a player who butt-ends an opponent (see section 58.5).

58.4 Match Penalty - A match penalty shall be imposed on a player who injures an opponent as a result of a butt-end.

58.5 Game Misconduct Penalty – When a major penalty is imposed for butt-ending, a game misconduct penalty must also be assessed.

58.6 Fines and Suspensions - When a major penalty and game misconduct are imposed under this rule, an automatic fine of one hundred dollars ($100) will be imposed.

If deemed appropriate, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion (refer to Rule 28).

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