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Table 12 - Rule 23 - Game Misconduct Penalties
Summary of Game Misconduct Penalties



(i)  Continues or attempts to continue a fight

Rule 46

(ii)  Fighting off the playing surface or with an opponent who is off the playing surface

Rule 46

(iii)  First or second player to leave the players’ bench during or to start an altercation

Rule 70

(iv)  First to intervene in an altercation (third man in)

Rule 46

(v)  Interferes with a game official in the performance of their duties

Rule 39

(vi)  Leaving the penalty bench during an altercation

Rule 70

(vii)  Obscene gestures

Rule 39
Rule 75

(viii)  Persists to challenge or dispute an official’s ruling

Rule 39

(ix)  Physically abuses an official

Rule 40

(x)  Player who has been ordered to the dressing room but returns to the bench or the ice

Rule 70

(xi)  Player who deliberately attempts to injure a Manager, Coach or other non-playing Club personnel in any manner

Rule 75

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