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Restraining Fouls

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Holding

Any action by a player that restrains or impedes the progress of an opposing player whether or not he is in possession of the puck.

 

Holding

Free arm

Any action by a player that restrains or impedes the progress of an opposing player whether or not he is in possession of the puck.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who holds an opponent by using his hands, arms or legs.

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Holding

Wrap

Any action by a player that restrains or impedes the progress of an opposing player whether or not he is in possession of the puck.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who holds an opponent by using his hands, arms or legs.

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Holding

stick

Any action by a player that restrains or impedes the progress of an opposing player whether or not he is in possession of the puck.

A player is not permitted to hold an opponent's stick. A minor penalty shall be assessed to a player who holds an opponent's stick (assessed and announced as "holding the stick".

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Holding

Penalty Shot

Any action by a player that restrains or impedes the progress of an opposing player whether or not he is in possession of the puck.

In order for a penalty shot to be awarded for a player being fouled from behind, the following four (4) criteria must have been met:

  1. The infraction must have taken place in the neutral or attacking zone (i.e. over the puck carrier's own blue line).
  2. The infraction must have been committed from behind.
  3. The player in possession and control (or, in the judgment of the Referee, the player clearly would have obtained possession and control of the puck) must have been denied a reasonable chance to score. The fact that the player got a shot off does not automatically eliminate this play from the penalty shot consideration criteria. If the foul was from behind and the player was denied a "more" reasonable scoring opportunity due to the foul, then the penalty shot should still be awarded.
  4. The player in possession and control (or, in the judgment of the Referee, the player clearly would have obtained possession and control) must have had no opposing player between himself and the goalkeeper.
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Hooking

Hooking is the act of using the stick in a manner that enables a player to restrain an opponent.

 

Hooking

body

Hooking is the act of using the stick in a manner that enables a player to restrain an opponent.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player 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.

Major Penalty - A major penalty shall be imposed on any player who injures an opponent by "hooking".

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.

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.

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Hooking

body

Hooking is the act of using the stick in a manner that enables a player to restrain an opponent.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player 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.

Major Penalty - A major penalty shall be imposed on any player who injures an opponent by "hooking".

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.

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.

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Hooking

hands

Hooking is the act of using the stick in a manner that enables a player to restrain an opponent.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player 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.

Major Penalty - A major penalty shall be imposed on any player who injures an opponent by "hooking" (see 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.

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.

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Hooking

Penalty shot

Hooking is the act of using the stick in a manner that enables a player to restrain an opponent.

When a player, in the neutral or attacking zone, in control of the puck (or who could have obtained possession and control of the puck) and having no other opponent to pass than the goalkeeper, is tripped or otherwise fouled from behind, thus preventing a reasonable scoring opportunity, a penalty shot shall be awarded to the non-offending team.

In order for a penalty shot to be awarded for a player being fouled from behind, the following four (4) criteria must have been met:

  1. The infraction must have taken place in the neutral or attacking zone (i.e. over the puck carrier's own blue line).
  2. The infraction must have been committed from behind.
  3. The player in possession and control (or, in the judgment of the Referee, the player clearly would have obtained possession and control of the puck) must have been denied a reasonable chance to score. The fact that the player got a shot off does not automatically eliminate this play from the penalty shot consideration criteria. If the foul was from behind and the player was denied a "more" reasonable scoring opportunity due to the foul, then the penalty shot should still be awarded.
  4. The player in possession and control (or, in the judgment of the Referee, the player clearly would have obtained possession and control) must have had no opposing player between himself and the goalkeeper.
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Interference

A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who interferes with or impedes the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck.

 

Interference

Pick

A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who interferes with or impedes the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck.

A "pick" is the action of a player who checks an opponent who is not in possession of the puck and is unaware of the impending check/hit. A player who is aware of an impending hit, not deemed to be a legal "battle for the puck," may not be interfered with by a player or goalkeeper delivering a "pick." A player delivering a "pick" is one who moves into an opponent's path without initially having body position, thereby taking him out of the play. When this is done, an interference penalty shall be assessed.

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Interference

Face-off

A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who interferes with or impedes the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck.

A "pick" is the action of a player who checks an opponent who is not in possession of the puck and is unaware of the impending check/hit. A player who is aware of an impending hit, not deemed to be a legal "battle for the puck," may not be interfered with by a player or goalkeeper delivering a "pick." A player delivering a "pick" is one who moves into an opponent's path without initially having body position, thereby taking him out of the play. When this is done, an interference penalty shall be assessed.

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Interference

No puck

A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who interferes with or impedes the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck.

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Interference

Forecheck

A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who interferes with or impedes the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck.

A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who restrains an opponent who is attempting to "fore check."

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Interference

Late

A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who interferes with or impedes the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck.

Major Penalty - The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a major penalty, based on the degree of violence, to a player guilty of interfering with an opponent.

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Tripping

A player shall not place the stick, knee, foot, arm, hand or elbow in such a manner that causes his opponent to trip or fall.

 

Tripping

A player shall not place the stick, knee, foot, arm, hand or elbow in such a manner that causes his opponent to trip or fall.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty shall be imposed on any player who shall place his stick or any portion of his body in such a manner that it shall cause his opponent to trip and fall.

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Tripping

A player shall not place the stick, knee, foot, arm, hand or elbow in such a manner that causes his opponent to trip or fall.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty shall be imposed on any player who shall place his stick or any portion of his body in such a manner that it shall cause his opponent to trip and fall.

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Tripping

A player shall not place the stick, knee, foot, arm, hand or elbow in such a manner that causes his opponent to trip or fall.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty shall be imposed on any player who shall place his stick or any portion of his body in such a manner that it shall cause his opponent to trip and fall.

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Tripping

Penalty Shot

A player shall not place the stick, knee, foot, arm, hand or elbow in such a manner that causes his opponent to trip or fall.

When a player, in the neutral or attacking zone, in control of the puck (or who could have obtained possession and control of the puck) and having no other opponent to pass than the goalkeeper, is tripped or otherwise fouled from behind, thus preventing a reasonable scoring opportunity, a penalty shot shall be awarded to the non-offending team.

In order for a penalty shot to be awarded for a player being fouled from behind, the following four (4) criteria must have been met:

  1. The infraction must have taken place in the neutral or attacking zone (i.e. over the puck carrier's own blue line).
  2. The infraction must have been committed from behind.
  3. The player in possession and control (or, in the judgment of the Referee, the player clearly would have obtained possession and control of the puck) must have been denied a reasonable chance to score. The fact that the player got a shot off does not automatically eliminate this play from the penalty shot consideration criteria. If the foul was from behind and the player was denied a "more" reasonable scoring opportunity due to the foul, then the penalty shot should still be awarded.
  4. The player in possession and control (or, in the judgment of the Referee, the player clearly would have obtained possession and control) must have had no opposing player between himself and the goalkeeper.
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