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Butt-ending

The action whereby a player uses the shaft of the stick, or attempts to jab an opposing player with this part of the stick.

 

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.

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

Major Penalty - A major penalty shall be imposed on a player who butt-ends an opponent.

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

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

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.

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Cross-checking

The action of using the shaft of the stick between the two hands to forcefully check an opponent.

 

Cross-checking

The action of using the shaft of the stick between the two hands to forcefully check an opponent.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who "cross checks" an opponent.

Major Penalty - A major penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who "cross checks" an opponent.

Match Penalty - The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted to or deliberately injured his opponent by cross-checking.

Game Misconduct Penalty - When a major penalty is assessed for cross-checking, an automatic game misconduct penalty shall be imposed on the offending player.

Fines and Suspensions - When a major penalty is imposed under this rule, an automatic fine of one hundred dollars ($100) shall also be imposed. If deemed appropriate, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion.

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Cross-checking

The action of using the shaft of the stick between the two hands to forcefully check an opponent.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who "cross checks" an opponent.

Major Penalty - A major penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who "cross checks" an opponent.

Match Penalty - The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted to or deliberately injured his opponent by cross-checking.

Game Misconduct Penalty - When a major penalty is assessed for cross-checking, an automatic game misconduct penalty shall be imposed on the offending player.

Fines and Suspensions - When a major penalty is imposed under this rule, an automatic fine of one hundred dollars ($100) shall also be imposed. If deemed appropriate, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion.

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Cross-checking

The action of using the shaft of the stick between the two hands to forcefully check an opponent.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who "cross checks" an opponent.

Major Penalty - A major penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who "cross checks" an opponent.

Match Penalty - The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted to or deliberately injured his opponent by cross-checking.

Game Misconduct Penalty - When a major penalty is assessed for cross-checking, an automatic game misconduct penalty shall be imposed on the offending player.

Fines and Suspensions - When a major penalty is imposed under this rule, an automatic fine of one hundred dollars ($100) shall also be imposed. If deemed appropriate, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion.

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High-sticking

A "high stick" is one which is carried above the height of the opponent's shoulders.

 

High-sticking

A "high stick" is one which is carried above the height of the opponent's shoulders.

Minor Penalty - Any contact made by a stick on an opponent above the shoulders is prohibited and a minor penalty shall be imposed.

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Double Minor

A "high stick" is one which is carried above the height of the opponent's shoulders.

Double-minor Penalty - When a player carries or holds any part of his stick above the shoulders of the opponent so that injury results, the Referee shall assess a double-minor penalty for all contact that causes an injury, whether accidental or careless, in the opinion of the Referee.

Match Penalty - When, in the opinion of the Referee, a player attempts to or deliberately injures an opponent while carrying or holding any part of his stick above the shoulders of the opponent, the Referee shall assess a match penalty to the offending player.

Fines and Suspensions - There are no specified fines or suspensions for high-sticking, however, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion.

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Follow through

legal

A "high stick" is one which is carried above the height of the opponent's shoulders. However, a player is permitted accidental contact on an opponent if the act is committed as a normal windup or follow through of a shooting motion, or accidental contact on the opposing center who is bent over during the course of a face-off.

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Slashing

Slashing is the act of a player swinging his stick at an opponent, whether contact is made or not.

 

Slashing

Body

Slashing is the act of a player swinging his stick at an opponent, whether contact is made or not.

Any forceful or powerful chop with the stick on an opponent's body, the opponent's stick, or on or near the opponent's hands that, in the judgment of the Referee, is not an attempt to play the puck, shall be penalized as slashing.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who slashes an opponent.

Major Penalty - A major penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who slashes an opponent. When injury occurs, a major penalty must be assessed under this rule.

Match Penalty - The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted to or deliberately injured his opponent by slashing.

Game Misconduct Penalty - Whenever a major penalty is assessed for slashing, a game misconduct penalty must also be imposed.

Fines and Suspensions - There are no specified fines or suspensions for slashing, however, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion.

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Slashing

Body

Slashing is the act of a player swinging his stick at an opponent, whether contact is made or not.

Any forceful or powerful chop with the stick on an opponent's body, the opponent's stick, or on or near the opponent's hands that, in the judgment of the Referee, is not an attempt to play the puck, shall be penalized as slashing.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who slashes an opponent.

Major Penalty - A major penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who slashes an opponent. When injury occurs, a major penalty must be assessed under this rule.

Match Penalty - The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted to or deliberately injured his opponent by slashing.

Game Misconduct Penalty - Whenever a major penalty is assessed for slashing, a game misconduct penalty must also be imposed.

Fines and Suspensions - There are no specified fines or suspensions for slashing, however, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion.

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Slashing

Stick break

Slashing is the act of a player swinging his stick at an opponent, whether contact is made or not. Any forceful or powerful chop with the stick on an opponent's body, the opponent's stick, or on or near the opponent's hands that, in the judgment of the Referee, is not an attempt to play the puck, shall be penalized as slashing.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who slashes an opponent. Any slash that break the opponents stick shall be deemed an automatic penalty.

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Slashing

Stick break

Slashing is the act of a player swinging his stick at an opponent, whether contact is made or not. Any forceful or powerful chop with the stick on an opponent's body, the opponent's stick, or on or near the opponent's hands that, in the judgment of the Referee, is not an attempt to play the puck, shall be penalized as slashing.

Minor Penalty - A minor penalty, at the discretion of the Referee based on the severity of the contact, shall be imposed on a player who slashes an opponent. Any slash that break the opponents stick shall be deemed an automatic penalty.

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Slashing

Penalty shot

Slashing is the act of a player swinging his stick at an opponent, whether contact is made or not.

Any forceful or powerful chop with the stick on an opponent's body, the opponent's stick, or on or near the opponent's hands that, in the judgment of the Referee, is not an attempt to play the puck, shall be penalized as slashing.

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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Spearing

Spearing shall mean stabbing an opponent with the point of the stick blade, whether contact is made or not.

 

Spearing

Spearing shall mean stabbing an opponent with the point of the stick blade, whether contact is made or not.

Double-minor Penalty - A double-minor penalty will be imposed on a player who spears an opponent and does not make contact.

Major Penalty - A major penalty shall be imposed on a player who spears an opponent.

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

Game Misconduct Penalty - Whenever a major penalty is assessed for spearing, a game misconduct penalty must also be imposed.

Fines and Suspensions - There are no specified fines or suspensions for spearing, however, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion.

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Spearing

Spearing shall mean stabbing an opponent with the point of the stick blade, whether contact is made or not.

Double-minor Penalty - A double-minor penalty will be imposed on a player who spears an opponent and does not make contact.

Major Penalty - A major penalty shall be imposed on a player who spears an opponent.

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

Game Misconduct Penalty - Whenever a major penalty is assessed for spearing, a game misconduct penalty must also be imposed.

Fines and Suspensions - There are no specified fines or suspensions for spearing, however, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion.

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