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Penalty box

Penalty Box, The sin bin , The Cooler, The Box, The Gate - Call it what you will but almost every player will spend at least a few minutes in the Penalty Box - some more than others. Often players will give the "what, me?" look to the refs before they go, but like a bad child sent to their room, they must go and serve their time in "the box."

 


 

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Delayed penalty

Referee

Referees are responsible for calling goals and penalties, and the overall supervision of the game . You can identify them by the orange armbands they wear on their arms.

Here is what to look for after the Referee blows his whistle :

If you see a Referee with their arm in the air, it signifies a Delayed Penalty.

Delayed penalty When a referee signals a penalty, play is not stopped until the offending team touches the puck or a goal is scored by the non-offending team. If such a goal is scored, the delayed penalty is nullified.


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Delayed icing or
Delayed offside

Linesmen

Linesmen are responsible for calling Icing , offsides, dropping the puck for most faceoffs, and breaking up fights. They wear black and white striped jerseys with no arm bands.

If you see a Linesman with their arm in the air, it signifies a Delayed Icing or Delayed offside

Delayed Icing When the puck has been shot out of a team's zone all the way down to the other side of the ice by a player from that team, the linesman will raise his arm for a delayed icing call. Icing will only be called and the whistle blown if the other team's defensive player can get back and touch the puck first.

Delayed offside When a player enters the opposing team's zone before the puck, offside is not called unless that player or one of his teammates touches the puck in the opposing team's zone. Once all the attacking players are out of the zone the offside is nullified.


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Boarding

BoardingBoarding-Penalty

When a player bodychecks another player and causes them to be thrown against the boards .

This is a minor penalty .


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Charging

ChargingCharging_Penalty_Player

when a player takes more than three strides or leaves his feet to throw a bodycheck into an opposing player. This is a minor penalty.


Referee-cross-checking Cross checking

Cross CheckingCross Checking_Penalty (Medium)

To hold your stick with both hands across your chest and push out, striking another player with the shaft of your stick. This is a minor penalty.


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Elbowing

ElbowingElbowing_Penalty

When a player throws or jabs their elbow into another player’s body. If seen by the referee or linesmen, this will most often result in a two minute penalty.


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Hitting to the Head 

Hit_to_the_head_PlayerHitting to the Head
(Minor Hockey)


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High Sticking

High StickingHigh_Sticking_Player

When a player raises his stick above his shoulders and contacts the puck or another player. Note: If a player’s face is cut and blood is visible because of a high stick infraction, the guilty player gets an extra two minutes in the penalty box, or a double minor .


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Holding

HoldingHolding_Penalty

When a player grabs on to another player and doesn’t let go for more than three seconds. This is a minor penalty.


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Hooking

HookingHooking_Penalty

When a player holds another player with his stick and tugs and holds him with his stick, he is called for a minor penalty.


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Interference

InterferenceInterference_Player

Impeding an opposition player who does not have possession of the puck. Minor penalty.


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Kneeing

KneeingKneeing_Penalty

To hit another player using your knee.


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Misconduct

Misconduct

A serious penalty in which a player is ejected from the game for 5 or 10 minutes or for the rest of that game. More serious infractions sometimes warrant a multiple Game Misconduct or suspension.


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Roughing

RoughingRoughing_Penalty

Manhandling or getting into an altercation with another player. Minor penalty.


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Slashing

SlashingSlashing_Penalty_Player

If a player swings his stick at another player hard and intentionally he will usually get a penalty.


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Spearing

Spearing

A penalty that occurs when a player jabs the blade of his stick into another player. Minor or major penalty


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Too Many Men

Too Many Men

When a team is caught with extra players on the ice with possession of the puck. Minor penalty.


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Tripping

TrippingTripping_Penalty

When a player uses his stick or a part of his body to knock the legs from under an opposing player or cause him to fail. Minor penalty


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Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Unsportsmanlike ConductDiving_Unsportsmanlike

A player gets a two-minute penalty if they:

  1. Argue or challenge a referee’s decision or penalty call
  2. Deliberately throw any piece of equipment outside of the playing surface or knock the puck out of the way of a referee retrieving it
  3. Use profane or abusive language towards any player or referee

There are many different ways a player can receive an Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty, including swearing, inappropriate gestures and even for Diving , which is shown here.


Referee-washout

Washout - no goal

Washout - no goalKicking_Motion_No_Goal

*If the Referee thinks the puck did not cross the goal line , or wants to indicate that no goal has been scored for any other reason, such as a distinct kicking motion, as shown here, he will wave his arms outwards. This signal is called a washout.


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