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The playing rules of hockey are divided into three basic categories:
1) Violations that result in a face-off
2) Violations that result in a player being awarded a penalty shot
3) Violations that result in a player being sent to
the penalty box for a specified period of time
The following is a brief explanation of each category or type of violation. Naturally, there are technical aspects of each rule that will, at various time, determine whether or not the violation is called.
A Penalty Shot is most commonly awarded if:
1) A player, while in a scoring position, is fouled from behind and deprived of a scoring opportunity
2) A defensive player grabs or falls on the puck when it is the goal crease.
To take a penalty shot, an offensive player takes control of the puck at center ice and tries to score against the opposing goaltender. All other players are removed from the action.
For the following penalties, the penalized team must play minus the number of players serving penalties, with one exception: the penalized team can have no fewer than four players, including goaltender, on the ice (delayed penalty):
(Including striking, hitting, pushing, touching & attempting to
trip, hit, strike or push)
For the following penalties, the team will replace the penalized player on the ice immediately:
Game Misconduct -- A Player, Coach, Manager receiving a second and/or subsequent game misconduct penalty in the same game must serve a game suspension and 5 days for each of these game misconduct penalties.
Gross Misconduct -- (includes travesty of game and complete disrespect of Officials)
Profane & Abusive Language by Coach, Manager or Player -- (to official or others in the game)
Note: Any player, coach, manager or club executive may be indefinitely suspended for conduct or action considered detrimental to hockey until his case is dealt with by the Executive Committee Member of Hockey Manitoba.
A player assessed an instigator penalty will automatically receive an additional 1 game and 10 days, over and above what he/she has already received for the fighting penalty.
Hitting from Behind
The following is a quick list of penalties and their definitions:
Slashing ---- Hitting or swinging at an opponent with the stick
Holding -- Impeding the progress of an opponent by using the hand, stick or any other means.
Elbowing -- Checking an opponent with the elbow extended.
Hooking -- Using the stick to impede the progress of an opponent
Tripping -- An action against an opponent's leg which causes the opponent to fall.
Charging -- Body checking an opponent at an excessive speed; checking or pushing from behind.
High-Sticking -- Carrying the stick above normal shoulder-height. If the violation results in an injury to an opponent, a major penalty should be assessed.
Interference -- Impeding the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck.
Cross-Checking -- Checking an opponent with stick across the body.
Checking From Behind-- An
extremely dangerous action characterized by a player checking an opponent
directly from behind. Parents, players, coaches and referees must all work
to eliminate this infraction from our sport.
Rules, Regulations and Provincial Information
For the most current information on Rules, Regulations and Provincials check out the following web sites:
Canadian Hockey Association:
Beausejour Brokenhead Minor Hockey Association
Box 98 Beausejour, Manitoba, R0E 0C0
If you have any questions please email us at BBMHA