3 Rules You Thought You Knew - Issue 16

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Unsportsmanlike Conduct 

TRUE or FALSE: The penalty for using language that is “offensive, hateful or discriminatory in nature” is a 10-minute misconduct.

Correct Answer: FALSE [Rule 601(e)2]

601(e)A game misconduct penalty shall be assessed to any player or team official who is guilty of the following actions:
(2) Uses an obscene gesture anywhere in the rink before, during or after the game.


Cross Checking

A player checks an opponent with two hands on the stick and the blade of the stick on the ice. May this be considered crosschecking?

No. Rule Reference 609(Note).

A cross-check is a check delivered with the stick while the player has two hands on the stick and the blade off the ice.

Change Of Players

Are all players, including the goalkeepers, bound by the “at the bench” criteria when they are substituted for by another player?

Yes. Rule Reference 205(b).

On any player change, the retiring player or players, including goalkeepers, must be at the bench and out of the play. When, in the course of making a substitution, either the player entering or retiring from the game deliberately plays the puck in any manner or makes any physical contact with an opponent while both players are on the ice, the infraction of “too many players on the ice” shall be called.

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