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RULE 116 – ABUSE OF OFFICIALS

RULE 116 – ABUSE OF OFFICIALS

DEFINITION: An attempt by a player or team official to usurp the power   of an on-ice official, demean or degrade an on-ice official, call into question the integrity or ability of an on-ice official, or physically confront an on-ice official.

  1. Minor Penalty
    1. A player who bangs the protective glass in protest of an on-ice official’s decision;
    2. A player who bangs the boards with his stick or other objects to protest an on-ice official’s
  2. Bench-Minor Penalty
    1. An unidentifiable player or team official who uses obscene, profane, or abusive language or uses the name of any official coupled with any vociferous remarks;
    2. A penalized player who does not go directly to the penalty box or dressing room as instructed by an on-ice official;
    3. A team official who bangs the boards with a stick or other object to protest an on-ice official’s
  • Game-Misconduct Penalty
    1. A player or team official who uses obscene, profane, or abusive   language directed to an on-ice official for which he has been already been assessed a minor or bench-minor penalty. When this conduct occurs after expiration of the game, on or off the ice, the game-misconduct penalty can be applied without the necessity of having previously assessed a minor or bench-minor penalty.
  • Misconduct Penalty
    1. A player who challenges or disputes the ruling of an on-ice official;
    2. A player who shoots the puck intentionally out of reach of an on-ice official who is retrieving it;
    3. A player who enters or remains in the on-ice officials’ crease while they are in consultation with each other or reporting to off-ice officials;
    4. A captain or alternate captain, on ice or off, who complains to an on-ice official about how he is conducting the game, interpreting the rules, or handling game action;
    5. A player who bangs the boards with his stick or other objects to protest an on-ice official’s decision for which they have been already been assessed a minor or bench- minor penalty;
    6. A player who bangs the protective glass in protest of an on-ice official’s decision for which he has been already been assessed a minor penalty.
  • Match Penalty
    1. A player or team official who makes contact in any way with an on-ice official and is detrimental to the conducting of a game;
    2. A player who swings his stick at an on-ice

 

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