A penalty is called on any player who breaks the rules of ice hockey defined in the rulebook for a league. Penalties result in a power play for the opposing team and can sometimes result in penalty shots if a penalty affected a scoring opportunity.
There are seven (7) main categories of penalties in ice hockey:
- Minor Penalties
- Bench Minor Penalties
- Double-minor Penalties
- Major Penalties
- Match Penalties
- Misconduct Penalties
- Game Misconduct Penalties
In this chapter, we will learn about game misconduct penalties.
Game Misconduct Penalties
A game misconduct penalty is like a misconduct penalty but more serious. The offending player is suspended from play for the rest of the game. Like a misconduct penalty, a game misconduct player does not result in a team playing short-handed. A substitute player can come onto the ice to replace him.
REMEMBER: Game misconduct penalties are very serious and require a player to leave the ice for the rest of the game.
List Of Game Misconduct Penalties
Here is a list of game misconduct penalties in ice hockey with examples:
- Player receives three (3) major penalties in a game
- Players leave the bench to participate in a fight
Power Play Goals (Game Misconduct Penalties)
There are no power plays on game misconduct penalties. The offending player is suspended from play, but a substitute can take his place on the ice.