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 misconduct penalties.
A misconduct penalty is called on a player who performs an action that is not allowed in the game. It calls for the offending player to leave the ice for ten (10) minutes. A substitute player can come onto the ice to replace him.
List Of Misconduct Penalties
Here is a list of misconduct penalties in ice hockey with examples:
- Instigating a fight
- Continuing a fight after it has ended
- Verbally abusing an official
- Using Profanity
- Entering the referee's crease
- Throwing equipment onto the ice