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Ice Hockey Penalties

In this chapter, we will be learning about penalties in ice hockey and how they work. By the end, you will understand what a penalty is, how they work, and the consequences of each.

Hockey Penalties

Ice hockey is filled with various types of penalties. These penalties can be grouped into higher-level categories pictured below:

Hockey Penalty Summary

In this chapter, we'll learn the basics of penalties and define each penalty category with specific examples.

What We'll Be Learning

First we'll learn what penalties are and how they work. Next, we'll cover power plays and penalty shots. Then, we'll learn about the penalty categories (minor penalties, double minor penalties, major penalties, match penalties, and other types). By the end of this chapter, you should know the basics of penalties in ice hockey.

Glossary Terms

At any point, you can go to our ice hockey glossary and look up any of the terms discussed in these chapters. Here are all the terms we will be covering related to penalties:

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