Hockey Game Misconduct Penalties

Ice Hockey Misconduct Penalty

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.

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:

  • Butt-ending
  • Charging
  • Clipping
  • Cross-Checking
  • Elbowing
  • Head-butting
  • Hooking
  • Interference
  • Kneeing
  • Slashing
  • Spearing
  • Player receives three major penalties in a game
  • Players leave the bench to participate in a fight

Examples Of Game Misconduct Penalties

  • Leaving the penalty box before the end of the penalty time
  • Joining into or attempting to break up a fight
  • Earning more than one major/misconduct penalties in the same game
  • Earning 5 penalties in one game
  • Using persistent unsportsmanlike conduct
  • Abusing officials
  • Removing a helmet during a fight
  • Interfering with a spectator
  • Attempting to hit an opponent with a stick during a fight

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Is there a power play on a game misconduct penalty?

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.