Hockey 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.
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:
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.