Hockey Misconduct Penalties

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 10 minutes. A substitute player can come onto the ice to replace him. Goalkeepers will never serve time in the penalty box for a misconduct penalty, a substitute will take his spot in the box.

Hockey Misconduct Penalty

IMPORTANT: On a misconduct penalty, the offending team will not be short-handed and no power play will take place unless a minor penalty, major penalty, or match penalty also took place.

List Of Misconduct Penalties

Here is a list of misconduct penalties in ice hockey with examples:

GoalKeeper Misconduct Penalties

If a goalie is called for a misconduct penalty, another player on the ice from his team must serve time in the penalty box.

Power Play Goals (Misconduct Penalties)

There is no power play on misconduct penalties. Only if a minor penalty, major penalty, or match penalty is also given will a power play take place.

If a goal is made on a power play, the penalty clock will immediately expire and a player may return to the ice. The offending team returns to full-strength.

Other Penalties In Hockey

There are lots of penalties in ice hockey. A misconduct penalty ranks as one of the more severe penalties in the sport, especially since the consequences are so bad. Here is a complete list of penalties in hockey.


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