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Hockey (NHL) Penalties
Hockey wouldn't be hockey without penalties. Name the infractions!
This isn't meant to be an exhaustive list.
Not every possible example of an infraction is listed.
Last updated: April 17, 2015
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April 17, 2015
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The coach of a team calls the referee a filthy name.
Abuse of officials
A player deliberately tries to cut a fallen player with his skate.
Attempt to injure
A player, during a fight, bites the ungloved hand of his opponent.
A player shoves another player face first into the side of the rink.
A player jabs the non-blade end of his stick at another player.
A player takes more than three strides (or jumps) before hitting another player.
A player checks (bumps into) another player below the knees.
A player raises his stick with both hands and skates the stick into another player.
A team deliberately holds off on sending a player for a faceoff.
Delay of game
A player flops on the ice to draw a penalty.
A player hits another player with his elbow.
A player who is fighting sticks his fingers in his opponent's eye.
Two players get into a fight where the gloves and masks come off.
A player checks the opposing goaltender.
A player headbutts an opposing player.
A player's stick makes contact with another player above the shoulder.
A player yanks another player to the ice by the uniform.
A player restrains another player with his stick.
A player checks someone who is just coming off the bench.
A player kicks an opponent with his skate or skate blade.
A goaltender skates out to the corner to clear a puck.
Leaving the crease
A player not near the puck shoves another player.
A player deliberately swings his stick at another player (and not the puck).
A player jabs the blade end of his stick at another player.
A player throws his stick at the puck to knock it into the goal.
Throwing the stick
Seven players are on the ice
Too many men on the ice
A player shoves his stick between the skates of another player.
A player calls another player a racial slur.
Apr 25, 2016
Good Quiz! I like this one a lot.
Jan 5, 2019
Terrible quiz, some of these are not penalties that they ever call.
Apr 5, 2020
i mean they dont call them because they rarely ever happen
Jul 10, 2022
They’re in the rule book for a reason though
Jul 10, 2022
Yeah, I've been watching hockey for 30 years, and I've never heard of most of these. They might be in the rule book, but it kinda kills the fun to have to guess at terms that aren't actually part of the game. Half of these would just be called "unsportsmanlike conduct" or "roughing" in an actual game.
Apr 20, 2021
Also leaving the crease is the trapeziod rule, and "attempt to injure isn't a penalty it's going to be no penalty or misconduct and diving is tripping and this doesn't include the equipment penalty
Jul 10, 2022
Diving is otherwise known as embellishment aka hockey players pretending to play soccer.
Jul 10, 2022
Abuse of officials is grounds for ejection. Calling an official names will generally only get you a bench minor. Leaving the crease is a minor penalty given to goalies if they leave the crease to get involved in an altercation. During a game, when a fight breaks out, the ref will signal to the remaining players to move back toward their bench and will point to the goalie to remain in the crease; failure to listen is a minor penalty. The infraction described in the quiz is a breach of the trapezoid rule which prevents a goalie from playing the puck past the goal or icing line and outside the trapezoid.
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