IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2022/23

TABLE OF CONTENTS towards any person or is banging with a stick or another object at the Boards or glass, etc. (III) Whenever Coaches and/or non-playing Club personnel uses obscene or profane language or gestures anywhere in the Rink. An additional Game Misconduct Penalty for use of obscene gestures, racial slurs or taunts or sexual remarks – refer to Rule 75.5 – Game Misconduct Penalty. 75.4. MISCONDUCT PENALTY Misconduct penalties shall be assessed under this rule for the following infractions: (I) Any Player who persists in using obscene, profane, or abusive language directed towards any person after being assessed a minor or Bench Minor Penalty under this rule. An additional Game Misconduct Penalty for use of obscene gestures, racial slurs or taunts or sexual remarks – refer to Rule 75.5 – Game Misconduct Penalty. (II) Any Player who deliberately throws any equipment out of the playing area. At the discretion of a Game Official, a Game Misconduct Penalty may be imposed. (III) Any Player who persists in any course of conduct (including threatening or abusive language or gestures or similar actions) designed to incite an opponent into incurring a penalty. (IV) When a penalized Player challenges or disputes the ruling of an Official after they have already entered the Penalty Box and play has resumed. (V) In general, participants displaying this type of behavior are assessed a Minor Penalty, then a Misconduct Penalty and then a Game Misconduct Penalty if they persist. 75.5. GAME MISCONDUCT PENALTY Game Misconduct penalties shall be assessed under this rule for the following infractions: (I) If a Player persists in any course of conduct for which they were previously assessed a Misconduct Penalty. (II) Any Player, Coach or team personnel who uses obscene gestures, racial slurs or taunts or sexual remarks, during or after the game, on or off the ice and any location while in the arena and its connected premises. The Referee shall report the circumstances to the Proper Authorities for further disciplinary action. (III) Coaches and team personnel who have previously been assessed a Bench Minor Penalty for the use obscene or profane language or gestures anywhere in the Rink. The Referee shall report the circumstances to the Proper Authorities for further disciplinary action. (IV) Any Player, Coach, or other team personnel whose actions, toward a Coach or other non-playing Team Personnel, could in any way cause injury. The Referee shall report the circumstances to the Proper Authorities for further disciplinary action. (V) Any Player, Coach, or non-playing Club personnel who directs obscene, profane, or abusive language or gestures to any person after the expiration of the game. This action may occur on or off the ice. (VI) Any Player, Coach, or team personnel who spits on or at an opponent or anyone in the Rink during a game. (VII) A bleeding Player who intentionally smears blood from their body onto an opponent or anyone anywhere in the Rink. 75.6. REPORTS It is the responsibility of all Game Officials to send a report to the Proper Authorities setting out the full details concerning the use of obscene gestures, racial slurs or taunts or sexual remarks or language by any Player, Coach, team personnel or other Team official. If deemed appropriate, Supplementary Discipline can be applied by the Proper Authorities at their discretion. ➔ Rule 28 – Supplementary Discipline. I I HF OFF I C I AL RULE BOOK 2022 / 23 – SECT I ON 09 139 OTHER FOULS 0 9 S E C T I ON · OT H E R F OU L S

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