IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24

TABLE OF CONTENTS IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24 – SECTION 05 77 OFFICIALS (I) Any Coach or team personnel who bangs the Boards or glass with a stick or other object at any time, showing disrespect for an Official’s decision. If this is done in order to get the attention of the On-ice Officials for a legitimate reason (i.e. serious injury, illness, etc.), then discretion must be exercised by the Referees. (II) Any Player, Coach, or team personnel interferes in any manner with any Game Official including the Referees, Linespersons, Game or Penalty Timekeepers or Goal Judges in the performance of their duties. (III) Any Player, Coach, or non-playing person misuses technology (tablet, etc.) to challenge a Game Officials decision. 39.4. MISCONDUCT PENALTY Misconduct Penalties for “Unsportsmanlike Conduct – Abuse of Officials” shall be assessed under this rule for the following infractions: (I) Any Player who persists in the use of obscene, profane or abusive language towards any On- or Off-ice official for which they has already been assessed a Minor Penalty. Note: A Game Misconduct Penalty for use of obscene gestures, racial slurs or taunts or sexual remarks ➔ Rule 39.5 – Game Misconduct Penalty. (II) Any Player who intentionally knocks or shoots the puck out of the reach of an Official who is retrieving it. (III) Any Player who, after being assessed a Minor Penalty for “Unsportsmanlike Conduct”, persists in challenging or disputing the ruling of an Official. (IV) Any Player or Players who bang the Boards or glass with their sticks or other objects at any time, showing disrespect for an Official’s decision, for which they have already been assessed a Minor or Bench Minor Penalty for “Unsportmanslike Conduct”. (V) Any Player or Players who, except for the purpose of taking their positions in the Penalty Box, enter or remain in the Referee’s Crease while they are reporting to or consulting with any Game Official including the other Referee, the Lines- persons, Game Timekeeper, Penalty Timekeeper, Official Scorekeeper or Public Address System Announcer. (VI) A Misconduct Penalty (or Game Misconduct Penalty at the discretion of the Referee) shall be imposed on any Player who deliberately throws any equipment out of the playing area. When this is done in protest of an official’s ruling, a Minor Penalty plus a Game Misconduct Penalty shall be assessed ➔ Rule 39.5 – Game Misconduct Penalty. (VII) Any Player who, after previously being assessed a Minor Penalty for “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” for banging the Boards or glass in protest of an Off-ice Official’s ruling. (VIII) 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. 39.5. GAME MISCONDUCT PENALTY Game Misconduct Penalties for “Unsportsmanlike Conduct – Abuse of Officials” shall be assessed under this rule for the following infractions: (I) Any Player who, after being assessed a Misconduct Penalty, persists in challenging or disputing the ruling of an Official. (II) When a Coach or non-playing Team Personnel uses obscene, profane or abusive language or gesture directed at any On or Off-ice Official or uses the name of any Official coupled with any vociferous remarks, after already being assessed a 05 SECTION · OFFICIALS

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