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GTHL Minimum Suspensions

It is the responsibility of each team official to ensure their players sit out the appropriate suspensions. When in doubt as to the relevant suspension, contact your General Manager or President. Your General Manager or President can then contact the League office for clarification. These suspensions are in addition to game incurred.

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^ All indefinite suspensions are pending a hearing.

MISCONDUCTS AND GAME MISCONDUCTS

Misconducts H.C. Rule Suspension
M10 Failure to go directly to Penalty Bench 9.2 (d)
M11 Failure to go to Penalty Box Captains 2.4 (c)
M12 Failure to go to the Player’s Bench or Neutral Area 6.7 (f)
M13 Refusing to Surrender Stick for Measurement 3.3 (f)
M14 Throwing Stick Over Boards 9.8 (d)
M16 Facemask Offset 3.6 (d)
M17 Throat Protector 3.6 (f)
M18 Mouth guard 3.6 (g)  Not applicable (GTHL)
M20 Disputing Call of Official 9.2 (a)
M21 Harassment of Official/Unsportsmanlike Conduct 9.2 (b)
M22 Inciting 9.2 (e)
M23 Entering Referee’s Crease 9.2 (g)
M69 Interference/Distraction During Penalty Shot 4.9 (f)

 

Game Misconducts H.C. Rule Suspension
GM20 Disputing Call of Official (AS) 9.2 (a) 1 Game
GM21 Disputing Call of Official: Verbal Abuse of Game Official (AS) 9.2 (b) 3 Games
GM30 Fighting (AS) 6.7 3 Games
GM31 2nd Fight, Same stoppage of play (3rd, 4th, etc.) 6.7 (h) 3 Games
GM32 Player(s) 3rd, 4th, 5th Player into Fight 6.7 (h) 3 Games
GM34 Leaving the Players bench or Penalty Box 9.5 (b) 4 Games
GM35 Leaving the Penalty Box and incurring a Minor, Major or Misconduct penalty 9.5 (c) 5 Games
GM361 Coach whose player is penalized under GM34 and/or GM35 9.5 (a,b,c) 4 Games
GM37 Goaltender Leaves Crease to join a Fight 4.11 (d) 4 Games
GM38 Instigator of a fight (Minor + Game Misconduct). (If player has received GM39 as first offence refer to AS121/AS122) 6.7 (b) 3 Game
GM39 Aggressor of a fight (Minor + Game Misconduct). (If player has received GM38 as first offence refer to AS121/AS122) 6.7 (b) 3 Games
GM41.01 Kneeing (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.6 2 Games
GM41.02 Elbowing (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.6 2 Games
GM41.03 Checking from Behind (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.4 (a) 2 Games
GM41.04 Cross Checking (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (a) 2 Games
GM41.05 Cross Checking Above Shoulders (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (b) 2 Games
GM41.06 Cross Checking Goalie in Crease (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (c) 2 Games
GM41.07 Cross Checking Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (d) 2 Games
GM41.08 Slashing (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.4 (a) 2 Games
GM41.09 Slashing Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.4 (b) 2 Games
GM41.10 Boarding (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.2 2 Games
GM41.11 Body Checking (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.2 2 Games
GM41.12 Charging (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.3 2 Games
GM41.13 Head Contact  (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.5 (d) 2 Games
GM41.14 Tripping (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.4 (a) 2 Games
GM42 Hair Pulling, Grab Face Mask/Helmet/Chinstrap (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.1 (d) 2 Games
GM43 Roughing (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.7 (k) 2 Games
GM44 Roughing Deliberate Contact After Whistle (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.7 (l) 2 Games
GM45 Holding (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.1 (a) 2 Games
GM46 Holding Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.1 (b) 2 Game
GM47 Hooking (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.2 (a) 2 Games
GM48 Hooking Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.2 (b) 2 Games
GM49 Interference (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.3 (a) 2 Games
GM50 Interference of a Goaltender (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.3 (b) 2 Games
GM51 Interference from the Bench 7.3 (d) 2 Games
GM52 Interference Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.3 (e) 2 Games
GM53 High Sticking (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.3 (a,b) 2 Games
GM54 Slewfoot Standing Still (double minor + Game Misconduct) 7.4 (b) 2 Games
GM55 Checking from Behind (Minor + Game Misconduct) 6.4 (a) 1 Game
GM57 Goaltender Drop Kick Puck (with injury – Major + Game Misconduct) 4.11 (f) 2 Games
GM58 Kick Shot (with injury – Major + Game Misconduct) 9.4 2 Games
GM62 Leaving the Bench without Clearance from the Referee
(Assessed to coach if altercation results in penalties at end of game)
9.5 (i) 2 Games
GM63 Coach whose player is not identified as the first to leave the players’ or penalty bench during an on-ice altercation 9.5 (i) 2 Games
GM64 Team Official Interference/Distraction during Penalty Shot 4.9 (f) 1 Game
GM65 Bench Official on the Ice Without Permission of Official 9.5 (f) 1 Game
GM70 Refusing to Start Play (Coach – Major + Game Misconduct) 10.14 (a) Indefinite*
GM72 Refusing to Leave the Players Bench (Major + Game Misconduct) 10.14 (e) 1 Game
GM76 Second Misconduct – Same Game 4.5 (c) 1 Game
GE101 Game Ejections 4.6 0 Games

1   GM36 – Coaches’ penalty will be noted on the front and back of the game sheet of the Officials’ copy only.  Penalty to coach is automatic as a result of player receiving GM34 and/or GM35, coach not to be ejected as a result of this penalty being assessed.

PRE OR POST-GAME ALTERCATION

Pre or Post Game Altercations H.C. Rule Suspension
PG101 Any player involved where Major and Game Misconducts are assessed 2 Games
PG102 Coach of team whose players are so penalized Indefinite*
PG103 Any team involved in a pre or post game brawl Indefinite*

GROSS MISCONDUCTS

Gross Misconducts H.C. Rule Suspension
GRM13 Goaltender Refusing to remove mask for Identification 3.5 (d) 3 Games
GRM21 Discriminatory Slur (AS) 9.2 (f) Indefinite**
GRM23 Travesty of the Game 4.7 3 Games
GRM24 Obscene Gesture 4.7 3 Games
GRM30 Fighting with Team Official 6.7 (i) 3 games
GRM31 Removing Helmet and/or Chinstrap 3.6 (c) 6 Games
GRM82 Head Butt – Team Official (Double Minor + Gross Misconduct) 6.1 (b) 3 Games
GRM83 Butt End – Team Official (Double Minor + Gross Misconduct) 8.1 3 Games
GRM84 Spearing – Team Official (Double Minor + Gross Misconduct) 8.5  3 Games

**   Note: All Gross Misconducts listed as “Indefinite” must be dealt with by the Member Partner President in accordance to Hockey Canada Rule 4.7. The Member Partner may establish a set number of games that may not be lower than 2 games which is in compliance with the Hockey Canada Minimum Suspension List for Gross Misconducts assessed under 9.2 (f).

MATCH PENALTIES

Match Penalties H.C. Rule Suspension
MP20 Threatening an Official 9.6 (a) 6 Games
MP21 Physical Abuse of an Official – Intentional Contact 9.6 (b) Indefinite±
MP22 Physical Abuse of an Official – Deliberate Striking 9.6 (c) Indefinite±
MP40.00 Attempt to Injure (AS) 6.1 4 Games
MP40.01 Head Butting (AS) 6.1 (b) 4 Games
MP40.02 Kicking (AS) 6.1 (c) 4 Games
MP40.03 Grabbing Face Mask / Helmet / Chinstrap (AS) 6.1 (d) 4 Games
MP40.04 Hair Pulling (AS) 6.1 (d) 4 Games
MP40.05 Spearing (AS) 6.1 (f) 4 Games
MP40.06 Butt Ending (AS) 6.1 (f) 4 Games
MP40.07 Boarding (AS) 6.2 4 Games
MP40.08 Body Checking (AS) 6.2 4 Games
MP40.09 Charging (AS) 6.3 4 Games
MP40.10 Kneeing (AS) 6.1 4 Games
MP40.11 Elbowing (AS) 6.1 4 Games
MP40.12 Spitting (AS) 9.7 4 Games
MP41.00 Deliberate Injury (AS) 6.1 4 Games
MP41.01 Head Butting (AS) 6.1 (b) 4 Games
MP41.02 Kicking (AS) 6.1 (c) 4 Games
MP41.03 Grabbing Face Mask / Helmet / Chinstrap (AS) 6.1 (d) 4 Games
MP41.04 Hair Pulling (AS) 6.1 (d) 4 Games
MP41.05 Spearing (AS) 6.1 (f) 4 Games
MP41.06 Butt Ending (AS) 6.1 (f) 4 Games
MP41.07 Boarding (AS) 6.2 4 Games
MP41.08 Body Checking (AS) 6.2 4 Games
MP41.09 Charging (AS) 6.3 4 Games
MP41.10 Kneeing (AS) 6.1 4 Games
MP41.11 Elbowing (AS) 6.1 4 Games
MP41.12 Spitting (AS) 9.7 4 Games
MP41.13 High Sticking (AS) 6.1 (f) 4 Games
MP41.14 Cross-Checking (AS) 6.1 (f) 4 Games
MP41.15 Facial Protector as Weapon (AS) 6.1 (e) 4 Games
MP42 High Sticking Attempt to Injure 6.1 (f) 4 Games
MP43 Cross-Checking Attempt to Injure 6.1 (f) 4 Games
MP44 Facial Protector as Weapon Attempt to Injure 6.1 (e) 4 Games
MP45 Fighting – Ring or Tape on Hand(s) 6.7 (e) 4 Games
MP48 Slewfooting 7.4 (b) 4 Games
MP50.1 Checking from Behind (AS) 6.4 (a, b) 6 Games
MP50.3 Head Contact (AS) 6.5 (d) 6 Games
MP50.4 Head Contact Attempt to Injure (AS) 6.5 (e) 6 Games

± ±   Note: All Match Penalties listed as “Indefinite” must be dealt with by the Member Partner President in accordance to Hockey Canada Rule 4.8. The Member Partner may establish a set number of games that may not be lower than 4 games which is in compliance with Hockey Canada Rule 4.8.

PLAYER ACCUMULATION SANCTIONS

Player Accumulation Sanctions H.C. Rule  

 

 

Offense Count

Majors Under Rule 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.4, 8.2, and/or 8.4
Accumulation Sanctions apply for any collective accumulation of the below Majors in the same season
1st Major 2nd AS104 3rd AS105 4th
AS106
AS104 GM41.01 Kneeing (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.6 2 Games 4 Games Indefinite Indefinite*
AS105 GM41.02 Elbowing (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.6
AS106 GM41.03 Checking from Behind (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.4 (a)
GM41.04 Cross Checking (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (a)
GM41.05 Cross Checking Above Shoulders (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (b)
GM41.06 Cross Checking Goalie in Crease (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (c)
GM41.07 Cross Checking Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (d)
GM41.08 Slashing (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.4 (a)
GM41.09 Slashing Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.4 (b)
GM41.10 Boarding (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.2
GM41.11 Body Checking (Major + Misconduct) 6.2
GM41.12 Charging (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.3
GM41.13 Head Contact  (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.5 (d)
GM41.14 Tripping (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.4 (a)

 

Player Accumulation Sanctions H.C. Rule  

 

 

Suspension

 

 

 

2nd Offense

 

 

 

3rd Offense

Two (2) Match Penalties Under Rule 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
Accumulation Sanctions apply for any collective accumulation of the below Match Penalties in the same season
AS107 MP40.00 Attempt to Injure 6.1 4 Games 8 Games Indefinite
MP40.01 Head Butting 6.1 (b)
MP40.02 Kicking 6.1 (c)
MP40.03 Grabbing Face Mask / Helmet / Chinstrap 6.1 (d)
MP40.04 Hair Pulling 6.1 (d)
MP40.05 Spearing 6.1 (f)
MP40.06 Butt Ending 6.1 (f)
MP40.07 Boarding 6.2
MP40.08 Body Checking 6.2
MP40.09 Charging 6.3
MP40.10 Kneeing 6.1
MP40.11 Elbowing 6.1
MP40.12 Spitting 6.1
MP41.00 Deliberate Injury 6.1
MP41.01 Head Butting 6.1 (b)
MP41.02 Kicking 6.1 (c)
MP41.03 Grabbing Face Mask / Helmet / Chinstrap 6.1 (d)
MP41.04 Hair Pulling 6.1 (d)
MP41.05 Spearing 6.1 (f)
MP41.06 Butt Ending 6.1 (f)
MP41.07 Boarding 6.2
MP41.08 Body Checking 6.2
MP41.09 Charging 6.3
MP41.10 Kneeing 6.1
MP41.11 Elbowing 6.1
MP41.12 Spitting 9.7
MP41.13 High Sticking 6.1 (f)
MP41.14 Cross-Checking 6.1 (f)
MP41.15 Facial Protector as Weapon 6.1 (e)

 

Player Accumulation Sanctions

Game or Gross Misconducts Under Rule 9.2

^Accumulation Sanctions apply for any collective accumulation of the below Game or Gross Misconducts in the same season

H.C. Rule Offense Count
1st
GM / GRM
2nd
AS110
3rd
AS111
AS110 ^GM20 Disputing Call of Official 9.2 (a) 1 Game 5 Games Indefinite*
^GM21 Disputing Call with Official: Verbal Abuse of a Game Official 9.2 (b) 3 Games 7 Games Indefinite*
AS111 GRM21 Discriminatory Slur 9.2 (f) Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite

 

Player Accumulation Sanctions

Majors Under Rule 6.7

Accumulation Sanctions apply for any collective accumulation of the below Majors in the same season

H.C. Rule Offense Count
1st
GM30
2nd
AS117
3rd
AS118
4th
AS119
AS117 GM30 Fighting 6.7 3 Games 4 Games Indefinite Indefinite
AS118
AS119

 

Player Accumulation Sanctions

Majors Under Rule 6.7 (b)

Accumulation Sanctions apply for any collective accumulation of the below Majors in the same season

H.C. Rule Offense Count
1st
GM30
2nd
AS117
3rd
AS118
AS121 GM38 Instigator of a fight (Minor + Game Misconduct) 6.7 (b) 3 Games 4 Games Indefinite
AS122 GM39 Aggressor of a fight (Minor + Game Misconduct) 6.7 (b)

COACHES ACCUMULATION SANCTIONS

Coaches Accumulation Sanctions H.C. Rule Suspension
AS112 Any team receiving a combination equaling 3 major penalties in the same game from a major penalty, match penalty or fighting infractions 1 Game
AS113 For a 2nd violation of a team receiving a combination equaling 3 major penalties in the same game from a major penalty, match penalty or fighting infractions 3 Games
AS114 For a 3rd violation of a team receiving a combination equaling 3 major penalties in the same game from a major penalty, match penalty or fighting infractions Indefinite*
AS115 Any coach who received 2 Game or Gross Misconducts under rule 9.2 in a season 9.2 4 Games
AS116 Any coach who receives 3 Game or Gross Misconducts under rule 9.2 in a season 9.2 Indefinite*

Minor and Major Penalty – Abbreviations

AGG Aggressor of a fight HO Holding
BC Body Checking HP Handling the Puck
BDG Boarding HS High Sticking
BM Bench Minor IE Illegal Equipment
BRS Broken Stick IP Ineligible Player
BUTT Butt Ending INS Instigator of a fight
CC Cross Checking INT Interference
CFB Checking from Behind INTGT Interference/Protection of Goalie
CHG Charging KNE Kneeing
DE Dangerous Equipment LPB Leaving Penalty Bench
DG Delay of Game PS Penalty Shot
ELB Elbowing RAW Roughing After the Whistle
FI Fighting RH Removes Helmet
FLPB First to Leave Players’/Penalty Bench RO Roughing
FMSK Face Masking SL Slashing
FOP Falling on the Puck SP Spearing
GLC Goalie Leaving Crease TMP Too Many Players
HB Head Butting TR Tripping
HC Head Contact TS Throwing the Stick
HKG Hooking USC Unsportsmanlike Conduct

 

Penalty Coding GM Game Misconduct Penalty
2 Minor Penalty (2 Minutes) GRM Gross Misconduct Penalty
5 Major Penalty (5 Minutes) MP Match Penalty
10 Misconduct Penalty (10 Minutes) GE Game Ejection