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2021-2022 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 11.1 (e)
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 9.5 (d)
M16 Facemask Offset 3.6 (d)
M17 Throat Protector 3.6 (f)
M18 Mouth guard 3.6 (g)  Not applicable (GTHL)
M20 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 11.1 (b)/(d)
M21 Disrespectful Abusive, and Harassing Behaviour 11.2 (a)
M22 Inciting 11.2 (d)
M23 Entering Referee’s Crease 11.1 (f)
M69 Interference/Distraction During Penalty Shot 4.9 (f)

 

Game Misconducts H.C. Rule Suspension
GM20 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 11.1 (c) 2 Games
GM21 Disrespectful, Abusive, and Harassing Behaviour 11.2 (b) 3 Games
GM30 Fighting (AS) 6.7 (a) 3 Games
GM31 2nd Fight, Same stoppage of play (3rd, 4th, etc.) 6.7 (i) 3 Games
GM32 Player(s) 3rd, 4th, 5th Player into Fight 6.7 (h) 3 Games
GM34 Leaving the Players bench or Penalty Box 9.4 (b) 4 Games
GM35 Leaving the Penalty Box and incurring a Minor, Major or Misconduct penalty 9.4 (c) 5 Games
GM361 Coach whose player is penalized under GM34 and/or GM35 9.4 (a,b,c) 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 Games
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
GM43 Roughing (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.7 (l) 2 Games
GM44 Roughing Deliberate Contact After Whistle (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.7 (m) 2 Games
GM45 Holding (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.1 (a) 2 Games
GM46 Holding Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.1 (b) 2 Games
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
GM55 Checking from Behind (Minor + Game Misconduct) 6.4 (a) 1 Game
GM57 Goaltender Drop Kick Puck (with injury – Major + Game Misconduct) 4.11 (d) 2 Games
GM58 Kick Shot (with injury – Major + Game Misconduct) 9.3 2 Games
GM62 Leaving the Bench without Clearance from the Referee
(Assessed to coach if altercation results in penalties at end of game)
9.4 (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 9.4 (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 (b) 1 Game
GE101 Game Ejections 4.6 0 Games
GE101 Game Ejection(Three(3)Head Contact Penalties 6.5(c) 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 ALTERCATIONS

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 Discrimination 11.4 Indefinite***
GRM23 Travesty of the Game 11.2(e) 3 Games
GRM30 Fighting with Team Official 6.7 (j) 3 games
GRM31 Removing Helmet and/or Chinstrap 3.6 (c) 6 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.

*** Note: The Member Partner may establish a number of games for the GRM21 that may not be lower than 5 games.

MATCH PENALTIES

Match Penalties H.C. Rule Suspension
MP20 Threatening an Official 11.5 (a) Indefinite*
MP21 Physical Harassment of an Official – Attempted Strike 11.5 (b) Indefinite±
MP22 Physical Harassment of an Official – Deliberate Touch, Hold, Push 11.5 (c) Indefinite±
MP23 Physical Harassment of an Official – Deliberate Strike, Trip, Body-Check 11.5 (d) Indefinite±
MP40.00 Attempt to Injure (AS) 6.1 (a) 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) 8.5 4 Games
MP40.06 Butt Ending (AS) 8.1 4 Games
MP40.07 Boarding (AS) 6.2(a) 4 Games
MP40.08 Body Checking (AS) 6.2(b) 4 Games
MP40.09 Charging (AS) 6.3(c) 4 Games
MP40.10 Kneeing (AS) 6.6(c) 4 Games
MP41.00 Deliberate Injury (AS) 6.1(a) 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) 8.5 4 Games
MP41.06 Butt Ending (AS) 8.1 4 Games
MP41.07 Boarding (AS) 6.2(a) 4 Games
MP41.08 Body Checking (AS) 6.2(b) 4 Games
MP41.09 Charging (AS) 6.3(c) 4 Games
MP41.10 Kneeing (AS) 6.6(c) 4 Games
MP41.12 Spitting (AS) 11.3 4 Games
MP41.14 Cross-Checking (AS) 8.2 (d) 4 Games
MP41.15 Facial Protector as Weapon (AS) 6.1 (e) 4 Games
MP43 Cross-Checking Attempt to Injure 8.2 (b) 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 Attempt to Injure(AS) 6.5 (g) 6 Games
MP50.4 Head Contact Deliberate Attempt to Injure (AS) 6.5 (g) 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
GM41.01 Kneeing (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.6 2 Games 4 Games Indefinite* Indefinite*
AS104

AS105

AS106

GM41.03 Checking from Behind (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.4 (a)
GM41.04 Cross Checking (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (a)
GM41.06 Cross Checking Goalie in Crease (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (b)
GM41.07 Cross Checking Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (c)
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(a)
GM41.11 Body Checking (Major + Misconduct) 6.2(b)
GM41.12 Charging (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.3(a,b)
GM41.13 Head Contact  (Major + Game Misconduct) 6.5 (b,e)

 

Player Accumulation Sanctions H.C. Rule  

 

 

Additional Games For Match Penalties

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
MP40.01 Head Butting 6.1 (a)
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 8.5
MP40.06 Butt Ending 8.1
MP40.07 Boarding 6.2(a)
MP40.08 Body Checking 6.2(b)
MP40.09 Charging 6.3(c)
MP40.10 Kneeing 6.6(c)
MP41.00 Deliberate Injury 6.1(a)
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 8.5
MP41.06 Butt Ending 8.1
MP41.07 Boarding 6.2(a)
MP41.08 Body Checking 6.2(b)
MP41.09 Charging 6.3(c)
MP41.10 Kneeing 6.6(c)
MP41.12 Spitting 11.3
MP41.14 Cross-Checking 8.2(d)
MP41.15 Facial Protector as Weapon 6.1 (e)
MP50.1 Checking from Behind 6.4
MP50.3 Head Contact Attempt to Injure 6.5 (e)
MP50.4 Head Contact Deliberate Attempt to Injure 6.5 (f)

 

Player Accumulation Sanctions

Two (2) Match Penalties Under Rule 6.4 and/or 6.5

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

H.C. Rule Additional Games to Match Penalties
AS108 MP50.1 Checking from Behind 6.4 5 Games
MP50.3 Head Contact Attempt to Injure 6.5 (g)
MP50.4 Head Contact Deliberate Attempt to Injure 6.5 (g)

 

Player Accumulation Sanctions H.C. Rule  

 

 

Additional Games For Match Penalties

Three (2) Match Penalties Under Rule 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and/or 6.5
Accumulation Sanctions apply for any collective accumulation of the below Match Penalties in the same season
AS109 MP40.00 Attempt to Injure 6.1 Indefinite*
MP40.01 Head Butting 6.1 (a)
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 8.5
MP40.06 Butt Ending 8.1
MP40.07 Boarding 6.2(a)
MP40.08 Body Checking 6.2(b)
MP40.09 Charging 6.3(c)
MP40.10 Kneeing 6.6(c)
MP41.00 Deliberate Injury 6.1(a)
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 8.5
MP41.06 Butt Ending 8.1
MP41.07 Boarding 6.2(a)
MP41.08 Body Checking 6.2(b)
MP41.09 Charging 6.3(c)
MP41.10 Kneeing 6.6(c)
MP41.12 Spitting 11.3
MP41.14 Cross-Checking 8.2(d)
MP41.15 Facial Protector as Weapon 6.1 (e)

 

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)

All Indefinite Suspensions are subject pending a hearing.

COACHES ACCUMULATION SANCTIONS

Coaches Accumulation Sanctions H.C. Rule Suspension
AS114 Any team receiving a combination equaling 3 major penalties in the same game from a major penalty, match penalty or fighting infractions 1 Game
AS115 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
AS116 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*

PLAYER AND COACH ACCUMULATION SANCTIONS

 

Player and Coach Accumulation Sanctions

Game Misconducts Under Rule 11

 

H.C. Rule Offense Count
1st
GM
2nd
AS110
3rd
AS111
AS110

AS 111

GM20 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 11.1 Minimum Suspension Minimum Suspension + 4 Games Indefinite
GM21 Disrespectful, Abusive, and Harassing Behaviour 11.2 Minimum Suspension Minimum Suspension + 4 Games Indefinite

 

Player and Coach Accumulation Sanctions

Gross Misconducts Under Rule 11

 

H.C. Rule Offense Count
1st
GM
2nd
AS110
3rd
AS111
AS112

AS 113

GRM21 Discrimination 11.4 Indefinite Indefinite 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