playing rules – Attempt to injure & deliberate injury

Rule 49. Attempt to Injure or Deliberate Injury

(a) A Match penalty shall be assessed any player or team official who deliberately attempts to or deliberately injures an opponent, official,  team official or spectator in any manner.

(b) A Match penalty shall be assessed any player or team official who head-butts or attempts to head-butt an opponent with force or who injures an opponent with this action. A 4 minute minor penalty shall be assessed any player who head-butts or attempts to head-butt an opponent but no injury results. A 4 minute minor penalty and a Gross Misconduct shall be assessed any team official who head-butts or attempts to head-butt an opponent but no injury results.

(c) A Match penalty shall be assessed any player or team official that attempts to kick or deliberately kicks an opponent.

(d) A player who pulls an opponent’s hair or who grabs the facial protector, helmet, or chin strap of an opponent and uses this to gain an advantage or to inflict punishment or injury shall be assessed a Match penalty. A player who grabs an opponent’s hair, facial protector, helmet or chin strap, but does not use it to gain an advantage or to inflict punishment or injury shall be assessed a 4 minute minor penalty or at the discretion of the referee a Major and a Game Misconduct penalty.

(e) A Match penalty shall be assessed any player who uses her facial protector as a weapon.

(f) A Match penalty shall be assessed any player or team official who deliberately butt-ends or deliberately attempts to butt-end an opponent by jabbing her forcefully with the butt-end of the stick, or who injures an opponent by any butt-ending action. At the discretion of the Referee, a 4 minute minor penalty shall be assessed to any player who attempts to butt-end an opponent with the butt-end of her stick. A 4 minute minor penalty and a Gross Misconduct shall be assessed to any team official who attempts to butt-end an opponent with the butt-end of her stick.

(g) A Match penalty shall be assessed any player or team official who deliberately spears or deliberately attempts to spear an opponent by jabbing her forcefully with the toe of the blade of the stick, or who injures an opponent by any spearing action. A 4 minute minor penalty shall be assessed any player who pokes or jabs or attempts to jab an opposing player with the toe of the blade of the stick. A 4 minute minor penalty and a Gross Misconduct shall be assessed any team official who pokes or jabs or attempts to jab an opposing player with the toe of the blade of the stick.

(h) A Match penalty shall be assessed any player who deliberately attempts to or deliberately injures an opponent with a slash, high stick or cross-check.Team officials shall be responsible for their conduct and that of their players at all times. They must endeavor to prevent disorderly conduct before, during or after the game, on or off the floor and any place in the rink. The Referee may assess penalties to any of the above team officials for failure to do so and shall report full details of the incident to the President.

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