Avoiding_Penalties_In_Hockey by ChadBrown5

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Avoiding Penalties In Hockey


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Hockey is really a pretty rough sport considering the fact that there are twelve players on the ice who are
seemingly fighting over a tiny little rubber puck that’s only an inch thick and three inches in diameter. Add
the fact that they knock the puck around the ice with big sticks while wearing skates and you’ve got a game
that can seem somewhat brutal at times. The truth of the matter is, accidents happen in hockey and it isn’t
unusual for players to get roughed up a little...



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Hockey is really a pretty rough sport considering the fact that there are twelve players on the ice who are
seemingly fighting over a tiny little rubber puck that’s only an inch thick and three inches in diameter. Add
the fact that they knock the puck around the ice with big sticks while wearing skates and you’ve got a game
that can seem somewhat brutal at times. The truth of the matter is, accidents happen in hockey and it isn’t
unusual for players to get roughed up a little. However, the sport is really disciplined with precise rules and
penalty assessment for infractions. Penalties, depending on their nature, may result in a player being
temporarily or permanently put out of a game while more severe penalties may lead to a player being
suspended or fined.


Because unintentional events can happen on the rink, penalties can’t be altogether avoided in hockey.
However, by playing by the rules, a player can prevent unnecessary penalties from being assessed against
him and his team.


Players, other than the goaltender, are not allowed to enter the crease – the blue area in front of a goal –
unless they are in control of the puck shooting it or carrying it into the crease. If another team member is in
the crease when a player scores a goal, the referee may assess an interference penalty for interfering with the
goaltender as well as disallowing the score for the goal. Additionally, goaltenders cannot be checked even if
they are outside of the crease.


Boarding is a pretty serious violation of hockey rules which occurs when an opposing team member checks
a player and forces him into the boards of the rink. Boarding can result in minor, major or severe penalties
depending on the circumstances and the referee’s assessment of the situation. Charging is another infraction
that has penalties associated with it because it is the act of charging at a player from a long distance before
checking the player which can be pretty violent in practice. High-sticking, elbowing and head-butting are
taken pretty serious in the game of hockey. Such actions may result in a major penalty, a game misconduct
penalty, suspension or fines.


Some behaviors are allowable to some extent but may result in penalties if they get out of hand. These
include cross-checking, hooking, roughing, and slashing. Cross-checking occurs when a player rams into
another player while holding his stick in front of his body with both hands. With hooking, a player interferes
with another player’s movement using his stick. Roughing – pushing, shoving and minor wrestling – usually
doesn’t result in a penalty unless it gets out of hand. Slashing – hitting another player with a hockey stick –
doesn’t usually result in penalties unless it appears to be an intentional and malicious act or results in injury
to the player being slashed. Holding or grabbing another player is not allowed and will result in a minor
penalty as will tripping another player.




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