Rule 4.2 - Minor Penalties

(a) For a minor penalty, any player, except the goaltender, shall be ruled off the ice for 2 minutes actual playing time, during which time no substitutes shall be permitted

(b) If, while a team is short-handed because of one or more Minor or Bench Minor penalties, the opposing team scores a goal, the first of such penalties shall automatically terminate. 

Note: Coincident Minor penalties to both teams do not cause either team to be short-handed.

When a goal is scored on a Penalty Shot against a team that is short-handed by rea- son of a Minor or Bench Minor penalty, no player of the short-handed team shall return to the ice with the scoring of the goal. 

(c) If a goal is scored against a team that is short-handed because of one or more Minor penalties, the player serving the first Minor penalty shall return to the ice. 
In the case of a player who has received a double Minor penalty, his first Minor penalty shall be terminated. 

(d) When coincident Minor or coincident Minors of equal duration are imposed against players on each team during the same stoppage of play, immediate substitutions shall be made for those penalties, and such penalties shall not be taken into account for the purpose of the delayed penalty. Any differences in time or total penalty time shall be served by one or more players on the ice at the time of the infraction. Unless they have been ejected from the game, such penalized players shall take their place on the penalty bench and remain there until the first stoppage of play following the expiry of their respective penalties.

Where at least one Major and/or Match penalty is assessed to each team during the same stoppage of play, the coincident Major/Match penalty rule shall take precedent over the coincident Minor penalty rule.

(e) A Game Ejection penalty shall be assessed to any player that incurs a total of three or more stick infraction penalties during the same game. For the purpose of this rule, only high-sticking, cross-checking, slashing, butt-ending, and spearing are considered stick infractions. Players penalized under this rule shall be ordered to the dressing room for the remainder of the game. 


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