Ask the Official: Minor & Misconduct Penalty

By Dave Zednik, IHOA Registrar

QUESTION: A player gets a 2 minute Minor and 10 minutes Misconduct penalty. How many minutes will they have to serve, 10 or 12?

ANSWER: If a player receives a Minor and Misconduct penalty he must serve the entire twelve minutes (2+10) consecutively. The additional player his team must place in the box is serving the shorthanded time (not the Minor itself). Since the Minor penalty must be served first (and posted on the penalty clock) the additional player is in the box so their team will have someone available to leave the penalty box and enter the game at the end of the Minor.

If the opposing team scores during the shorthanded Minor penalty time, the Minor is immediately terminated and the Misconduct penalty begins. In other words, the player who received the penalties will be released at the first whistle after ten minutes after the goal.  

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