Ask the Official: What criteria should the Referee use when assessing a major penalty for body checking in a Body Contact category?

By Dave Zednik, IHOA Registrar


QUESTION: What criteria should the Referee use when assessing a major penalty for body checking in a Body Contact category?

ANSWER: Anytime the player delivering the check clearly has no intention of playing the puck and instead intentionally plays the body of the opponent by delivering a hard body check, a major penalty must be assessed.



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