Sep 03, 2011 | SLMH | 1239 views
Zero Tolerance For Head Contact
Hockey Canada recently approved measures to promote zero tolerance for all head contact/checks in minor and female hockey.ACCIDENTAL HITS
A minor penalty will now be assessed for all accidental hits to the head
INTENTIONAL HEAD CONTACT
A double minor penalty -or- a major and game misconduct
(discretion of the referee based on the violence of impact)
A major penalty and a game misconduct, or match penalty, shall be assessed to any player who injures an opponent under this rule.
Watch [this video
] to see examples of how this rule should be enforced.
Visit [Hockey Canada]
for more details.