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Can I get a penalty for not wearing my helmet strap properly? (9/1/2022)


USA Hockey (2021-25 Official Rules and Casebook of Ice Hockey)

Situation 15
Shall the Referee assess a misconduct penalty to a player
who participates in play with their helmet strap fastened, but
loose enough as to be deemed not in the manner in which it
was intended?
The Referee would direct the player off the ice and warn the
team. Rule References 304(c) and 304(g).
The helmet strap is intended to be worn with one finger
width between the strap and the chin. If worn improperly, the
player must be ruled off the ice until corrected and the team
is issued their warning. For a subsequent violation by any
player on the same team, a misconduct penalty is assessed.