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Game Misconducts/Match Penalties (9/1/2021)

GAME MISCONDUCT PENALTIES

From the 8/1/2021 "Compuware Youth Hockey Reference Guide"

The Head Coach must report a game misconduct penalty incurred by any Compuware Youth Hockey player or coach within 24 hours following the incident.  E mail a copy of the score sheet to the Assistant Director, Compuware Youth Hockey.  Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action against the Head Coach.  Game suspensions need to be served in the next PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED game, even if the infraction occurred in an out of state game.  The HPHL requires reporting of all fighting game misconduct penalties to the league and is done by Compuware Youth Hockey (not the individual team).
Any player or coach serving a suspension penalty shall be indentified by name on all copies of the score sheet prior to the start of the game as serving the suspension.  Players or coaches serving suspensions are not allowed in the vicinity of the player’s bench.  Coaches serving suspensions are not allowed in the locker room.

Beginning in the 2014-15 playing season, the Progressive Suspensions rule took affect nationally.
Rule 411 Progressive Suspensions (2021-25 Official Rules of Ice Hockey)
(a)  Any player who receives their third major penalty during the same season for any combination of aggressive infractions listed below shall receive an additional three-game suspension. For any player who receives their fourth major penalty in this category, the player shall receive an additional five-game suspension. Any player who receives their fifth major penalty in this category during the same season shall be suspended until a hearing is conducted by the proper authorities (USA Hockey Affiliate: District 4). These designated game suspensions shall be in addition to any other suspensions imposed through the official playing rules. The aggressive infractions that fit into this category are: Rule 603 Boarding, Rule 604 Body Checking (Competitive Contact categories), Rule 606 Butt-Ending, Rule 607 Charging, Rule 608 Checking From Behind, Rule 609 Cross-Checking, Rule 611 Elbowing, Rule 619 Head-Butting, Rule 620 Head Contact, Rule 621 High Stick, Rule 622 Holding an Opponent (Grabbing Facemask), Rule 627 Kicking, Rule 628 Kneeing, Rule 634 Slashing, Rule 635 Spearing, Rule 639 Tripping/Clipping/Leg Checking/Slew Footing, Rule 640 Unnecessary Roughness (Roughing).
(b)  Any team that receives three major penalties in the same game shall have its Head Coach suspended for the next game of that team.   For any subsequent game where that team receives three or more major penalties in the same game, the Head Coach shall serve a three-game suspension. For a third game with three or more major penalties by the same team during the same season, the Head Coach shall be suspended indefinitely until a hearing has been conducted by the proper authorities (USA Hockey Affiliate: District 4).

A separate progressive suspension rule for Fighting is covered under 2021-25 Official Rules of Ice Hockey: Rule 615(f) Fighting.
(f)  Any player who receives a second major penalty for fighting with the same team during the same season shall receive a three-game suspension. For a third fighting major with the same team in the same season, the player shall be suspended until a hearing is conducted by the proper authorities (District 4) under Rule 410 Supplementary Discipline.

USA Hockey 2021-25 Official Rules of Ice Hockey: 201(c) Any Team Official assessed a game misconduct penalty or a match penalty or serving a suspension penalty may not be near the bench of their team, nor in any way communicate or attempt to direct the play of their team.

USA Hockey 2021-25 Official Rules of Ice Hockey: 401 (c) For any Team Official or Player serving a suspension for a prior game misconduct violation or disciplinary suspension,
the suspension will commence 45 minutes prior to the start of each game and conclude 30 minutes following the conclusion of each game. The Team Official or Player serving the suspension shall be prohibited from:
(1) Having any interaction, involvement or communication “in person,” electronically or other wise with the team
(2) Being present in the locker room
(3) Being on or near the bench of their team
Any violation of this Rule may result in supplementary discipline and may subject such Team Official or Player to further disciplinary proceedings.


Match Penalties

From the 8/1/2021 "Compuware Youth Hockey Reference Guide"

The Head Coach must report a match penalty incurred by any Compuware Youth Hockey player or coach within 24 hours following the incident by phone to the District 4 Council Chairperson.  You can find the Chairperson’s contact information at www.MAHAd4.org  The chairperson will need a copy of your roster and the score sheet.  Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action against the head coach.  If a player or coach receives a match penalty, they are immediately suspended from all activities until a hearing is conducted.  You must also e mail the Assistant Director, Compuware Youth Hockey a copy of the score sheet.  Be advised that USA Hockey has instituted an on line reporting system for all major penalties.
The HPHL requires reporting of all match penalties to the league and is done by Compuware Youth Hockey (not the individual team.)

USA Hockey 2021-25 Official Rules of Ice Hockey: 405
(c) A player or Team Official incurring a match penalty shall be suspended from participating in all USA Hockey games and practices until their case has been dealt with by the proper authorities.
(d) Any Team Official or player who is assessed a match penalty may not remain near the bench of their team, nor in any way attempt to direct the play of their team for the balance of the game in which the match penalty has been issued.