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Rules For Coaches/Players Serving a Game Misconduct or Match Penalty (9/1/2022)

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 otherwise with the team
(2) Being present in the locker room
(3) Being on or near the bench of their team