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2022-2023 GTHL Minimum Suspensions

The following are minimum suspensions that shall be imposed for infractions, which occur in all Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) exhibition, league, and play-off games, during the current playing season for Minor Hockey. Note that these suspensions are over and above any imposed by Hockey Canada rules.

NOTICE RE: CLARIFICATIONS

  • These are minimum suspensions. Additional suspensions will be imposed wherever conditions and circumstance warrant.
  • It is the responsibility of each team manger and/or coach to ensure their players sit out their appropriate suspensions. When in doubt as to the relevant suspension, contact the association/league office. If unable to contact the association/league office, sit player(s) in question out until clarification can be obtained. These suspensions are in addition to the game incurred.
  • Match Penalty reports will be forwarded to the appropriate Member for further review.
  • A participant who is suspended while playing in an out of OHF jurisdiction event (i.e.: USA or out of Member) must serve that governing bodies suspension or portion thereof in the participant teams remaining games in that event even if for a greater number of games than under the OHF Minimum Suspension List.
    • Upon returning to the OHF, a team will report any suspension received outside of the OHF jurisdiction and the affected Player/Team Official will not be eligible to participate until the report has been received by the Member and the Member rules on the Player/Team Official’s eligibility based upon the OHF Minimum Suspension List.

DOWNLOAD 2022-2023 GTHL MINIMUM SUSPENSION LIST – MINOR HOCKEY

M = MISCONDUCT GM = GAME MISCONDUCT GE = GAME EJECTION MP = MATCH PENALTY GRM = GROSS MISCONDUCT AS = ACCUMULATION SANCTION

MISCONDUCTS AND GAME MISCONDUCTS

MISCONDUCTS RULE/CODE MINIMUM SUSPENSION
Failure to go to the Player’s Bench or Neutral Area 7.10 d)
Throwing Stick Over Boards 10.5 (d)
Illegal Equipment 10.6 (d)
Unsportsmanlike Conduct 11.1 (d) i
Interference/Distraction During Penalty Shot 11.1 (d) ii
Intentionally Knocks or Shoots Puck Out of Reach of an Official 11.1 (d) iii
Failure to go directly to Penalty Bench 11.1 (d) iv
Entering Referee’s Crease 11.1 (d) v
Disrespectful and Abusive Behaviour (includes inciting) 11.2 (d)

 

GAME MISCONDUCTS RULE/CODE MINIMUM SUSPENSION
Second Misconduct – Same Game 4.7 (c) 1 Game
Game Ejections 4.8 (b) 0 Games
2nd Fight, Same Stoppage of Play (3rd, 4th, etc.) 7.10 (e) iii 3 Games
Checking from Behind (Minor + Game Misconduct) 7.5 (a) 1 Game
Roughing (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.9 (b) 2 Games
Holding Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.1 (b) 2 Games
Hooking Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.2 (b) 2 Games
Interference (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.3 (b) 2 Games
Interference from the Bench (Bench Minor + Game Misconduct, if identifiable) 8.4 (a) 2 Games
Interference from the Bench (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.4 (b) 2 Games
Interference with the Goaltender (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.5 (b) 2 Games
Tripping Injury (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.6 (b) 2 Games
Bench Official on the Ice Without Permission of Official 10.4 (a) 1 Game
Leaving the Players Bench or Penalty Box 10.4 (e) i 4 Games
Leaving the Players Bench or Penalty Box and incurring subsequent penalty 10.4 (e) ii 5 Games
Leaving the Bench without Clearance from the Referee (Assessed to coach if altercation results in penalties at end of game) 10.4 (e) 2 Games
1Coach whose player is penalized under 10.4 (e) 10.4 (e) 4 Games
Throwing or Shooting Stick or Object with Injury 10.5 (b) 1 Game
Refusing to Start Play (Coach – Major + Game Misconduct) 10.8 (b) i Indefinite*
Refusing to Leave the Players Bench (Major + Game Misconduct) 10.8 (b) ii 1 Game
1 10.4 (e) – Coaches’ penalty will be noted on the front and back of the game sheet of the Officials’ copy only. Penalty to coach is automatic as a result of player receiving 10.4 (e), coach not to be ejected as a result of this penalty being assessed.

*All Indefinite Suspensions are subject pending a hearing.


 

PLAYER & COACH ACCUMULATION SANCTIONS

PLAYER ACCUMULATION SANCTIONS* RULE/CODE OFFENSE COUNT
*Accumulation Sanctions apply for any collective accumulation of the below MAJORS in the same season. 1ST MAJOR 2ND MAJOR 3RD MAJOR 4TH MAJOR
Boarding (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.2 (b) 2 Games 4 Games Indefinite* Indefinite*
Body Checking (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.3 (b)
Charging (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.4 (b)
Checking from Behind (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.5 (b)
Head Contact (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.6 (b)
Kneeing (Major + Game Misconduct) 7.8 (b)
Clipping (Major + Game Misconduct) 8.7 (b)
Cross Checking (Major + Game Misconduct) 9.2 (b)
*All Indefinite Suspensions are subject to a hearing.

 

 COACH ACCUMULATION SANCTIONS MINIMUM SUSPENSION
Any team receiving a combination equaling 3 x 5 minute penalties in the same game from a major penalty, match penalty, or fighting infractions. 1 Game
For a 2nd violation of a team receiving a combination equaling 3 x 5 minute penalties in the same game from a major penalty, match penalty, or fighting infractions. 3 Games
For a 3rd violation of a team receiving a combination equaling 3 x 5 minute penalties in the same game from a major penalty, match penalty, or fighting infractions. Indefinite*
 *All Indefinite Suspensions are subject to a hearing. 

 

MATCH PENALTIES

MATCH PENALTY RULE/CODE OFFENSE COUNT
1ST MATCH 2ND MATCH 3RD MATCH
Attempt to Injure or Deliberate Injury

Note: May include but not limited to head-butting, hair pulling, grabbing face mask, and kicking. 

7.1 (c) 4 Games Minimum + 4 Games Indefinite+
Boarding 7.2 (c)
Body Checking 7.3 (c)
Kneeing 7.4 (c)
Fighting – Ring or Tape on Hand(s) 7.10 (c)
Clipping 8.7 (c)
Slew Footing 8.8 (c)
Butt Ending 9.1 (c)
Cross-Checking 9.2 (c)
Slashing 9.3 (c)
Spearing 9.4 (c)
Checking from Behind 7.5 (c) 6 Games Minimum + 5 Games
Head Contact 7.6 (c) 6 Games
+ All Indefinite Suspensions are subject to a hearing. The Member may establish a set number of games that may not be lower than 5 games.

 

GROSS MISCONDUCTS

GROSS MISCONDUCTS RULE/CODE MINIMUM SUSPENSION
Fighting with Team Official 7.10 (f) Indefinite **
Illegal Equipment 10.6 (f) i Indefinite **
Refusing to remove helmet or facial protector for identification 10.6 (f) ii Indefinite **
Removing Helmet and/or Chinstrap 10.6 (f) iii / iv Indefinite **
** All Indefinite Suspensions are subject to a hearing. The Member may establish a set number of games that may not be lower than 2 games.

 

PRE OR POST-GAME ALTERCATIONS

PRE OR POST GAME ALTERCATIONS MINIMUM SUSPENSION
Any player involved where Major or Game Misconducts are assessed 2 Games
Coach of team whose players are so penalized Indefinite*
Any team involved in pre or post game brawl Indefinite*
*All Indefinite Suspensions are subject to a hearing.

 

FIGHTING & INSTIGATOR / AGGRESSOR

FIGHTING H.C. RULE OFFENSE COUNT
1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
Fighting 7.10 (b) 3 Games 4 Games Indefinite* Indefinite*
*All Indefinite Suspensions are subject pending a hearing.

 

INSTIGATOR / AGGRESSOR H.C. RULE OFFENSE COUNT
1ST 2ND 3RD
Instigator / Aggressor of a fight 7.11 (a) 3 Games 4 Games Indefinite*
*All Indefinite Suspensions are subject pending a hearing. The Member may establish a set number of games that may not be lower than 4 games.

 

RULE 11 - MALTREATMENT

RULE 11 – MALTREATMENT TYPE RULE/CODE OFFENSE COUNT
1ST MATCH 2ND MATCH 3RD MATCH
Unsportsmanlike Conduct Game Misconduct 11.1 (e) 2 Games Minimum+4 Games Indefinite*
Disrespectful and Abusive Behaviour 11.2 (e) 3 Games
Disrespectful and Abusive Behaviour GRM 11.2 (f) 5 Games Indefinite** Indefinite**
Spitting Match 11.3 (c) 5 Games Indefinite** Indefinite**
Discrimination GRM 11.4 Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite
Physical Harassment of an Official Match 11.5 (c) Indefinite** Indefinite** Indefinite**
** All Indefinite Suspensions are subject to a hearing. The Member may establish a set number of games that may not be lower than 5 games.