MINOR HOCKEY REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS MINIMUM SUSPENSIONS
The following minimum suspensions shall be in effect for the 2007 Minor Hockey Regional Championships.
MOLESTING OFFICIALS Indefinite Suspension
DELIBERATE INJURY Indefinite Suspension
DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO INJURE 3 games
HAIR PULLING (when match penalty is assessed) 3 games
GRABBING THE FACEMASK (when Match is assessed) 3 games
SPITTING ON OPPOSING PLAYER 3 games
SPEARING (when Match penalty is assessed) 3 games
BUTT ENDING (when Match penalty is assessed) 3 games
HEAD BUTTING (when Match penalty is assessed) 3 games
CHECKING FROM BEHIND (when Match penalty is assessed) 4 games
CHECKING FROM BEHIND WHERE A MAJOR PENALTY
PLUS GAME MISCONDUCT PENALTY IS ASSESSED 1 game
CHECKING TO THE HEAD (when a Match penalty is assessed) 4 games
CHECKING TO THE HEAD WHERE A MAJOR PENALTY
PLUS A GAME MISCONDUCT PENALTY IS ASSESSED 1 game
KICKING 3 games
GROSS MISCONDUCT 2 games
VERBAL ABUSE OF OFFICIALS (RULE 47) 2 games
THIRD MAN IN A FIGHT 2 games
ANY PLAYER RECEIVING A FIGHTING MAJOR PENALTY,
WHICH IS AS A RESULT OF A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT FIGHT
DURING THE SAME STOPPAGE OF PLAY 2 games
PLAYER IDENTIFIED AS FIRST TO LEAVE THE PLAYERS'
BENCH DURING A FIGHT OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF FIGHTING 3 games
LEAVING PENALTY BOX AS ABOVE 4 games
COACH OF A TEAM WHOSE PLAYER IS PENALIZED UNDER THE
ABOVE TWO POINTS 3 games
COACH WHOSE PLAYER IS NOT IDENTIFIED AS THE FIRST
TO LEAVE THE PLAYER'S OR PENALTY BENCH DURING AN
ON-ICE ALTERCATION 1 game
INSTIGATOR OR AGGRESSOR OF A FIGHT
1st OFFENCE Game Misconduct
2nd OFFENCE Game Misconduct and 2 games
3rd OFFENCE Game Misconduct and 3 games
PRE/POST GAME ALTERCATIONS
ANY PLAYER INVOLVED WHERE MAJORS AND
GAME MISCONDUCTS ARE ASSESSED 2 games
COACH OF A TEAM WHOSE PLAYERS ARE SO PENALIZED Indefinite suspension
ANY TEAM INVOLVED IN A PRE OR POST GAME BRAWL Indefinite suspension
Where a player or team official is penalized under these sanctions in a Regional series or tournament, and then is subsequently penalized at the National tournament, then additional sanctions may be imposed by the Hockey Canada Vice-Chairman or the Hockey Canada Representative. It is to be understood that all suspensions come into effect immediately. The filing of a grievance or an appeal does not delay the serving of a suspension.
For the two teams in the Hockey Quebec Midget “AAA” championship series, it is deemed that they are in a Regional event that precedes the TELUS Cup National Midget Championship.
The Tournament Directorate, which is chaired by the Hockey Canada Representative, should convene as soon as possible to respond to indefinite suspensions.
The Tournament Directorate shall be convened to respond to an official team request that concerns an improper application of a playing rule. It is to be understood that a hearing will not be convened by the Tournament Directorate to discuss a referee’s judgement call (i.e. If the call is a Match penalty for Spearing, then the 3 game suspension shall apply).
With the exception of decisions made in response to “Indefinite Suspensions”, all discipline decisions made by the Tournament Directorate and/or Hockey Canada Representative shall be the final Hockey Canada decision. Tournament Directorate decisions that are made in response to an indefinite suspension may be appealed to the Chairperson of Hockey Canada. It is to be understood that the time required for the Chairperson to respond might exceed the tournament or series.
Any incident requiring the aforementioned disciplinary actions are to be reported on the back of the Game Sheet by the referee. All such game sheets are to be faxed the next day to the Hockey Canada Calgary office (attention Manager, Officiating) by the Hockey Canada Representative at the game. Any incidents involving Officials or Deliberate Injury are to be reported verbally to Todd Anderson at the Hockey Canada Calgary office (403) 777 – 4587. With all reports an e-mail should be sent to Todd Anderson at [email protected] as soon as possible after the game in question with full details of the situation and all contact numbers for the official and event (See Action Bulletin a0532- reference to verbal reports). The Calgary office fax number is (403) 777 - 3635.
An official report of suspensions assessed during a Regional Championship shall be forwarded by the Hockey Canada representative for the series to the Hockey Canada Minor Council Director immediately following the series.
An official report of suspensions and/or sanctions shall be sent by the Hockey Canada Representative to the Executive Director of the appropriate Branch. The report shall include any “balance owing” for games or other sanctions.
Dependent on the severity of the incidents, further disciplinary action may be imposed by the Officer responsible for discipline in the inter-branch playoffs or by the Officers of Hockey Canada.