Definition – A player who carries his stick or any part of it above the height of his shoulders and who strikes an opponent with any part of it.
- Any contact made by a stick on an opponent above the shoulders is prohibited and a minor penalty shall be imposed.
- When a player carries, holds or contacts any part of his stick above the shoulders of the opponents so that injury results, the referee shall assess a double minor penalty for all contact that causes an injury, whether accidental or carless, in the opinion of the referee. A player is permitted accidental contact with an opponent, if the act is committed as a normal windup (back swing) or follow, through of a shooting motion, or accidental contact on the opposing center who is bent over during the course of a face-off.
- When, in the opinion of the referee, a player attempts to or deliberately injures an opponent while carrying, holding or contacting any part of his stick above the shoulders of the opponent, the referee shall assess a match penalty to the offending player.