Rule 122 – Charging
Rule 123 – Checking from behind
Rule 124 – Checking to the head or neck
Rule 139 – Elbowing
Rule 142 – Head butting - An attempt to head butt (no intent to injure)
Rule 151 – Kicking - An attempt to kick (no intent to injure)
Rule 153 – Late hit
Rule 152 – Kneeing
Rule 160 – Slew-footing
Where any of the above IIHF rules currently state:
- ‘A (1 of the above infractions) penalty is punishable by at least a minor penalty’ (or)
- ‘A minor penalty and misconduct penalty’
New - Will be replaced with the wording:
- A (1 of the above infractions) penalty is punishable by at least a double minor penalty (2+2 minutes).
For the above-mentioned penalties, they will be automatically assessed as a 2+2 minutes penalty. The options of 2 and/or 2+10 will no longer exist.