Referees shall review all plays that result in the assessment of any Major Penalty (other than a Major Penalty for Fighting) for the purpose of confirming (or modifying) their original call on the ice.
Such reviews will be conducted exclusively by the Referee(s) on the ice in consultation with other On-ice Official(s), as appropriate, using the technology (for example, a handheld tablet or a television or computer monitor) specified in and provided pursuant to Rule 38.5. Communication between the Video Review Operation and the On-ice Officials shall be limited to contact between the appropriate Video Review Consultant and the Referee to ensure the Referee is receiving any and all video they might request, as well as the appropriate replay angles they may need to review the penalty call.
There shall be no contact or consultation except between the On-ice Official(s) and the Video Review Operation.
The Referee shall only have the following options following Video Review of their own call:
- confirming their original Major Penalty call, inclusive of a 2+2 high stick call; or
- reducing their original Major Penalty call to a lesser penalty for the same infraction: or
- deleting the penalty call in its entirety, when video provides conclusive evidence, and the call is deemed assessed in error. Ex. A high stick 2+2 penalty call, where the video provides evidence, the high stick was caused by a player of the same team.