New (one warning per face-off) - When a team commits a face-off violation infraction (ex. slow line up, not stationary, encroachment, center man not in proper position, …), any face-off violation will not result in the center being removed. The team in violation of the face-off procedure will be warned by the linesman that the team has committed their 1st face-off violation and any subsequent violation will result in a bench-minor penalty for delay of game - face-off violation being assessed.

  1. When a skater not taking, the face-off enters the face-off circle before the puck is dropped, a 1st warning will be given (the skater on his team taking the face-off will not be replaced). For a second violation by any skater on that team at the same face-off, the offending team will be assessed a bench-minor penalty.

  2. When a 1st face off violation has occurred and another skater of the same team delays taking up his proper position after a warning, the offending team will be assessed a bench-minor penalty.

  3. A skater who lines up for a face-off in an offside position or improperly in any way and, after a 1st face-off violation warning from an on-ice official continues to line up offside or improperly, will be assessed a minor penalty.

  4. Player Jerseys – Players that enter the ice (during a line change), that have their jersey tucked in their pants and/or their back # is not visible, the player must be sent to players bench for an immediate substitution. In the event a player/team does not adhere to the player substitution or uses it as a tactic to delay the game, a 2-minute penalty may be assessed for ‘delay of game’. If after a warning (and substitution) a player repeatedly enters the ice with his jersey tucked in, a 10-minute Misconduct will be issued to the player under IIHF Rule 128ii – Dangerous Equipment.