Clarification IIHF Rule – 159 vi.

A player who lifts his stick between an opponent’s legs for the purpose of making contact with the groin area, will be assessed:

Revised - A skater who uses his stick to make contact with an opponent will be assessed at least a minor penalty

A skater who injures or recklessly endangers an opponent will be assessed a major penalty (5) and automatic game-misconduct penalty