JAHL Supplemental Aggressive Penalty Policy

Revised September 2009

 

      Players

 

-         Any player receiving five (5) penalties in one game shall be suspended for the remainder of that game. A second occurrence will cause an additional 1-game suspension; a third occurrence will cause an additional 2-game suspension and review by a disciplinary committee.

-         Any player receiving four (4) aggressive penalties and/or abuse of official (Rule 601) penalties in any combination in a game shall be suspended for the remainder of that game. A second occurrence will cause an additional 1-game suspension; a third occurrence will cause an additional 2-game suspension and review by a disciplinary committee.

-         Fighting (fisticuffs), (Rule 613) or any other major penalty involving a game misconduct requires a 1-game suspension and a $50 fine. A second occurrence carries the same penalties and will be reviewed by a disciplinary committee.

-         Any player incurring his second non-fighting major penalty in one season will be suspended for the next game.

 

 

      Teams

 

-         A team that incurs ten (10) penalties in a game shall receive a warning of a team fine for the next occurrence. A second occurrence will result in a $25 fine; additional occurrences will each result in a $50 fine. Upon the fourth occurrence, the team will be subject to a disciplinary committee review.

 

 

      Teams/Players

 

-         If at least two officials refuse to officiate a game that involves an individual player or team, a letter will be provided to the JAHL Board Chairperson stating the reasons. The league will conduct a hearing to formulate a proactive plan for the player or team to become responsible for their behaviors and actions. The league will then have ten (10) days to respond to the officials. If no response is provided to the officials in ten (10) days, that player or team will not have officials assigned to a game in which they participate. (Applies only to local referee association.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Abuse of Officials Rule 601

 

-         All officials will be encouraged to strictly enforce Rule 601. The officials must be able to officiate a game and assess penalties without abuse from penalized players or other players on the ice or bench. For this matter, all officials will be encouraged to call abuse penalties no matter to which official the abuse is directed. The two-man referee system is a team effort to enforce all rules whether it is a tripping violation one official could not see, or a player verbally or physically abusing another official over a call.

-         Any player who challenges or disputes the ruling of any official or endeavors to incite an opponent (including taunting) or create a disturbance during a game shall be assessed a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

 

      Definitions

 

-         Aggressive penalty

1. Head contact

2. Checking in a non-checking classification

3. Boarding

4. Cross-checking

5. Abuse of officials (Rule 601)

6. Fisticuffs

7. Roughing

8. Slashing

9. Any major penalty

 

-         Next game is the next regularly scheduled game for the team that the player is primarily rostered on in the same league. Player may not sub for any team until after the suspension is satisfied.

-         All fines must be paid within the next two (2) games of that team after the incident.

-         Once notified by the league, the responsibility of enforcing fines and suspension is on the team. If a team or player plays with an unpaid fine or un-served suspension and is later found to be ineligible, the game will be recorded as a forfeit for the offending team.

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