Regelbuch DEL Saison 2022/23

Regel 45: Elbowing

Regel 45.1: Elbowing

Elbowing shall mean the use of an extended elbow to strike / check an opponent in a manner that may or may not cause injury.

Regel 45.2: Minor Penalty

The Referee shall, at their discretion, assess a Minor Penalty, based on the degree of force and violence, to a Player guilty of “elbowing” an opponent.

Regel 45.3: Major Penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, may assess a Major Penalty to a Player guilty of “elbowing” an opponent, and who recklessly endangers the fouled Player in a way that at the discretion of the Referee such Player would not be sufficiently sanctioned by imposing a Minor Penalty. Refer to Rule 45.5 for the criteria for an additional Game Misconduct Penalty.

Regel 45.4: Match Penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, may assess a Match Penalty if, in their judgment, the Player recklessly endangers their opponent by “elbowing”. Such assessment of reckless endangerment shall be based on the severity of the infraction, severity of the contact, the degree of violence and the general reprehensibility involved.

Regel 45.5: Game Misconduct Penalty

When a Major Penalty is assessed under this rule for a “elbowing” and, in the judgement of the Referee, such foul was likely to injure an opposing Player, a Game Misconduct shall also be assessed.

Regel 45.6: Disciplinary Measures

If deemed appropriate, Supplementary Discipline can be applied by the Proper Authorities at their discretion.
Rule 28 – Supplementary Discipline