The act of head-butting involves a Player making deliberate contact, or attempting to make contact, with an opponent by leading with their head and/or helmet, whether contact is made or not.
Regel 47.2: Double-Minor Penalty
The Referee shall, at their discretion, assess a Double-minor Penalty to any Player who attempts to “head-butt” an opponent.
Regel 47.3: Major Penalty
The Referee, at their discretion, shall assess a Major Penalty to a Player guilty who “head-butts” an opponent. Refer to Rule 47.5 for an additional Game Misconduct Penalty.
Regel 47.4: Match Penalty
The Referee, at their discretion, may assess a Match Penalty if, in their judgment, the Player recklessly endangers their opponent by “head-butting”. 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 47.5: Game Misconduct Penalty
A Game Misconduct Penalty must be assessed anytime a Major Penalty is imposed for “head-butting”.