A Minor Penalty shall be imposed:
(I) For throwing a stick on any Player on the Ice, who throws their stick or any part thereof or any other object in the direction of the puck or an opponent in any zone, except when such act has been penalized by the assessment of a “Penalty Shot” (Rule 53.7
) or the Awarding of a Goal (Rule 53.8
(II) For throwing a stick when a defending Player shoots or throws a stick or any other object in the Defending Zone but not at the puck or puck carrier;
(III) For “interference” when a Player moves a stick that is not broken and it interferes with an opposing Player (except where a “Penalty Shot” Rule 53.7
, or the Awarding of a Goal Rule 53.8
applies) or when the Player who lost said stick is prevented from retrieving it as a result;
No penalty will be assessed if moving the non-broken stick does not interfere with the play or the opposing Player is not attempting to retrieve it.
When a Player discards the broken portion of a stick or some other object by tossing it or shooting it to the side of the ice (and not over the Boards) in such a way as to not interfere with the play or opposing Player(s), no penalty will be imposed for so doing.
(IV) For “Unsportsmanlike Conduct”, when a Player throws their stick or any part thereof or any other object or piece of equipment outside the Playing Area in protest of an Official’s decision. For an additional Game Misconduct Penalty see Rule 53.5 – Game Misconduct Penalty