Regelbuch DEL Saison 2022/23

Regel 58: Butt-Ending

Regel 58.1: Butt-Ending

The action whereby a Player uses the shaft of the stick, above the upper hand, to check an opposing Player in any manner or jabs or attempts to jab an opposing Player with this part of the stick, whether contact is made or not.

Regel 58.2: Double-Minor Penalty

The Referee shall, at their discretion, assess a Double-minor Penalty to any Player who attempts to “butt-end” an opponent.

Regel 58.3: Major Penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, shall assess a Major Penalty to a Player who “butt-ends” an opponent. Refer to Rule 58.5 for an additional Game Misconduct Penalty.

Regel 58.4: Match Penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, may assess a Match Penalty if, in their judgment, the Player recklessly endangers their opponent by “butt-ending”. 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 58.5: Game Misconduct Penalty

A Game Misconduct Penalty must be assessed anytime a Major Penalty is imposed for “butt-ending”.

Regel 58.6: Disciplinary Measures

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