Regelbuch DEL Saison 2022/23

Regel 59: Cross-Checking

Regel 59.1: Cross-Checking

The act of using the shaft of the stick between the two hands to forcefully check an opponent.

Regel 59.2: 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 “cross-checking” an opponent.

Regel 59.3: Major Penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, may assess a Major Penalty to a Player guilty of “cross-checking” 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 59.5 for an additional Game Misconduct Penalty.

Regel 59.4: Match Penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, may assess a Match Penalty if, in their judgment, the Player recklessly endangers their opponent by “cross-checking”. 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 59.5: Game Misconduct Penalty

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

Regel 59.6: Disciplinary Measures

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

Regel 59.7: “Penalty Shot”

This rule is described under
Rule 24.8 – Infractions