Regelbuch DEL Saison 2022/23

Regel 61: Slashing

Regel 61.1: Slashing

Slashing is the act of a Player swinging their stick at an opponent, whether contact is made or not. “Non-aggressive” stick contact to the pant or front of the shin pads, should not be penalized as slashing.
Any forceful or powerful chop with the stick on an opponent’s body, the opponent’s stick, or on or near the opponent’s hands that, in the judgment of the Referee, is not an attempt to play the puck, shall be penalized as slashing.

Regel 61.2: 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 “slashing” an opponent.

Regel 61.3: Major penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, may assess a Major Penalty to a Player guilty of “slashing” 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 61.5 for an additional Game Misconduct Penalty.

Regel 61.4: Match penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, may assess a Match Penalty if, in their judgment, the Player recklessly endangers their opponent by “slashing”. 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 61.5: Game misconduct penalty

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

Regel 61.6: Penalty shot

This rule is identically described under → Rule 54.3 – “Penalty Shot”

Regel 61.7: Awarded goal

This rule is identically described under → Rule 54.4 – Awarded Goal

Regel 61.8: Disciplinary measures

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