Regelbuch DEL Saison 2022/23

Regel 62: Spearing

Regel 62.1: Spearing

Spearing shall mean stabbing an opponent with the point / toe of the stick blade, whether contact is made or not.

Regel 62.2: Double-minor penalty

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

Regel 62.3: Major penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, shall assess a Major Penalty to a Player guilty who “spears” an opponent. Refer to Rule 62.5 for an additional Game Misconduct Penalty.

Regel 62.4: Match penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, may assess a Match Penalty if, in their judgment, the Player recklessly endangers their opponent by “spearing”. 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 62.5: Game misconduct penalty

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

Regel 62.6: Disciplinary measures

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