A Minor Penalty for “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” shall be assessed under this rule for the following infractions:
(I) Any identifiable Player who uses obscene, profane or abusive language or gestures directed at any person. An additional Game Misconduct Penalty for use of obscene gestures, racial slurs or taunts or sexual remarks – refer to Rule 75.5 – Game Misconduct Penalty
(II) Any Player who is guilty of “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” including, but not limited to hair-pulling, grabbing hold of a face mask, banging with a stick or another object at the Boards or glass, etc. during the progress of the game or during a stoppage of play. Note: If the Referee classifies physical offences committed to be serious and severe, based on the degree of force, violence.
→ Rule 21 – Match Penalties
(III) Any Player who throws any object onto the ice from the Players’ or Penalty Box (or from any other off-ice location);
(IV) A Player who deliberately removes their jersey or their helmet prior to participating in an altercation or who is clearly wearing a jersey that has been modified and does not conform to Rule 9 – Uniforms
, shall be assessed a Minor Penalty for “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” and a Game Misconduct. If the altercation never materiaizes, the Player shall receive a Minor Penalty for “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” and a ten minute (10) Misconduct Penalty for deliberately removing their jersey.
If a penalized Player is assessed an additional “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” penalty either before or after they begin serving their original penalty(-ies), the additional Minor Penalty is added to their unexpired time and served consecutively.