Regelbuch DEL Saison 2023/24

Regel 50: Kneeing

Regel 50.1: Kneeing

Kneeing is the act of a Player leading with their knee and in some cases extending their leg outwards to make contact with their opponent.

Regel 50.2: Minor Penalty

The Referee shall, at their discretion, assess a Minor Penalty, based on the severity of the infraction, to a Player guilty of “kneeing” an opponent.

Regel 50.3: Major Penalty and Game Misconduct Penalty

The Referee, at their discretion, may assess a Major Penalty and an automatic Game Misconduct Penalty if, in their judgment, the Player recklessly endangers their opponent by “kneeing” and the player would not be sufficiently sanctioned by imposing a Minor Penalty. 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 50.4: Disciplinary Measures

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