Any action by a Player that restrains or impedes the progress of an opposing Player whether or not they are in possession of the puck.
Regel 54.2: Minor Penalty
A Minor Penalty shall be imposed on a Player who holds an opponent by using their hands, arms or legs. A Player is permitted to use their arm in a strength move, by blocking their opponent, provided they have “body position” and are not using their hands in a holding manner, when doing so. A Player is not permitted to hold an opponent’s stick. A Minor Penalty shall be assessed to a Player who holds an opponent’s stick (assessed and announced as “holding the stick”). A Player is permitted to protect themself by defending against an opponent’s stick. They must immediately release the stick and allow the Player to resume normal play.