Regelbuch DEL Saison 2023/24

Regel 59: Cross-Checking

Regel 59.1: Cross-Checking

The act of using the shaft of the stick between the two hands to forcefully check an opponent.

Regel 59.2: 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 “cross-checking” an opponent.

Regel 59.3: 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 a “cross-checking” 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 59.4: Penalty Shot

This rule is described under → Rule 24.8 – Infractions

Regel 59.5: Disciplinary Measures

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