Minor Penalties

In an event of a penalty, the clock will stop and the player that had the penalty called upon them will take a penalty shot. If the player scores, the penalty will be considered served. If the player does not score, the player who made the penalty will serve a one (1) minute penalty in the box. That player’s team will play shorthanded for the duration of the penalty or until a goal is scored by the team on the power play.

Major Penalties

All Game Misconducts carry the USA Hockey minimum of a one (1) game suspension for the team that they earned the suspension on (unless specified otherwise). For example, if Player A plays on team 1 and team 2 and earns a suspension while playing for team 1, they will serve the suspension during the next team 1 game. However, a tournament director can issue additional suspension time regarding the severity of the offense, and the offender’s punishment history.