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Rule 609 | Cross-Checking

Rule 609 | Cross-Checking

(Note) Cross-checking is the action of using the shaft of the stick between the two hands to forcefully check an opponent with no portion of the stick on the ice.

(a) A minor penalty shall be assessed for cross-checking an opponent.

(b) A major plus a game misconduct penalty shall be assessed to any player who recklessly endangers an opponent as a result of cross-checking.

(c) A match penalty for reckless endangerment may also be assessed for cross-checking.