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Rule 620 | Head Contact

Rule 620 | Head Contact

(Note) Head Contact is the action of a player contacting an opponent in the head, face or neck with any part of the player's body, equipment or stick. The onus is on the player delivering the check to avoid placing a vulnerable or defenseless opponent in danger of potential injury.

(a) A minor plus a misconduct or major plus a game misconduct penalty shall be assessed for head contact to 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 head contact or who intentionally or carelessly contacts an opponent in the head, face or neck.

(c) A match penalty for reckless endangerment may also be assessed for head contact.