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Rule 634 | Slashing

Rule 634 | Slashing

(Note) Slashing is the act of a player swinging their stick at an opponent, whether contact is made, or not. Any forceful chop with the stick on an opponent’s body or opponent’s stick, on or near the opponent’s hands, shall be considered slashing.

(a) A minor penalty shall be assessed for slashing 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 slashing.

(Note) Referees are instructed to penalize any player who swings their stick at any opposing player (whether or not contact is made) or makes a wild swing at the puck with the intention of intimidating the opponent.

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

(d) Any player who swings their stick at another player in the course of an altercation shall be assessed a minor or major plus game misconduct or a match penalty. This is in addition to any other penalties that may be warranted under the fighting rule (Rule 615).

(e) A minor penalty shall be assessed to any player who makes stick contact with an opposing goalkeeper while they are in their goal crease and who has covered or caught the puck, regardless of whether or not the Referee has stopped play.

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