3-3-5 If a goalkeeper's mask, helmet or glove(s) is displaced, play shall be immediately stopped.
5-2-3 Effective for the 2013-14 season - The on-ice officials shall be dressed in black trousers, an official's sweater and a black HECC-certified ice hockey helmet with chin strap fastened and a half shield which meets the HECC certification at the time of manufacture. They shall be equipped with whistles. The referees in the three-official or four-official system shall wear arm bands. (*2012-13 Approved Rule Change)
6-7-2 No player shall push, charge, cross-check or body-check an opponent from behind. Hitting from behind into the boards or goal frame is a flagrant violation PENALTY: MAJOR and MISCONDUCT or if flagrant, GAME DISQUALIFICATION.
6-18-4 NEW If the puck is batted directly on goal by the attacking team, there is an immediate whistle. PENALTY: Faceoff at the defensive zone faceoff spot of the offending team.
6-41-3 NEW No player shall deliver a check to an unsuspecting and vulnerable player. PENALTY: MINOR or if flagrant, MAJOR or GAME DISQUALIFICATION must be assessed.
6-42-1 NEW A player shall not attempt to draw a penalty through any exaggerated or deceitful action. PENALTY: MINOR.
6-42-2 NEW A player who has been fouled shall not exaggerate the impact of the foul An embellishment penalty may be called in conjunction with an opponent's penalty. PENALTY: MINOR.
6.42.1 SITUATION – A1 is moving the puck down the ice when B1 approaches A1 from the side. At the last moment, A1 turns and exposes his back to B1 as contact is made. RULING: No penalty to B1 since A1 deliberately turned to create a penalty situation. A1 may be penalized for attempting to create the penalty situation.
The intent of embellishment is to call penalties on players that “exaggerate” to create a penalty. With that being said, a check from behind is a check from behind and officials need to remain firm on calling it. The embellishment penalty can be used when players throw themselves into the board to appear to the officials that they have been checked from behind. Remember, one player can go to the box for a penalty (elbowing, tripping, roughing, etc.) and another player on the same play could go to the penalty box for embellishment.
2013-14 Points of Emphasis
2013-14 Rule Differences (posted 11/14/13)
Cash Flow Bulletin (April, 2011)
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