Minor Penalities

Boarding Boarding Driving opposing player into boards with body check - this penalty is usually signaled by a longer distance hit into the boards, can cause serious injury if the player's head is down. Icing Icing Should any player or goalkeeper of a team, equal or superior in numerical strength (power-play) to the opposing team, shoot, bat or deflect the puck from his own half of the ice beyond the goal line of the opposing team, play shall be stopped.
High Sticking High Sticking A minor penalty when the stick is brought above the shoulder level of the opponent resulting in a hit or a menace to the opponent; major penalty if cut or injury results. Cross Checking Cross Checking Hitting an opponent with both hands on their stick, with no part of the stick on the ice.
Holding Holding Any action by a player or goalkeeper that retards the progress of an opposing player whether or not he is in possession of the puck. Hooking Hooking The use of the stick in impeding the progress of an opponent.
Charging Charging Taking a run at opposing player using more than two strides to build up speed. Slashing Slashing Striking opposing player with a stick with an intent to injure.
Holding Holding Grabbing an opposing player's body or stick with hands, stick or arms. Hand Pass Hand Pass A player shall be permitted to stop or “bat” a puck in the air with his open hand, or push it along the ice with his hand, and the play shall not be stopped unless, in the opinion of the Referee, he has directed the puck to a teammate.
Charging Charging A minor or major penalty shall be imposed on a player or goalkeeper who skates or jumps into, or charges an opponent in any manner. Penalty Shot Penalty Shot When a player in the attacking zone in control of the puck (or who could have obtained possession and control of the puck) and having no other opponent to pass than the goalkeeper, is tripped or otherwise fouled from behind, thus preventing a reasonable scoring opportunity, a penalty shot shall be awarded to the non offending side.
Interference Interference When a player intentionally interferes with or impedes the motion of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck. This penalty extends to goaltenders as well; any player who interferes with a goaltender will get assessed a penalty for doing so. Roughing Roughing Engaging in minor levels of fighting or shoving.
Tripping Tripping Using a stick, knee, foot, arm, hand, or elbow to cause an opponent to trip or fall. Checking from Behind Checking from Behind A check from behind is a check delivered on a player who is not aware of the impending hit, therefore unable to protect or defend himself, and contact is made on the back part of the body.
Delayed Penalty Delayed Penalty / Offside When a referee signals that he is about to penalize a player, but will not stop play until the team to be penalized touches the puck. Goal Scored Goal Scored When the entire puck crosses the goal line.
Elbowing Elbowing Use of the elbow to impede an opponent's efforts. Washout Washout When used by a referee it means the goal does not count; when used by a linesman, it means there is no icing or off-sides.

Spearing Stabbing an opponent with the point of the stick blade while the stick is being carried in one or both hands.

Delay of Game This is called when a player purposely delays the game. Delay of game is usually called when a goalie shoots the puck into the stands without the puck deflecting off a skater or the glass. Delay of game also occurs when a player intentionally knocks a goalpost out of its stand (usually in an attempt to prevent a goal from being scored).

Too Many Men This is called when there are more than the allowed number of skaters on the ice for a team (usually, this number is 6 skaters). There is a small area surrounding the bench in which players entering and exiting the ice are considered exempt from this rule (as they are not "completely on the ice"). Referees have to allow this small space for line changes. If there is an extra skater clearly out of the close range of the bench, too many men on the ice will be called. This penalty is served by a player who was on the ice at the time of the infraction. The coach is allowed to choose which player on the ice serves the penalty. Is considered a bench minor penalty.