Penalty Types

Minor Penalties Two minutes in the penalty box. Served by the player who committed the violation, no substitutions. Penalty is over when team on the power play scores or the two minutes run out on the clock.

Major Penalties Five minutes in the penalty box regardless of scoring by the team on power play. Served by the violater only, no substitutions allowed. Usually awarded after a fight takes place.

Double Minor Penalty Four minutes in the penalty box. Served by the player who committed the violation, no substitutions. Essentially the same as a regular minor penalty except that the original violation was deemed to be more severe than that of an ordinary minor penalty violation. Penalty is over when team on the power play scores or the four minutes run out on the clock.

Misconduct Expulsion from the game. Substitute permitted after 10 minutes of playing time if penalty is for deliberately injuring opponent, and after five minutes playing time if imposed for attempt to injure.