Disciplinary Hearings

Game Misconduct

Removal from this game and the next previously scheduled game to include league, scrimmage, tournament or playoff games.

Match Penalties

Involve a removal from the game and are noted on the scoresheet. Intent to Injure, fighting, etc can be examples of Match Penalties. Typically the Association President will receive notification of a match penalty from the Supervisor of Officials.


Match penalties shall require a hearing by the Supplementary Disciplinary Committee at a regularly scheduled date. Offending players are not allowed to participate in any games, scrimmages or practices until the Supplementary Disciplinary Committee has reviewed the incident. Any subsequent incident will also be referred to the Supplementary Disciplinary Committee. As a result, the player/team official may be suspended from participating in any Minnesota Hockey/USA Hockey sanctioned games for the remainder of the year. If a match penalty is assessed for Physical Assault, the player or coach will be required to attend a Supplementary Disciplinary Committee hearing conducted by Minnesota Hockey.

Any coach receiving a Game Misconduct Penalty will receive a 3 game suspension or 7 day, whichever is greater, suspension. A second such penalty will result in a 30 day suspension for the coach and a $250.00 fine to the association. The suspended games must appear on the schedule at the time penalty is given.

A player recieving a Game Misconduct penalty outside District 8 will receive and additional one game suspension.

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