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Hockey Penalties : Hockey Penalties: Unsportsmanlike Conduct

August 25, 2019

The last penalty we’re going to show you is
unsportsmanlike conduct. Now this happens when you argue with a ref, you make obscene
gestures to another player or the ref or even the fans. It also happens if the player’s
sticks are, the curves are too open. Or if the goalies stick is too open. You can get
called for unsportsmanlike conduct. And now I’m going to show you some examples. So let’s
say we have Dan, our ref here. And I’m upset about a call and I’m just bad mouthing, trash
talking the ref. You know I’m just going to get, I’m going to get called for unsportsmanlike
conduct. Also if even make any kind of physical abuse to the ref; I’m going to get called
for it. So if this is the ref and I walk by and I kind of put a shoulder or even a little
tap like that. I’m going to get called for it. Also if an opposing coach or player thinks
that another team has a goalie or player with an illegal curve, they can ask the ref to
go check and measure the size of the curve. If you get caught you’re going to get an unsportsmanlike
conduct penalty. This penalty can also lead to a minor, a major, misconduct, game misconduct
or even a match penalty.


  • Reply TurgeonFan77132 February 10, 2009 at 5:18 am

    You can also get an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for "diving" or embellishing a drawn penalty.

  • Reply okpapereat November 20, 2009 at 4:16 am

    remember when JP Parise try to hit kompella with his hockey stick but at the last second he held back, now thats an unsportsmen like penalty. Did he got thrown out of the game?

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