The following is a quick list of penalties and their definitions:
Slashing – Hitting or swinging at an opponent with the stick
Holding – Impeding the progress of an opponent by using the hand, stick or other
Elbowing – Checking an opponent with the stick
Hooking - Using the stick to impede the progress of an opponent.
Tripping — An action against an opponent's leg which causes the opponent to fall.
Charging — Body checking an opponent at an excessive speed; checking or pushing from behind.
High-Sticking — Carrying the stick above normal shoulder-height. If the violation results in an injury to an opponent, a major penalty should be assessed.
Interference — Impeding the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck.
Cross-Checking — Checking an opponent with the stick across the body.
Boarding — Driving an opposing player into the boards with a bodycheck
Spearing — Called for using the stick like a spear
Checking From Behind — An extremely dangerous action characterized by a player checking an opponent directly from behind. Parents, players, coaches and referees must all work to eliminate this infraction from our sport