#atozchallenge/’P’ is for Penalty

This is going to be the short version because there is a longer version of the types of penalty’s and time in the box, and yadayadayadayada.  Time in the box can also be referred to as the, ‘Sin Bin’.   But there are major and minor penalty’s.  Usually they are all minor penalties.  You don’t see that many major’s but when you do you’ll understand the difference.  

A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for an infringement of the rules. Most penalties are enforced by detaining the offending player within a penalty boxfor a set number of minutes, during which the player may not participate in play. Penalties are called and enforced by the referee, or in some cases the linesmen. The offending team usually may not replace the player on the ice, leaving them short handed as opposed to full strength. The opposing team is said to be on a power play, having one player more on the ice than the short-handed team. The short handed team is said to be “penalty killing” until the penalty expires and the penalized player returns to play. While standards vary somewhat between leagues, most leagues recognize several common degrees of penalty, as well as common infractions.

The statistic used to track penalties was traditionally called “Penalty Infraction Minutes” (PIM), although the alternate term “penalty minutes” has become common in recent years. It represents the total assessed length of penalties each player or team has accrued.[1]

I’m just going to put up this video.  It doesn’t really have anything to do with penalty’s but I just felt like watching it.  Hoping it will give off some good vibes for tomorrow nights game…

 Go Hawks !!!!

 

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