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Abuse of Officials

What is Abuse of Officials?

A penalty in hockey that is given out when a player or coach is considered to have cross the line with an official, either a referee or linesman, by using insulting language or gestures at or in reference to officials.

Sporting Charts explains Abuse of Officials

This type of penalty is most often handed out along with other penalties as players or coach argue a call. Abuse of official penalties can lead to a game misconduct or match penalty, which can lead to an ejection. This is a fairly rare penalty call.

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