Rule 11.4 – Discrimination

Rule 11.4 – Discrimination

Any player or team official who engages in verbal taunts, insults, or intimidation based on discriminatory grounds will be assessed a Gross Misconduct penalty. Discriminatory grounds include the following, without limitation:

  • Race, national or ethnic origin, skin colour, or language spoken;

  • Religion, faith or beliefs;

  • Age

  • Sex, sexual orientation or gender identity / expression;

  • Marital or familial status;

  • Genetic characteristics;

  • Disability.

The Referee will report the individual(s) by completing a Game Incident Report including full details and submitting the Report to the appropriate Member or League delegate.

Note 1: If an incident occurs that was not witnessed by the Officials and is reported to the Referee, the Referee will report the individual(s) to an appropriate member of each team’s bench staff and will complete a Game Incident Report including full details and will submit the Report to the appropriate Member or League delegate.

Note 2: If any behaviour described in Rule 11.1, 11.2 or 11.3 includes behaviour described in Rule 11.4, the player, goaltender or team official must be penalized under Rule 11.4, in addition to any other penalties that individual might receive.