major penalty


Definition of major penalty

: a 5-minute suspension of a player in ice hockey or lacrosse

Examples of major penalty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brayden Point made it 7-0 in the third period on the Barzal major penalty to extend his goal-scoring streak to eight games. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 22 June 2021 On-ice officials called a major penalty and an ejection, and the call was upheld after a review. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 22 June 2021 The Wild was awarded a two-minute power play, with Reaves getting tagged for interference, but Suter thought a major penalty could have been called. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 29 May 2021 Scheifele, the Jets' leading scorer in the regular season with 63 points in 56 games, received a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for the hit. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, 3 June 2021 Orlov was originally given a major penalty for roughing, which was reduced to a double minor on review., 22 May 2021 The familiarity and a major penalty added to a chippy game. Brian Hall, Star Tribune, 16 Mar. 2021 The Whitecaps spent the final 2:25 on a power play after Boston's Tereza Vanisova was assessed a major penalty for boarding. Rachel Blount, Star Tribune, 27 Mar. 2021 The Wild winger got a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct after checking Los Angeles defenseman Matt Roy from behind five minutes into the period. Chris Miller, Star Tribune, 28 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of major penalty

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Major penalty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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