minor penalty


Definition of minor penalty

: a 2-minute suspension of a player in ice hockey with no substitute allowed

Examples of minor penalty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ferland was assessed a minor penalty for slashing and the Wild received a bench minor for interference. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, "Vancouver's Micheal Ferland fined $5,000 for spearing Wild's Ryan Hartman," 3 Aug. 2020 Gilbert made contact with Ritchie’s head as the pair crashed into the glass, and was awarded a minor penalty. Jenna Ciccotelli, BostonGlobe.com, "Five things to know about new Bruin Nick Ritchie," 24 Feb. 2020 Kassian received two minor penalties for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct. BostonGlobe.com, "NHL to showcase women’s game during All-Star festivities," 13 Jan. 2020 Girard’s average ice time of 19:53 was the second-highest average of anyone who committed just three minor penalties. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Sam Girard has a long contract, big future with Avalanche," 16 Sep. 2019 Moore said after his team served four minor penalties and one major. Jake Levin, BostonGlobe.com, "Andrew Hubbard stellar in net for Wellesley boys in D1 South win over Marshfield," 27 Feb. 2020 Kerfoot was assessed a minor penalty for boarding, and Johnson may have been injured on the play. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Avalanche’s Valeri Nishushkin said his 91-game goals drought has been the “hardest time in my life”," 24 Nov. 2019 In December in Arizona, Ekman-Larsson laid out Benn with an open-ice, blindside hit in the Stars zone for which he was given a minor penalty for interference. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Source: Jamie Benn won’t be fined or suspended for hit on Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson," 20 Feb. 2020 The Wings, admittedly, played the entire series at a loss, talent-wise, and had already gotten lucky when a potential winning goal with about 90 seconds remaining in the third period was waived off for matching minor penalties behind the play. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings: Solving the greatest 'What ifs' of the 2010s," 28 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of minor penalty

1925, in the meaning defined above

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16 Aug 2020

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“Minor penalty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20penalty. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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