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 Ben McCartney was called for high-sticking and assessed a double minor penalty. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 20 Sep. 2021 They Canadiens had to kill off a double minor penalty to Shea Weber that spanned the end of regulation and start of overtime. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 6 July 2021 On recommendations from committee members, teams will be warned for entering the ice before the officials at the start of any period, and could be subject to a bench minor penalty for further violations. BostonGlobe.com, 11 June 2021 Of the relatively minor penalty for the crime, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Ashley Pamer said that because the evidence was circumstantial, the state’s attorney’s office decided to pursue the most appropriate charge. Yasmine Askari, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 13 May 2021 Smith was docked a minor penalty and a 10-minute misconduct. oregonlive, 6 May 2021 The Devils killed off most of a double minor penalty early in the third period when Janne Kuokkanen was whistled for high sticking Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy, before McAvoy was called for tripping late in the power play. Ken Powtak, courant.com, 28 Mar. 2021 Ferland was assessed a minor penalty for slashing and the Wild received a bench minor for interference. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 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, 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of minor penalty

1925, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2021

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“Minor penalty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20penalty. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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