penalty box


Definition of penalty box

: an area alongside an ice hockey rink to which penalized players are confined for the duration of their penalty

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Their first head coach was Paul Baxter, a rugged ex-NHL defenseman best known for having a puck thrown at his head in the penalty box – and getting cut for 10 stitches – by longtime enforcer Chris Nilan. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "As recent NHL draftees confirm, Wenatchee has become junior-hockey paradise," 15 July 2018 Per Osorio’s instructions, the centerforward, Peralta, has dropped deep as a target man, dragging the middle centerback (Giancarlo González) with him and leaving all sorts of open space upfield in the middle of the penalty box. Grant Wahl,, "Masters of Modern Soccer: Chicharito and the Art of Mexico's Synchronization," 3 May 2018 Forest Hills went to the penalty box on several occasions and got hurt by it as Hartland poured in five consecutive power play goals. Tom Lang, Detroit Free Press, "Division 2 hockey semifinals: Trenton, Hartland advance to finals," 8 Mar. 2018 After sitting in the penalty box on Killorn's goal, Backlund made up for it on his next shift with a beautiful solo effort to tie it at 2 at 3:38. USA TODAY, "Lightning strike with 5 unanswered goals, zap Flames 7-4," 2 Feb. 2018 Antoine Griezmann went down after a tackle in the penalty box in the second half of the Group C fixture. Afp,, "VAR system used for first time in France, Australia match," 16 June 2018 Sophomore Leah Moyer sent a ball into the penalty box that sailed over the head of Muskego goalkeeper Lexys Ryg and right to McKayla Kertscher, who directed a header into the vacant goal for a 2-0 lead. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State soccer: Sheboygan North shuts out Muskego in Division 1 semifinal," 14 June 2018 Just three minutes later Rodriguez was standing at the center of the penalty box with his hands on his hips. Glynn A. Hill, Houston Chronicle, "Dynamo defeat NTX Rayados in first U.S. Open Cup match," 6 June 2018 The officials retreated to the penalty box and conducted a review. Alex Prewitt,, "Controversial No-Goal Call Plays Pivotal Role as Capitals Draw Even With Penguins," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of penalty box

1914, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of penalty box

: the area beside an ice hockey rink where a player who has been given a penalty sits for a certain amount of time

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