Ever wondered what the referee's moves mean? Here's a brief overview of the referee's signals when a penalty is called...
Called when a player takes more than three strides to make a hit.
Tugging motion with arms.
Called for using the stick to pull an opponent down or backwards.
Fists moved away from chest.
Called for hitting an opponent with both hands on the stick and no part of it on the ice.
Arms crossed in front of chest.
Called for impeding the progress of a player who is not in possession of the puck.
Arms raised above shoulder.
Called for striking a player above shoulder height with the stick whether accidental or not. Double penalty called if injury is caused.
Chopping hand accross opposite forearm.
Called for swinging the stick at an opponent with excessive force.
Grasping wrist in front of chest.
Called for needless pulling of an opponent's body or equipment with the hands.
Striking the right leg with the right hand below the knee.
Called for using the stick, an arm or a leg to cause the opponent to fall.
Strike the clenched fist of one hand into the open palm of the other hand directly in front of the chest.
Called if a player hits a defenseless player with no intention of going for the puck.