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Section Four: Types of Penalties
Rule 15. Calling of Penalties  
15.1 Calling a Penalty - Should an infraction of the rules which would call for a minor, major, misconduct or match penalty be committed by a player or goalkeeper of the side in possession of the puck, the Referee shall immediately blow his whistle and penalize the offending player or goalkeeper.
  Should an infraction of the rules which would call for a minor, major, misconduct, game misconduct or match penalty be committed by a player or goalkeeper of the team not in possession of the puck, the Referee shall raise his arm to signal the delayed calling of a penalty. When the team is to be penalized gains control of the puck, the Referee will blow his whistle to stop play and impose the penalty on the offending player or goalkeeper.
  Refer to Reference Tables - Table 1 - Summary of Penalties to Coaches and Non-playing Club Personnel (link to page) for a list of infractions specific to those individuals.
15.2 Calling a Minor Penalty - Goal Scored - If the penalty to be imposed is a minor penalty and a goal is scored on the play by the non-offending side, the minor penalty shall not be imposed but major and match penalties shall be imposed in the normal manner regardless of whether or not a goal is scored.
15.3 Calling a Double-minor Penalty - Goal Scored - When the penalty to be imposed is applicable under Rule 48 for Head-butting or Rule 58 Butt-ending, Rule 60 High-sticking or Rule 62 Spearing, and a goal is scored, two minutes of the appropriate penalty will be assessed to the offending player or goalkeeper. (This will be announced as a double-minor for the appropriate foul and the player will serve two (2) minutes only.)
15.4 Calling a Penalty - Short-handed Team - Goal Scored - If when a team is "short-handed" by reason of one or more minor or bench minor penalties, the Referee signals a further minor penalty or penalties against the "short-handed" team and a goal is scored by the non-offending side before the whistle is blown, then the goal shall be allowed. The penalty or penalties signaled shall be assessed and the first of the minor penalties already being served shall automatically terminate under Rule 16 - Minor Penalties. Major and match penalties shall be imposed in the normal manner regardless of whether or not a goal is scored.
  Should a penalty be signaled against a team already short-handed by reason of one or more minor or bench minor penalties, and the signaled penalty would result in the awarding of a penalty shot, but before the Referee can stop play to award the penalty shot, the non-offending team scores a goal, then the signaled penalty (that would have resulted in a penalty shot) shall be assessed as a minor (double-minor, major or match) penalty and the first of the minor penalties already being served shall automatically terminate under Rule 16 - Minor Penalties.
15.5 Face-off Locations - The resulting face-off shall be located at a face-off spot in the zone nearest to where the play was stopped when the offending team gained control of the puck, except when they do so in their attacking zone, to which the ensuring face-off will be conducted in the neutral zone near the defending team's blue line.
  If the stoppage of play is caused by the defending team (puck frozen along the broads, frozen by the goalkeeper, shot out of play) and the attacking team is to be penalized, the resulting face-off shall be made at the nearest face-off spot in the defending zone. The only exception to this face-off location is if, prior to the stoppage of play for the assessment of the penalty, the non-offending team ices the puck. Then, the face-off following the stoppage shall take place at one of the two face-off spots in the neutral zone near the defending blue line of the team shotting the puck.