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Section Seven: Restraining Fouls
Rule 54. Holding
54.1 Holding - Any action by a player or goalkeeper that retards the progress of an opposing player whether or not he is in possession of the puck.
54.2 Minor Penalty - A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player or goalkeeper who holds an opponent by using his hands, arms or legs.
  A player or goalkeeper is permitted to use his arm in a strength move, by blocking his opponent, provided he has body position and is not using his hands in a holding manner, when doing so.
  A player or goalkeeper is not permitted to hold an opponent's stick. A minor penalty shall be assessed to a player or goalkeeper who holds an opponent's stick (assessed and announced as "holding the stick").
  A player is permitted to protect himself by defending against an opponent's stick. He must immediately release the stick and allow the player to resume normal play.
54.3 Penalty Shot - refer to Rule 57.3 - Tripping.
54.4 Awarded Goal - refer to Rule 57.4 - Tripping.
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