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Minnesota Hockey announces rule changes

By MN Hockey Hub staff, 01/23/12, 10:04AM CST

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Boarding and checking-from-behind penalties will be automatic 5-minute majors

Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 25, the infraction for boarding and checking from behind in Minnesota Hockey sanctioned games will be a minimum 5-minute major penalty, according to a news release.

The Minnesota Hockey board of directors voted unanimously at its winter board meetings to strengthen the severity of the penalty on the two infractions, which perviously were 2-minute minors.

The changes in the severity of the penalties are similar to those put in place by the Minnesota State High School League last week. 

Click on the link below to read the full news release.

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