Lot’s of hockey fans around the world focus on sport betting. As a rule, such aspects as total scores, handicaps, and predictions of the winner are considered, but, actually, not many gamesters pay attention to the penalties. Let’s figure out the main ones that can be useful for betting.
The reasons to draw a penalty
There are a heap of frauds which must seek punishments.
A “charge” is the oft repeated one. It’s when a player throws the full force of his body against the opponent’s body. In hockey, charges are allowed as long as they are on the stickhandler who has possession of the puck at the time. They are even considered part of the game.
As for fighting, it’s generally prohibited and when the scramble takes place the referees must intervene immediately.
The NHL allows two sportsmen to fight each other individually and after having removed the protections and put away the stick which usually causes damage.
Both the international and the NHL rules provide for both athletes to be adjudged with the appropriate punishment depending on the severity of the fight.
However it may happen that more than one fight occurs at a time, mass fighting with more than two sportsmen are never allowed. In case it’s close to a mass scramble, referees interfere instantly.
The penalty to mention in betting on hockey
Of course, you can find many penalties in hockey, but while betting it’s better to focus on disqualification.
Referee can adjudge such disqualifications as:
A minor disqualification or a minor bench implies a call for 2 minutes.
In this case the team plays without the suspended stickhandler until the specified time expires or until a puck is scored. This punishment is applied to a player, if:
- noted unsportsmanlike behavior – arguing with the referee, insulting opponents, throwing equipment.;
- a member of the team plays with a broken stick (this doesn’t apply to the goalkeeper until the game is stopped);
- forceful techniques are applied to opponents after the warning whistle, as a result the opponents are hit with the stick or pushed;
- the goal is moved (intentionally);
- intentionally rake the puck under the body or mark the intentional fall on the puck;
- the puck is held in hand for more than 3 seconds.
Also a minor disqualification is applied for violating the rules of the game.
A double minor disqualification implies a call for 4 minutes. Such punishments are incurred by hockey stickhandlers for raising the stick high with a parallel injury to an opponent. The team plays without the penalized sportsman until the penalty time expires or until the puck is scored.
A high disqualification implies a call for 5 minutes. It’s imposed on a player for pushing the opponent over the board, while using excessive force.
Large disciplinary removal implies removal for up to 10 minutes with possible replacement of the athlete.
is a removal with the right to replace the stickhandler until the end of the game. The remaining team plays this number for 5 minutes. It is considered the most serious punishment, to which the player is subjected to a rude player for hitting or attempting to hit the opponent’s leg or head.
So why is it so important for betting on hockey?
Disqualification in hockey is not only the punishment, but the type of bet you can place on. Lots of betting bookmakers offer the row of stakes on whether a specific player or just any player who represents the teams will be disqualified. When you know the reasons for implying such a penalty, you may analyze and predict more precisely whether it will occur or not. So study, bet, enjoy and get profit!