bench penalty

bench penalty

n. Sports
A penalty called against coaches or players out of the playing area, as for illegal substitution of players or unsportsmanlike conduct.
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Worcester made it way too interesting late with a bench penalty at 16:46, followed by a trip called on Joslin.
With Britain killing a bench penalty for too many men on the ice, Jonathan Phillips ( himself only just out of the penalty box ( raced away to score a short-handed second.
Minor penalties began to mount for both sides, with the Bombers gaining a four-on-three power play after Grimsby collected a two-minute bench penalty due to their reaction to a two minute holding call against Karl Gennery.
A Kenny Bench penalty plus a David O'Louglan strike were enough to secure Barras victory with Green's reply coming from Marvin Davis.
A bench penalty against the Kings for having too many men on the ice put Anaheim on the power play, leading to Selanne's first goal in eight games with 9:47 remaining in the second period and nine seconds left on the man advantage.