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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Intention though was when Levi Rowley seemed to be impeded by Castle as he raced off his line but the fury of the home bench penalty appeals were waved away.
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.
While neither team scored in the first period, the Sharks played a good period, and got a little help from referee Frederic L'Ecuyer, who should have called Dan Spang for throwing his stick at Connor James on a breakaway at 17:04, then got confused when calling a bench penalty on the Penguins' Ryan Stone at 18:20.