It all depends on the penalty. In minor hockey If a player receives a 5 minute major, they are automatically ejected from the game, and someone else will serve that 5 minutes. You can get a M21 which is a 10 minute penalty for harassment of the official. So a major penalty could be 5 minutes or it could be 10. -David
slashing can be a major penalty but most of the time its not
Yes because a player can't leave the box until his time expires during a major penalty.
Violently hit, or slam a player into the boards. If an injury occurs, it is a major penalty. If there is no injury, it is a minor penalty.
Most penalties are minor, giving the player two minutes in the penalty box. A major penalty is five minutes long and reserved for infractions like 'fighting'.
5 minute major for fighting
if the penalty was a double minor, a major, misconduct, or if there were two penalties on the same player in the same play.
A hockey penalty occurs if a player breaks a rule AND if the breaking of that rule is punishable by either a minor, major, misconduct, match misconduct, or match penalty. Not all rule infractions are punishable by a penalty. A few that are not: hand pass, icing, off-sides, and high-sticking the puck.
If you are in the penalty box, you are playing hockey. Hockey is the only major U.S sport that does not have fouls. When a foul or fight occurs in hockey, you are subjected to the penalty box for a certain amount of time. If you are in a fight in hockey you are allowed to continue to fight until at least one player has hit the ice then it must stop, and once that is over with both players must go to the penalty box.
The NHL punishes fighting with a five-minute major penalty.
5 Minute Major