Posted by Mike Landers on January 01, 1998 at 14:02:42:
In Reply to: Re: Coincidental penalties posted by Hollie on December 31, 1997 at 18:21:23:
A coincedentla minor is when a player from each team goes off at the same time.
Not necessarily for the same offence, but the ref can choose to make it coincedental or not.
Ie, if teams are playing 5 on 5, he will might make it coincedental and leave it at 5 on 5 or not, making it 4 on 4. If one side is on the powerplay, the ref will probably choose to make them coincedental, in order to keep as many players on the ice. If the teams are playing 4 on 3, the ref will almost definitely make it coincedental in order to keep it 4 on 3.
The penalties do not have to be the same offence or called after the whistle. I suppose they don't even ave to occur at the same time (i.e player gets called, other team has control for a bit, then commits an offence.)
Basically, to cut a long story short, coincedental penalties at at the refs discretion.
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