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The head may not be used to block an opponent. Blocking with the head is dangerous for the initiator and the receiver.
No Impact / No Penalty
6.6.1 - Incidental contact by the initiator’s head that forces the receiving opposing skater off balance, forward, and/or sideways, but does not cause the opposing skater to lose relative position.
6.6.2 - Incidental contact by the initiator’s head that forces the receiving opposing skater off balance, forward, and/or sideways and causes the opposing skater to lose relative position.
The following egregious acts will be automatic game expulsions and can be punished as a multi-game suspension (see Section 22.214.171.124). Expulsions will be issued for a conscious and forceful attempt to block an opponent with the head, whether or not the action was successful.
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