It’s Release Day!!

She’s here. She’s finally here. After all these weeks, mt baby, ICE GLADIATORS is now live. I can hardly believe it. Each book is special. Each release is special. But I’m telling you guys, this one is extra sweet. I listened to the readers for the story that you wanted told. Thank each of you so much for the inspiration, support, and faith.

#LIVE – “𝗔 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗢𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗳 𝗮 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲.” – Goodreads review

ICE GLADIATORS

#LIVE – “𝗔 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗢𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗳 𝗮 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲.” – Goodreads review

Plus, check out book 1 for just #99c!

Available for order!
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All other links: books2read.com/icegladiators
Book 1 OUT OF THE PENALTY BOX: books2read.com/penalty

𝗢𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱, 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿.
Dalek “Taz” Tazandlakova is the epitome of a hockey player—tall, broad, and powerful. As a forward for the Lafayette Ice Water Moccasins, he’s also the physical embodiment of domination and intimidation.
He’s everything Liam Jolivet isn’t.

Liam possesses an inner strength and confidence Taz has never mastered. On the surface, Liam appears to be a perfect match for Taz. The problem is, Liam is dating Taz’s roommate. It’s not the only problem, either. Taz is a “playa” and has commitment issues—along with a pain-in-the-ass coach who’s threatening to ruin his career, and a second roommate who wants to dictate his social life for his own personal gain.
Nevertheless, Taz wants Liam, and Liam appears to want to reciprocate. Do they dare cross the line?

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Defending the Net Released

It’s here! It’s finally here! YEAH! It’s the release of my sexy sports novel, Defending the Net, that follows the romance of goalies Brighton and Gatien. These bad boys of hockey bring back the term body-check. I am so excited and stoked that words can’t express it enough. I can barely believe it is happening. That means this day must be celebrated (as if I haven’t been celebrating the entire week).

Let me tell you. This week has been insane. I’ve had tons of tech issues. I was beginning to think my life was a remake of Maximum Overdrive with the way my electronics began taking a life of its on.

My email went all wonky, and important messages were being directed to spam. I have no idea when it started doing it, but I’m assuming it has been several weeks, maybe even months. If anyone emailed me within the last couple of weeks, I’m still going through all of it and am responding as fast as I can. Second, my blog cropped up weirdness and began posting at random time after the clocks were set back for the time change. First, it defaulted everything to noon. Later, I noticed some had reset to 9:00 AM. I’ve had to go in twice now to fix it back to 10:00 AM CST, but don’t be surprised if my post comes in at some other time.

Then, my Facebook page decided it didn’t want to allow me to post anything there. Nope, nothing. And then, when I finally managed to get it to upload and it was incorrect, it wouldn’t allow me to delete. I had to have others go into my page for me, and it even gave them problems. So, who knows. I guess the stars just lined up, and said, “Not today you won’t.” But, oh yes, I will because today, is the day. DTN is released, and I couldn’t be happier. Every mishap has not deterred it from happening, and I’m overjoyed to be sharing it with each of you.

Jumping right in with tons of info in this post.

BLOG

So, to recap, anyone following knows that I have been posting every day since October 28 with special posts leading up to the release. That has been tons of fun. Each has provided some type of insight or relates to DTN. Here’s a quick rundown of posts.

  • Love & Sociopaths (Halloween inspired and not at all demented and dark)
  • Kissing Smooch Smooch
  • Romantic Horrors (Another Halloween inspiration)
  • Real Talk About Your Characters Writing Tag (A fun way for writers to talk about their WIP and books. I used DTN characters to complete this tag.)
  • DTN: What’s That (A synopsis and background of DTN)
  • The Quick and Dirty Guide to Hockey (The rules of hockey explained)
  • An Interview with Myself (Answering FAQ about DTN and other matters)
  • Beer Facts (Cause hockey players drink beer)
  • Presenting the Sigma Male (Step aside alpha. There’s a new man in town.)
  • Saint Anne, Louisiana (All about the hometown of DTN)
  • Defending the Net Playlist (The music I frequently listened to or was inspired by while writing DTN)
  • Meet the Players (All about the characters of DTN)

All of these posts are on my blog. Also, let me remind everyone that my giveaways are still going happening.

CONTESTS

Contest #1

Today is the last day to win a free DVD from Hot Tree Publishing when you grab a copy of DTN. Visit their Facebook page for all the details. (Hot Tree Publishing Facebook)

Contest #2

Win a free signed copy of Out of the Penalty Box, my first hockey romance that was released earlier this year. All one has to do to enter the giveaway is:

  1. Follow this blog on Creole Bayou
  2. Like this post/leave a comment
  3. Join my Newsletter/Mailing list at https://genevivechambleeconnect.wordpress.com/newsletter/

BONUS ENTRY: For anyone who follows steps 1-3 AND preorders a copy of Defending the Net, your name will be entered twice for a chance to win. Just post a copy of your order receipt below or email it to genevivechamblee@yahoo.com

It’s that simple. A winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway ends 11/11/18 at 11:59 CST.

Contest #3

For a chance to win a free copy of DTN, post a picture of the DTN cover on Instagram and tag me in it so I’ll know it’s there. My Instagram is genevivechambleeauthor if you would like to leave me a message or comment on any posts. The giveaway ends 11/30/18 at 11:59 CST.

Or if you prefer, you can post a picture of the DTN cover on Twitter and tag me there. My twitter is @dolynesaidso. The giveaway ends 11/30/18 at 11:59 CST.

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WHERE TO PURCHASE

GR: https://www.goodreads.com/b…/show/41207644-defending-the-net

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2L8LWQn
All Links: books2read.com/defending

WHERE TO WRITE AND READ REVIEWS

I always love hearing from readers. If after reading you would like to tell others about the experience, I’m on both Amazon and Goodreads. I will list the links below. I appreciate honest reviews, so whatever you have to say, feel free to post it. Even if you decide you do not want to write a review, please consider stopping by Amazon, Goodreads, or both and giving it a star liking/ranking.

Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/genevivechamblee

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16429845.Genevive_Chamblee

“I want to read DTN but…”

Here’s the tea.

A common question that I have been asked and have addressed but would like to address again is DTN’s relationship with my first sports novel, Out of the Penalty Box. I am frequently asked if DTN is a sequel. No, it is not. OotPB is the story of Aidan and Christophe. They make an appearance in DTN as do some of the other OotPB characters, but DTN is the story of Brighton and Gatien. DTN can be read as a standalone. However, OotPB is available for purchase as well. (Or if you participate in one of my contests, you may win a free copy of it.)

Another common question is one needs to have an in-depth knowledge about hockey to enjoy DTN. No. I do my best to explain any technical terms or rules within the story. But for those who want to know more prior to reading, I wrote a post (A Quick and Dirty Guide to Hockey) that covers this topic. But also remember, DTN is first and far most a romance.

Many of my characters speak French, Cajun French, or French Creole. Sometimes, readers have a concern that they will not be able to understand because they do not speak these languages. Know that I do my best to explain each foreign word/term either directly or with context clues. I also keep the usage of any of these languages to a minimum. Therefore, the story is easy to read and understand.

Some ARC readers have asked if the story of Brighton and Gatien will continue. It depends. If enough of you say that you would like to read more about them, then please let me know in either an email or comment on one of my social media platforms. I main goal is to entertain my readers. I have said it several times, without my readers, none of this would be possible. I cannot express my gratitude and appreciation enough.

Do you have time to read it? I’ve been informed by ARC readers that DTN goes by quickly because of the pacing. It’s also not 100 billion pages that will take months. Thus, if you’re pressed for time DTN may be a book for you.

You’re still not sure because it’s, “eh, just another romance”. With DTN, I try to go beyond typical romance and bring both drama and comedy. I want to do the unexpected and break stereotypic molds. My characters may not be typical or react as most. I also appreciate diversity. Hopefully, readers will find characters they can connect or relate. I like bringing giggles when least expected, too.

Yes, but is it sexy? Oh, yeah. DTN is steaming hot. Any hotter and the ice rink would be a sauna.

TWEETING ON TWITTER

Okay, so I guess that’s all I have for now. Today, I will be around for most of the day on Twitter. If you have questions or want to chat about DTN, my novels, or anything else, tweet me @dolynesaidso. Drop in and say hello.

Keep your eyes peeled for other adventures today. Who knows what I may have spring up later?

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY, GIVEAWAY, GIVEAWAY!

It’s GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! Yes, here’s a great giveaway sponsored by HOT TREE PUBLISHING.

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Defending the Net by Genevive Chamblee

Brighton Rabalais only wants to play hockey. He’s uninterested in the politics behind the sport, but his recruiting to the Saint Anne’s Civets is as much about politics as it is his hockey abilities. He’s been hired to replace the enigmatic, three-time champion, veteran goalie, Gatien Glesseau, who happens to be as sexy as he is talented.

Their clashing is inevitable, but Brighton can’t get a read on Gatien. However, with his own secrets a concern, Brighton doesn’t need another complication. But when Gatien threatens to invade Brighton’s privacy, Brighton defends his heart with the same vigor and passion as he does the net.

GR: https://www.goodreads.com/b…/show/41207644-defending-the-net

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2L8LWQn
All Links: books2read.com/defending

🎉🎉 Giveaway 🎉🎉
For a chance to win a DVD/BlueRay copy of Breakaway (A Hockey Movie) or a $10 Amazon GC!

All you have to do to enter is: 
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**Giveaway is open until Saturday, November 10, 2018. Open internationally.

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For ebook wins, your kindle email address must be provided to claim your prize.

**FB is not responsible for any prizes or giveaways on this page, they’re the sole responsibility of HTPubs**

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Meet the DTN Players

My sports romance novella, Defending the Net (DTN) is being released on 11/10/18. Today, I will be introducing the cast of DTN. Because this is a spoiler-free post, not all cast members will be introduced. The reason being is that I would be unable to effectively discuss any of them without giving away key plot points. I’ll begin the introductions with the MC and leading man, Brighton Rabalais.

Brighton Rabalais, or Bry as he is called by his closest friends, is a rookie goalie, newly recruited to the Saint Anne Civet hockey franchise. He’s a first-round draft pick with loads of talent and a humble heart. All he wants is to play hockey. His confidence is swayed, not by a lack of talent, but due to the politics behind his recruitment. It’s dirty. He’s there to undermine payment negotiations with veteran goalie, Gatien Glesseau.

Gatien Glesseau is a three-time national champion with good looks, great moves, and a bite every bit as severe as his growl. He’s able to turn on and off his emotions quicker than most blink. His goal (literally) is to be treated fairly, but he understands that’s a slim chance of happening with Brighton in the Brighton. Gatien is handsome, smart, and some years older than Brighton. However, that doesn’t mean he can’t learn things from his junior. It also means his Brighton is a real threat.

Next up is Semien Metoyér, the Civets center, and Brighton’s best friend since college. Semien is a type of enigma to the hockey stereotype with his mild-manner, clean-cut, and non-foul mouth. One might mistake him for a video gamer than a hockey player—though they’d be very wrong. Already in the national league, Semien is sure to have Brighton’s back.

Dylan is Brighton’s roommate and the antithesis of Brighton. While Brighton is quiet and humble, Dylan is boisterous and breaming with confidence to the point of arrogance. Not only is he the opposite in personality, but physically he’s much smaller—shorter, thinner, and not very strong.

Dr. Janesen is Brighton’s warmhearted, nurturing, down-to-earth physician. She tells it like it is. Although always professional, she cares deeply for Brighton as if he were a member of her family.

Christophe Fortenot is the team’s captain and might as well say, the welcoming committee. Team members follow Christophe’s lead. Therefore, having his acceptance is necessary and more important than the owners. Christophe is … well, Christophe. He has his own flare.

Finally, Nicco Bale is another veteran player. On the ice, Nicco adds power and muscle to the team. Off the ice, he’s a bit of a busybody and instigator. However, he means no harm, and characters tend to laugh when he around … sometimes. Nicco doesn’t take himself seriously, and that works for him. But he’s more complex than he seems.

And that’s it for the cast. Read about them all in DTN.

Don’t forget to visit Creole Bayou again. New posts are made on Wednesdays. If you have any questions or suggestions about this post or any others, feel free to comment below or tweet me at @dolynesaidso. You also can follow me on Instagram at genevivechambleeauthor or search me on Goodreads or Amazon Authors.

Enjoy sports romance? Check out my new adult romance, Defending the Net, being released in November. It is the second in my hockey series and guaranteed to melt the ice. Preorder at: https://books2read.com/defending. Crossing the line could cost the game.

Missed the first in my hockey romance series? Don’t worry. Out of the Penalty Box, an adult romance where it’s one minute in the box or a lifetime out is available at http://amzn.to/2Bhnngw. It also can be ordered on iTunes, Nook, or Kobo. For more links where to purchase or to read the blurb, please visit http://bit.ly/2i9SqpH.

Life’s Roux: Wrong Doors, my steamy romantic comedy, is available at Red Sage Publishing. To order, follow the link to Amazon at http://amzn.to/2lCQXpt.

Copies of all my books and stories are available in paper, eBook, and audio on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. The links are listed in my Writing Projects page (http://bit.ly/2iDYRxU) along with descriptions of each of my novels or stories.

NEWSLETTER! Want to get the latest information and updates about my writing projects, giveaways, contests, and reveals first? Click on Newsletter and signup today.

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DTN Playlist

Frequently when I write, I listen to music. Not only does it block background noise to help me focus, it sometimes gives me motivation and invigorates my creativity. The following musical choices were songs that in my mind correspond to the scene I was writing at the time. Note, I’m not endorsing or receiving any monetary gains for mentioning the songs in this list. Additionally, this list is not an official soundtrack to Defending the Net (DTN). Instead, it is a comprised list of sounds that I listened to numerous times while writing DTN and have come to, in my mind, associate them with particular scenes.

Many writers and authors do this. When reading I often wonder what is going through an author’s head to inspire a scene. So, I thought it would be fun (and possibly scary) to share what was going through my mind. It also may give readers a sneak peek into the feel of DTN.

My playlist consists of music from diverse genres and different decades. What can I say? I’m eclectic. Some scenes were inspired by more than one song. In no way is this list an exhaustive list of the music I listened to while writing DTN, but these are the ones that stand out. I can’t even explain some reasons my mind made the links.

Chapter 1: Hells Bells – AC/DC. There’s no better way to get DTN started than with this song. The ringing bells have a feeling of impending dread and doom, yet, they continue to ring. I can envision Brighton entering the bar with a similar demeanor.

Chapter 2: Hate My Life – Theory of a Deadman. It’s sassy, a bit sarcastic, and amusingly self-pitying laced with a hint of anger. However, the mood is upbeat, and one can’t take it seriously.

Chapter 3: Here Now (Madness) – Hillsong. This song may seem an odd choice, but it’s a perfect fit. It’s a Christian song that expresses an inability to explain what is felt and a willingness to open one’s mind and heart to something beyond self and walk in faith. The instrumental gives a sense of floating. However, if one uses a secular interpretation of the lyrics, they easily express Brighton’s, the main character, mentality. He can’t explain his emotions and doubts his ears.

Chapter 4: Teas’n Pleas’n – Dangerous Minds. This song is upbeat, a little chaotic with changing moods like the characters, and pure fun. Nothing more needs to be said.

Chapter 5: Delicate – Taylor Swift.

Chapter 6: What’s My Age Again – Blink 182. It’s not so much the lyrics as it is the spirit that links the association in my mind.

Chapter 7: Take On Me – A-Ha. This just fits.

Chapter 8: Something Just Like This – Chainsmokers. I found myself always working on this chapter late at night, even during the editing. While it’s true, I’m a night owl and work on most stories after the sun has set, I frequently make the most of any spare time in the day to write as well. It never panned out that this scene I found spare time in the day. I don’t know what it is about this song but it seemed a fitting melody to segue the day to night. This is the reason for this association—that longing for wanting something simple and not asking much.

Chapter 9: Whatever It Takes – Imagine Dragon. Simply put: Brighton is a go-getter and following his dreams. This is why he is the hotshot rookie goalie for the Civets. Well … kinda.

Chapter 10: Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar and Let the Bodies Hit the Floor – Drowning Pool. Seriously, there can’t be a story about a contact sport without some songs about doing physical and mental damage. There are surges of adrenaline and defiance to succumb.

Chapter 11: Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – P!nk. This chapter definitely gives off the vibe, energy, and intensity of this song. Readers who read this chapter while listening to this song I think will quickly understand why I’ve associated the two.

This chapter is also inspired by Psycho – Post Malone Featuring Ty Dolla $ign. It’s very mellow. Mainly, this song speaks of trust.

Chapter 12: The Middle – Zedd, Maren Morris, & Grey. This entire song is a plea. It’s also a search for compromise and peace. These elements are common threads throughout DTN and really could be applied to multiple chapters. But I think I may have listened to it more in Chapter 12 than in any other chapter.

Chapter 13: Meant to Be – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line. This sparks inspiration.

Don’t forget to visit Creole Bayou again. New posts are made on Wednesdays. If you have any questions or suggestions about this post or any others, feel free to comment below or tweet me at @dolynesaidso. You also can follow me on Instagram at genevivechambleeauthor or search me on Goodreads or Amazon Authors.

Enjoy sports romance? Check out my new adult romance, Defending the Net, being released in November. It is the second in my hockey series and guaranteed to melt the ice. Preorder at: https://books2read.com/defending. Crossing the line could cost the game.

Missed the first in my hockey romance series? Don’t worry. Out of the Penalty Box, an adult romance where it’s one minute in the box or a lifetime out is available at http://amzn.to/2Bhnngw. It also can be ordered on iTunes, Nook, or Kobo. For more links where to purchase or to read the blurb, please visit http://bit.ly/2i9SqpH.

Life’s Roux: Wrong Doors, my steamy romantic comedy, is available at Red Sage Publishing. To order, follow the link to Amazon at http://amzn.to/2lCQXpt.

Copies of all my books and stories are available in paper, eBook, and audio on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. The links are listed in my Writing Projects page (http://bit.ly/2iDYRxU) along with descriptions of each of my novels or stories.

NEWSLETTER! Want to get the latest information and updates about my writing projects, giveaways, contests, and reveals first? Click on Newsletter and signup today.

If you enjoy reading this blog, please share it with your friends and family. There’s never too many people in the bayou. Spread the word.

GIVEAWAY, GIVEAWAY, GIVEAWAY!

It’s GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! Yes, here’s a great giveaway sponsored by HOT TREE PUBLISHING.

Hot Tree Publishing

#Preorder #Giveaway #GayRomance #Sports #Hockey

Defending the Net by Genevive Chamblee

Brighton Rabalais only wants to play hockey. He’s uninterested in the politics behind the sport, but his recruiting to the Saint Anne’s Civets is as much about politics as it is his hockey abilities. He’s been hired to replace the enigmatic, three-time champion, veteran goalie, Gatien Glesseau, who happens to be as sexy as he is talented.

Their clashing is inevitable, but Brighton can’t get a read on Gatien. However, with his own secrets a concern, Brighton doesn’t need another complication. But when Gatien threatens to invade Brighton’s privacy, Brighton defends his heart with the same vigor and passion as he does the net.

GR: https://www.goodreads.com/b…/show/41207644-defending-the-net

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2L8LWQn
All Links: books2read.com/defending

🎉🎉 Giveaway 🎉🎉
For a chance to win a DVD/BlueRay copy of Breakaway (A Hockey Movie) or a $10 Amazon GC!

All you have to do to enter is: 
>> Like this post
>> Share this post

**Giveaway is open until Saturday, November 10, 2018. Open internationally.

For gifts sent through Amazon, anyone in at a non-deliverable address will receive a $10 Amazon GC.

For ebook wins, your kindle email address must be provided to claim your prize.

**FB is not responsible for any prizes or giveaways on this page, they’re the sole responsibility of HTPubs**

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The Quick & Dirty Guide to Hockey

This month, I’m celebrating my soon-to-be-released, romance novella, Defending the Net (DTN). DTN follows two steaming hawt goalies, Brighton and Gatien, of the Saint Anne Civets. Set in Louisiana, these two players melt the ice. DTN is the second in my sports romance series. The first, Out of the Penalty Box (OotPB), was released earlier this year. Although it’s not necessary to know all the ins-and-outs of hockey to enjoy these stories, I thought I’d write a post on a few hockey basics.

The goal of hockey (see what I did there?) is to score goals by using a stick to hit a three-inch puck across a rink of ice (200 feet long by 85 feet wide) into a net (4 feet tall by 6 feet wide). Simple enough, until you add brawny players that get in the way.

The regular game is divided into three twenty-minute periods and two seventeen intermissions. (As a side note, the intermissions were increased from fifteen minutes to seventeen minutes in 2013. Players will tell you this two-minute increase, while may not seem like much, is much appreciated by players.) If after three periods teams are tied, the game goes into overtime or possibly a shootout. A shootout occurs if the game remains tied in overtime and consists of a set number of players shooting goals one-on-one against the goalie.

Hockey teams consist of a maximum of twenty dressed players per game but may have twenty-three players on the active roster. The twenty players are divided into twelve forwards, six defensive men, and two goalies. The forwards consist of left wings, right wings, and centers. The goalies are a starting goalie and a backup goalie. During a game, each team has six players on the ice. Generally, this is three forwards (left wing, right wing, and center) who are called linesmen, a pair of defensive me who are called partners, and a goalie. Sometimes, if a team is behind, in the final minutes of the game, the coach will take out the goalie and replace with an additional forward. This group of forwards and defensive players forms what is known as a line. Typically, each team has four lines that play in shifts. Substitutions of players and line changes happen “on the fly”. This means play does not stop when a player leaves the ice and a new player from the bench takes his play. In hockey, play is continuous unless a penalty is called, a timeout is called, a player is seriously injured (key word is “seriously”), the goalie smothers the puck, the puck is shot over the glass, or a goal is scored. (BTW, the “glass” is not actually glass. It used to be back in the day, but glass shatters and not only is that expensive and dangerous, it slows down the game when it needs to be replaced. Hockey’s all about speed. However, the term glass has hung around.)

Hockey rules can be complicated to understand. There are several types of penalties, but each fall into one of six categories: minor, double minor, major, match penalty, misconduct, and game misconduct.

  • A minor penalty gets a player two minutes in the penalty box plus a power play (PP) for the opposing team. (A PP is when one team has more players on the ice due to the other team having a player(s) serving penalty time.)
  • As suggested, a double minor results in four minutes in the box and a PP.
  • A major penalty has no reduction in power, but the offending player must remain in the penalty box for five minutes regardless of scoring.
  • Match penalty and game misconduct are similar. Both involve removing of a player from the remainder of the game. A match penalty removes a player from the balance of the game and ten minutes in the box. A player cannot participate in any hockey-related activities until his case is heard by the proper sporting authorities.
  • Game misconduct penalties usually end in fines and/or suspensions.
  • A misconduct penalty yields ten minutes in the box with immediate substitution on the ice. If a second misconduct is given during the same game, it becomes a game misconduct.

The game is officiated by two referees and two line judges. The referees have much discretion in how a penalty is called/assessed. And when players feel the refs have missed something they feel should have been called, they usually take care of it themselves and “throw down the mitts”. Fighting is a staple in hockey; although, the league has tried to impose rules to limit it. And when a brawl does break out, don’t be surprised if the officials don’t rush to break it up. Sometimes, it’s best to just allow the players to get it out of their system. Besides, how eager would you be to step between two mountains of muscles standing on razor-sharp blades?

So, there you have it, enough to get through a game without being completely lost as to what is happening.

Be sure to order a copy of Defending the Net. It is available in multiple forms including Amazon, iTunes, Nook, or Kobo are my other books at https://books2read.com/defending.

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Out of the Penalty Box, an adult sports romance and the first novella in my hockey series is available for purchase at http://amzn.to/2Bhnngw. It also can be ordered on iTunes, Nook, or Kobo. For more links where to purchase or to read the blurb, please visit http://bit.ly/2i9SqpH.

Life’s Roux: Wrong Doors, my steamy romantic comedy, is available at Red Sage Publishing. To order, follow the link to Amazon at http://amzn.to/2lCQXpt.

Copies of all my books and stories are available in paper, eBook, and audio on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. The links are listed in my Writing Projects page (http://bit.ly/2iDYRxU) along with descriptions of each of my novels or stories.

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