RULE 8 — APPLICATION OF PENALTIES

SECTION 7 — FOULS WHICH OCCUR ON THE LAST PLAY OF A QUARTER

If in any period time expires during a play in which a foul occurs the non-offending team may:

  1. accept the penalty, in which case the team entitled to possession shall be required to put the ball into play or,
  2. decline the penalty and accept the play as it terminated to end the period or,
  3. elect to have the penalty applied on the first play of the following period, if the foul was a Major Foul.

NOTE: For the purpose of this rule, an Offside Pass shall not be considered to be a foul. Should the play be terminated by an official's whistle prior to the ball being put into play, the penalty shall be applied and the period extended for another play.

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