Official Rules for
Saturday and Tuesday Leagues
All standard hockey rules
apply with the exception or addition of our league rules below.
THERE IS A 24 HOUR WAIT PERIOD BEFORE WE WILL DISCUSS ISSUES
ABOUT YOUR GAME
We will not talk or discuss anything about your game
until 24 hours after you game ends. Nothing gets accomplished in the Heat of
After the 24 hours is up, we will be open to talking about
your issue, but not at the rink or right after your game.
Icing has been
removed from league play as of Oct 2007. Also, the ball will be played off
the netting if it comes back into play.
1. Hand passes are now allowed up to the center
line. In other words, the hand pass must start and finish in your half of
should speed up the game by allowing an extra 20 feet in the defensive zone
to make a hand pass to a teammate.
2. Throwing your stick on the court or onto the
bench, or smashing it anywhere on the court or boards in a violent manner
in an automatic 2:00 penalty. 2nd offense 10 min misconduct. 3rd game
should have been the rule all along, but now we are publically addressing
this issue and taking matters out of the ref's hands by making it an
3. Offside has been eliminated.
GAME SET UP
Game clock stops
in last two minute of game if the lead is two goals or
less. On Saturday if tied, clock will stop at 30 seconds.
Regulation play is 4 on 4 skaters and 1 goalie per team.
One point for regulation tie. One more point for OT
or shootout win.
Each team has one
timeout per game that must be called by the captain.
Minor penalties are served at the player bench, 2 minute
penalties, to start when the ball drops at the ensuing faceoff.
In OT a maximum of one minute will
be served or carried over for minor penalties.
Mercy Rule: 17 goals scored
by one team ends the game. (First team to 17) Unless otherwise specified
before the game.
The game may continue until the clock runs out, but the game is awarded to
the team with 17 goals and no more stats are kept for that game.
The clock will
run after a whistle in a 2 goal game if there are under 10 seconds
remaining, unless the faceoff is in defensive zone of the winning
If a team does not have 3 of the
rostered 9 skaters, it will considered a forfeit, though we will still
play the game with subs.
(injuries and other factors may play a part
in this happening or not happening.
3 periods of
Kicking the ball
in with your skate is LEGAL and a goal.
The ball does NOT need to hit the
ground on a faceoff if the official deems it a fair faceoff.
ice hockey high sticking rules now apply as of April 2013
You can legally
grab the ball if you put it right down, if you make a move while holding
the ball, the play may be blown dead.
If you catch the ball and walk
with it (shake and bake) a whistle will blow, no penalty.
shouldn't gain an advantage by grabbing the ball.)
Hand passes are
legal if they start and end in your own half of the court.
is an official, and may discuss a play with the on ice officials.
A player CAN be
in the crease when a goal is scored, as long as in the opinion of the
officials, the player did not interfere with the goaltender trying to make
the save in any way.
The game will
continue if the goal is slightly displaced. If the goal has been displaced
by more than a few inches, the ref can either stop play, or fix the net if
play continues away from the displaced goal.
If a goal is scored on the side
that the post has been displaced, the referee can disallow that goal.
Also if the goalie is fixing the post and a goal is scored, the referee
can also disallow that goal.
The official can
drop the ball if a player is deliberately stalling to enter the face off.
If you trip a
player, even if you touch the ball first, it is still a minor penalty.
You do not need to make contact to
a player for a high stick to be called.
Too Many Men cannot be called on a
faceoff. All players must be legally set before a faceoff can be
PULLING THE GOALIE: The goalie
only needs to get to the top of the faceoff circle, and then the player
can come off the bench, provided the goalie continues straight to the
bench and is not in the play.
Shooting the ball
down the court after a goal will result in a warning, with a minor penalty
handed out for all subsequent actions.
Mandatory. All players must have chinstraps fastened for EMRHL games. If
your chinstrap is not fastened and your helmet comes off, it will be an
automatic delay of game minor penalty.
Crashing into the goalie while in
or near his crease while he attempting to play goal will result in an
automatic penalty to the charging player. If the player is pushed in by
an opponent, no penalty will be enforced.
IF A GOALIE DOESN'T SHOW UP: There
is no right answer. The Policy suggested is to play with 5 skaters
against 4 and a goalie, and NOT keep score until a goalie can be
secured. At that piont the game will commence and score will be kept.
That is the suggested policy, but it ultimately up to the teams and
officials at that moment.
Regular season Overtime will be
played 3 on 3 for 3 minutes, with stop time in the final 30 seconds.
Playoff games will use Overtime.
(one 10 minute period of 3 on 3 play stop time at 30 seconds, then a shootout
round of three, 4 unique shooters must shoot before any repeats if it
goes to round 5 and beyond)
Overtime penalties, maximum one minute for minor penalties.
If a team gets two penalties in
OT, we will play 4 on 2 if need be until one of the penalties expire,
and reset back to a 3 on 3 format at the next stoppage.
THE CLOCK IN OT except in the final 30 seconds of play.
Dave Gardner - Commish
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