Twin Rinks Adult Hockey League
Rules and Regulations

All USA HOCKEY Playing Rules will be enforced with the following additions:

Game Time

  1. Each game will begin with a 5 minute warm-up period starting at the official designated starting time. Immediately after this the game will begin. Games will consist of three 15-minute stop time periods.
  2. There will be a 2 minute intermission between each period.
  3. Each team will be allowed one 30 second time-out per game.
  4. In the event there is no scorekeeper at the game, each period will be 24 minute running time.
  5. Games will start without a goalie, The team will use the difficult (raised 5 hole) shooter tutor.
  6. The clock shall become running time if the score differential reaches 5 or more goals in the third period. If the score differential becomes less than 5 goals the clock goes back to stop time. The only time the clock stops is for injuries.
  7. All players must have their signature on the official roster sheet before playing. It is the player’s responsibility to sign the roster at the scorekeeper before playing. The scorekeeper will not start the clock if a player refuses to sign in after being asked. The ref may assess a delay of game penalty if the player does not immediately sign in.
  8. In the event of a regularseason tie, the game ends in a tie.

Icing & Off-sides

  1. Blue line icing will be observed at all levels.
  2. The centerline will not be used for offsides (2 line pass is legal).

Penalties and Suspensions

  1. 1st fight, suspension remainder of that game plus automatic three games.
  2. 2nd fight, expelled from league. Player may return to league pending Hockey Director’s discretion.
  3. There will be no body checking in the league. Minor & Major Penalties will be assessed for body checking. Any intentional body check in a no check league will result in a game ejection. Any player who is penalized twice for this infraction may be ejected from the league.
  4. Any player who receives 3 penalties will be suspended for the remainder of that game and will also receive a game misconduct and be suspended for 1 additional game.  The second suspension in the same session will receive a 2 game suspension.  The third suspension in the same session will receive a 3 game suspension.  And so on.
  5. Any goalie who receives 3 penalties will finish the current game and be suspended for the next game.  Any goalie who receives a game misconduct will be suspended for the remainder of that game plus whatever other penalties apply.
  6. A player who receives multiple game misconducts in a season may be expelled pending Hockey Director's discretion.
  7. Referees may hand out a game ejection penalty (GFO) which does not carry an additional game suspension.
  8. A player who has been ejected from the game may watch the game quietly from the North end of the rink or leave the building.  If the player does not watch quietly they will receive additional game suspensions.

Standings

Win 2 Points, Tie 1 Point, Loss 0 Points.
If a tie occurs in points at the end of the regular season the following tie-breaking system will be used:

Playoffs

  1. Overtime will be two stop time 10 minute periods of sudden death with a 1 minute intermission between each period, don't switch sides. 
  2. If game remains tied after 2 sudden death periods, the game will proceed to penalty shot shootout. Each team will designate 5 shooters, and they will shoot in alternating fashion, away team shoots first. If game remains tied, shootout goes into sudden death with each team having a penalty shot. 10 players (or every player if under 10 on team) must shoot before shooters can repeat.

Uniforms

  1. All players must wear non-altered assigned jerseys.  Subs wear the exact color or black/white.
    Pullovers are not allowed.  If players have difficulty distinguishing similar colors, you may purchase helmet covers and use them. 
    Here's the link:  http://www.hockeymonkey.com/ar-helmet-pinney.html
  2. All players must wear full equipment which shall include gloves, shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hip pads or padded hockey pants, protective cup, and HECC approved helmet with helmet strap properly fastened and a full facemask.  If full equipment is not worn, the player will receive a warning and be allowed to play.  The 2nd warning will result in a one game suspension.
  3. Full cage required in all adult leagues
  4. Helmets must be worn during warm-up and on the bench. Failure to comply may result in a 2 minute minor.

Substitution Rules

Player Substitutions will be made if a team will not be able to field 10 skaters for a game, the league will provide subs.

If a non-approved substitute plays, and the Director is unaware of the substitute, the offending team will forfeit the game and the sub will be suspended from the sub list for 30 days. The Director will use his discretion in adding players who are in the building and available to play if a team has less than 10 skaters at game time.

If you will be unavailable for your game, go online and mark yourself out in the attendance and subs program.  The computer will assign subs.
All assigned subs must play even if more than 10 skaters are present at game time.

Subs will play any position assigned by the captain.
Subs will sit when there is a penality.
Subs will serve the penality for the goalie or too many men.
If your team is up by over 3 goals, subs will reduce their level of effort.

Goalie:

League will provide goalie subs.
Goalie subs will be assigned by the Hockey Director.
Playoffs: The Hockey Director will pick the goalie sub from all available goalies.

More than 10 skaters rules

11 skaters: Option 1(preferred): 3 centers, Option 2: rotate 1 player through all 3 offensive lines. That player goes to the bottom of the list to rotate in the future.
We do NOT allow 5 defensive skaters with 11.
12 skaters: 3 left wings and 3 right wings. (you can use 3 centers and 3 left/right wings). We do NOT allow 5 defensive skaters with 12.
13 skaters: 3 right wings, 3 center, 3 left wings. We do NOT allow 5 defensive skaters with 13.

USA HOCKEY GENDER EQUITY – CO-ED LOCKER ROOMS:

The issue of co-ed dressing arrangements in locker rooms often arises, and USA
Hockey is frequently asked to provide some type of guideline about dealing with
such situations. Teams, leagues, associations and USA Hockey need to recognize
that there are gender equity issues to deal with when managing a co-ed locker
room setting. Both female and male privacy rights must be given consideration and
appropriate arrangements made.

  1. Where possible, have the male and female players undress/dress in separate
    locker rooms; then convene in a single dressing room to hold the coach’s
    pre-game meeting
  2. Once the game is finished, hold the coach’s post-game meeting; then have
    the male and female players proceed to their separate dressing rooms to
    undress and shower (separately), if available.
Lastly, reinforce to all players, coaches, officials, volunteers and parents that your
organizations are going to take this issue seriously. It is not acceptable for
members to be observing the opposite gender while they dress or undress.
Members and volunteers who violate USA Hockey’s policies, or who violate the
privacy rights of others, could be subject to appropriate discipline.

Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion, Inc. discipline policy:
First occurrence, suspension for 1 game.
Second occurrence, removal from the league.

Scorekeep reschedule fees:
If a turned back game can not be filled $10 per game.

Ref reschedule fees:
After 24 hours if the system can not reschedule the game $10 per game
$15 less than 4 days
$20 less than 2 days
Game fee if less than 4 days and not filled
2 X Game fee if less than 1 day and not filled
2 X Game fee if no show
Ref's are paid by the end of the following month for the previous month.

Schedule program:
http://www.m.ccarlin.com/BGMobileSched.aspx

 

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gigaStorm.twinRinks

This page was last updated on Wednesday, February 15, 2017