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General Game Rules

*Referee has final say in all aspects of the game being played*

**League Director has final say in all aspects of the league**


Clock Time/Period Length

Warm-ups will be 3 minutes in length for all games.

Game length

3 x 15 minute, running-time periods, 50 minute games FOR MOST Leagues.

3 x 17 minute, running-time periods, for specific leagues/games as noted by the league director.

3 x 12 minute, stop-time periods (FOR WATERTOWN LEAGUE ONLY)


Stopped Time

The play clock will only stop in the last ten seconds of the first two periods if the face-off is in an offensive zone.

The play clock will stop in the last 2 minutes of the 3rd period if the game is within 2 goals


Time Outs

One 30-second time-out is permitted per game.


Overtime

Regular Season: At the end of regulation for regular season games, if the game is tied there will be NO overtime. Each team will receive 1 point. 

Playoff games: For tied games, there will be a 5 minute 3x3 sudden death OT. If tied at the end of OT, then game will go to a shootout for 3 rounds; if still tied, one round at a time. After the 3 rounds are over anyone can shoot until the tie is broken.


Icing Rules

Hybrid-icing and blue-line icing will be enforced.

For the purpose of interpretation of the rule, there are two judgments required for "icing the puck":

  • The Linesman must first determine that the puck will cross the goal line. 
  • Once the Linesman determines that the puck will cross the goal line, icing is completed upon the determination as to which player (attacking or defending) would first touch the puck. 
  • This decision by the Linesman will be made the instant the first player reaches the end zone face-off dots with the player's skate being the determining factor. 


Penalties

Everyone must respect and listen to game officials and referees.

  • If someone has a problem with a referee for whatever reason please wait until after the game and contact the league director. 
  • Any verbal or physical abuse to the referee(s) or scorekeepers will not be tolerated. This will result in automatic ejection from the game and possibly the league. 
  • Any player who gets 3 or more penalties in a game will be kicked out for that game, and pending a review, the next game or more.


Face Off

  • After any minor or major penalty (non-coincidental) the ensuing face-off will be conducted in the defending zone of the offending team. 
  • Face-offs are conducted at the 9 face-off dots (current USA Hockey Rule).


Mercy Rule

  • If there is a six-goal spread entering the third period, then the third period can be set to Ten Minutes.
  • The referee will ask both teams, starting with the trailing team. If both teams agree, then the clock will be set to 10 minutes. 
  • NOTE: at the discretion of the referee, the clock can be set to 10 minutes without conferring with teams, if warranted by player(s) conduct. 

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