- - - New Rules as of ( 01-18-10 ) based on league voting - - -
1. Game Start Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
2. Roster Size: 8 players max
3. Refs: No refs, teams can call penalties. High stick penalty - rule is to keep sticks below the waist at all times for safety. If a player forgets and it's harmless, a team should let it go.
4. Team Colors: Players need to wear their team's color for each game
5. Goalies: Each team needs to have it's own goalie. Two sets of goalie gear are at the rink.
6. Official League Ball: Franklin AGS Orange Liquid Filled Ball. (Available online through streethockeyking.com or at MC Sports)
7. Length of Season: 8-10 weeks
8. Crease rule: Players are not allowed in the other team's crease. Contact with the goalie will be called as interference. Do not slash or crash the goalie for a ball - the ball must be clearly free to warrant going for it in the crease.
9. Number of teams making the playoffs each season:
4 team league, top 3 teams advance
5 team league, top 4 teams advance
6 team league, top 4 teams advance
10. Team rosters lock after week 5 of the season.
11. Goalies cannot "sub-in" for another team.
12. Players cannot "sub-in" for another team.
- - - - - - - - existing rules - - - - - - - - -
Postponing of games due to weather:
The only reasons any games will be pushed out to the next week from Season 3 on are:
1. Temperature is below 25 degrees 1 hour before game time.
2. The local NBC channel 13 has a "Severe Thunderstorm Warning" or "Tornado Warning" on the tv 1 hour before game time.
If either of these are "not" occuring 1 hour before game time, we play. Period.
We can play in light rain, in the snow, in the heat, and in the cold. It's hockey. Don't want to be cold, or get wet? Dress appropriately. If it is raining heavily or if lightning is in the area, teams are allowed to take cover and wait for the bad weather to pass over.
If a team does not have enough players, they can choose to either:
1. Play with the players they have and try to win. Games will count in the standings.
2. Or take a forfeit. The other team is awarded 2 wins in the standings. From here the teams can play pickup games for fun and exchange players.
3. If both teams are short players, they can choose to play the game with the players they each have. If one of the teams agrees to take a forfeit, the other team gets the 2 wins. If both teams forfeit, then both teams get 2 losses.
Ties in the standings:
To determine which team is placed ahead of the other in case of a tie in points, it's based on head-to-head wins and losses. If still tied after this, the team with the most goals scored will be in front. If still tied, the team with the least Goals Against will be placed in front. If still tied, the team that was in front the week before will be placed ahead of the other in the standings.
Regular season: If games are tied after regulation, they go to a 3 minute sudden death OT. Teams play 3 on 3 still. If the game is still tied after this OT period, the game goes to a shootout. The shootout will be 3 players from each team. If still tied after 3 rounds, it will continue until a team scores and the other team does not. Teams will earn one point if they lose in Overtime or in a Shootout. Two points earned for win in Overtime or a Shootout.
Playoffs: If playoff games are tied after regulation, they go to Sudden Death overtime. The clock is set for 12 mins and the overtime period will start after each team has a couple minutes to rest. The next team to score wins the game. If neither team scores during the 12 minute overtime period, each team gets a few minutes to rest, and another 12 minute overtime period will be played. This will continue until one of the teams scores a goal in overtime to win the game.
General Rules of Play: ( includes the updates on 01-18-10 )
-3 on 3 men's hockey ( 3 players and a goalie on each side ). 16 years old and up.
-Teams play two 24 minute games each Sunday evening. Each game has two 12 minute halves.
-The stick should not come above your stomach at anytime during play for safety reasons.
-Players can play the ball in the goal crease, but they cannot initiate contact with the goalie.
-Teams have 5 seconds to get a ball out of the crease, otherwise it will result in a faceoff in their own zone.
-Slashing, hooking, holding, high sticking, tripping, and boarding penalties apply.
-Penalties last 1 minute, and the team plays shorthanded for this time unless opponent scores. Clock stops during stoppages in play during a penalty.
-Slapshots allowed, but stick cannot come above player's stomach at anytime.
-Goalies wear equipment. Players can use whatever stick they want.
-Pulling Goalie. Teams can pull their goalie to get an extra player at the end of a game. This can be done at any time. If done on the fly, the goalie must be all the way off the playing surface before the extra player can join the action. If the extra player runs out before the goalie is through the gate, a "too many men" penalty will be called.
-Timeouts. Each team gets 1 timeout per game. Timeouts last 1 minute.
-Game clock. The game time will stop if there is a stoppage of play during a penalty. Also, when there is less than a minute to play, the clock will stop with any stoppages in the game. If the game goes to overtime this same rule applies. With 1 minute left in OT the game clock stops with any delays in the action.