2022 Rule Adjustments

by Dylan Williams

2022 Rule Adjustments

Team Registration

- We are expecting to reach full capacity and teams will be waitlisted. Starting in 2022 teams must submit the Pre-Registration prior to the registration deadline. 

Schedule Roster Deadline - March 15th (8 + G) to be scheduled for the start of the season. 

Registration deadline for Roster minimum (10 + G) will be April 15th. Teams that do not have their roster minimum met by April 15th will potentially lose their spot. 

 

Registration Roster Minimum

- 10 skaters + 1 Goaltender 

or

- Equivalent Financial value divided by less players. Must communicate with management directly prior to the season starting.

 

Game Day Rosters 

- 4 skaters + G

- 5 skaters, no goalie

* Note - Games with 6 goal differentials will result in an completion of the game at the resulting score. 

* Any coincidental penalties will result in completion of the game as the team will not have enough skaters to field a team. 

 

Recommended Two Uniform Policy (Jerseys) - To be instituted in 2023

- It is recommended that teams with common-coloured uniforms add another coloured jersey to avoid colour conflict. The uniforms do not have to match in design but must be coloured differently. 

- Home Team: Dark (I.E Black or similar)

- Away Team: Light (I.E White or similar)

- The Home Team will change uniforms in the event of a colour conflict decided by Officials and or Management.

- Teams must be able to prove ownership of two uniforms before Roster deadline. 

 

Delayed Start procedure

- Score Clock will start running allowing for a 5 minute "waiting" period prior to the end of warmup. 

- If / when the team has enough players to field a team, they will be assessed a minor penalty for delay of game upon the start of the game. 

- If the team cannot field a 4 + G (or 5 skaters) they will forfeit after the 5-minute waiting period has expired.

*Note - Some to avoid a forfeit will be provided if the players or goaltender are in the building and almost ready. Teams will utilize their 1-minute time out automatically. 

* Players in attendance will receive credit for the game towards playoff qualifications.

 

No Goaltender 

- Teams will be able to find a replacement goaltender it must be approved by management prior to the game. 

- Teams will be able to ask a goaltender from the previous game barring if they are approved by management before puck drop. 

* Note - In the last resort event where the replacement goaltender is overqualified, the opposing team will be notified of the situation as a courtesy.

- Players are permitted to substitute as goaltenders with proper equipment, if available. 

 

Problematic Players (Ejections with or without penalty)

- Any problematic player removed by officials or staff will be limited to 2 ejections without suspension in a season. Upon the 3rd ejection they will be suspended for 1 Game. Any additional ejection will incur a 1 Game suspension. For example:

1st - No Suspension

2nd - No Suspension

3rd - 1 Game 

Any subsequent ejection will be assessed as game misconduct after the review. 

 

Playoff Scheduling

- Mid to Late July and August.

* Note - August (BC Day) Long Weekend will be avoided. 

 

Standings and Playoff Seeding

- Standings / Seedings formula

Points / Reg. Wins / Head-to-Head / Goal Differential

 

Playoff Qualification (Division 1 - Elite)

All Division 1 players will be required to designate a team for playoffs. 

- Skaters - Players registered in Division 2 or 3. Teams may only substitute up to 8 skaters for a game. 

* No Minimum required for lower division call ups. 

- Goaltenders - If approved by management prior to the game. Management will take into consideration:

1) Registered (Part-Time or Full Time) on the Lower Division Team.

2) Previously registered but missed time due to injury or other reasons such as temporary leave with proof of cause.

3) Level of play 

 

 

 

 

Playoff Qualification (Division 2-6)

* Players can provide a medical note for up to 4 games forgiveness. Notes must be provided from a medical professional in paper or electronic form. Notes must be provided before the start of the playoffs.

- Skaters - 50% (I.E = 8 of 16). 

* Note - Part time Goaltenders must also qualify for Playoffs as skaters to play as a skater. 

- Teams may only substitute up to 8 skaters for a game. 

- Goaltenders - If approved by management prior to the game. Management will take into consideration:

1) Registered (Part-Time or Full Time) on the Lower Division Team.

2) Previously registered but missed time due to injury or other reasons such as temporary leave with proof of cause.

3) Level of play 

 

Puck out of play 

Accidental - When the defending team directs the puck out of play above the height of the glass (does not include bench or penalty box) the defending team will not be permitted to substitute or change players at that stoppage. 

 

Intentional - When a player intentionally shoots or directs the puck out of the playing surface, they will be assessed a Delay of Game penalty to the player who performed this action.

 

Placement of Faceoff

Puck out of play - When a team directs the puck out of play while in the defending zone (Accidentally or Intentionally) the attacking team will be permitted to select the faceoff location in the attacking zone. 

 

Penalty - When the offending team is assessed a penalty the non-offending team will be permitted to select the faceoff location in the attacking zone.