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CRHL League Rules and Regulations
1. Game Rules. League sanctioned events shall be played in accordance with the rules as set forth by the USA Hockey as amended by CAHA except as modified herein:
• Timing. Period lengths, curfews and ice makes will be conducted for each level as follows:
o 10U - three periods, 15 minutes run time first period and second period. 12 minute stop time third period. 1-hour curfew
o 12U - three periods, 15 minutes run time first period and second period. 12 minute stop time third period. 1-hour curfew
o 14U - three periods, 15 minutes run time first period and second period. 12 minute stop time third period. 1-hour curfew
o 16U - three periods, 15 minutes run time first period and second period. 12 minute stop time third period. 1-hour curfew
o 18U - three periods, 15 minutes run time first period and second period. 12 minute stop time third period. 1-hour curfew
• Should any game that runs over the scheduled block of time due to a combined 16 or more penalty infractions between both teams, the game may go to a run clock. This is to assist in game time allocations and keeping the game under control.
• There shall be no overtime in any League games.
• There shall be no run clock due to goal differential in league games. if the score reaches a level that may be embarrassing, both coaches must agree that a run clock is allowable before the scorekeeper runs the clock.
• Game Start / Warm-up. The time listed in the League schedule shall be the time that both teams are to take the ice. A reasonable warm-up period shall be allowed both teams (whether or not they are on the ice) commencing at the designated starting time, or at the time the ice becomes available, whichever is later.
o There will be a 5 minute warm-up for all divisions 10U-18U
• Confirmation / Make-Ups. Failure to appear as scheduled may result in forfeiture. Failure to appear as scheduled because of adverse traffic and/or weather conditions necessitates that the game be rescheduled within fourteen (14) days and played prior to the end of the League season. Any and all rescheduled games must be approved with the Division Director before games are rescheduled.
• Rescheduled games must be done 14 days prior to scheduled game time. Teams not rescheduled in the 14-day time frame will be subject to a $500 fine. Fee goes directly to the opposing association.
• Refusal to Compete. Refusal to compete in any game without League approval is considered grounds for immediate forfeiture of the game and potential for immediate resignation from the League. Said team may be dropped from all subsequent League activities, functions, schedules, and standings. Teams refusing to compete shall result in the automatic suspension for at least one (1) year for the Coaching Staff of the offending team, pending investigation, review and ruling from the League Special Committee. Any team not completing their League schedule due to a refusal to compete may be ineligible to participate in playoffs.
2. Scoresheet Procedure
• For teams whose rinks do not have an Electronic Scoring System in the penalty box, the home team must provide a hard copy scoresheet for recording the game. These are to be used for League sanctioned events exclusively. For teams whose rinks have or Electronic Scoring System, Scoresheets shall be available in an easily accessible area in the event or Electronic Scoring System is unavailable.
• The team representative is responsible for ensuring that the Scoresheet or Electronic Scoring System is properly filled out and distributed to the required parties.
• The Home team shall submit the Scoresheet into the Electronic Scoring System within twenty-four (24) hours of the game completion.
3. Curfew Rule for League Games
• The scorekeeper shall inform the referee and the head coach of the visiting team before the start of the game if there is a curfew time for the game. It shall be properly recorded on the official League Scoresheet before the commencement of the game.
• During the course of the game and the time is reaching a curfew at the end of the second period, it shall be determined whether there will be enough time to complete the game by the curfew time. The third period shall then be played under a running time with the allocated time remaining.
4. After Game Procedure. When one exit from the ice surface is used by both teams, and where locker rooms are similarly situated, the visiting team shall proceed first to their locker room upon instructions from their coach. Once the visiting team has entered their locker room, the home team shall proceed directly to their locker room upon instructions from their coach.
• Sportsmanship post-game. Teams will shake hands after each game.
5. Reporting Times and Locker Rooms
• All team members and coaches must be present no less than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of their game. The rink and/or officials reserves the right to start any game 10 minutes before the posted game time if he/she decides it is in the best interest of running the game.
• Locker rooms shall be available for all teams. If a rink has limited dressing rooms, the rink needs to provide reasonable accommodations for the teams to dress in. If a rink only has two locker rooms, the teams playing must stay out of the locker room until the teams for the next game are done.
• Only persons listed on the USA Hockey Official Player Roster as, coaches, and players, shall be allowed on team benches or in the locker room of any team.
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