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Rules


RegularGames

 

No Coin‐Toss or Line‐Up before games - AP determined by winner of first face-off

Timing:

·       Game time will start promptly as scheduled even if teams are not yet ready to play

·       Two 25 minute running time halves

·       5 Minute Half Time

·       A horn will sound at the end of each half

Penalties:  Penalty time will be running time and a half

Time-outs: 

·       One 2‐min team time out per half that stops the game clock (and penalty time)

·       Time-out can be called a) in the offensive half with possession for college games, or b) anywhere on the field with possession in all other games.

Face-offs:  Face-offs will be conducted using the “down”, “set” cadence

Stall Warning: 

·       Last two minutes of the second half, the winning team will be warned to “keep it in”

·       In the last two minutes, if the ball is in the offensive half but not in the goal area, the winning team will be warned to “get it in and keep it in” and will have 10 seconds to advance the ball into the offensive box.

Overtime:  No overtime in regular games – games end in a tie

Counts: 

·       Men’s Elite and Masters:  No counts except the 4-second goalie count

·       College:  normal college counts

·       U-19, U-17, and U-15:  No counts except the 4-second goalie count

 

 

Semi Finals and Finals

 

No Coin‐Toss or Line‐Up before games - AP determined by winner of first face-off

Two 25 minute running time halves

5 Minute Half Time

Last 2 minutes of each half will be stopped time

One 2‐min team time out per half that stops the game clock (and penalty time)

Overtime for Semi Finals and Finals

 

Sudden victory will follow the completion of a tied game after a 2‐minute break.  The sudden victory period will be 4 minutes of running time with no time outs allowed.  Goal defended will remain the same for the first overtime and exchanged each period thereafter.  A face off/draw will begin each period with a 1‐minute break between periods.

 

 

In the event of a TIE (in the standings) the tie will be settled using the following format.

1. Win vs. Loss Record

2. Head to Head Record

3. Highest plus minus record (overall)

4. Lowest Goals against (overall)

5. Most Goals (Overall)

 

 NOTE: Stats will be based on all games played, not just vs. the teams tied.
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