Playing Regs - Hockey

 

1. AWARDS

AAA

Trophy and Plaque

A/AA

Plaque

In addition, each member of the winning team will receive a medal (max 20).

2. ELIGIBILITY

No player (girl or boy) will be eligible to play in the SWOSSAA playoffs who does not meet the eligibility requirements under the OFSAA Playing Regulations of Hockey 5(c).

 

3. PLAY-OFFS

a) If both member associations have representatives, they will play a one game sudden death play-off.
b) The game will alternate yearly between the two member associations.

4. PLAYING RULES

The CAHA (boys) and the OWHA (girls) rules and regulations will govern play with the following exceptions and/or points of emphasis:
a) Game Time
Games will be three fifteen minute periods with a flood in between the 2nd and 3rd period. If a game is tied at the end of regulation time, then one (1) five minute (5 on 5) sudden victory overtime period will be played. If the game is still tied, then one (1) five minute (4 on 4) sudden victory overtime period will be played. If the game is still tied, then a series of five minute (3 on 3) sudden victory overtime periods will be played until a winner is determined.
b) Number of Players
Each team will be allowed to dress twenty (20) players, two (2) of whom must dress and play as goalkeepers only.
c) Equipment
All players must wear a CSA approved helmet, ear flaps, and face mask and a BNQ approved throat protector (neck guard). Mouth guards are highly recommended for all players, including goalkeepers.
d) Red Line
The red line shall be eliminated with regard to the offside rule and thus the following special rule applies: The legal number of players must be on the ice for each face off (to prevent gaining positional advantage after the drop of the puck).
e) Penalties
(i) If a player receives a major penalty (except for fighting), his/her team will play short-handed for five (5) minutes and that player is ineligible for the remainder of that game and his/her team's next game.
NOTE: If a player’s team wins SWOSSAA before the suspension has been served, the suspension will carry over into OFSAA.
(ii) If a player receives a major penalty for fighting or a match penalty, his/her team will play short-handed for five (5) minutes and that player is ineligible for the remainder of that game and will be suspended from all further SWOSSAA and OFSAA games until he/she appears before the Board of Reference. Anyone who drops his/her gloves and attacks an opponent will be penalized under this section.
(iii) If a player receives a gross misconduct penalty, that player is ineligible for the remainder of that game and will be suspended from all further SWOSSAA and OFSAA games until he/she appears before the Board of Reference.
(iv) If a player receives a game misconduct penalty, that player is ineligible for the remainder of that game and his/her team's next game. NOTE: If a player's team wins SWOSSAA before the suspension has been served, the suspension will carry over into OFSAA.
(v) Three stick penalties in a game (cross-checking, high-sticking, slashing, butt-ending, spearing) will result in a game expulsion. No further penalties will be assessed outside the third minor.
f) Time outs
Each team is allowed one (1) thirty second time out per game.

5. OFFICIALS

There shall be three officials: 1-referee, 2-linespersons. They all shall come from the area of the convenor in which the play-off occurs.