Lunch League Rules

USA Hockey Rules apply except as follows:

Blue Line Icing

  • Teams may ice the puck from their own blue line

Continuous Play

Offsides

  • Puck stays live
  • Double chirped whistle
  • Offense must give up possession and tag up as a team
  • Defense must take possession below the top of the circles and continue play
  • Defense has 3 seconds to continue play

Goalie Covers Puck

  • Played like delayed offside
  • Double chirped whistle
  • Offense must tag up as a team
  • Defense must take possession below the goal line and continue play
  • Defense has 3 seconds to continue play

Other Dead Puck Plays – same as USA Hockey

  • Single chirped whistle
  • Face-Off

Game Length

  • 5 minute pre-game warm-up
  • Three 15 minute run-time periods
  • Last 2 minutes of game will be stop time if within 2 goals
  • Clock shall stop for long delays due to injury or facility problems
  • Each team allowed one 30-second timeout per game
  • Timeouts may be called during continuous transition plays

Championship

  • Final season championship games shall not end in a tie
  • 5 minute stop time, 4v4 sudden death overtime period
  • If tied after overtime, 3 man shootout
  • If tied after 3 man shootout, successive single shootout rounds
  • Teams must cycle through all shooters before shooters can repeat
  • Each team shall have the same number of chances

Substitute Players

  • 3 sub skaters allowed per team per game
  • Additionally a goalie sub is allowed
  • All sub players must be equal or lesser ranked than the player they’re replacing
  • All subs (name and number) must be added to the score-sheet
  • Team captains are responsible to declare all subs to the front desk or scorekeeper
  • No un-ranked subs allowed
  • No skater subs allowed for Championship games
  • Subs are allowed for the 3rd v 4th place final game
  • League administrator must approve all player rankings

Eligibility

  • All Players (regulars and subs) must check in at the front desk

Forfeiture

  • Forfeit if team is unable to play at their designated start time
  • Must field at least 5 players to play
  • Forfeit if sub skater is over-ranked or un-ranked

Tie Breakers

  1. Points
  2. Wins
  3. Head to head points
  4. Head to head goal differential
  5. Season goal differential
  6. Total Penalty minutes
  7. Ratio of goals for vs goals against

Trade Deadline

  • Team rosters are frozen after the 4th from the last game of the season
  • No skater subs allowed for Playoff or Championship games