|Bakersfield Ice Sports Center Adult Hockey League - News Item
New League Information
*Also as a reminder to everyone, please make sure all your players have a number on the back of their jersey by week 1and USA hockey is up to date. Also please have 1 color jerseys during your game. If your team is purple for example, please don't have players in purple, blue, and black jerseys. Stick to one color.
* Games will consist of 3 20-minute run time periods, with a stop clock being implemented the last 5 minutes of the 3rd period with the score within 5 goals or less.
* Over time will consist of a best of 3 shootout. If no winner is decided after 3 shooters per team, sudden death shootout will begin.
**playoff over time rules are still being discussed
* Penalties will now be 2 minutes run time. If a penalty ends at a stoppage of play, that player may exit the penalty box during the stoppage of play. If the penalized team is taking to long to get into the face-off circle or change lines, they will be given a delay of game penalty (referees discretion).
* Roster approved players must play a minimum of 8 games during the regular season to be eligible for playoffs. Subs are prohibited from playing in playoffs.
*Subs cannot play if your team has more than 9 people playing that week. Subs are required to pay $15 for every game they fill in on.
*Each player must have an assigned number on their jersey (subs included).
*New rules for this season -
Players will "check in" with score keeper or officials prior to playing
3 penalties by one player in 1 game = ejection and 1 game suspension
8 penalties by one player in 1 season = 1 game suspension
20 total team penalties in 1 season = captain of team 1 game suspension
Game misconduct = 1 game suspension minimum
2 10-minute misconducts in a season by 1 player = 1 game suspension
Each suspension will result in a fine. Fine amount will be dependent on severity of altercation and situation. Minimum amount will be $25 with a maximum amount being $100. Fine must be paid prior to player being able to play again.
3 suspensions by a player in a single season will result in being removed/banned from the league until further notice.
Lower League - No slapshots (Stick coming above waist). Violation will result in faceoff in defending zone. (no penalty)
I hope this season is a turning point in our league and everyone enjoys themselves. Contact me if you have any questions about anything and ill answer them the best I can.
Good luck this next season