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Rules & Regulations
2015 Rules & Regulations (Please view attachment for printable PDF version)
Stated Below are the rules and regulations that APPLY TO ALL persons playing at TOPAZ HOCKEY and it is the responsibility of each individual player to understand each and every rule.
# 1 Rule: Have Fun, while playing safe Hockey!
“If you have fun, you win.”
Expectations: Every player shall conduct themselves with good sportsmanship on and off the court. What is "sportsmanship" you ask? Sportsmanship is the way you conduct yourself, in a respectful and polite manner. Play fair. Have respect for one's opponent when winning or losing, or battling for the ball, while participating in a fun safe sport.
NO CONTACT SPORT: There is absolutely no contact at Topaz. ABSOLUTELY NO: fighting, body checking, boarding, cross checking, butt ending, charging, pushing from behind, checking from behind, clipping, elbowing, head butting, checking to the head, kicking, kneeing, roughing, slashing, slew footing, spearing, spitting, tripping or throwing equipment and other items including water. Disciplinary results are case by case. Verbal warning, and/or suspension and/or banning from Topaz Hockey are all possible outcomes.
Conduct On and Off the Court. If you harass or cause harm to a player at Topaz or outside of Topaz with intention, there is Zero Tolerance. Disciplinary results: Suspension and/or banning from Topaz Hockey.
*Play at Own Risk: All persons play at own risk when at the Topaz box or in the park area.
Throwing Sticks: Teams are decided by placing sticks in the middle and then tossing them, one at a time to each side until you run out of sticks to toss. Last stick in throws. Players playing on foot or rollerblades will be placed into two separate piles. This is to ensure an even amount of rollerblades and players on foot are on each side. Home bench is always Team Green/Dark. And away bench is always Team White/Light.
Trades: In the event teams are deemed to be unfairly balanced, the goalie for the side determined to have fewer players leading in scoring will be given the option to make a trade for up to 2 players per team of their choice.. (i.e. Only Goalies can negotiate Trade)
Captains: In Games 2, 3, 4 Captains will pick teams using a Silent Auction Style. one (Captain that gets first pick of player; the other Captain gets first pick of Goalie) Captains must write their players names on that games’ score sheet.
Starting Line-Up: For games where Captains picked players, the LAST 4 players picked and the captain, will be the starting lineup for that game.
2 Line Pass: No such rule at Topaz.
Accidental: Play is blown dead and face off at nearest circle in same zone.
Adjustment to Clothing & Equipment: Play shall not be stopped nor the game delayed by reasons of adjustments to clothing, equipment, skates or sticks. The Responsibility of maintaining clothing and equipment in proper condition shall be upon the player. If adjustments are required, the player shall do it while everyone is playing or leave the playing surface and play shall continue with a substitute. Proper substitutions must still be made at players’ bench.
Ball on back of Net, Netting: If the ball is at back of the net and is at rest on the netting, no player or goalie shall play the ball or cover the ball, the play is called dead immediately. The play willcontinue with a face off, to the side which the ball is closest. *Defensive Player drops the ball.
Ball on top of net: No player or goalie shall play the ball when it is on top of the net, play is called dead immediately. The play begins with a face-off, to the side which the ball was the closest.
Ball goes in hole at Goal Line: If the ball is rolling into the net and then goes in hole at the goal line, (there are holes at the goal line which are for lacrosse nets), it is considered a goal. If for some reason there is too much controversy a penalty shot will be taken to be the deciding factor.
Ball stuck in Chain-link Fence: Play is called dead, face-off at nearest corner.
Ball out of Bounds: We don’t play “it went out off you rule”, the last player to shoot the ball before it went out of bounds must get the ball before play will resume: The reason we do this is we don’t want to lose any more balls; they are expensive. If we lose 3 a day that’s $7.50, and this is your money.
Borrowing a Stick from the Bench after you break your own: Ask before you take, it’s that simple. 9 times out of 10 people don’t mind sharing, if you simply ask.
Borrowing other players Stick from the Playing Surface: You cannot use another player’s stick while on the court during play time. For example: If a player passes his stick to you to use, or if he drops his stick and you pick it up to use it. This is not allowed.
Broken Stick: If a stick is cracked or broken you may not use it. If your stick is broken during game play, you must drop it immediately after it breaks (preferably along the boards) and head towards the bench, either grab another or sub up, however play will not be stopped for you.
Calling Penalties: Works on an honour system. Players on the rink can call a penalty on any other player on the rink (not from the player’s bench). The penalty must be called out loud, and will be discussed amongst the players on the rink at time of incident. The majority will make the deciding factor whether it was a penalty or not. Penalties result in a lost of ball possession. Certain penalties result in a penalty shot. (See Below, for Penalties and Controversies to Penalties and Penalty Shots...)
*Penalty Controversy: when there is a split decision whether or not something was a penalty Topaz will abide by majority rule. Either a penalty will be called or play will continue with team that had possession.
Face-offs: Immediately after a goal the face-off is dropped at centre ice by the team that scored the goal.
Game & Intermission Timing: Games are played to 10 goals; the winner must win by two. However games shall not exceed 13 goals regardless of the other teams goal count. Intermission’s are to give everyone a break especially the goalies. Intermission break length is usually at every ones discretion. but are usually not longer than 15 minutes.
Goalie Equipment Adjustment: Delay shall be permitted for the repair or adjustment of goalkeeper’s equipment. If adjustments or water is required, the goalkeeper shall leave the playing surface until goalie gets water or gear is fixed.
Goalie Space in Crease: Goalies must be given an opportunity to play their position. Any goal resulting from a player impeding the goalies’ ability to make a save will be declared a non goal at the discretion of the goalie. Give the goalie his space. No Running the Goalie!
Hand Pass/Playing Ball with Hand: Players are permitted hand passes in their defensive zone, however players are not permitted to hand pass in the neutral or offensive zone, doing so will result in loss of possession of ball. While hand passing, you may not cover the ball or toss it a different direction or pass it to another player.
High Sticking the Ball: USE YOUR HANDS!!! KEEP YOUR STICK DOWN...If a player makes contact with the ball above the height of the crossbar (yellow dasher) the play is automatically deemed a high stick. The play is blown dead with possession being awarded to the opposing team. The Team receiving the ball must wait until all players are onside. If the play occurs in the defensive or neutral zone the opposing team will automatically be awarded the attacking zone. If the play occurs in the offensive zone the opposing team will be awarded possession of the ball at the spot of the foul.
Icing: You can NOT substitute a player after an icing. Touch Icing: It is touch icing, so you will have to touch the ball in order for the icing to count. Once icing is called the defensive team gets possesion of the ball, and the ‘zone’, and also gets the full zone, so their players can enter the offensive zone automatically. Offensive player can still beat you to the ball to wave off the icing call.
Injured Players: If a player appears to be injured from any type of play the play is to be called dead, and the player is to be assessed.
Line Changes: Line changes are in effect. (See Too Many Men Rule).
Mask Shot on Goalie: When a goalie is struck in the mask by a shot the play is blown dead. The possession will be returned to the attacking team at the blue line or to the closet place the ball was shot from when play resumes, and only after the goalie is deemed okay and ready to play. This rule exists to to protect the goalies.
Offensive Zone: Attacking players may not enter the offensive zone until the ball crosses into the neutral zone.
Defensive Zone: If the ball crosses into the defensive zone all attacking players must exit the offensive zone to be considered on side.
Controversy of Offside: If there is controversy an offside call, a decision will be made with the by Majority Rules (see above) . Which will be at the discretion of the players on the court at time of play. Possession of ball will go to the appropriate team in their defensive end. (Team does NOT get the ‘zone on an offside call’.)
Overtime: If a team has 12 goals and still has to get one more goal to win: that would be considered Over Time. Goal 13 wins! (Even though there is a win by two rule, score doesn’t exceed 13) (see above)
Penalties: Any player who commits an infraction, accidental or otherwise, will be penalized. Penalties will be awarded to the individual only, resulting in a benching (penalizing the player not the team).
Minor infractions will result in the player being benched for the length of 1 shift starting immediately following the infraction. A 2nd infraction at a minor level will result in a benching, if it reaches a 3rd, the player will be benched for the remaining of that game.
Infractions deemed to be more serious or if the player has already received a penalty in the same game 3 times and starts another game, and gets a 4th penalty in one day they will be asked to retire from the box for the remainder of the day and will require to meet with members of the Topaz Hockey Players Association (THPA) to discuss their conduct. All decisions regarding player suspensions or revoking a players’ right to play will be voted on by the THPA.
Penalty Shot: A penalty shot is designed to restore a scoring opportunity which was lost as a result of a foul being committed by the offending team, based on the parameters set out in these rules. See “Other Penalties” further down on the page for more information.
Possession of Ball after Possession is given: After possession is given to you, the opposing player must give you at least a stick length of room. Opposing players can NOT touch the ball until the ball has first been touched by a player (except the goalie); this also applies when goalies pass the ball after a stoppage.
Shaking Hands after the game has finished: To show good sportsmanship. Form a team line and then shake hands with the other team.
Start of Game: Game will begin once a full roster is on each side and all players are onside and in proper starting position, including goalies. Before the face-off goalies must be acknowledged they are ready.
Stoppage of Play: Stoppage in play results from many things. To stop play simply call “Stop”
Subbing: Players may change at any time during the play from the players’ bench provided that the player or players leaving the players’ bench or playing surface shall be within the “changing box” that is marked on the rink. If an illegal substitution is committed by any player whether on or off the rink, it will result in a loss of ball possession, and the ball shall be given to the opposing team.
Subbing on Icing: You can not sub players on an icing call.
Warm Ups: Each goalie is entitled to at least 10 minutes of warm-up shots at the goalies’ discretion.
Time-Outs: In each game, each team has one real time-out. Use it wisely. To call a time-out you have to make a T shape with your two hands and clearly call “time-out”. Time-outs may not be called while play is under way, but may be called on any stoppage, i.e. prior to a penalty shot, after an icing or before any face-off.
Goals and Assists
Crediting Goals: A “goal” shall be credited on the scoring sheet to a player who shall have propelled the ball into the opponents’ goal. Each “goal” shall count as one point in the players’ record. Only one point can be credited to any one player on a goal. (See below for disallowed goals and controversy of a goal.) (i.e. you can not get credit for both a goal and an assist on the same goal)
Kicking Motion: When the ball has been re-directed, kicked in, batted or thrown into the net by an attacking player other than with a stick.
High Stick: When the ball has entered the net after making contact with an attacking players’ stick that is above the height of the crossbar. Where the ball makes contact with the stick is the determining factor.
Too Many Men: When a goal has been scored and an ineligible player is on the ice. i.e. there are greater than five players on the ice, such as from an illegal substitution or improper line change.
Goalie Interference: When an attacking player has interfered with a goalkeeper in his goal crease. (See Below for more information. Under “Other Penalties”)
Contact inside the Goal Crease - If an attacking player initiates contact with a goalkeeper, incidental or otherwise, while the goalkeeper is in his goal crease, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed. In some cases if the defensive player has pushed the offensive player into his own goalie and controversy ensues, a Penalty Shot will be awarded to determine goal. If, after any contact by a goalkeeper who is attempting to establish position in his goal crease, the attacking player does not immediately vacate his current position in the goal crease (i.e. give ground to the goalkeeper), and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed. In all such cases, whether or not a goal is scored, the attacking player will receive a penalty for goalkeeper interference, and will also lose possession of the ball to the opposing team. If a goalkeeper, in the act of establishing his position within his goal crease, initiates contact with an attacking player who is in the goal crease, and this results in an impairment of the goalkeepers’ ability to defend his goal, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed. Give the Goalie enough room to do his job.
Contact Outside Goal Crease: If an attacking player initiates any contact with a goalkeeper, other than incidental contact, while the goalkeeper is outside his goal crease, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed. A goalkeeper is not “fair game” just because he is outside the goal crease. The appropriate penalty should be assessed in every case where an attacking player makes unnecessary contact with the goalkeeper. However, incidental contact will be permitted when the goalkeeper is in the act of playing the ball outside his goal crease provided the attacking player has made a reasonable effort to avoid such unnecessary contact. When a goalkeeper has played the ball outside of his crease and is then prevented from returning to his crease area due to the deliberate actions of an attacking player, such player may be penalized for goalkeeper interference. Similarly, the goalkeeper may be penalized, if by his actions outside of his crease he deliberately interferes with an attacking player who is attempting to play the ball or an opponent.
Goalie Pushed into Net: When a goalkeeper has been pushed into the net together with the ball after making a save. This will result in the goal being declared a no goal.
Net Off: When the net becomes displaced accidentally before the ball crosses the goal line. If it is ruled that the defending player displaced the net on purpose to disallow a goal, the offensive team is awarded a penalty shot.
Dead Play: If the game has been blown dead. Someone has been injured or someone called “time out” and play was supposed to stop, but no one heard them and continued to play, and a goal was scored, this goal would be disallowed, position of the ball would go back to the player that got hurt if someone was hurt. If not the team that had the ball will continue with possession in their own zone..
Hand Puck - A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who bats or directs the ball with his hand into the net. Nor can a goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who bats or directs the ball and it is deflected into the net off any player, goalkeeper or official. When the ball enters the net on a clear deflection off a glove, that goal shall be disallowed.
Goal Controversies: In the event of a disputed or inconclusive goal the goalies shall decide on the result of the play. If there is controversy over a goal, then a penalty shot shall be awarded to the player that last touched the ball before it went in or almost in. The penalty shot will be the only way to conclude the outcome, goal or no goal.
Crediting Assists: When a player scores a goal, an “assist” shall be credited to up to two players, the player or players taking part in the play immediately preceding the goal, which includes passing, shooting or deflecting the ball towards the scoring teammate, or who touched it in any other way (except hand pass or high stick) which enabled the goal. Unless the opposing team gains possession/control of the ball then no assists are awarded prior to the possession (if no control is shown or possession gained, assists will still stand at the players discretion). Each “assist” shall count as one point in the players’ record. Only one point can be credited to any one player on a goal. If a player scores off of a rebound given up by a goaltender, assists are still awarded, as long as there is no re-possession by that goaltender, i.e if the goalie did not have complete control of the ball.
Deflections: If a deflection happens that player will receive credit for touching the ball. This applies to both Goals and Assists. Deflections off the hand into the net are disallowed goals. (See: Disallowed Goals)
Physical Play: (See “Penalties” Below) No body checks or any other type of physical play allowed. No boarding, butt ending, charging, checking from behind, clipping, cross checking, elbowing, fighting (see below), head butting, checks to the head, kicking, kneeing, roughing, slashing, slew footing, spearing, spitting, tripping or throwing equipment or other items including water. Doing so will result in a verbal warning, and if it is continued it could lead to a suspension or banning from league.
Pushing from Behind: No pushing from behind, this is a serious issue; as it can cause serious injury, DO NOT push players from behind; think 'STOP'. Disciplinary results: shall be determined on a case by case basis. Verbal warning, and/or suspension and/or banning from Topaz Hockey are all possible outcomes.
Penalties: Any player who commits an infraction, accidental or otherwise, will be penalized. Penalties will be awarded to the individual only, resulting in a benching.
Minor infractions will result in the player being benched for the length of 1 shift starting immediately following the infraction (penalizing the player not the team). Infractions deemed to be more serious or if the player has already received a penalty on the same day will result in the player being benched for the remainder of the current game being played.If any player incurs 3 penalties in one day they will be asked to retire from the box for the remainder of the day and will be required to meet with members of the THPA to discuss their conduct. All decisions regarding player suspensions or revoking of a players’ right to play will be decided by the THPA.
*No Fighting: There is an ABSOLUTELY NO FIGHT policy, on the court, in the player boxes, or off the court. If you do fight someone you will be asked to leave immediately and will be suspended or banned from the league. Police may be involved.
Absolutely NO Restraining type Penalties. No Holding, No Hooking, No Interference. This rule works on an honour system, please respect it. If you feel someone Holds, Hooks, or has had Interfered with you and prevents you from playing or scoring, you need to call it out loud to the group. It will be discussed, and if it was found that Holding, Hooking or Interference took place, possession of the ball shall be awarded to the opposing team. If you have an issue with someone at Topaz you need to address it with the Administrator Shane Nichols immediately and we will find a solution.
Absolutely NO Stick Penalties will be tolerated. NO butt-ending, NO crosschecking, NO High-sticking, NO Slashing, NO Spearing. Failure to comply will result in verbal warning and could lead to a suspension or even banning from Topaz Hockey. Topaz Hockey has a Zero tolerance policy.
Accidental: Accidental Collision, Elbowing, Slashing and Tripping: the play is called dead; the player that suffered from the incident should receive the possession of the ball and also a good gesture of sportsmanship. No high sticking, (keep your stick down) use your hands!
Delaying the Game –Shooting the ball out of your defensive zone, and out of bounds is a penalty; possession is awarded to the opposing team. (Shooter gets ball!) – No Line changes can be made by the team that put the ball out of bounds.
Goalies Cover/Play Ball Rule: Goalies may not cover the ball with the intent of stopping play outside of their crease. If it is outside the crease the goalie must play the ball, if he covers it this will result in a possession of the ball being given to the opposing team. The other team gets position at the center line. The object of this entire rule is to keep the ball in play continuously and any action taken by the goalkeeper who causes an unnecessary stoppage must be penalized.
Goalie Interference: This rule is based on the premise that an attacking players’ position, whether inside or outside the crease, should not, by itself, determine whether a goal should be allowed or disallowed. In other words, goals scored while attacking players are standing in the crease may, in the appropriate circumstances be allowed.
Goals should be disallowed only if:
An attacking player, either by his positioning or by contact, impairs the goalkeeper’s ability to move freely within his crease or defend his goal area. **
An attacking player initiates intentional or deliberate contact with a goalkeeper, inside or outside of his goal crease. Incidental contact with a goalkeeper will be permitted, and resulting goals allowed, when such contact is initiated outside of the goal crease, provided the attacking player has made a reasonable effort to avoid such contact. The rule will be enforced exclusively in accordance with the on-ice judgment of the Referee(s), and not by means of video replay or review. **
**The overriding rationale of this rule is that a goalkeeper should have the ability to move freely within his goal crease without being hindered by the actions of an attacking player. If an attacking player enters the goal crease and, by his actions, impairs the goalkeeper’s ability to defend his goal, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed. **
For purposes of this rule, “contact,” whether incidental or otherwise, shall mean any contact that is made between or among a goalkeeper and attacking player(s), whether by means of a stick or any part of the body.
If an attacking player has been pushed, shoved, or fouled by a defending player so as to cause him to come into contact with the goalkeeper, such contact will not be deemed contact initiated by the attacking player for purposes of this rule, provided the attacking player has made a reasonable effort to avoid such contact.
If a defending player has been pushed, shoved, or fouled by an attacking player so as to cause the defending player to come into contact with his own goalkeeper, such contact shall be deemed contact initiated by the attacking player for purposes of this rule, and if necessary a penalty assessed to the attacking player and if a goal is scored it would be disallowed.
If, after any contact by a goalkeeper who is attempting to establish position in his goal crease, the attacking player does not immediately vacate his current position in the goal crease (i.e. give ground to the goalkeeper), and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed. In all such cases, whether or not a goal is scored, the attacking player will receive a minor penalty for goalkeeper interference.
Handling Puck - A player shall be permitted to stop or “bat” a ball in the air with his open hand, or push it along the ice with his hand, and the play shall not be stopped unless, in the opinion of fellow players, he has deliberately directed the ball to a teammate in any zone other than the defending zone, in which case the play shall be stopped and the opposing team will gain position of the ball. Play will not be stopped for any hand pass by players in their own defending zone.
High stick: If a player makes contact with the ball above the height of the crossbar (yellow dasher) the play is automatically deemed a high stick. The play is blown dead with possession being awarded to the opposing team. The Team receiving the ball must wait until all players are onside. If the play occurs in the defensive or neutral zone the opposing team will automatically be awarded the attacking zone. If the play occurs in the offensive zone the opposing team will be awarded possession of the ball at the spot of the foul. KEEP YOUR STICKS DOWN. USE YOUR HANDS.
Controversy of High stick: A controversy shall be ended by simply calling it High Sticking, reward the opposing team with possession of the ball. We want players to keep sticks down and keep play safe.
Penalty Shot (1): If a defending player, except a goalkeeper, while play is in progress, holds the ball, picks up the ball, or covers the ball with hands in the goal crease area, the play shall be stopped immediately and a penalty shot shall be awarded to the non-offending team.
Penalty Shot (2): Awarded when a player has position of the ball and contact or stick is made to the player and therefore losing position of the ball and the chance to score, therefore a penalty shot will be awarded.
Penalty Shot (3): Running a Goalie: If an attacking player runs over the opposing goalie, the defending team will automatically be awarded a penalty shot. The player that ran the goalie will also be given a warning to give the goalie enough space for him to play. Player must respect this or he can leave.
Slashing: NO SLASHING! If you Slash someone intentionally you will be asked to leave and will be evaluated on wither or not you are welcome back at Topaz Hockey. Slashing is not tolerated. Accidents do happen we know that, and most slashes are accidental, please have good sportsmanship and apologize.
Slashing Stick out of Hand: No slashing player’s sticks out of their hands. If a player’s stick is slashed out of their hands it is considered a penalty and the opposing team will be awarded possession of the ball.
Slash-Broken Stick as Result: broken stick slash awarded a penalty shot and buy the player a new stick.
Throwing Stick or Equipment: A player must not throw his stick or slide his stick along the ground at people. Players must not throw sticks from the players’ bench. If a player does throw his stick. Play is called Dead. Possession is given to opposing team, if stick is thrown during a break away or a chance to take a goal away, a Penalty shot will be awarded. If you continue to throw your stick at Topaz you will be given a verbal warning, if it continues it could lead to suspension or banning from Topaz Hockey.
Tripping: NO Tripping allowed, accidental tripping happens, we understand that. But have some class and sportsmanship when it happens, apologize and be a man about it. When it does happen the play is called dead; the player that suffered from the accidental incident should receive the possession of the ball and also a good gesture of sportsmanship.
Too Many Men on the Playing Surface - Players may change at any time during the play from the players’ bench provided that the player or players leaving the players box or playing surface shall be within the “subbing box area” that is marked on the rink. The new player coming on is considered on the surface once both feet/skates are touching the rink. If he plays the ball or interferes with an opponent while still on the players’ bench, he shall be penalized for Interference and his team would lose possession of the ball. Works on an honour system and at the discretion of the other players playing and at the player benches.
Banner: Provided by Topaz Hockey, the banner is for advertising our group at the box and at events.
Benches: During game play please keep bags underneath the benches, NO bags or gear should constrict the pathways or movement on the benches doing so can be dangerous.
Cleaning: Parks and Recreation are NOT responsible for cleaning the bench area; therefore YOU and Topaz Hockey are responsible for cleaning up after yourselves after each game day, garbage cans are provided for us and the city will empty them. Please place your garbage in the cans provided.
Doors/Gates: Must be kept locked and closed at all times, we cannot have any person having a head on collision with the bench door area. It is unsafe and we will not play until the bench door is closed and locked.
Nets: The nets are not provided by Parks and Recreation; therefore Topaz Hockey supplies the nets and is responsible for their care and maintenance. Please do your part and help carry them.
Net Lock up Area:
Rink: The playing rink is provided by the City of Victoria and is maintained on behalf of Parks and Recreation. All persons play at their own risk.
Score Book: Please respect the score book. Keep it in good condition. Keep water away. (Also See: Scorekeeper)
Score Clock: Provided by Phil Horwood. Please respect and be careful with the score clock.
Topaz Logo: Designed by Kevin Cave at Fuse Creative.
Ball: We supply the balls. Topaz Hockey uses a professional orange street hockey ball.
Gear Maintenance: The responsibility of maintaining clothing and equipment in proper condition shall be upon the player:
Mandatory Gear: Players must wear proper shoes or rollerblades, have a hockey stick and hockey gloves and a cup. Other gear is optional to the discretion of the player such as helmets or shin pads. Players play at own risk as stated in the Topaz Hockey Wavier.
Jerseys/Shirts: Each player must bring a dark and light jersey to hockey. Jerseys may not be worn on the head, tied around arms, or around the waist.
*No Shirts: This applies to ONLY Team Green/Dark. Due to the hot weather during the summer, we allow the dark team to remove their shirts. Only one side can remove shirts as to not confuse players about what team others are on.
Sticks: No stick restrictions players have their choice of one piece sticks or a two piece sticks. Wood, composite or graphite sticks are a personal choice and is up to each individual player. All Sticks must be in good condition and not be cracked or weakened in any way.
Mandatory Gear: Goalies shall wear the following protective gear; mask, chest protector, elbow pads, pants, knee pads, pads, blocker, and glove and have a proper goalie stick to help ensure they are not injured during play. Mask must be worn during play at all times and must be up to date. NO goalie; plays without a mask. Goalies play at their own risk as stated in the Topaz Hockey Wavier.
Stats & Scorekeeping Responsibilities
Stats: are only to be taken if we have a full court game. Must be at least 5 on 5 with 2 goalies or points do not count and shall not be recorded. Points shall only be recorded for Games 1, 2 and 3, not for game 4 or any subsequent games.
Score-sheet & Scorekeeping: It is the responsibility of all players to work on an honour system when telling the scorekeeper to record goals and assists. The scorekeeper will be responsible for taking the scoring information and placing it on the score sheet. Please relay the correct information, clearly to the appropriate scorekeeper. Start with the Goal scorers’ full name, followed by the first assist, player name and then the second assists, player name. If there are no assists please place an X inside the “assists box on the scoring sheet. If a goal is scored and there are no assists,i.e. if it was unassisted, place two X inside the assists boxes on score sheet.
Conduct to Scorekeeper: A player shall not display unsportsmanlike conduct including obscene, profane or abusive language or gestures, comments of a personal nature intended to degrade. If a player chooses to show such displays they will be asked to leave immediately and will be called to discuss the issue with the THPA.
RO: Rain Out: If there is a Rain Out, points can still be taken as long as we have a full court game, must be at least 5 on 5 with 2 goalies or else points do not count. If the game has poor attendance due to the rain, then there will be a make-up game scheduled at the end of the season which will count towards the season stats.
NA: Null Attendance: If we have a very low attendance, the day will be counted as a NA, If Null Attendance is declared there will be a make-up game scheduled at the end of the season which will count towards the season stats.
***The above rules and regulations shall be read, understood and enforced, by all players and goalies playing at Topaz Hockey. ***THPA