Georgina Women's Ball Hockey League
2018 LEAGUE RULES
a) Spares are replaced rank for rank - A+ for an A+, A for an A, B+ for a B+ etc. Only your allotted number of any rank is permitted. You may replace with a lower ranking. Violation results in lost points for the game of infraction.
b) Any use of spares will be discussed before the game between the captains. Together captains will sign off on the game sheet indicating their agreement with the players in attendance and the spare’s used. To make start time quicker, you could email the opposing captains to advise them of any known spare’s names and the name of the player that they are replacing prior to your game.
c) Make sure the spare(s) use a like coloured shirt or a spare shirt from previous years.
d) No player may play more than two games per night nor for the same team 3 times in a row. (i.e. You use the same spare player on May 2 and May 4. The next time that your team requires a spare is not until July 11. You cannot use the spare that you used on May 2 and 4 as no other spare was used in between). Team with the infraction will lose any points that they would have been awarded for the game (tie or win). The opposing team will be awarded full points. Goalies are exempt from the 2 game ruling.
e) If you have a spare and the regular player notifies that they can now play, your regular team player has precedence as long as you have at least three hours notice.
f) Goalies: a spare may be called anytime that your goalie is not available. 2 games in a night ruling does not apply. If a goalie is also an out player, they may play 2 games out and unlimited in net.
g) Any Team can put one of their own players in net if they cannot get a spare goalie and pick up a player from the league of like rank.
h) If your team has a goalie that is also an out player, they may only play out for other teams. However, if your same ranked player is away the goalie may play out only if she is replaced in net by a player on her own team. Violation results in lost points for the game of infraction and opposing team is awarded full points.
i) If a team is short any number of players they may get the same or lower ranked players from other teams arriving at the arena up to the start of the second period. Please ensure that the player is added to the game sheet.
j) Any team that has players drop out for the season or not at capacity may pick up a spare of the same rank for regular season games. NOTE: Not to exceed allotted player amount.
These rules are put in place to make this as fair as possible. You can call up a spare even if you are down 1 player. We the executive are leaving the monitoring and “policing” as you will of your teams to you. If bringing a spare to your team when you have lots of players’ causes some problems with team members regarding playing time, then we would suggest you don’t do it. Also, try to be considerate of other teams that may be down a lot of players.
Penalties are generally 2, 4, 5 or 10 minutes stop time. Any player on their 3rd penalty will be ejected from that game and will receive an additional game misconduct if the 3rd penalty is after the last 6 minutes in the 3rd period. Penalties will include but are not limited to the following: high sticking, fighting, body checking, roughing, interference, tripping, holding, slashing, intentional sliding and diving plus any other Canadian Ball Hockey infractions. Referees may add game suspensions at their discretion.
a) High Stick Infraction: Lifting your stick above shoulder level will result in a face off in the offending team’s end zone. If the non-offending team gains control of the ball then the high-sticking call is waived off. A penalty will result if near contact and/or contact is made with an opposing player.
b) Stick interference: Holding an opponent’s stick down with your stick overtop will result in a holding penalty. You may lift an opponent’s stick from underneath but cannot hold the stick up for more than 1 second or a holding/interference penalty will be called. This includes slashing or chopping at your opponents sticks.
c) Fight: There is absolutely no fighting. 2 games suspension will result on first offence. Any subsequent fights will be reviewed by the referees and executive and may result in possible ejection from future play in the current season.
d) Slap Shots: Are permitted but the stick may not be raised higher than the shoulders on the back swing or follow through. Any higher will result in a face-off in the offending player’s end zone. If you contact an opposing player with your stick during the motion of a slap shot then a penalty will result unless the opposing player charges in to block the shot.
e) Interference: No running in the path of an opposing player when chasing after the ball.
f) Rough Play: Overly aggressive play will result in a penalty.
g) All other ice/ball hockey rules are in effect.
The Executive reserves the right to amend or add rules if the need arises. If you require clarification on any rules, please contact an executive member!
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