Adult Hockey in the Flathead Valley

Adult Hockey League Rules and Policies

  1. USA Hockey and WAHA rules apply to all games.
  2. Games will be three 18 minute running time periods with the last three minutes of the game stop-time unless the score differential is 2 goals or more.
  3. Penalties will be three minutes during running time, two minutes if the penalty occurs during stop time.
  4. No checking is allowed – double minor.
  5. All players must be equipped with a strapped helmet, shin guards, elbow pads, gloves, and hockey skates (goalie skates are acceptable).
  6. No slap shots or fake slapshots. A slap shot is defined as any wind-up above the waist.
  7. Automatic icing, tag up offsides, and no red line.
  8. Captains may only discuss calls with referees.
  9. Five minute warm-up before games.
  10. Decisions of the commissioner are final!
  11. Three minute sudden-death overtime and three man shootout if a tie.
  12. (2) pts. for a win, (0) pts. for a loss, (1) pt. for overtime loss.
  13. Tiebreaker format: (1) Points, (2) Head to head, (3) Wins (4) Goals against-entire season, (5) goals for-entire season.
  14. No player may score more than three goals in any one ‘B’ league game, or one ‘C’ league game.
  15. All subs must adhere to the WAHA Substitution Policy
  16. Player penalty rules:
    1. Minors: three minute penalty
    2. Double Minor: six minute penalty
    3. Fighting: major + ejection
    4. Abuse of Officials: minor, 10 minute misconduct, game misconduct
    5. Game Ejection: four minors any combination
    6. Major Penalty: automatic ejection from game with possible league suspension after review by the league commissioner and dicipline committee.
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