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CapitalHockey.ca - Adult Recreational Hockey (Ottawa Region)

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         Misreporting of Attendance
 
 

Section 6: Payment Information

6.0: Payment Information, Due Dates, Costs, Fees etc

6.1: Payment Methods

6.2: Overdue Payments

6.3: Deferred/ Split Payments


Section 7: Refunds

7.0: Refunds, Reimbursements and Compensation

7.1: Session Starts and Conclusions

7.2: Missed Games

7.3: Game Starting Time

7.4 Personal Conduct

7.5 Suspensions

7.6 Expulsions From a Program


        Hurry Up Rushes
        Giving The Red Line
    

 

10.0 ON ICE GAME RULES/ CH Protocols (Adapted Rules For Rec Hockey) 

CapitalHockey for the most part follows the same basic ice hockey rules as outlined by Hockey Canada and the NHL. Because we do not facilitate referees, we have a few modified rules to keep the game flowing with minimal stoppages or delays. Please familiarize yourself with these adaptations prior to playing your first game.

RESOLUTIONS: In times of on ice disputes, the convener will ask his team captains for their input, followed by the two goaltenders (should more detail be required). HOWEVER, the convener will ALWAYS have the last say about ALL on ice activity. They will always try and remain impartial and fair in their judgement. PLEASE do not argue with them about a call where replay is impossible - doing so just slows everything down.

 

10.1 CH Protocols - Off Side Calls

Off side calls are always governed by the opposing team. Should an attacking player cross the blue line prior to the puck, an off side call will be issued from the opposing bench and/or on ice players. The attacking player (without delay) must relent the puck to the opposing team.

* The attacking player MAY enter the oppositions zone prior to the puck - ONLY  if they have full control and possession of the puck (ie: skating in backwards, dragging the puck with them).

* If an off side call is made, the attacking player should toss the puck into one of the oppositions corners. It is not a good idea to simply leave the puck at the blue line as it creates an opportunity for the opposing team to quickly move past your teammates (also at or around the blue line). Tossing the puck into a corner gives your team an opportunity to get into a defensive position.

* Anyone calling an off side must do so in a loud, clear voice. They must get the attention of the players on the ice to adequately stop the play. "IF" a disputed goal ensues as a result of an ill attempt to call an off side, the convener will evaluate the validity of the call and the effort made to stop the play. If its deemed as "not effective, or unclear", the goal will stand.

RESOLUTIONS: In times of on ice disputes, the convener will ask his team captains for their input, followed by the two goaltenders (should more detail be required). HOWEVER, the convener will ALWAYS have the last say about ALL on ice activity. They will always try and remain impartial and fair in their judgement. PLEASE do not argue with them about a call where replay is impossible - doing so just slows everything down.

* When an offside is called the play must stop and the puck is then tossed into the opposing teams defensive zone. The team called for being offside MUST be allowed an opportunity to establish a defensive position before play resumes. Should the team now in possession of the puck "hurry up the play" or not give their opponents an opportunity to set up - the play is once again stopped and possession is forfeited back to the defensive team. Any goals scored in this scenario will not be allowed. The point here is to allow both teams time to set up after a stoppage of play is called.

 

10.1a CH Protocols - Delayed Offside Calls

A delayed offside call is pending when members of the attacking team enter the oppositions zone prior to the puck crossing the blue line. Should any player from the attacking team (in this circumstance) touch the puck while still in the oppositions zone, an offside call is to be made, the play is stopped and the possession of the puck should be given to the other team. Should the puck exit the oppositions zone (without any member of the attacking team touching it) the delayed offside is no longer in effect.

Tagging up: Players caught in a delayed offside can clear the offside call by tagging up or crossing back over the blue line (prior to the puck being touched). Should the puck be in the oppositions zone - once the delayed offside is cleared, the attacking team may reenter the zone and pursue the puck. The attacking team may NOT reenter the oppositions zone until ALL members of that line are onside. Once each offside player has tagged up, they may then pursue the puck back into the oppositions zone.

 

10.1b CH Protocols - PHANTOM Off Side Calls

If the opposing team purposefully calls an off side specifically to stop the play or create unnecessary confusion on the ice, a phantom off side call will be made by the convener of the game.

ONLY the convener can call a phantom off side.

* In these situations a penalty shot will be made by the last attacking player to have possession of the puck. When the goaltender is prepared, the player will start at the opposing blue line and attempt to score in any legal method. Play is stopped when a shot is made, the player loses control or scores, or the puck is played by the goaltender. Rebounds are not allowed on penalty shots.

* Typically its the team captains that will call an off side, though - other players may also make this call. HOWEVER, if multiple phantom off sides are called, those responsible may face discipline - including suspension and or expulsion from the group. Please play fairly.


10.1c Icing Calls

We do not stop the play for icing infractions. The puck remains playable by either team.

 

10.1d Illegal Player Substitution: Delay of Game

A player MAY NOT leave the bench and engage in the on ice play UNTIL his player match (from the other line) is on the bench or at standing by the door of the bench area (waiting to get in). If the player does prematurely engage in the play and touches the puck, the play will immediately be stopped and possession of the puck will go to the opposing team (the call on the ice being "delay of game").