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CAHL "C" LEAGUE RULES
Updated February 2014

 

GAME FORMAT
· 3 periods of stop time except for the third. (1st period and 2nd period: 14 minutes / 3rd period: 12 minutes) Each game has a 1 hour 10 minute slot. Game will go into running time if the time left on the clock matches the time left in amount allocated for ice time. The only time running clock will be cancelled out is if it is a two goal game.
· Running time will occur when a team is down by five goals in the third period, and until the deficit is three (5 and 3).
· (1)1:00 minute time-out is allowed for each team
· TIE AT THE END OF REGULATION TIME DURING REGULAR SEASON: will be 4 on 4 during the regular season with a five minute running clock. If no one scores, then the results will end up as a tie
· TIE AT THE END OF REGULATION TIME DURING PLAY-OFFS: will result in a 5 on 5 with a running clock for five minutes, if no one scores during the extra period, then a 3 man shootout will occur until a winner is decided (only C level players may shoot).
· Blue line icing
· 4 minute warm-up


SUSPENSIONS AND PENALTIES
· USA Hockey Rules are to be enforced.
· ZERO TOLERANCE LEAGUE
· Minor penalties are 2:00 min
· Misconduct – 10:00 min
* GFO's are enforced in this league
· 2nd misconduct of the game – ejection and 1 game suspension
· Abuse of official – Automatic ejection for that game.
· Major penalties are automatic ejection in the game and 1 game suspension.
· Match penalties is automatic suspension.
· All suspensions will be issued by the referee-in-chief, with the commissioner’s approval.
· All appeals to a suspension must be made to the referee-in-chief and will be heard at a disciplinary hearing, including the commissioner, to be held each month the league is in operation.
· Fighting
1st offense – ejection and 3 game suspension and 1 game suspension for captain
2nd offense – ejection of that game, 5 game suspension, and meeting with captain council and 1 game suspension for captain
3rd offense – kicked out of the league and 1 game suspension for captains

CAHL RULE: B level player scoring after maximum allowable goals have been achieved. B PLAYERS ARE “B” RATING FOR ALL LEVELS OF THE CAHL. C level players are rated “C” level for all levels of CAHL
· If any B level player intentionally scores, after the maximum number of goals allowed in his/her division, the goal will be disallowed and the faceoff will be in the offending team’s defensive zone. A warning will be issued to the team captains.
· If any B level player intentionally scores a second goal after the maximum number of goals allowed in his/her division, the goal will be disallowed, a faceoff will be in the offending team’s defensive zone and the B level player will be assessed a 2:00 minute minor penalty for delay of game.
· If the goalie, in the judgment of the on-ice official(s), allows an un-contested goal to a B level player whose team has the maximum allowable goals then- the goal will be disallowed and the faceoff will be placed at the nearest faceoff dot in the offending team’s defensive zone. A warning will be issued to the team captains. If the goalie, in the judgment of the on-ice official(s), allows another un-contested goal to a B level player who’s team has the maximum allowable goals then- the goal will be disallowed, the faceoff will be placed at the nearest faceoff dot in the offending team’s defensive zone and the goalie will be assessed a 2:00 minor penalty for delay of game.

PENALTY SHOTS AND SHOOT OUTS
· Only C players can be in shoot-outs.
· If a B player gets a penalty shot and did not reach his max B rating goals, he may take his penalty shot. If he did reach is max allowed goals as a B player, he must designate a C player to shoot in his place.

UNRULY AND CHEAP PLAY
· 1st offense in the game – 10 minute misconduct
· 2nd offense in the game – ejection of that game and 1 game suspension
 
BEFORE YOU PLAY YOUR FIRST GAME (THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED)
· All players, including goalies, must have a CAHL LEAGUE ISSUED IDENTIFICATION CARD.
· All players will receive a COLORED HELMET STICKER - based on playing ability (they will be distributed on ice by game officials: commissioner, referee in chief, referee, or scorekeeper) of the CAHL. B players will receive a blue CAHL sticker. C players will receive a yellow CAHL sticker.
· All teams must have MATCHING PRIMARY JERSEY with number after 3rd game. Alternate jersey (may be a practice jersey without team logo) must be matching style with number on back. Players without a matching uniform (primary or alternate) will not be allowed to play

ROSTERS AND PAYMENT
- A tentative roster must be submitted 1 week before the season starts
 -Any changes must be submitted 1 week before the 3rd game.
- Game rosters will be preprinted before games and only players listed on the roster will be allowed to play in that game
- All players must have a number assigned to them on the roster, if there is a game day number change, the captain must inform the scorekeeper before the game.
· You may list as many players on your roster as you want, but in order to be eligible for play-offs, players must play in a total of 3 games during the season and have a valid CAHL Identification Card
· If a player is caught using another players card, the Captain will be suspended 3 games and fined $200 (fee will go to the scorekeepers union).  Captain will not be allowed in any CAHL game until the fine is paid.
-Goalies are exempt from roster limits

JERSEYS
· All teams must have matching primary jersey
· 2nd jerseys can be a practice jersey w/o logo but same color and have a number on the back that matches their primary jersey or the captain will be responsible for changing the numbers on the score sheet before the game.

SCHEDULE AND PLAY-OFFS
Rescheduling games – If a game needs to be rescheduled, you must contact Chris Chelios and also the opposing teams that you will be playing. There are no guarantees that the game can be rescheduled. And if it is rescheduled, there is no guarantee that it will be played on Sunday.
 
PROTESTING PLAYER RATING: Protesting a players rating during a game should be brought up after the 1st period and also after a game. When this happens, a form will be filled out by the captain, scorekeeper and referee to investigate this players rating. The form is located in the file box that is located in the score box.
 
B Players may request a rating change to C once they turn 50 years of age
- The 50 year old B player must have all 4 corners on their CAHL ID card in order to be moved to a C rating without a captains vote
- 50 year old B players without all 4 corners on their CAHL ID card can be put to a vote at the next seasons Captains Council Meeting


SCOREKEEPERS
Report to the scorekeeping area prior to the beginning of the warm-up time to: collect the ID cards FROM EACH PLAYER for their team, and record any B level players that may be in the lineup. Reminder to Scorekeepers- no offensive music during the early games because of minors in the crowd. Also, score sheets must be filled out completely and signed by u and the two referees.

CLIPS ON THE CARDS (Repeat Offenders)
If a player receives 4 clips on a card he is suspended from the league until the proper steps are taken for reinstatement...
1. Out till the next captain council meeting
2. There will then be a vote from the captains of the division that he plays in to decide if he is reinstated. If he is reinstated there could be some type of suspension to follow. The captain council will decide this.
3. If there is an even amount of votes to determine reinstatement in the league, the final decision will be determined by the commissioner of the league and the chief of referees
4. The player’s team captain vote does count unless the captain is the one getting reinstated.
5. If he or she is reinstated to the league, next clip will result in automatic ejection from the league forever
6. If that player is goes without an incident for a full calendar year, a clip may be removed from his ID but the captain of that team must petition
 
CAHL C1
· 3 B level players allowed for each game, with 2 allowed on the ice at the same time.
· Teams are allowed A MAXIMUM OF 4 GOALS between all B players.
· A tie at the end of regulation (in regular season) will be 4 on 4 with a five minute running clock and 2 B level players are allowed on the ice.
· A tie at the end of regulation (during the playoffs) will result in a 5 on 5 with a running clock, if no one scores during the extra period, then a 3 man shootout will occur until a winner is decided (only C level players may shoot).
 
CAHL C2
· 2 B level players may be on the game roster for a contest. Only 1 B level player is allowed simultaneously on the ice during regular season and playoff games.
- THE B PLAYERS MAY SCORE A MAXIMUM OF 3 TOTAL GOALS individually or combined.
· A tie at the end of regulation will be 4 on 4 during the regular season with a five minute running clock and 1 B level player are allowed on the ice.
· A tie at the end of regulation during the playoffs will result in a 5 on 5 with a running clock, if no one scores during the extra period, then a 3 man shootout will occur until a winner is decided (only C level players may shoot).
 
C Only
-Only C level players are allowed to play in this division

 

ALL participants in the CAHL are bound by the CCH Xtreme Policies and the All Seasons Ice Rink Policies.