As of the 2015 Season, there is no long any difference in the way 4 minute penalties are dealt with in any division of ball hockey. There is no longer a double-minor penalty, there are only 4 minute penalties that expire on a single power-play goal and the player serves the full 4 minutes.
and Spearing in a poking or jabbing motion.
i. The OBHF team registration form must be completed and submitted to the Secretary at the first league game.
ii. Additions or deletions must be placed on the OBHF additions/deletions form and submitted to the Secretary by June 5th
iii. No players can be added or deleted from any team (including moving from one team to another) after June 5th.
vi. Each player must play a minimum of 5 league games to be eligible for playoffs. A player who is unable to satisfy this requirement but feels she has a valid reason, may submit a request to the Executive Council.
vii. Each team can borrow a goalie a maximum of three times during regular season play only. Each team can only borrow the same individual once as a substitute goalie. No goalies may be borrowed during playoffs (see eligibility requirements in Rosters item vi).
No tape is allowed on blades
4. Regular Season Play
iv. In the case of a tie, 3 penalty shots will be assigned to each team to break the tie. Each team will be assigned one point for the tie and an extra point will be awarded to the winner of the shoot-out. If the game is still tied after 3 shots are taken by each team then the game will end in a tie with one point awarded to each team. Penalty shots will be taken one team at a time not simultaneously regardless of the amount of time left on the clock.
v. Each team will have a 3 minute warm-up.
vi. If a team is winning by a margin of 6 goals, running time will commence. If the differential becomes less that 6 goals any time during the game then stop time will resume.
vii. Referees will wait up to 10 minutes for players to show up before calling a game or assigning a delay of game penalty.
vii. In the case of a default, the team that is present must dress at least one player and have them shoot the ball into the opponents net. This player will be credited with the goal for statistics purposes. The team present can then use this hour for their own team practice if they so wish.
viii. A registered player can join their team at any time in the first or second period.
ix. Mandatory equipment includes: helmet with face mask, hockey gloves, running shoes, matching sweaters and a stick with no tape. Although not mandatory shin guards, elbow pads and knee pads are recommended. All hard plastic equipment must be covered. CBHA approved equipment can be worn and does not need to be covered (e.g. D-Gel and Mylex). Shoulder pads are not permitted.
x. Jewellery is not permitted.
xi. Teams must start games with a minimum of 5 players on the bench plus a goalie.
xii. Captains and alternate captains (2) must be identified with a ‘C’ or ‘A’ on their jersey. It is the captain’s responsibility to speak with the referees about any questions during the game.
xiii. In the event that any two teams cannot be distinguished as a result of sweater clashes it will be the responsibility of the home team to change their jerseys.
xiv. For fairness, a higher level goalie cannot play for lower level teams after the split.
The following rules will apply for ranking during round robin:
5. Play-Off Season Play
a. one 10 minute sudden death overtime,
b. if the game is still tied penalty shots will decide the game:
· Five shooters from each team shoot. The highest overall score from
the five shooters wins.
· If score is tied then the remaining players shoot (players 6-22).
The players go one to one for sudden death win.
· If score is still tied, shooters begin again from player one and continue
until there is a winner in this sudden death shoot-out.
6. Provincial Representative Teams
i. The first place team (as of mid-July) of the A Division will compete in the "A" Division of the Ontario Provincials.
ii. The first place team in the B Division (as of mid-July) of the league will compete in the "B" Division of the Ontario Provincials.
iii. Spots are based on the number of teams in the league and what is allotted to us by the OBHF, but should we continue to have 3 spots, they will be given to top A, top B and a Masters team. If the first place teams in the Divisions are not interested in attending provincials, teams from the A Division will be approached first followed by teams in the B and C Divisions to fill the spots allotted to the OVWBHL by the OBHF.
iv. Additional interested teams will be responsible for paying the Provincial tournament fee as outlined by the OBHF.
7. Accumulative Penalties
Any player who accumulates 30 minutes in penalties throughout the season (Minors, majors or match penalties) will be automatically suspended for their next game. Upon return if the player then accumulates another 10 minutes (now at a total of 40 minutes) the player will be suspended for 3 games. Upon return if the player accumulates another 10 minutes (total of 50 minutes) the players will be suspended for the remainder of the season and will have a disciplinary hearing conducted at the end of the season.