Lunch League Rules

USA Hockey Rules apply except as follows:

  • Blue Line Icing
    • Teams may ice the puck from their own blue line
  • Hot Puck
    • Goalie Covers Puck
      • Played "Hot" like delayed offside
      • Double chirped whistle
      • Offense must tag up to the blue line
      • Intentional offside may be called if offside players impede the play
      • Defense must take possession below the goal line and continue play
      • Defense has 3 seconds to continue play
    • Offsides
      • Played "Hot" (puck stays live)
      • Double chirped whistle
      • Offense must give up possession and tag up to the blue line
      • Intentional offside may be called if offside players impede the play
      • Defense must take possession below the top of the circles and continue play
      • Defense has 3 seconds to continue play
    • Other Dead Puck Plays
      • Single chirped whistle
      • Face-Off
  • Game Length
    • 5 minute pre-game warm-up
    • Three 15 minute run-time periods
      • Last 2 minutes of game will be stop time if within 2 goals
      • Clock shall stop for long delays due to injury or facility problems
    • Timeouts
      • Each team is allowed one 30-second timeout per game
      • Timeouts may be called during continuous hot puck "tag up" plays
      • Neutral zone face-off after offensive timeout during continuous hot puck "tag up" play
    • Final season chamionship game shall not end in a tie
      • 5 minute stop time, 4v4 sudden death overtime period
      • If tied after overtime, 3 man shootout
      • If tied after 3 man shootout, successive single shootout rounds
      • Teams must cycle through all shooters before shooters can repeat
      • Each team shall have the same number of chances
  • Substitute Players
    • 3 sub skaters allowed per team per game
    • Sub players must be equal or lesser ranked
    • Goalie subs shall be arranged by a league administrator
    • Goalie subs may rank higher only after all equal attempts fail
    • No unranked subs allowed
    • No skater subs allowed for Playoff or Championship games
    • Subs are allowed for Consolation games
    • League administrator must approve all player rankings
    • All subs (name and number) must be added to the scoresheet
      • Team captains are responsible to declare all subs to the scorekeeper
  • Eligibility
    • All Players (regulars and subs) must sign in at the front desk
  • Forfeiture
    • Forfeit if sub skater is over-ranked or unranked
    • Forfeit if team is unable to play at their designated start time
      • Must field at least 5 players to play
  • Trade Deadline
    • Team rosters are frozen after the scheduled Trade Deadline
    • Single under-ranked skater sub allowed for Playoff games
    • No skater subs allowed for Championship games