Required protective equipment: helmet with chinstrap snapped, shin guards, elbow pads, and gloves. This is for your safety as well as everyone's enjoyment. It's hard to play with someone that you are afraid to go near for fear of injuring them. Recommended equipment is
everything else: face cage, mouthguard, breezers, shoulder pads.
We have a Zero-Tolerance policy. Abuse of others or fighting will not be tolerated. You will be asked to leave.
- Participate in the drills or get off the ice. Don't be a distraction to others who are there to learn. You can always benefit from even the simplest of drills to finetune your abilities. Even pro players do stopping drills.
- Ask for help or clarification. If you don't know how to stop, ask your coach how to. They are there to help you learn.
- Help others. Someone was there to help you. Help someone else.
The following rules generally apply if there is no acting referee:
- No checking allowed. We recognize that body contact is part of the game. However, everyone is encouraged to play responsibly and avoid contact that may injure themselves or another player.
- Unsportsmanlike Conduct is not tolerated. Hooking, slashing, tripping, high-sticking, cross checking and whatnot are not allowed.
- Slapshots are allowed. But please be responsible and make sure there is no one in your path that is not paying attention and likely to be injured.
- Use Short Shifts. Two minutes is plenty for a shift, then get off the ice! Others paid their money to be out there, too.
- Playing Posts: If we are playing posts, the puck must hit the red posts (side or crossbar) ANYWHERE on the post to score. The white center bar and bar along the bottom back do not count.
- Passing and Play-Making are encouraged. That's the way the game is meant to be played. Keep EVERYONE involved, including and especially the lesser players.
- Offsides: When a team is offside, they just dump the puck into the offensive end, clear the zone, and then they can go right back in and continue play.
- Icing: Try to avoid icing the puck if you can, but if you do, there is no penalty or face-off, and play continues.
- Puck Tied up by goalie OR a missed goal playing posts: First, back off. There is no faceoff. The offensive team clears the offensive zone, then can go right back in and continue play.
- After a Goal: After a goal, the two teams line up at center ice. The puck goes to the team that did not score, and the defenseman of that team begins play.