House Rules & Policies
MYHA HOUSE POLICIES
MYHA Follows USA Hockey rules as outlined in their rulebook which can be downloaded from this link.
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MYHA HOUSE SUPPLEMENTAL RULES AND POLICIES
The following rules are in addition to those in the USA Hockey rulebook:
a. Any and all major penalties are an automatic game misconduct penalty per MYHA House league rules and result in immediate ejection and a one-game suspension.
b. If a player receives a major penalty that requires a game misconduct under the USA Hockey rules - this player will have to sit out two games (one game for USA Hockey and an additional game for MYHA).
c. Any double minor recorded on the score sheet will be reviewed by the disciplinary committee after the fact for possible suspension under these rules.
d. Any player suspended twice under rules a. b. c. above will meet with Rob Keegan and/or designated authorities before returning to the ice. A third suspension will result in a disciplinary hearing.
e. 50-minutes of cumulative penalties during the season including playoffs, results in a 1-game suspension plus a review of the accumulated penalties by the board’s house subcommittee for possible referral to the disciplinary committee. For calculating these penalties, game misconducts count as 10-minutes in addition to the minutes for the penalty that caused the misconduct.
f. 70-minutes of cumulative penalties during a season including playoffs results in a disciplinary hearing. Player may be suspended pending the hearing if the penalties are mostly of a violent nature.
Other House Policies
Mouthguards are mandatory for all on ice activities for all players at all times for mites, squirts, peewees, bantams, and midgets. Mouthguards must be placed properly in the player’s mouth while on the ice.
Helmets are required for all coaches at all times while on the ice.
Helmets are required for any child under 19 while on the bench or in the penalty box regardless of whether that child is involved in the game or assisting in any other manner.
MYHA has adopted a new club-wide standardized evaluation process. The process uses a computer model to evenly distribute players among the teams based on ratings of the players by the coaches. Once teams are built they are assigned to coaches on a random basis.
Equal Ice Time
The goals of the MYHA House program are to improve the skills of every player in every level of the program and for all participants to have fun. Therefore, it is MYHA’s policy that all players on House teams receive equal ice time. This is best accomplished by having every player play in all game situations, with teams setting their lines and rotating through those lines throughout the game and throughout overtime.
At the Atoms, Mites, Squirts and Peewees levels, the equal ice time rule applies throughout the game and overtime for all game situations without exception.
At the Bantam and Midget levels, the equal ice time rule applies throughout the game and overtime for all game situations except during the last two minutes of regulation time. The equal ice time rule resumes for all of any overtime.
The specific player combinations which are required to provide equal ice time for all skaters are below. All Coaches are to follow these guidelines. (Total Players (Excluding Goalies) - Offense/Defense)
15 Total - 9 Offense / 6 Defense
14 Total - 9 Offense / 5 Defense
13 Total - 9 Offense / 4 Defense
12 Total - 8 Offense / 4 Defense (2 centers rotate for one period - then 2 different centers rotate the next period)
11 Total - 7 Offense / 4 Defense (with 1 rotator) or 6 Offense/5 Defense
10 Total - 6 Offense / 4 Defense
9 Total - 6 Offense / 3 Defense
Equal Ice time violations:
Commissioners and coaching directors are obligated to look into complaints of equal ice time violations. If a coach is found to have violated the equal ice time rule in a particular game, and his team has won that game, the win will be voided and the game will be recorded as a forfeit for that team.
There will be no checking at the Atoms, Mites, Squirts and Peewee levels.
There will be checking at the Bantams and Midgets levels. All players at the Bantam and Midget levels are required to attend at least one of the checking clinics before they are allowed into game situations.
A major goal of the MYHA House program is to teach sportsmanship. After all games, all players, coaches and anyone else who serves on the bench shall line up at center ice and shall participate in the traditional handshake. Players or coaches who avoid this ritual or engage in other unsportsmanlike conduct will be subject to a minimum one-game suspension.
If a game is tied at the end of regulation play, and if there are at least 8-minutes remaining in the ice slot, there will be a "sudden death" overtime of 50% of the remaining time. If teams are tied at the end of overtime, the game shall be recorded as a tie. Entering an overtime game, each team will receive one standings point. If a team wins the game in overtime, the team will receive an additional standings point to evidence the win.
If teams are tied at the end of regulation and the 8-minute minimum is left, the clock will immediately be set to 50% of remaining time and the period set to "4". The teams shall not change ends. Overtime shall begin as soon as possible. The game will end when a goal is scored, the overtime expires, the time slot expires, or when the Rink Staff opens the doors for the ice resurfacer.
Any overtime period will be considered part of the game and all unexpired penalties remain in force.
If either team declines to play the overtime period, the game will be declared a loss for that team, and that team will receive zero points for the game and the opponent if they agreed to play overtime shall receive two points.
For all playoff round robin games, there shall be no overtime. Tied games shall end as a tie for all playoff round robin games.
Playoff championship games shall have overtime followed by a 5/5 shootout until a winner is declared.
Playoff Consolation games shall end as a tie if tied at the end of overtime.
In accordance with USA Hockey guidelines, MYHA adheres to the zero tolerance policy in regards to abuse of officials and inappropriate spectator behavior. (See related brochure USA Hockey's Zero Tolerance Policy)
During a game, the commissioner (or his designee) shall have complete authority and responsibility to administer all off-ice issues.
A game will be considered official if two full periods have been played. If there is limited time in the ice slot that will not allow for the completion of a full third period, an abbreviated third period will be played. At the end of the second period, the referee will determine the length of the abbreviated third period (typically by dividing the amount of remaining ice time in half). Regardless of the amount of time left on the scoreboard clock during either the third period or overtime, the game will end when the Zamboni doors are opened by the rink management for the next ice cut.
The “visiting” team will be responsible for maintaining the official score sheet and must obtain the signatures of the referees and coaches. The white copy of the score sheet must be returned to the commissioner or league statistician within 24 hours. The winning team will be responsible for returning the score sheet to the commissioner. Failure to return the score sheet to the commissioner in a timely way will may result in a forfeit for the winning team.
The “home” team will be responsible for running the game clock.
Each team must provide one parent to work the penalty boxes.
Parents who operate the clock, keep the scoresheets and work the penalty boxes are off-ice officials for that game and must conduct themselves in a professional manner, (i.e, refrain from loud yelling), and must never yell at officials or officials’ calls.
Any suspended player or coach must be present at those games and sign the score sheet(s).
March 2005 Rev. 1
Midget, Bantam & Peewee
Rules & Tie-Breakers
MYHA House Playoffs & Championships
Playoff Round Robin Rules
In the playoff round robin, a team will receive two points for a win, none for a loss, and one for a tie. There will be no overtime or shootouts in playoff round robin games – a tied game will remain a tied game. At the end of the playoff round robin, teams will be ranked according to their accumulated points. Teams will receive two points for a round robin win, one point for a tie, and zero points for a loss. Game situation rules for equal ice time are the same as in regular season.
Championship Round Rules
Championship Games will be played to a win/lose situation. There will be no ties. Game situation rules for equal ice time are the same as in regular season. If a game is tied at the end of regulation play, and there are 30 minutes left in the ice slot there will be a ten minute sudden death overtime period. If there is less than 30 minutes left there will be a five-minute sudden-death overtime period. The teams will not switch goals for the sudden-death overtime period. If the game is still tied after the overtime period, the teams shall use the following shoot-out procedure:
Each team will select five (5) players who will alternate taking penalty shots. A toss of the coin will determine which team will take the first shot. If after five (5) players from both teams have completed the procedure the tie still has not been broken, the shoot-out shall be continued with five (5) different players. This procedure shall be repeated until the tie is broken.
If two teams are tied in points at the end of the playoff round robin, and ties need to be broken to determine which team plays for a higher finish, the following tie-breakers will be used – in the following order:
1) Victories in the Round Robin Games (the team with the greater number of wins in the round robin advances to the higher level);
2) Head-to-Head Competition (if two teams are tied and have the same number of wins during the round robin, if one of those teams defeated the other during the round robin, it will advance);
3) Goals Against (the team that has permitted the fewest goals in the round robin games will advance);
4) Regular Season Finish (the team that finished higher in the standings during the regular season will advance), and finally
5) The Coin Toss. For all coin tosses, the higher seasonal seed chooses (heads or tails) and a win means the team wins higher seed/position etc. For example if two teams are tied for 4th and a coin toss is to decide 4th or 5th, then the winner of the toss is 4th place/seed, etc. Winner of coin toss cannot choose lower seed.