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League Rules

Power Play Hockey League Rules

Below you will find a list of rules in which govern the on ice and off ice actions of all players of PPHL

Registration

  1. Captain registration – Captains must register their team before every season. Before any players can register for a team the captain must have registered the team. These are the players that would be responsible for registration and payment of fees. At any time before the first game a captain may contact PPHL and change out a full time player. This list is also used in order to properly place a team in the correct division.
  2. Player registration – Players in PPHL are responsible for logging into the system and registering. No player at any time will be allowed on the ice if they have not completed the registration process, due to liability reasons.

Fees

  1. Each team has a set fee per season. The team fee can either be paid upfront by one person, or split up evenly among the roster. Roster sizes may be anything from 10-15 players. For example if the fee is $3850.00 and a team has 10 players it would be $385.00 per person. If another team has 14 players each player would pay $275.00. For teams that are registering more than 10 full players. Please contact the league office in order to obtain a discount code for the registration menu. Captains receive a $50.00 discount per season.
  2. Any teams that still have a balance passed week 2, the captain will be invoiced for the difference of what is owed. If a team still has a balance prior to the beginning of playoffs (including failed payments), that team will not be eligible to play any playoff games until the amount is paid. If it is not paid before their first playoff game they will forfeit the match up.

Rostering

  1. Roster Regulations
    1. C Level - Each C level Team is allowed up to 3 players that have been ranked by PPHL as B Level players. There will be no A or above level players allowed to play in the C League. (Goalies do not count towards the total alotted B players per team however may only be subbed by a like ranked player or below). Each team is only allowed 3 B level players on their team for any given night. If a C level player is absent, the team may not substitute in a 4th B level player.
    2. D Level - Each D level team is allowed up to 3 players that have been ranked by PPHL as C level players. there will be no B or above level players allowed to play in the D league. (Goalies do not count towards the total alotted C players per team however may only be subbed by a like ranked player or below) Each team is only allowed 3 C level players on their team for any given night. If a D level player is absent, the team may not substitute in a 4th C level player.

Uniforms

  1. All teams must be wearing matching uniforms at every game. Team captains should purchase extra uniforms in order for subs to wear them. If a team does not already have uniforms before the season they must show proof of an order before week 2. If a team does not have an order in by week 2 for uniforms, PPHL will provide them with Generic Uniforms at $20 a jersey. A fine of $20 per game may be assessed to the team if they fail to meet these requirements.

Parody Weeks

  1. Any new team coming into the league will be subject to a minimum 2 parody weeks. These games will count towards their overall record. The games may consist of playing against the lowest seeded team from the division above and the highest seeded from the division below of where PPHL believes they should be placed.
  2. It is always PPHL goal to make sure teams are properly placed and these games are to be played at that teams best ability. Any thought that a team may be playing down to competition the league reserves the right to place the team where we feel they will have the best competition.

Fighting

  1. Fighting is not allowed at any time during a PPHL game. A fight is defined by PPHL as being  players involved in throwing punches, regardless of whether the punches landed or not. PPHL using the Live Barn app in order to review any and all reported fights. Referees are not obligated to break up any fights. However if they deem it a fight. The players must leave the ice immediately, failure to do so may result in further penalty.
  2. Any player involved in two fights in one season. Will forfeit the remainder of that season with no refund of registration fees. If any player is involved in 3 fights in one fiscal year. They will automatically be banned from PPHL games indefinitely, and will not receive any refunds of fees paid. PPHL also reserves the right to make a judgement call if a player is what we believe going above and beyond to be in fight or fights and may ban a player sooner.

Misconduct towards referees

  1. At no point may any player abuse a referee physical, or verbally. SHO our referring company is instructed to report any abuse of referees. PPHL utilizes Live Barn to review any and all cases that are reported to us.
    1. At any point if a player touches a referee in what they believe is an aggressive manor. They will automatically be suspended indefinitely, forfeiting any refund of fees. Any games missed to do misconduct will not count towards eligibility for playoffs.
    2. Verbal abuse of a referee will result in on ice penalties. If the infraction occurs referees will remove the player from the ice. These occurrences will also be reviewed by PPHL and may be subject to further penalty.

Off Ice Conduct

  1. Any player or players who engage in off-ice altercations will be reviewed by the PPHL and may result in or up to permanent ban from all PPHL activities.

On Ice Conduct

  1. Open Ice Checking - (reviewed by league) 1-3 Game Suspension.
  2. Boarding - (reviewed by league) 1-3 Game Suspension.
  3. Slashing resulting in injury - (reviewable) 1-3 Games
  4. Game Misconducts - any player getting 2 misconducts in 1 season 1 Game suspension. One game suspension will be added for every incurring Misconduct.
  5. Any team incurring 2 Suspensions in one season may result in the captain of that team being Suspended for 1 Game.

Conduct in Facilities.

  1. Alcohol - Any player caught outside of a locker room with alcohol will be suspended 1 game. These are our rink rules as well as our liability rules. Alcohol is meant for the locker rooms and not to be abused or we will lose that privelage. 
  2. Tabacco - Any player caught spitting tabacco on the ice, floor, showers, or anywhere besides a bottle. will be suspended 1 game. Not only is this disgusting but disrespectful to the employee that has to clean it up, or the ref that reaches down for a puck with it all over it.
  3. Rink Employees - Any player who is found to be abbusive towards any rink employee will be suspended as necessary. No player should abuse any employee, if you have an issue with a rink employee notify your Division head immediately so management can address.

Playoffs

  1. Tie Breaker Rules 
    1. Determining seed - PTS, W, Head to head, GA, GF, Coin Toss
    2. Game Play - In result that a game is tied after regulation, 13 minute stop time periods will be played, switching ends each period. Until a goal is scored (sudden death). If a game does not follow these rules it is considered voided and to be replayed.
  2. Only Full time players are allowed to participate in playoffs. The only exception to this rule will be if a team is unable to field 7 Full time players. In which case they will be allowed subs in order to reach 7 total players for the game. (these players must have still played 3 regular season games for the team that season.) Also any subs the team gets for that game cannot exceed the maximum number of upper level players allowed for that league.
  3. Format - Playoffs will be a single elimination format. Which will either be played during regular nights for that league, or as a tournament done on one day. 

Team No Shows

  • In the case where a team does not show up to a regularly scheduled game. The game is considered a forfeit, a win is awarded to the team that does show up, however no refunds will be given in the case of no shows.

Equipment

  • Players must wear skates, shin pads, elbow pads, helmet with chin strap, gloves. Pants are highly recommended as are shoulders. Shields, Cages, Bubbles are also HIGHLY recommended however not mandatory.
  • Goalies Must wear Helmet, Chest protector, cup, pants, leg pads, glove and blocker.