The registration fee and method of payment for all players shall be determined by the Executive prior to the start of each season. If a player is late in paying his first half fee by OCTOBER 31 or his second half fee by January 15, then playing rights for that player may be suspended until payment is made.
2.1players are expected to attend ALL games unless they are ill, injured or away on personal business 2.2players unable to play must notify the team rep as soon as possible 2.3it is mandatory to replace a missing player or players and ice a full team 2.4team representatives must notify the league president when a player will miss or has missed more than five consecutive games – a decision to replace the player may be made at the discretion of the Executive 2.5players are expected to volunteer at least one or more time keeping duties during the season, players absent from time keeping duties without justifiable cause will complete their duties at a later date and pay a $20 fine to the league office.
POLICY ON MISSED TIME KEEPING ASSIGNMENTS
A player missing a time keeping assignment without just cause will be deemed ineligible for play by the executive and must pay a fine to the league. Teams that allow ineligible players to continue playing beyond a specific date will forfeit all accumulated points.A player refusing to pay the fine ($30 as of October 2008) for more than five (5) consecutive games can be replaced if the Team rep and executive find a suitable replacement player.
2.6if a player is forced to quit full time play for any reason, then he will receive a pro-rated refund of his registration fees 2.7A team with only six players (5 forwards + goalie) or less, or without a goal tender will be in default and a win (and points) will be awarded to the opposing team.
3.0Player Seniority Rights
3.1Injured players from the previous season will be reserved a position upon their return provided it occurs before or at the start of the following season and they are available for the draft 3.2 Full time players who are unavailable for the entry draft for whatever reason will be offered a full time playing position provided one is available upon their return the following season. If not, they will be placed at the top of the replacement list and must wait for a position to become open. 3.3 A player experiencing a job change during the season will be placed at the top of the replacement list for one year in order to protect his return to the league.
4.1Minor: Three minutes during running time, two minutes during stop time. 4.2Major: Six minutes during running time, five minutes during stop time. 4.3 Misconduct: Ten minutes 4.4 The penalty’s length is determined by the starting time of the penalty. 4.5 Penalty time left at commencement of stop time shall be halved. This rule applies to minor penalties only.
5.1 First Period: Fifteen minute running time. 5.2 Second Period: Fifteen minute running time. 5.3 Each final minute of the first and second period is stop time 5.4 Third Period: Fifteen minute stop time or twenty minute running time without a time keeper 5.5 Each team is allowed one, thirty second time out to be used in the last two minutes of the game. 5.6No game player is allowed to time keep at anytime – automatic loss
6.0Waiver & Personal Liability
6.1All full time players and spares must sign a waiver prior to the start of the season or the game in which they are playing or they will not be allowed on to the ice 6.2 Waivers shall be in effect for the length of one season 6.3 The Charleswood Men’s Hockey Association Executive, team rep’s or anyone involved in the organization of the CMHA is not responsible for the injuries of any player at any time
7.1All new* full time players are on probation for a one year period (* has never played or returning to play after more than one year) 7.2 Spare players remain on permanent probation until accepted for a full time position and then receive the full time probation extension 7.3 At the discretion of the Executive, any player may be placed on probation for a one year period if that player has two or more suspensions in one season 7.4Probationary penalties will be determined by the league executive and can range from financial penalties, additional game suspensions or to life time suspension from league play 7.5 At the discretion of the league executive, any player may be placed on probation for behaviour detrimental or destructive to the running of the league, to the safety and enjoyment of fellow players or to the spirit of the league.
8.1Minimum age of a full time player is expected to be 40 years. 8.2The Executive may grant full time status to a player of less than 40 years, but not younger than 38 years of age, provided there are no qualified players on the spare list or replacement list wanting to play full time. 8.3There are no age requirements for goalies on the spare list. 8.4Spares must be at least 38 years of age to play in the regular season and the Executive reserves the right to ask all spares to be 40 years of age or older to qualify for the playoffs.
9.1The Executive will determine each season the playoff format and ranking of teams going into the playoffs. 9.2 Rules pertaining to the playoff format (eligible spares, time keeping duties, etc.) will be distributed prior to the start of the first round to the team reps. 9.3 A team must field eight skaters minimum in order to advance during any game in the playoffs.
Players and player rep’s are to respect the suspension rules as outlined below. Suspensions are based on a 3 minute running time for minors and a 6 minute running time for majors. Game sheets will be used to determine the number and type of infractions handed out by the referees. Suspensions are for consecutive games played and will be applied if needed into the playoffs or into the next season. Two suspensions in one year will result in probation for full time players with penalties to be determined by the league executive. A failure to knowingly comply with a player’s suspension will result in a default loss by the team. A player must comply with the suspension as outlined by the Executive below or risk the loss of their playing rights. Only infractions resulting in a Life Suspension are reviewable. All other suspensions will be upheld without dispute during the season.
One Game and/or Immediate Suspension
·Any player with three (3) minors in one game will be tossed immediately from the game ·Any player with a major penalty from a stick infraction will be tossed from the game immediately and assessed an additional one game suspension. ·If a player continues to be verbally abusive to a ref after receiving onewarning, that player will be immediately tossed from the game – only a team rep can question a penalty call
Two Game Suspensions (to be served on top of any additional suspensions)
·Any player accumulating 45 minutes worth of infractions during league play, defined by any combination of misconducts, minors or majors ·Any player leaving the bench during an on ice skirmish or penalty dispute
Three Game Suspensions (to be served on top of any additional suspensions)
·Any player accumulating 66 minutes worth of infractions during league play, defined by any combination of misconducts, minors or majors
Five Game Suspensions (to be served on top of any additional suspensions)
·Any full time player involved in fighting will be ejected from the game and receive a five game suspension (fighting isdefined by a dropping of the gloves)
Indefinite and/or Life Suspension
·Any player physically abusive to a referee during any league play since entry into the league (player must re-apply for playing rights from the Executive) ·Any full time player involved in a second fight during league play since entry into the league (player must re-apply for playing rights from the Executive) ·Any spare involved in fighting (spare must re-apply for playing rights from the Executive) ·Any player not respecting the rules of their suspension as outlined by the CMHA in this document. (player must re-apply for playing rights from the Executive) At the discretion of the league executive, any player may have their playing privileges suspended for behaviour detrimental or destructive to the running of the league, to the safety and enjoyment of fellow players or to the spirit of the league ·A copy of the Life Time Suspension letter will be sent to the M.A.H.A.