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SHHL CODE OF CONDUCT

TEAM SIZES & ELIGIBILITY
 

  • Teams of 8-12 Skaters + 1 Goalie

  • ​2 Skill Based Divisions

  • Optional Dual Division Play

  • Ages 18+


League Managed Teams
Please note League Managed Teams (comprised of various individual registrants) are subject to trades, roster movements, roster additions, and roster subtractions as necessary.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

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CSA APPROVED HELMET
W. STRAP

HOCKEY GLOVES

HOCKEY
ELBOW PADS

HOCKEY
SHIN PADS

INLINE SKATES

HOCKEY STICK

OTHER REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
-MATCHING JERSEYS WITH CLEAR NUMBERS
-ROLLER HOCKEY PANTS OR ICE HOCKEY PANTS + ICE HOCKEY SOCKS
-JOCK

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
-CSA APPROVED CAGE OR VISOR
-ROLLER HOCKEY GIRDLE
-MOUTHGUARD

GOALIES
-ICE HOCKEY GOALIE EQUIPMENT
-CHOICE BETWEEN ROLLER SKATES OR SHOES

SIGNING IN

Signing in with our front desk staff is a mandatory step in your game-day activities. The health and safety of our players and staff is paramount and being able to tell who's on the field of play allows us to manage these expectations appropriately. 

Signing in also allows us to activate you for the games you are attending, meaning your stats will be kept for the night! Should you somehow for whatever reason be wearing a different jersey number on a given night, please let our timekeeper know so your stats can be tracked accordingly.

UNIFORMS & NUMBERS

Teams are required to wear matching jerseys and each player must have a clearly visible, unique number. The SHHL works with a local and reputable manufacturer in providing its players with fully custom, lightweight, sublimated roller hockey jerseys including vented sleeves, names, numbers, & one of a kind designs. The drippiest in the world only. We have noted your preference for a jersey on your registration form, however please let us know if anything changes (jersey requirement, sizing, number etc.).

Please note standard production and delivery times are 4-5 weeks all in. Jerseys may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as production issues and supply chain shortages. 

For reference, please see our uniform sizing chart below:

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PENALTIES, EJECTIONS, & SUSPENSIONS

 

Minor Penalties - 2 Minutes

  • Hooking

  • Holding

  • Holding the stick

  • Tripping

  • Slashing

  • Elbowing

  • Interference

  • Goalie Interference

  • Checking

  • Cross Checking

  • Roughing

  • Reckless Play

  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct

  • Diving

  • Delay of Game

  • Ineligible Equipment (players must wear proper equipment and if equipment falls off they must put it on immediately or return to the bench before rejoining the play)

  • Goalie Interference (players can be in the crease so long as they don’t physically interfere with the goalie)

Double Minor Penalties - 4 Minutes

  • High Sticking

Delay of Game + Clock Stoppages


When does the clock stop? 

  • Stoppage time (final 2 minutes of 2-goal games only).

  • 1 Minute timeouts requested by a team and approved by a referee.

  • Serious injuries where the player is not getting up from the ground, or any kind of serious medical emergency.

  • Water/liquids spill on the playing surface.

The clock stays running even if:

  • Someone is arguing a penalty or ejection.

  • A goalie is fixing their equipment.

  • There is a minor injury where a player is making his way to the bench of off the playing surface.

  • There is a team who is still in the dressing room when its time to start the game.


Any type of delay of game in the last 2 minutes of the game is a penalty shot (pushing net off, falling on ball, illegal equipment, illegal substitution etc). 

Ball/Puck Over Glass

Shooting the ball/puck over the glass in the defensive zone results in the defending team not being able to change.

Face-offs After A Penalty

If a team takes a penalty, the face-off will be in their zone.  If both teams take offsetting penalties on the same play, the face-off will be at centre.


Goalie Crease
An attacking player can be in the goal crease provided he/she doesn’t interfere with the goalie.

Ejections & Suspensions 

OFFENCE
PENALTY
SUSPENSION
Cross Checking / Slashing / High Sticking Major
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
0+ Games
Accidental Major Causing Injury
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
0+ Games
Kneeing / Slewfooting
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
0+ Games
Instigating
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
0+ Games
Roughing Major
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
0+ Games
Fighting
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
1+ Games
Leaving The Bench To Join An Altercation
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
1+ Games
Spearing / Buttending / Using Stick As A Weapon
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
1+ Games
Body Checking / Boarding / Checking From Behind Major
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
1+ Games
Intentionally Spilling or Throwing Water or Objects
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
1+ Games
Physical Abuse of Official or Staff
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
2+ Games
Spitting At or On Another Person
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
2+ Games
Threatening an Official or Staff
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
2+ Games
Attempt To Injure
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
2+ Games
Discriminatory/Racist/Homophobic Slur
5 Minute Major, Game Misconduct
2+ Games
3 Minor Penalties
Game Misconduct
0+ Games

A league committee will review all suspendible plays and subsequent suspensions. The committee, using reasonable judgement and league footage, holds the authority to deem actions of an SHHL player/goalie a suspension. League suspensions are not appealable.

 

Any misconduct penalty will count for a minimum of 5 minutes to a player’s total penalty minutes (in addition to any other penalties that may have resulted in the misconduct).

 

Players ejected from a game must immediately return to their dressing room and change out of their equipment before returning to watch the game. Failure to do so may result in an additional suspension or a team forfeit of the game.

 

The referees and SHHL staff have the ability to “call a game” if the game gets out of hand.

 

The league may penalize, eject and/or suspend any player who is verbally abusive towards any referee, convener, scorekeeper or any other league or arena employee, or any player or spectator. 

 

The SHHL will strictly not be accepting anything in the realm of fighting, intent to injure, homophobic or racial slurs, verbal abuse of officials/staff, vandalism, alcohol/drug consumption inside the facility, etc.

HOUSEKEEPING

Keeping our venue tidy goes without saying. Whether it's on the bench, or in the locker room, please dispose of anything you're not taking home with you (water bottles, Gatorade bottles, etc.). The venue looks into this very closely and we run the risk of losing the privilege to play there should we disrespect the space. Thanks in advance!

SUBSTITUTES, FORFEITS, & NON LEAGUE PLAYER POLICY

SHHL teams may bring Non-League Players (NLPs) as substitutes in weeks where a team may be low on numbers, or if the NLP is looking to try the SHHL!

 

Similarly to rostered players, Non-League Players (NLPs) are still required to fill out our Registration Form and sign our waiver before hitting the field of play.

 

All games played by an NLP are subject to a $20 game fee (goalies excluded). 

 

An NLP is limited to 1 regular season game, any further intent to play in games deems the player subject to a full league fee to which his $20 will be credited.

A NLP's stats are not recorded, and they are not featured on the official roster list.

The NLP Single Game Fee can be paid
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SHHL teams may also use other league members for substitutes (players already rostered on another SHHL team) at no cost to the team or player.

Substitute players are only permitted for regular season games, with the exception of goalie substitutes which can be used in the playoffs.

 

A maximum of 3 substitutes per team will be permitted to play in any given game. Teams can only use substitute players if they have 6 or less of their own players present at the start of their game. If you have 7 or more players present then no substitute players are allowed.

 

It is each Team Rep's responsibility to arrange for substitute players and their jerseys. Feel free to reach out to our staff for assistance on making connections with potential substitute players/goalies!

A team with less than 4 of their own rostered players is subject to an automatic forfeit regardless of the substitute player count, or game results.

 

Games played with a team fielding less than 4 rostered players will be deemed a predetermined 1-0 final for the non-forfeiting team. Any rostered players playing in the game WILL retain their individual players stats on either team.

Should a team fail to field a minimum of 4 roster players and 1 goalie, the team will be faced with a fine. Please note these fines are not applicable to forfeits occurring on holiday weekends.

 

The fees are as follows:

FORFEIT NOTICE PERIOD
FINE AMOUNT
1+ Weeks Notice
$100
2+ Days Notice
$150
1 Days Notice
$200
Same Day Notice
$250
No Notice (No Shows)
$300

WAIVERS

A key item to review & sign during the check-in process before your first game is our League Waiver. Be sure to get this signed and remit to our staff as we won’t be letting anybody hit the field of play without one. Please note returning SHHL players will not be required to fill out a new waiver! 

LEAGUE FEES & PAYMENT

SHHL League & Tournament fees can be found on their respective registration forms and are payable here.

The SHHL does not accept cash for full or partial payments.

Please note won’t be permitting anybody to hit the field of play without remitting their league fee for a season our tournament.

 

SHHL League & Tournament fees are non-refundable. Should a player/goalie attend 0 (zero) games during an SHHL season their league fee is eligible to be credited towards a future SHHL season. SHHL Tournament fees can not be credited to future seasons or tournaments.

For any questions or concerns, please contact us by email at info@softhandshockeyleague.ca.

See you at the rink!

 

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