ADULT ICE HOCKEY CLUB (AIHC)
Owned and Operated by CITY GATE CONTRACTING LTD (CGCL)
The Adult Ice Hockey Club (AIHC) is owned and operated by City Gate Contracting Ltd (CGCL) and plays ice hockey under the rules of the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA) official rule book with these additional rules included:
CODE OF CONDUCT (on and off the ice) The AIHC was founded on the principle of a Sportsmanship Recreational Hockey Club. All Teams and all players agree to do everything in their power to play hockey in a sportsmanlike manner and display good will towards their opponent and all fellow league officials. The league is open to players looking for a fun and safe environment to play a recreational brand of organized ice hockey, regardless of ability. The on-ice officials are to eject all players who do not uphold the league code of conduct and report such violation to the League President.
NO REFUND POLICY: No refunds are available to any player and or team regardless of the circumstances. The League rents its ice sheets from local arena's and commits to building its league schedule based on team and player commitments and their subsequent payments. All Players participating take on the full risk of injury without refund. Any delay or ban of playing games over any portion of a season of the AIHC by any sanctioned body, including health authorities, government or by an act of god, shall under all circumstances delay the scheduled season until such delay or ban has been lifted. The AIHC shall credit teams for any lost game or games that can not be played due to unavailable ice and or the fact that the season can not be extended. Such credit shall be applied to the teams account for the following season. Teams will be 100% responsible for replacing any of their players who can not carry over / play the following year. Once they have recruited and replaced a player, it shall be the Teams responsibility (NOT THE AIHC) to prorate payment back to the replaced player. There are no exceptions to the above. Players seeking refunds will not be refunded by the AIHC under any circumstances. All refunds are team based and not league based.
PENALTY INFRACTION CEILINGS Players who participate in the AIHC shall only be permitted to incur a maximum of 24 infractions in any one season before facing mandatory expulsion from the league. Players who incur their 20th infraction during the season shall be suspended for one game. Players who incur their 22nd infraction during the season shall be suspended for two games. Any player incurring 24 infractions in one season shall be suspended indefinitely for the remainder of the season and shall not be permitted to partake in the year end playoffs. Any player incurring 24 infractions in one season will not be permitted to play the following year without a full review and reinstatement by a majority vote (3 of 5) of the Executive. The AIHC is a Sportsmanship Recreational Hockey Club. Any player who plays a physical brand of hockey, is aggressive in nature and displays an agitating and or edgy brand of hockey shall not be permitted to remain in this club. Players penalties are tallied and reviewed regularly. The league will not permit players taking multiple ROUGHING, SLASHING, HI-STICKING, ELBOWING, CROSS CHECKING or other aggressive type of penalties. These penalties are considered to be against our CODE OF CONDUCT and players who continually take such infractions will be called in under review by the Executive who have the right to suspend that players playing privileges without refund. Players agree to uphold the leagues code of conduct and have no recourse should they violate it.
GAME FORMAT All games shall consist of (2) periods of running time. At the beginning of the ice slot 35 minutes shall be placed on the score clock with clock running. Teams will warm up for 4 minutes and be ready to commence play at the 30 minute mark (pucks off the ice at the 31 minute mark) and players lined up at centre ice at the 30 minute mark. Goaltenders will remain in the same crease for both periods and do not change ends. After the first period the clock will be reset to 30:30 and remain running up until the 2:00 mark, at which time the clock will only stop on whistles for the final two minutes of the game. Where an opposing team is losing and the team captain instructs the time keeper to run the clock in the last two minutes then running time shall prevail. The team who is losing (their captain or manager) can also direct the referee's to run the clock for the final two minutes of the game, otherwise all games shall have the last two minutes stop time. Where a game is not being played in a sportsmanship manner, has become rough in the last few minutes of the game second (THE REFEREE'S HAVE THE RIGHT TO) call the game to ands end, send both teams immediately to their dressing rooms (without hand shake). Where this occurs Referee's and Time Keeper are to immediately notify the League President by text message at 604-834-0950.
STICK INFRACTIONS Sticks are not permitted to hook or impede an opponent. Sticks used to impede opponents progress or movement shall warrant a penalty. Any stick used on an opponent above the waist to under the shoulder will warrant a minimum of a single minor penalty. Any stick used on an opponent which makes contact from the top of the shoulder and above shall warrant a min. of a double minor penalty to a major and or match penalty at the referee’s discretion. (PLAYERS MUST BE IN CONTROL OF THEIR STICKS AT ALL TIMES). The referees are to stop play where a player attempts to make contact with the puck above the dasher board height. NO PENALTY but the ensuing face-off is to occur as if an icing had taken place to the offending team. No minor penalty is to be assessed to a player who attempts to swing at the puck above the dasher board height provided that the offending players stick does not make contact with an opponent. The whistle is to be blown immediately,
SLAP SHOT, SNAP SHOT RECOIL & BODY CONTACT RULES:
Full Slap Shots are permitted in Platinum, Gold and Silver Divisions.
NO SLAP SHOTS are permitted in the Bronze, Monday Night 40+ or 30+ Female Adult Hockey
SNAP SHOT Recoil rule:
Where no slap shots are not permitted players must be aware that a SNAP SHOT rule shall apply and is based on the allowable re coil distance from toe of blade to the puck:
A SNAP SHOT is defined as a maximum recoil from the puck of 18 inches. This is a judgement measurement and applies that the toe of the blade has not traveled beyond 18 inches back of the puck. For the sake of this rule it is the distance of recoil from the toe of the blade back and then forward to the puck. Any player in Bronze Division, Monday Night 40+ and our 30+ Female Adult Hockey shall not be permitted to recoil their stick beyond a distance of 18 inches behind the puck prior to taking a shot. Player is to be assessed a minor penalty “slap shot”. To better clarify this rule the referee’s are to guage the height of the players knee as the determining factor. Should a recoil be at knee height the stick has gone beyond 18 inches and that player is to be assessed a penalty, slap shot. Any player who fakes a slap shot, recoiling beyond the 18 inches is to be assessed a minor penalty whether or not an actual shot was taken. The snap shot rule has been implemented for the sole purpose of reducing injuries on back swing and follow through in our lower divisions.
No Body Checking is permitted – players must make every effort to avoid a collision or contact with an opponent. Any player body checking an opponent into the boards, net or hard into the ice surface shall receive a minimum major penalty or match penalty as per the referees assessment and will be suspended indefinitely pending a league review. The Adult Ice Hockey Club is a Sportsmanship Recreational Hockey Club, members are not permitted to body check and every player agrees to make every effort to avoid contact and or a collision by yielding to the puck carrier or any opponent who is ahead of them, nearer to the puck. At all times players must make every effort to let up, reduce speed and avoid making contact with the puck carrier. THERE IS NO PLACE FOR BODY CONTACT IN OUR GAME. The League has the right to suspend players who continually violate the no body contact rule. Referee's may use the "MINOR CONTACT" rule (single minor) where players make minimal contact, had their heads down (no intent) and did not see opponent and no injury resulted. Under no circumstance is the MINOR CONTACT to be used where a player is aggressively pursuing a puck carrier and heavy contact is made.
TEAM MANAGERS hereby agree to organize their club teams by making sure each player has signed the Game Day Roster form each and every game. Players must be paid up on their team dues and or league fees and have sent in their Individual League Registration form to . Each and Every player on a club team must register each and every game by printing their name and their jersey number and signing the Game Day Roster form. The Game Day Roster form (is available online at ). The Team Manager shall submit the Game Day Player Roster with date, team name, game # and all players present at that game day printed on the form with their player jersey number included and each player having signed the Game Day Roster form. Failure to providing the timekeeper with this form in legible print, shall DELAY THE GAME. No game can start without a Game Day Roster Form being made available, NO EXCEPTIONS. This form must be submitted to the referee prior to your team being permitted on the ice. The game day roster form is to be filled out in your dressing room in advance of the game. The first 25 Players and 3 Goalies listed on the Game Day Roster form (MAXIMUM YEARLY ALLOWABLE PLAYERS IS 28) is considered your teams "CARDED MEMBERS". No further players may play for your team outside of the 28 Carded Members without league approval. Team Managers or Assistant Managers, Captain or Assistant Captains must supply the time keeper with a Game Day Player Roster Line Up sheet as provided to the Team Manager via online website. Each player listed to play on game day must have signed their name on this sheet, which sheet has a liability waiver and statement pertaining to taking on all risks associated with playing the game of ice hockey including death. Any team manager who permits a player onto the ice surface to participate in any game of the AIHC without having that player listed and signed on the game day player roster form is violating league rules and tis therefore taking on any liability for permitting an non carded, non registered member on to the ice surface.
Any player wanting to transfer from one team to another team during the season must first be paid up in full with their current team, make application to transfer by emailing the League President (Brian Brown) and then wait for the transfer to be approved or denied. The League President will have sole discretion on approving a player transfer during the season. No player can play for two teams in the same division other then a Goaltender. Goaltenders are permitted to stay and play for a team in their division should the team behind them not have a goalie show up or where a team has struggled to find a spare goalie to replace their regular keeper.
PLAYOFF PLAYER ELIGIBILITY
In order for Players to be eligible for the playoffs they must have played a minimum of 6 league games for that team they are listed to play with. The League President has the authority to permit a spare goaltender to play in the playoffs in the event a team is struggling to find a goalie due to injury, work commitments or other issues related to a team not being able to provide their regular goalie for this event. The same shall be applied to any player who was a full time player with their team, was injured and did not get their 6 games in during the season as a result of that injury. The League President shall review and make final decision.
NO SMOKING & NO ALCOHOL POLICY
Players are not permitted to smoke any substances including cigarettes or bring and consume alcohol into any of the league facilities including dressing rooms. This is an Arena & Facility policy. Dressing Rooms are to be left in a "NEAT & TIDY CONDITION, 30 minutes after the end of your game. At no time are cans/bottles/ice and or litter to be left or dumped on dressing room floors. Ice must be dumped in shower stall if you are dumping ice out. Garbage is to be placed in dressing room garbage can.
HALF VISORS, INTERNAL MOUTH GAURDS & CSA EQUIPMENT
Players must wear all CSA approved hockey gear. The league encourages all players to wear a full facial shield (wire cage) and an internal mouth guard. Players do not have medical or dental insurance coverage through the leagues insurance policy and must rely upon their own medical and dental expenses should injury result. The game of hockey has a high risk to injury and even death. Each player takes on all risks associated with playing the game of ice hockey and being a member of the AIHC. Players must wear full gear all CSA approved equipment, including CSA approved helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves with full palms, pants, jock or jill, shin pads. There can be no modifications to any equipment. All gear must be CSA approved. All players of the Adult Ice Hockey Club are to wear matching socks to their uniform. Players must wear matching uniform with a stitched or pressed number on the back of such uniform. All players must be listed on the Game Day Roster form with neatly printed first and last name and their uniform number. Goaltenders must wear CSA approved helmets/masks for facial protection and throat protectors. (No large Cat Eyes are permitted)
All teams are to adhere to the Arena Policies of the facility in which they are playing in. Players are to conduct themselves in a Sportsmanship manner, be courteous to the public and arena staff at all times and are not to use profanity. There is a no swearing policy within these Arena’s and spitting and/or chewing tobacco is not permitted. Anyone violating Arena Policy will be reported to the League President and shall face expulsion.
At no time is a player under suspension permitted to locate them self on their team’s bench and or near the opponent’s team bench during the game. Players under suspension may watch their team play in the opposite side of the arena from the players bench. Any player under suspension getting involved in an altercation on or off the ice shall be immediately expelled and shall face other related charges for their course of actions.
RISK OF INJURY
All players understand that playing the game of ice hockey comes with a high risk of injury and even death. All players play at their own risk by taking part in sanctioned activities of the AIHC. Players do not have short or long term disability insurance. There is no dental or medical insurance provided by the AIHC or CGCL. Players need to rely on their own personal medical, dental, disability insurance policies. Players who do not have any coverage are taking on all risks associated with injury and or death while participating in any game/scrimmage or league event. The League highly encourages players and or teams to enroll in private insurance coverages (such as CARHA, Pacific Blue Cross and or other insurance carriers) should they want to reduce their "RISK" exposure while playing ice hockey (which coverage would be at their cost).
RULES COMMITTEE & LEAGUE EXECUTIVE:
Brian Brown, League President
Scot Shinske, Referee in Chief
Logan Russell, Rules & Regulations Mgr.
Tom McKay, Secretary / League Manager
Derek Peters, Social Committee Mgr.