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HVOT RULES & REGULATIONS

 

A. GAME FORMAT

3 x 20-minute periods, running time.
Last 2 minutes of 3rd period is stop time if there is a 3-goal difference or less.

B. RULES & REGULATIONS

1. No body contact.
2. No slap shots (back swing must be below the knee).
3. Playing the puck with the stick above the shoulder will be whistled dead.
4. Minor Penalties = 3 minutes
5. Three minor penalties for a player = expulsion from the game (OF3).
6. Major Penalties = 6 minutes: MJ (Major), M (Misconduct), GM (Game Misconduct),
    GrM (Gross Misconduct), GS (Game Suspension)
7. Penalized team may not substitute on a whistle (except at period breaks and beginning of a penalty).
8. If a player is ejected, his team shall be permitted to change the player serving the penalty (only on a
    whistle) if the penalty is more
 than a minor penalty.
9. NO centre red line.
10. Game defaulted if team has fewer than six players to start the game.
11. Blue Line Icing.
12. Standard Old Timers rules apply. (CARHA Official Rule Book is available - go to the bottom of this page)
13. Hockey insurance is provided through CARHA. For full details please click on the following link: http://www.carhahockey.ca/cms/Insurance


C. TIE BREAK RULES

Ties between two teams after the completion of the Regular Season will be broken in the following order:

1. Points winner between the two tied teams in regular season.
2. Most wins regular season.
3. Goals For minus Goals Against in regular season (DIFF).
4. Least goals against in regular season.
5. Most points against the 1st place team in regular season.
6. Least penalized team in regular season.
7. Coin toss.

Should three or more teams be tied, the following tie breaker format will be used:

 
1. Best points record between tied teams in a head to head basis. i.e. the tied teams records
    are re-cut to determine standings had they only played against each other, ignoring all other games.
2. Most wins in regular season.
3. Goals For minus Goals Against in regular season (DIFF).
4. Least goals against in regular season.
5. Most points against the 1st place team in regular season.
6. Least penalized team in regular season.
7. Coin toss.

Tie Break Rules after the Round Robin Playoffs: (Based on playoff standings)

To reward the first place finish after the regular season, first playoff tie break goes to the First Place Team. After that, the playoff tie break reverts to either the two, or multi-team tie break as used in the regular season, but using the playoff games statistics.
 
Ties between two teams after the completion of the Round Robin playoffs will be broken in the following order:
 
1. Regular season first place team.
2. Points winner in playoffs between tied teams.
3. Most wins in playoffs.
4. Best Goals For minus Goals Against in playoffs (DIFF).
5. Least goals against in playoffs.
6. Most points against the 1st place team in playoffs.
7. Least penalized team in playoffs.
8. Coin toss.
 
Should three or more teams be tied, the following tie breaker format will be used:
 
1. Regular season 1st place team.
2. Best points record against the number of teams tied in a head to head basis. i.e. the tied teams records are re-cut to determine standings had they only played against each other, ignoring all other games.
3. Most wins in playoffs.
4. Best Goals For minus Goals Against in playoffs (DIFF).
5. Least goals against in playoffs.
6. Most points against the 1st place team in playoffs.
7. Least penalized team in playoffs.
8. Coin toss.
 
Tie Break Rules for the Semi-finals and Finals:
 
1. A 15-minute running time 4 on 4 sudden victory period. If still tied,
2. Teams will play an additional 10-minute running time 3 on 3 sudden victory period. If still tied,
3. Teams will compete in a best of 3 shoot-out, no player can shoot twice. If tie continues, sudden
    victory shootout – 1 player from each team shall continue to shoot until tie is broken. No player can shoot
    twice until all others on the team have gone.
 
SPECIAL NOTICE:
 
The City of Toronto Parks & Recreation has set down strict guidelines regarding alcoholic beverages in the dressing rooms. Violation could mean loss of our ice permit. Your cooperation is required!

CARHA Official Rule Book