Kings Bay Hockey Rules update:
Spring 2012 season
Rule Changes/Points of Emphasis details
Changes for Spring 2012 Season:
1- Name Change - "Little B" Division name formally changed
to "Strong B" Division. The LB has come a long way since
it's inaugural season with only four teams. We are now six teams
strong this current season and we were due for a name change. The
Division is now called the "Strong B" also know as the
2 - Overtimes - Four-on-four OTs have been eliminated in BB and
SB divisions. All games tied at the end of regulation will now proceed
directly to shootout (minimum three rounds, until decided).
3 - Playoff Eligibility - Any player appearing in less than the
four regular-season games needed for playoff eligibility (adjusting
for forfeits), can play subject to successful appeal from Team Captain.
Suitable extenuating circumstances must be present (injury, work
change, etc), and decision will be made by committee (to be determined).
Captians wishing to appeal for specific player(s) MUST notify commissioner
at least FIVE days player to division's first scheduled playoff
date - NO EXCEPTIONS.
4 - Assistance/Major Infractions - Off-rink league officials located
in booth WILL be permitted to assist on-rink referees for the purposes
of determining major infractions and/or instigators. Their assistance
will also be permitted for the purposes of evaluating possible suspensions
resulting from in-game actions.
Points of Emphasis:
1 - Major Infractions (stick usage/body checking) - As this is a
non-checking league, referees will be paying extra attention to
infractions of a physical and/or potentially injurious nature, particularly
stick infractions and intentional body-checking. These fouls will
also be more closely called late in games in which the result is
no longer in doubt. Major penalties for all such infractions will
now be imposed and all such penalties are subject to league review
for the purposes of issuing suspensions.
2 - Abuse of Officials - Players are to be permitted to have their
say in the heat of the moment, however:
a) players/coaches must refrain when told to do so by officials.
b) profanity and personal insults directed at ANY official (including
questioning of partiality/integrity) will be subject to minor/major/ejection
and league review for possible suspensions (particularly of repeat
c) it is also agreed that referees should remain respectful of all
players, and any official directing such language back at players
will likewise be subject to review.
3 - Game Times - It is the goal that all games will be started in
as close to timely fashion as possible (thus the removal of 4-on-4
OT in BB and SB). We will be returning to the policy dictating that
the game clock begin running at 7:20 pm even if players are not
ready. If one team/goalie is not prepared to start and the other
is, the late team will start with a delay-of-game penalty.
Thereafter, all games are expected to likewise start no later than
five minutes after their scheduled time, or after the conclusion
of the previous game.
** Special Emphasis - After the completion of your game, ALL PLAYERS
MUST EXIT BENCH AREAS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!
Let's have a great season!