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6 on 6 Street Hockey Rules

 



Each player must present a Rowan ID card before each contest to be eligible to participate. No other forms of identification will be accepted.

All intramural participants are responsible for their own medical expenses. Any student unsure of their physical condition should check with their family physician or the Student Infirmary before participating in intramural sports.

Game time is forfeit time. If necessary, each team has until 5 minutes after game time until the game will be called a forfeit. For each minute after game time that the game must be delayed, the team in which everyone is waiting will be penalized by spotting the opposing team a goal per minute.

The officiating will be done by officials who are in absolute control of the game. Teams are responsible for keeping their spectators under control. Misconduct of spectators, players or coaches can result in assessment of a penalty, ejection or forfeiture of the game. Spectators must also remain in the area designated by the officials. The officials shall have the power to make decisions on any matters or questions not specifically covered in the rules.

Length of Game

  • Game Time is Start Time. Teams must have the minimum number of players signed in by 5 minutes after start time or team will forfeit.
  • Three (3) twelve (12) minute periods will be played.
  • Running clock is in effect until the last two (2) minutes of the final period. During this time the clock stops for all whistles and scores.
  • Three-minute intermissions.
  • Five (5) minute warm-up time starting at game time.
  • Each team is permitted two (2) time-outs per game, one (1) minute in length.

Players

  • Each team will consist of six (6) players including the goalie.
  • THERE IS A LIMIT OF 2 CURRENT OR FORMER CLUB ICE HOCKEY OR ROLLER HOCKEY PLAYERS PER TEAM.
  • Teams may begin play with four (4) players including the goalie.

Substitutions

  • Unlimited substitutions, however, a substitute may not enter until the replaced player is within 5 feet of the teams bench.

Equipment

  • The Intramural Department will supply two goals and a few round plastic hockey balls for each game.
  • Goalie masks are available upon request.
  • Goalie sticks and chest protectors are not provided, but are strongly recommended. Goalie pads are available.

Tie Games

  • Games resulting in a tie, there will be a shootout to determine the winner
  • During the playoffs there will be a continuous Overtime (sudden death) periods of five (5) minutes (running clock) will be played until a winner is declared.

Mercy Rule

  • If a team is ahead by 8 goals at the beginning of the third period, or anytime during the third period, the game will be ended.

Pinnies

  • Officials will issue pinnies.
  • Failure to return all pinnies can result in your team being dropped from the league.
  • Purchasing or wearing like colored shirts is strongly recommended.

High Sticks

  • AT NO POINT MAY A PLAYER RAISE THEIR STICK ABOVE THEIR WAIST TO SHOOT OR TO RETRIEVE A BALL
  • Sticks may not be raised in an effort to knock the ball down.

Goal Crease

  • No player , besides the goalie, may physically enter the goal crease AT ANY TIME.
  • The player may put his stick in the crease, but the feet or body may not be in the crease.
  • Offensive player in the crease – play is whistled dead and a face-off will occur on the opposite end neutral face-off mark.

NOTE:If offensive player is in crease (interfering with goalie) – 2 minute penalty. If defensive player falls on ball, stopping play (in crease) – penalty shot.

 

IMPORTANT

Officials will be instructed to call games closely. Due to prior incidents and unsportsmanlike behavior the street hockey activity offering is on probation and under constant scrutiny. Thus, elimination of the activity is still a possibility if particular incidents warrant it. READ YOUR INTRAMURAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION GOVERNING LEAGUE PLAY.

INFRACTIONS AND PENALTIES

A list of infractions and penalties is on the next page. Please note – Captains are the representatives for each team and will be the only players to engage in discussion with the officials – infraction: 2 minute penalty. Incidental contact may be permitted if both players are playing the ball, however, the officials will determine if a player is playing the person rather than the ball. Officials will determine the severity of each penalty, and penalize accordingly.

Misc. Rules

-No intentional kicking of the ball into the goal.

-No throwing of your stick in attempt to stop a goal.


STREET HOCKEY INFRACTIONS AND PENALTIES

MINOR PENALTIES (2 MINUTES)

Hooking Too Many Men

Holding Illegal Stick

Tripping Delay of Game

Pushing Bench Interference

MAJOR PENALTIES (5 MINUTES)

Roughing Pushing – Flagrant

Cross-checking Charging

Body Check Spearing

High Sticking Slashing

Elbowing Abuse to Officials

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

GAME MISCONDUCT

INFRACTION & RESULTING PENALTY

Intent to Injure: Ejection & Suspension

2nd Major/Player: Game Ejection

7 or more penalty minutes: Game Ejection for a single player

Fighting: Ejection & Suspension

3rd Person In: Ejection & Suspension

2nd Game Misconduct: Out for Season

 

Players ejected due to “Intent to injure, fighting, 3 rd person in” may be suspended from future league play. Anyone receiving a game misconduct MUST see the Intramural Director and Graduate Assistant the following business day or risk further disciplinary action. Fighting will not be tolerated and teams involved will be terminated if necessary. Any player accumulating an inordinate amount of penalties will first be warned by the department, and then suspended from further play.