Ice hockey rules

Please bring your student ID with you, it is required in order to play.

Non-Contact ice hockey rules are governed by Standard Hockey Canada rules, with the following exceptions.


  1. Current Brock students, Staff and Alumni with a facility membership are eligible to participate.
  2. The team may only have any combination of 2 (total) ex-varsity, current varsity players. These players must be indicated when the team registers. Unless your team is playing in the open division. Teams that have these players must play in Comp A.
  3. For coed each team must have minimum 2 females on the ice at all times. The goalie can be included as one of these players. Each team must have a total of 4 females on their roster.
  4. Students MUST have their student cards to play.


  1. Each player is required to provide his own equipment. All players must be fully outfitted at least from the waist down.
  2. No player will be allowed to play without a CSA approved helmet with a full visor or cage and a neck guard.
  3. All team members must wear the same colour Jerseys (team sets available from the Cage).

Game Protocol

  1. The number of periods and the length of periods will be determine by the number of teams playing in the league but will be run time. The last 2 minutes of a game will be stop time if the score is within 2 goals.
  2. Players must stay off the ice until flooding is complete. Failure to do so will result in a Two (2) minute penalty to start the game.
  3. If a game is defaulted, the team in attendance may use the ice time for practice.
  4. A game may be played with a minimum of 5 players. The team must have 5 players in attendance at least 10 minutes after the scheduled start time, or the game is defaulted.
  5. This is a non-contact league.
  6. During playoffs games will go directly to a 3-player shootout unless it is a semi final or final game.  For those games there will be a 5 minute run time, except for the last 2 minutes, 3-on-3 period before a shootout.
  7. NO time-outs may be called in any regular season game.  During playoffs teams will get one 30 second time out.
  8. Captain must be recorded on the game sheet.


Only the team captain may address an official. When speaking with the official, the captain is expected to be courteous. The penalty for any other player addressing an official will be a 3-minute penalty.

Verbal abuse of an official is unacceptable and will be dealt with by the Intramural Coordinator.


  1. All decisions of officials are final.
  2. In co-ed, slap shots are not permitted.
  3. When a minor penalty is assessed the player will sit off for 3 minutes. All major penalties are 7 minutes plus ejection from the game.
  4. Any players receiving 3 penalties in one game, is out of that game.
  5. Any high stick infraction which draws blood = game ejection plus a one-game suspension.
  6. Physical fouls will be assessed as a major and potential further consequences depending on severity.
  7. Any ejection from the game will result in a major penalty with a non-offending player serving the penalty.
  8. Abuse of an official carries a minimum 3-game suspension.
  9. Spearing or butt-ending will be a minimum major penalty, or at the discretion of the referee, a major plus game misconduct, or match penalty.
  10. Any punch to the head, or attempted punch to the head, will be penalized with a double minor penalty and misconduct, are at the discretion of the referee, a major plus game misconduct, or match penalty. Any fighting major given will be penalized by a minimum three game suspension.
  11. Any player who receives any 2 suspensions during league play will be removed from the league.
  12. Suspended players may not sit on the team bench.
  13. If a player is suspended the captain may also have to sit one game.
  14. After any suspendible offence the offensive player and their captain must meet with the Intramural Coordinator a maximum of 3 business days after the game in questions but before their next scheduled games. This meeting is to help determine the seriousness of the offence and ensure that all accounts of the event are heard. This is when the player will be informed if they are suspended or not and if they are suspended, for how many games

Default score is 2-0.