PEAKS ADULT HOCKEY LEAGUE P.A.H.L - Policies and Procedures Fall / Winter 2018-19 - Provo City

 
PEAKS ADULT HOCKEY LEAGUE P.A.H.L - Policies and Procedures Fall / Winter 2018-19 - Provo City
PEAKS ADULT
HOCKEY LEAGUE
      P.A.H.L.

Policies and Procedures
 Fall / Winter 2018-19
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                                          Table of Contents
    League Mission ............................................................. p3 .......................... Section A
    Sportsmanship and Code of Conduct............................ p3 .......................... Section B
    League Administration................................................... p3 .......................... Section C
    Payment and League Fees ........................................... p4 .......................... Section D
    Individuals ..................................................................... p5 .......................... Section E
    Uniforms ........................................................................ p6 .......................... Section F
    Equipment ..................................................................... p6 .......................... Section G
    Division of Teams .......................................................... p7 .......................... Section H
    Player Eligibility ............................................................. p8 .......................... Section I
    Rules and Regulations .................................................. p11 ........................ Section J
    Fighting ......................................................................... p13 ........................ Section K
    USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy .............................. p14 ........................ Section L
    Playoffs ......................................................................... p15 ........................ Section M
    Locker Rooms ............................................................... p16 ........................ Section N
    Injuries........................................................................... p17 ........................ Section O
    Officials ......................................................................... p17 ........................ Section P
    Responsibilities of the Team Manager .......................... p18 ........................ Section Q

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       A. League Mission
          Provo City Parks & Recreation and the Peaks Ice Arena provide their patrons with the
          opportunity to play ice hockey in a competitive, but recreational organized league environment.
          The program is designed to promote the ideals of sportsmanship and physical fitness regardless of
          sex, race, creed or color.

       B. Sportsmanship and Code of Conduct
          1. All players are expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner. This includes, but
             is not limited to, respect for the officials, the scorekeepers, your teammates, your opponents,
             the patrons and the facility.
          2. Provo City Parks and Recreation and the Peaks Ice Arena reserve the right and the authority
             to disqualify, suspend, or remove any team manager, coach, player, spectator, or team which
             behaves in an unsportsmanlike manner before, during or after a game.
          3. The possession of alcohol, tobacco products, or illegal drugs is strictly prohibited at all Provo
             City facilities, including the Peaks Ice Arena. Any player caught with any of these products
             will be suspended from the league and will incur the possibility of legal action.
          4. Any team or players in the presence of the team, with possession of alcohol, tobacco
             products, or illegal drugs will be suspended from the league without refunds and will incur
             the possibility of legal action.

       C. League Administration
          1. League Name: The program will be known as the Peaks Adult Hockey League or P.A.H.L
             (PAHL).
          2. Divisions: five (5) divisions based on the overall caliber of each team. The divisions will be
             designated as Elite (Top Level), A Division (Advanced), B Division (Intermediate), C
             Division (Beginner) and Rookie Division (Novice). See Division of Teams (H) below for
             more information. Division of teams into divisions is up to the League Coordinator’s
             discretion, and is influenced by the number of teams registered in any given season.
          3. Establishment of Teams: Team establishments are approved by the Peaks Ice Arena and the
             League Coordinator. However, team mangers are responsible for submitting rosters,
             obtaining players, and making sure that team fees and dues are paid. The Team Manager is
             also responsible for other duties as outlined below. See Responsibilities of the Team
             Manager (Q) Below.
          4. Game Location: Games will be played at the Peaks Ice Arena, 100 N. Seven Peaks Blvd,
             Provo, UT 84606
          5. Schedule: The Peaks Ice Arena League Coordinator will establish the season schedule. For
             the 2018-19 Fall/Winter Season, 2 Preseason games, 16 regular season games and a double
             elimination post-season will be provided (20 Games). Teams must play at the time, place and
             date specified.
       D. Payment and League Fees
          1. Team fees are $3500 per team for the 2018-19 Fall/Winter Season. A Discount of $200 is
             given to teams that pay in full by October 10th 2018. An additional discount of $100 to
             returning team managers.

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           2. Optional two-payment plan: Team managers can make a first payment of $1750 received by
              September 19th, 2018. An additional payment of $1750 must be received by Nov 1st, 2018.
           3. Payment(s) not received by the outlined schedule will disqualify the team and its players
              from participation until the payment issues have been reconciled and the appropriate balance
              met.
           4. The Team Manager is responsible for making team payment(s) to the Peaks Ice Arena.
              Checks are made payable to Provo City. The Peaks will not refund any individual team
              member. Resolution in regards to reimbursements or refunds for players who have signed
              under a team manager must be made with that team manager.
              a. Refund Policy: As per Provo City Policy and Procedures, the Parks and Recreation
                  Division may withhold 25% of the program (program registration fee) for administrative
                  costs. All refunds must be requested in person by the team manager, and must be
                  accompanied with a written refund request. No refunds shall be given after the first day
                  of the program.
           5. Any team whose payment is in default due to a non-sufficient funds check or declined credit
              card is ineligible to play until the team account is current. The Non-Sufficient Funds fee is
              $25.00.
           6. For Individual League Fees, see Individual section (E) listed below.

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       E. Individuals
          1. Individual players on teams comprised of players who registered individually must adhere to
             all the rules that apply to established teams under team managers.
          2. If the number of individual registrations does not meet 14 players, a full refund will be issued
             to the individual registrant.
          3. Individuals will be placed on a team designated by the league coordinator. There is 1 team
             per division designated for individual players. There is space for 19 individual players and 1
             goalie per division. Once the team rosters are full, no individual sign-ups will be allowed. A
             waiting list may be provided by the League Coordinator in the event that an individual player
             defaults in payment or a situation necessitates having more players. Additional players added
             to the individual team during the season will be at the discretion of the League Coordinator.
          4. Individual registration league Fees for the 2018-19 Fall/Winter Season is $300. For any
             goalie that chooses to register individually the league fee is $200. If a participant registers for
             the league as an individual goalie, he/she must play that position for the duration of the
             season. Otherwise the participant must pay the additional $85 difference to compete in the
             league as a player other than goalie. Individual Fees must be paid in full at the time of
             registration. No Exceptions for individual registrations.
             a. Any individual player whose payment is in default due to a non-sufficient funds check or
                  declined credit card is ineligible to play until the account is current. The non-sufficient
                  funds fee is $25.
          5. Participants registering as individuals can make their payment to the Peaks Ice Arena for the
             2018-19 Fall/Winter Season via cash, credit card, or check (made payable to Provo City). All
             payments for individual players are made under that individual registrant’s name. Payments
             are accepted at the Peaks Ice Arena or online prior to the deadline as outlined for team fees,
             however, individual fees have NO optional payment plan. The Peaks will refund any
             participant who registers as an individual in accordance with the refund policy listed above in
             Payment and League fees (D.4.a).
          6. Any goalie that is on the substitute roster is not eligible to compete in post-season play,
             unless they are on a teams’ roster or they have paid the $285 individual registration fee.
          7. If a participant is on a registered team roster, that participant is ineligible to register for the
             league as an individual. No player is allowed to play on two teams in the same division.
             Exceptions are substitute goalies. See Goaltenders (I.5.a).
          8. A team manager may be appointed for any team comprised of players that registered
             individually. However, if one is not appointed, then all correspondence of any changes
             pertaining to the team will be made from the League Coordinator to the players via e-mail. It
             is the responsibility of the individual at sign ups to provide a current and valid email address.
          9. For roster information and requirements regarding Individuals, see (I.1.c)

       F. Uniforms
          1. During any league game, if the two competing team’s jerseys are similar in nature and color,
             by the discretion of either the officials and/or both team managers, the league will provide
             pennies (White or Black). The visiting team will be required to wear the pennies for the
             scheduled game.

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           2. A player that is out of uniform, including the required equipment as outlined below in Section
              G, Equipment, will be assessed a minor penalty as soon as that player steps on the ice for
              actual game play.
           3. If at any time a jersey is being worn while playing that is not listed on the roster, that player
              must report to the scorekeeper his identity at the first available break in play. If the player is
              not on the roster or does not have approval from the League Coordinator (I.1.i), that player
              will be removed from the ice, and a minor penalty will be assessed to the team with the
              ineligible player.

       G. Equipment
          1. All players are required to wear an H.E.C.C. approved helmet. Helmets must be worn at all
             times; otherwise a bench minor penalty may be assessed to the team. This includes while on
             the bench and during warm-up. During game play in the league, all helmets must be properly
             fastened.
          2. Goaltenders are allowed to wear cat eyes if they choose, however if they do, they are not
             covered by USA Hockey liability insurance coverage if injured during game play while
             wearing the above said equipment. Exceptions include H.E.C.C. approved cat eye helmets.
          3. All players are required to wear a helmet, elbow pads, shin guards, and athletic supporter,
             hockey gloves, hockey pants (breezers), and a matching team jersey. Shoulder pads are not
             required, however, they are highly recommended. A player is not covered by USA Hockey
             liability insurance coverage if injured during game play while not wearing shoulder pads. All
             equipment must be in acceptable condition to prevent injuries.

       H. Division of Teams
          1. Elite Division (top talent) - designed to be the top caliber division of play (NHL, former pros,
             college, Jr Players, college club)
          2. A Division (Advanced) – designed to be the advanced division of play. This will include
             players who may have once played at a high level (former pros, college and junior players,
             college club, midgets, and travel, etc.), and have mastered the speed and skill of the game,
             and feel confident playing at this level.
             a. Any player that is currently playing or has played the past season at a Junior or Midget
                  Major Level will not be eligible to play in this division.
             b. Any player who is currently or has played within the past 3 seasons at a Professional or
                  NCAA or College level will not be eligible to play in this division.
          3. B Division (Intermediate) – designed to be the intermediate division of play or those players
             who have not played the game for a while and are looking to get back into the competitive
             playing experience. This will include players who may have once played at an intermediate
             skill level (high school, youth league, some travel [bantam and below]).
             a. Any player that is currently playing or has played the past season at a Junior or Midget
                  Major Level will not be eligible to play in this division.
             b. Any player who is currently or has played within the past 7 seasons at a Professional or
                  NCAA College level will not be eligible to play in this division.
          4. C Division (Beginner) – designed more for the beginning level player (5 years or less playing
             experience) These players have not played on a travel team, at the college level, at the
             junior/midget level, or any professional hockey in the past.
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           5. Rookie League (Novice) - designed for the beginning level player (3 years or less playing
              experience) or over 40 years’ old who have not played travel team, college, junior, or
              professional hockey in the past. The rookie division to designed to allow fun play in a less
              competitive environment where players can learn and develop skills.
           6. The first place team in each division will be moved up to compete in the next division for the
              following season. The only exception would be a 70% change to the winning team’s roster.
              (Example: 1st place in C division will move up and compete in the B division.)
           7. Players SHOULD play in the division of their skill level regardless of friendships or
              relationships. Players wanting to play with friends/relatives are encouraged to attend drop in
              sessions. Relationships are not an excuse for a player to play below their given skill level and
              they will be removed or disallowed during playoffs.
           8. No player who has played European Leagues, Canadian Major Juniors, Midget A, AA
              or AAA, Junior C, B or A, ACHA Div I, II or III, NCAA Div I or III or professionally
              (NHL, AHL, ECHL, CHL, etc.) is permitted to play in B, C, or Rookie Division of the
              P.A.H.L.

       I. Player Eligibility
          1. Rosters
             a. Each team roster is required to have at least 11 players; this includes a goalie and a
                 maximum of 20 players to be acknowledged as a team.
             b. There are no additional substitute players over and above the roster of 20, excluding the
                 designated coach. All substitutions must be taken from this roster of 20. If a team has 20
                 players on its roster and wants to add an additional player, another player who is
                 currently on the roster must be dropped in order to keep the roster at the maximum of 20
                 players.
             c. Teams comprised of players who registered individually cannot add or remove players
                 from its roster. The league coordinator reserves the right to add a player(s) to the roster
                 of the teams comprised of players who registered individually up to a maximum of 19
                 players. For teams comprised of players who registered individually, it is the
                 responsibility of the League Coordinator to meet the minimum and the maximum
                 requirements for rosters.
             d. It is the responsibility of the team and the team manager to meet the minimum and the
                 maximum requirements for rosters.
             e. Players can only be on one team roster per division. Goalies, cannot participate on two or
                 more teams within their division unless they are designated as a substitute on the other
                 team.
             f. Players can play in different divisions, however, Players may not be in more than 2
                 divisions and the divisions must be adjoining division. (player on an A Division Roster
                 cannot compete or be on a team roster in the C Division.)
             g. The League Coordinator may approve extenuating circumstances including goalie
                 situations.
             h. All players must be registered with USA Hockey. Players can register online at
                 www.usahockeyregistration.com. Players can then obtain their Individual Membership
                 Registration Form (IMR) and turn them in to their team manager. It is the responsibility
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                 of the team manager to turn in all team members’ IMRs, including substitutes, to the
                 League Coordinator, Foster Watabe, for the 2018-19 Fall/Winter Season. Team
                 managers can submit team rosters and IMRs via email to fwatabe@provo.org. Please
                 include team name in the email. All team members IMRs must be submitted no later
                 than the first pre-season game.
              i. No player will be allowed on the ice without his or her USA Hockey IMR form submitted
                 to the League Coordinator. It is the Team Manager’s responsibility to make sure that a
                 player’s IMR is submitted to the League Coordinator. For players that have registered
                 individually, the league coordinator will collect the IMRs.
              j. Rosters are open for adding/deleting players throughout the regular season until rosters
                 are frozen; an exception is for teams comprised of players who registered individually.
                 Rosters are frozen on January 7th 2019, at which point no players will be added or
                 deleted to a team’s roster. When adding or deleting players from a roster, including
                 substitute goalies, it is the responsibility of the team manager to contact the league
                 coordinator 48 hours prior to game time in order for their player(s) to be eligible to
                 play in the next game. The League Coordinator is Foster Watabe: fwatabe@provo.org or
                 801-852-6763.
              k. Prior to the start of each game, each player must check in with the scorekeeper,
                 providing their name and number. This ensures that the player is on the roster and has
                 turned in their USA Hockey Registration (IMR) for that particular game and eligible to
                 play. The use of players not on one’s roster, including unapproved substitutes, will result
                 in a forfeit loss for the team with the ineligible player, removal of the ineligible player
                 and the suspension of the team manager for one game. A player that is not on the
                 roster may not play under the name of a player on the roster. If such an infraction occurs,
                 the team manager and the illegal player will both become ineligible for the
                 remainder of the season.
              l. Suspended players, or players that are removed from a game, are not allowed on either
                 team’s bench, in either team’s penalty box, or in the scorekeeper’s box.
              m. All players must be 18 years of age to participate in the league. No exception. If you are
                 not 18 years of age, you cannot participate in the Peaks Adult Hockey League. If at any
                 time you roster a player who is under 17, your team will forfeit those games. See (I.1.J )
                 for ineligible players. The player will be removed from the league until he is 18 years of
                 age, if the player played in any games prior to his/her 18th birthday, the Team Manager
                 will be suspended the equivalent number of games.
           2. Required Number of Games
              a. In order to participate in playoffs, players must play in 10 regular season games.
                 (injuries or other extenuating circumstances are at the discretion of the league
                 coordinator.)
           3. Current Rosters
              a. It is the responsibility of the team manager to keep his team roster current. Any changes
                 must be transacted only between the team manager and the League Coordinator, Foster
                 Watabe.
           4. Number of Players Required for Games

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              a. If a team cannot provide six players on the ice prior to the official start of game play, a
                 forfeit loss will be awarded to that team. In the event that a game is declared
                 forfeiture, both teams may use the allotted ice time for the game to conduct a scrimmage
                 or practice.
           5. Goaltenders
              a. Goaltenders may be freely substituted from team to team only in the event the team’s
                 regular goalie cannot play in a regular season game. For the playoffs, team managers
                 must declare and roster a back-up goalie by January 7th 2019 to be used in the event
                 that their starter cannot play. Goalies can only be declared as a backup for one team in
                 another division.
              b. A substitute goalie is not officially declared on a team’s roster when competing during a
                 regular season game. It is the responsibility of the team manager to add/delete a goalie
                 from his team roster in accordance with the rules. Any games that a goalie competes as a
                 substitute will not apply towards the minimum game requirement for post-season play.
              c. A list of substitution goaltenders will be posted on the website. It is the responsibility of
                 the team manager to notify the league coordinator 24 hours before game time of a goalie
                 substitution.
           6. Individuals
              a. See individuals section C for more information regarding player eligibility for
                 individually registered players.

       J. Rules and Regulations
          1. The Peaks Adult Hockey League Policies and Procedures Manual in conjunction with
             The USA Hockey 2017-2021 Official Rules of Ice Hockey will govern the players,
             participants, coaches, spectators, score keepers, referees and all others involved in the
             PAHL.
          2. The USA Hockey rule book is used and followed with the accompanying modifications:
             a. Pre-game warm-ups are 5 minutes with the warm-up beginning at the scheduled game
                 start-time, not when the players get on the ice.
             b. The game format will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. This format consists of three,
                 13-minute stop time periods.
             c. The Peaks Adult Hockey League is a non-check league.
             d. Penalties: a minor penalty is 2:00 minutes, and major penalty is 5:00 minutes and a
                 misconduct penalty is 10:00 minutes.
             e. There will be a 1-minute break between periods with an ice-make after each game.
             f. No player shall enter onto the ice surface until the ‘Zamboni’ doors have been shut. A
                 bench minor penalty will be assessed to any team whose player(s) have entered the ice
                 surface while the ‘Zamboni’ is operating on the ice surface or while the ‘Zamboni’ doors
                 are open.
             g. 5 second rule: After every whistle, the referee conducting the faceoff will allow both
                 teams 5 seconds to make a line change simultaneously (there will be no designation of
                 home team during the regular season). The referee will then blow the whistle and, at the
                 end of 5 seconds, the centers for each team must be in position WITH THEIR STICK
                 DOWN and THEIR BODY SET, ready to take the faceoff. Failure to do so will result in
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                   the puck being dropped without the center being there OR the centers expulsion from the
                   faceoff if the center is there but is not down and set. The puck will be dropped if both
                   centers are in position WITH STICK DOWN and BODY SET or if neither center is in
                   position and down and set OR if one center is in position and down and set and the other
                   center hasn’t arrived yet.
                h. One time out is allowed per game per team in playoffs only.
                i. All games will be played on a curfew. Games are scheduled for 1.25 hours. Exceptions
                   include playoffs and the championship games, during which, if tied after regulation play,
                   overtime will be permitted. Regulation play during playoffs, not the championship, will
                   still be under the curfew rules, but, if tied, overtime will be permitted.
                j. The clock will be set to running time whenever a 5-goal differential exists. However,
                   running time will cease once the goal differential becomes less than 5 goals.
                k. If a regular season game is tied at the end of regulation time, the game will go into a 3
                   man shootout. If the game is still tied it will proceed to a sudden death 4th shooter. If after
                   4 shooters the game is still tied a 5th player will shoot. In the event that the game is still
                   tied after the 5th shooter, the game will end in a tie. There will not be overtime during
                   any regular season games.
                l. Teams can have only one coach, a non-player (person not in uniform and/or on the team’s
                   roster) on their team’s bench. A coach must be declared within the first 3 games of the
                   regular season. If a coach is not declared by the 3rd game of the regular season, then the
                   team forfeits its eligibility to have a coach for the remainder of the season. The team
                   coach must be 18 or older and is NOT insured by USA Hockey or Provo City
                   Corporation in the event of incident or injury. A coach assumes all inherent risks,
                   liability, loss, cost or expense that may incur while participating as a coach on the team’s
                   bench and takes full responsibility for his/her actions and physical condition. Once a
                   coach is declared a coach, he forfeits his eligibility to participate as a player for the team
                   he is coaching. However, that coach is eligible to play on a team in another division, in
                   accordance with the rules. All other non-players are not permitted to be on either team’s
                   bench, in either team’s penalty box, or in the scorekeeper’s box.
                m. It is the responsibility of team managers to advise their players that it is their
                   responsibility to close the penalty box door upon conclusion of serving any penalty. This
                   is not the responsibility of the scorekeeper. Also, teams should refrain from using
                   other players from the bench to close the penalty box door, as this may cause confusion
                   and result in another penalty assessed by the official. Furthermore, no spectators or
                   coaches are eligible to be in the penalty box or scorekeeper’s box at any time during
                   game play.

        K. Fighting
           Provo City Parks & Recreation and the Peaks Ice Arena will have a progressive policy towards
           fighting. In accordance with USA Hockey rules, the following suspensions will be incurred:
               a. 1st Fight: 2 game suspension
               b. 2nd Fight: League suspension for the remainder of the season.
           1. Any player that receives 5 penalties or 10 penalty minutes in league play, not including a
               verbal 10-minute misconduct, will receive a game ejection.
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            2. Any player that accumulates 46 minutes in penalties in the regular season will incur a 1 game
               suspension. The Team Manager will also incur a 1 game suspension.
            3. Any player that accumulates 65 minutes in penalties will be removed from the league.
            4. If a player who plays in two divisions receives a game suspension in one league. That same
               player will be ineligible to play for either division until the suspension is satisfied in the
               league that the player was suspended in.
            5. During post-season play, any player that engages in fisticuffs will receive a game ejection,
               and suspension from the remainder of the post-season play, a 2 game suspension from the
               next season’s games, in addition to a $35 reinstatement fee. If the suspended player’s team
               continues on in the playoff’s one of the game suspensions may be removed, however, one
               game suspension must carry over to the next season. The suspension will carry over until it is
               served.
            6. The League Coordinator will review third man in penalties. All third man in penalties will
               incur a minimum 1 game suspension.
            7. Game misconducts for butt ending, spearing, kicking, checking from behind, attempt to
               injure, or blind-sided trips will incur a 2-game suspension.
            8. Match penalties will incur a 30-day suspension, and in accordance with USA hockey will
               follow disciplinary proceedings. Additional time may be added at the discretion of the league
               coordinator, up to, and not limited to removal from the league indefinitely and possible
               criminal prosecution.
            9. Utah County, Provo City Parks & Recreation, the Peaks Ice Arena, the Peaks Amateur
               Hockey Association and the Peaks Adult Hockey League reserve the right to suspend players
               indefinitely from the Peaks Adult Hockey League and/or the Peaks Ice Arena for actions that
               are unbecoming to the sport of hockey, and to its facilitators, to include all members and
               officials of Utah County, Provo City, the Peaks Ice Arena, the Peaks Adult Hockey League,
               and all of the arena’s patrons. Determinations for actions, to include indefinite suspension,
               will be addressed by a board from the Peaks Amateur Hockey Association.

        L. USA Hockey Zero Tolerance Policy
           (Adopted by Provo City Parks & Recreation and the Peaks Ice Arena Adult Ice Hockey Program)
           “In an effort to make ice hockey a more desirable and rewarding experience for all participants,
           the USA Hockey Youth, Junior and Senior Councils have instructed the Officiating Program to
           adhere to certain points of emphasis relating to sportsmanship. This campaign is designed to
           require all players, coaches, officials, team officials and administrators and parents/spectators to
           maintain a sportsmanlike and educational atmosphere before, during and after all USA Hockey
           sanctioned games. Thus, the following points of emphasis must be implemented by all On-Ice
           Referees and Linesmen:”
           1. Players
               a. A minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct shall be assessed whenever a player:
                  i. Openly disputes or argues any decision by an official
                 ii. Uses obscene or vulgar language at any time, including any swearing, even if not
                      directed at a particular person

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                 iii. Visually demonstrates any sign of dissatisfaction with an official’s decision. Any time
                       a player persists in any of these actions, they shall be assessed a misconduct penalty. A
                       game misconduct shall result if the player continues such action(s).
            2. Coaches/Managers
               a. A minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct shall be assessed whenever a
                     coach/manager:
                   i. Openly disputes or argues any decision by an official.
                  ii. Uses obscene or vulgar language at any time, including any swearing, even if not
                       directed at a particular person.
                 iii. Visually demonstrates any sign of dissatisfaction with an official’s decision. Any time
                       a player persists in any of these actions, they shall be assessed a misconduct penalty. A
                       game misconduct shall result if the player continues such action(s).
            3. Parents/Spectators
               On-ice officials will stop the game when the parents/spectators displaying inappropriate
               and/or disruptive behavior and/or interfere with other spectators or the game. The on-ice
               officials will identify violators to the coaches for the purpose of removing parents/spectators
               from the spectator’s viewing and game area. A bench minor may be assessed to any team
               with an unruly fan. Once removed, play will resume. Lost time will not be replaced and
               violators may be subject to further disciplinary action by the local governing body. This
               inappropriate and disruptive behavior shall include but is not limited to:
               a. Use of obscene or vulgar language in a boisterous manner to anyone at any time.
               b. Taunting of players, coaches, officials or other spectators by means of baiting, ridiculing,
                     threat of physical violence or physical violence.
               c. Throwing of any object in the spectator’s viewing area, player’s bench, penalty box or on
                     the ice surface, directed in any manner as to create a safety hazard.
               d. Teams need to advise their fans to also conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner.
                     Any guest or fan that makes rude comments or gestures to anyone on the opposing team,
                     their team, the officials, or personnel of the facility, acts inappropriately, and/or disrupts
                     play may be asked to leave the facility. If upon refusal to leave, legal action may be
                     taken to refrain from confrontation and maintain the safety of all personnel and patrons.
               e. Spectators assume all risks of injury during the course of game play.

        M. Playoffs
           1. During playoffs and the championship game, only players on the team roster are eligible to
              play. NO substitutions will be allowed during the playoffs or championship game. The
              League Coordinator may approve extenuating circumstances; however, it is the responsibility
              of the team manager to address these circumstances with the League Coordinator 48 hours
              prior to a playoff or championship game.
           2. During playoffs and the championship game, if the game is tied after regulation play,
              overtime will be permitted. Regulation play during playoffs, not the championship, will still
              be under curfew rules, but, if tied, overtime will be permitted. Continuous sudden death 5 on
              5 full period overtimes are permitted for the championship games of any division.
           3. All teams are eligible for the double elimination playoffs. Teams will be seeded in the
              playoffs by the place they finish during the regular season. If a tiebreaker is needed to seed
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               teams, the format for determining team seeds will go in this order: 1. Most wins; 2. Superior
               points head to head; 3. Superior goal differential head to head; 4. Team with fewest penalty
               minutes; 5. Team with least forfeits.
            4. If a game is tied at the end of regulation play during a playoff game, sudden death overtime
               will be one (1) - 5 on 5, 5-minute period. In the event that, after overtime, the playoff game
               is still tied, a 5-man shootout will follow. Following these two events, if a winner still has
               not been decided, a sudden death shootout will determine a winner.

        N. Locker Rooms
           1. Locker room vandalism or destruction will not be tolerated. This also includes the locker
              restrooms and shower stalls. Should vandalism or destruction of the locker room occur, the
              team and its players will be subject to either fines or suspension from the league without the
              possibility of a refund. The League Coordinator and the facilities director will determine the
              punishment.
           2. Teams are issued a locker room prior to their games. It is the team’s responsibility to lock
              their locker room during their ice time. If the locker room is not locked during the team’s ice
              time, and vandalism, theft, or destruction of property occurs during that time by other
              individuals, the team is responsible for all damages of that locker room or missing items.
           3. The team will be assessed a $50 fee for a broken or lost key. This fee must be paid before the
              team can participate in their next ice time.
           4. Please maintain the cleanliness of the facility and its locker rooms. The locker rooms are a
              privilege, and, in respect to the employees and the other patrons, please clean up after your
              team and put all trash in the proper receptacle. If a team leaves their assigned locker room
              and/or the assigned player’s bench in a condition that is considered unsanitary, at $50
              cleaning fee will be assessed to that team, and that team may not be assigned a locker room
              for the remainder of the season and asked to change before arriving to play their game.
           5. Please conduct yourselves as ladies and gentlemen. This means do not wander the hallways
              or outside the locker rooms without being fully clothed, or dressed in your hockey equipment
              and full uniform. The ice arena is a public facility, and in so being, many patrons are invited
              to use the facility. Please be conscious of others who use the facility; otherwise, you will
              incur the possibility of legal action.
           6. The possession of alcohol, tobacco products or illegal drugs is strictly prohibited at all Provo
              City facilities, to include the Peaks Ice Arena. If a team, while in the facility, including the
              locker room, is found in violation of these rules, as a first offense, the team will be fined
              $100. The fine must be paid in full before the team can participate in league play; otherwise,
              an indefinite suspension will be enforced until full payment of the fine is made to Provo City.
              The team manager is responsible to assume payment of the fine. If the team is found of
              committing a second offense against these rules, the team will no longer be assigned a locker
              room for the remainder of the season and will be asked to come to the rink fully dressed for
              game play, as they will not be permitted to change in the hallways or in the view of the
              public. Furthermore, there is the possibility of legal action on individuals found in violation
              of these rules.

        O. Injuries
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            All major injuries must be reported immediately to the League Coordinator within 48 hours. All
            major injuries that require hospitalization or ambulatory services need to be reported to the
            League Coordinator as soon as possible. All claims with USA Hockey for injuries incurred during
            league play need to be signed off by the League Coordinator.

        P. Officials
           1. A two-man system is employed during game play, where both officials have equal authority.
           2. The scorekeeper is an authorized, off-ice official. As such, the scorekeeper is authorized to
               recommend disciplinary procedures, to report procedural irregularities, and to maintain
               administrative control of games according to these guidelines.
           3. The League Coordinator holds the right and authority to extend disciplinary actions as
               necessary.
           4. Referees may apply a TGO (this game only) to remove a player they feel needs to be
               removed from a game for their conduct, either physical or verbal. TGO penalties will add 5
               minutes to the player’s accumulated penalty total for the season.
           5. Officials will make calls in accordance with the events on the ice and off the ice during game
               play. The officials will maintain control of the game and discipline players and fans
               accordingly.
           6. The Peaks Adult Hockey League will strictly enforce a ZERO TOLERANCE guideline
               regarding abuse of an official; this includes employees, scorekeepers, referees, other patrons
               and all off ice infractions that may occur.
           7. Officials are required to conduct themselves in a businesslike, sportsmanlike, impartial and
               constructive manner at all times. The actions of an official must be above reproach. Action
               such as “baiting” or inciting players or coaches is strictly prohibited. On-ice officials are
               ambassadors of the game and must always conduct themselves with this responsibility in
               mind.

        Q. Responsibilities of the Team Managers
           1. The Team Manager is responsible for making team payment(s) to the Peaks Ice Arena. See
              Payment and League fees (D.4) above for more information.
           2. Establish and maintain a full roster based on the requirements stipulated in the leagues rules
              and regulations. See Player Eligibility (I) listed above.
           3. Establish a reliable and effective communication with the League Coordinator.
           4. Check with the scorekeeper before each game to coordinate any messages from the league
              coordinator or to address any suspensions assessed to his players. Also to coordinate a check-
              in of players on the roster, as the score sheet is an official document of the league.
           5. Ensure that all players have completed their registration forms with USA Hockey and to
              make sure that the registrations are turned in to the League Coordinator.
           6. Ensure that payment of teams fees are timely and are made to Provo City on the dates
              designated by the team’s payment plan. See Payment and League fees (D) above.
           7. Upon request from the team manager, a copy of the score sheet will be provided to him/her.
           8. Ensure that a goalie is available to play at all games. Coordinate available goalies from the
              goalie list to substitute in the event of the absence of the goalie on the team roster. Then

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                inform the League Coordinator of the goalie substitution, so that it can be annotated on the
                score sheet.
            9. Ensure that every team member understands the P.A.H.L.’s Policies and Procedures and that
                if there are any discrepancies or concerns to solely address them with the league coordinator.
            10. The Team Manager is also responsible to pass all information to players of his or her team.
                This includes disciplinary actions, suspensions, reinstatement fees and to assist in upholding
                of the policies and procedures listed in this document.

     Participation in the Peaks Adult Hockey League indicates that you have read the Policies and
     Procedures set forth by the league, Provo City Parks and Recreation and the Peaks Ice Arena. It
     also indicates that you understand these policies and procedures, and agree to abide by them in full
     compliance.

     Provo City and the Peaks Ice Arena will strictly observe any and all other rules pertaining to the
     sport of ice hockey. These rules can be found in the USA Hockey 2013-2017 Official Rules of Ice
     Hockey book.

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