Ice Men Atlantic Hockey By-laws and Regulations
- The President of the league is Gord Mundle.
- Head Time Keeper and Statistician is Nic Taylor.
- Team reps/captains are a joined board to govern the organization.
- All players entered in the draft will be selected.
- All players must be paid in full by the specified due date each season. If a player fails to pay by
the due date a $20 penalty charge will occur or may result in suspension or removal from the
- Top achievers who exhibit the league’s values will be invited to play in the All-Star Charity Game
or play for the Ice Men All-Star tournament team.
All players must be 19 years or older unless special arrangements are made with the President.
- The Ice Men Atlantic Hockey Organization promotes good sportsmanship and friendly hockey;
therefore players are expected to act in a professional manner on and off the ice at all Ice Men
General Rules and Expectations
- CHA (Canadian Hockey Association) approved hockey helmets are mandatory. Visors, face
shields and mouth guards are optional but recommended.
- All games shall consist of a 3 min warm-up (time permitting), two 17 min periods stop time.
- A non-drafted player can not dress for an Ice Men game.
- All players are expected to wear their appropriate number, jersey, and socks unless otherwise
arranged with the President. On and off ice discipline may occur for non-compliance/repeat
offenders at the discretion of the President.
- Players are expected to respect and follow venues’ rules, including alcohol regulations. While at
the BMO Centre, it is prohibited to bring alcohol into the building.
- Winning teams receive 2 points in the standings. Teams who lose a shoot-out will receive 1 point
in the standings. If teams are tied in points at the end of the regular season, the tie breakers are
as follows: (1) Most points (2) most wins (3) Goal differential (4) Head to Head (5) Goals for (6)
Single game elimination.
- General CHA (Canadian Hockey Association) rules apply for all situations not covered in the Ice
- All teams require 5 players and a goalie to start a game. If a team doesn’t have a goalie, they
may use another team’s goalie. Other arrangements for goalies must have the President’s
- A shorthanded team may bring in other Ice Men players to fill a 7 man roster.
- Body checking is not permitted.
- Slap shots are permitted.
- No icing except in the last 2mins of a game within a 2 goal spread.
- No red line offsides. (“two line passes” are permitted)
- If the goalie is hit in the helmet/mask by a shot puck, even if the shot is deflected prior, the
referee shall stop play. If the puck, after hitting the goalie’s helmet/mask goes in the net without
hitting anything else (including the goalie), a goal shall be awarded. Otherwise, a faceoff in the
same end zone will take place.
- All regular season games will have a winner. Games ending in a tie will result in a 3 player shoot-
out, then sudden death shoot-out if needed.
- If tied in the final playoff series for the Ice Men Cup or Medal rounds a 15 min sudden death
period will be played (If time permits.) For the shoot-out, the Home Team shall decide if they want
to shoot first or last. No previous shooters may participate until all eligible players have shot. Any
players still penalized or penalized at the end of the game, may not participate in the shoot-out at
- Referee decisions are final and games may not be protested.
If a player receives 3 or more penalties in a game, they shall be ejected from the game. Double
minors are considered 1 penalty if the 4mins is for one infraction. Eg. 4mins for high sticking is 1
infraction, while 2mins for slashing and 2mins for roughing during the same stoppage are 2
infractions. A game ejection does not carry a suspension.
- Double Minor penalties (4mins) shall be assessed, at the discretion of the referee(s), when a foul
is considered severe and/or a minor injury occurs such as a small cut from a stick/elbow or when
a player is clearly shaken up from a severe body check. Double minors are not limited to the
above situations and may include other similar situations. Butt-ending, head-butting, and
spearing penalties are also double minors unless injury occurs or a deliberate attempt to injure
occurs. Then, a Match penalty shall be assessed, at the referee(s) discretion.
- 5min Major penalties shall be assessed, at the discretion of the referee(s), for all severe
infractions when injury occurs, unless deliberate. Then, a Match penalty (5mins) for deliberate
attempt to injure will be assessed instead. If a 5min Major is assessed, an automatic Game
Misconduct will also be assessed.
- 10min Misconduct penalties shall be assessed to any player who exhibits repeated or severe
unsportsmanlike conduct. If after receiving the 10min Misconduct, they continue, a Game
Misconduct may be assessed. 10min Misconducts may be assessed in other situations as they
are warranted under general CHA rules.
- A Game Misconduct penalty will automatically be assessed to any played assessed a 5min
Major penalty. It may also be assessed to a player/coach has already received previous
unsportsmanlike penalties and continues their actions as well as any severe misconduct and/or
unsportsmanlike conduct. Game Misconducts may be assessed in other situations as they are
warranted under general CHA rules. All Game Misconduct penalties result in at least a 1 game
suspension, to be served on the next game they play. If the President, with the input of the
referees, feel the suspension should be more due the severity, the President will meet with the
board (team captains) and referees to decide on suspension length.
- Gross Misconduct penalties shall be assessed to any player who makes a travesty of the
game. This may include obscene gestures to players, officials, fans, and/or rink management
during the game. It also may include throwing objects on the ice or from the ice in frustration.
Gross Misconduct penalties are not limited to these examples and shall be assessed under the
general CHA rules. Gross Misconducts will result in a minimum 2 game suspension. If the
President, with the input of the referees, feel the suspension should be more due the severity, the
President will meet with the board (team captains) and referees to decide on suspension length.
- A Match penalty (5mins) shall be assessed to any player /coach who verbally or physically abuse
a referee or timekeeper. All Match penalties for abuse will be dealt with by the President, with
input from the referees involved, on a case by case basis. All Match penalties carry a mandatory
suspension. The length of the suspension will be based on the circumstances and will range
from 1 game to a lifetime ban.
- A Match penalty (5min) shall be assessed to any player, at the discretion of the referee(s), who
deliberately attempts to injure an opponent. A Match penalty is not limited to abuse and attempt
to injure, and shall be assessed when appropriate under the general CHA rules. This includes
spitting, hair pulling, and kicking.
- Fighting (Zero Tolerance) upon review by the President, with the input of the referees and the
board may result in an immediate removal from the league. Repeat offenders will be dealt with
by the President on a case by case basis.
- All suspensions must be served immediately, unless arranged by the President for unusual
circumstances. A player/team is not permitted to decide when they want to serve their