GHGHL Playoff Rules

1. Each game will consist of two 10-minute stop time periods and one 12-minute stop time period, subject to curfews, which must be noted on game sheet.


2. Points will be awarded as follows: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.


3. Home team must report score to within 24 hours of the game. Note: games not posted home team will get the 0-1 loss if they won the game and regular score will be entered if the game is already a loss.


4. If there is a tie in points after the round robin games, the following criteria will be used to break the tie:

(a) Number of wins

(b) Least number of losses

(c) Head to Head

(d) Fewest penalty minutes in round robin play

(e) Goals scored minus the goals against in round robin games

(f) Coin toss


5. One 30 second time out per team will be allowed Championship Final games only.



Games will consist of 10 - 10 -12 minute stop-time periods, SUBJECT TO CURFEW. This will be reviewed annually and subject to change based on available ice times.

If a goal differential of 5 (or greater) is reached during the game, run-time will be in effect until the differential is reduced to less than 5 or until the game is complete.

If the game is tied at the end of regulation, shootout will take place immediately after the regulation time. Teams will not switch ends at the end of the 3rd period.

Each team will designate their shooters and the order that they will shoot before the start of the game (entire team).

The first three shooters from each team will shoot, one from each team simultaneously, total goals for all three shooters.

If still tied a sudden death shoot out will take place.

No one can shoot twice until all players have shot once.

No player serving a penalty will be allowed in the shootout, her spot in the pre-assigned shooting order will be taken out and all other players will move up one spot.

No changes in the order will be allowed once the game has begun.

7. Teams must be at the arena at least 1 hour before their scheduled game time and prepared to go on the ice 1/2 hour before the scheduled game time if requested to do so.


8. Playoff Pick-Up / Call-Over

(a) The team requiring Pick-Up / Call-Over player(s) must have less than 11 players (10 skaters and 1 goalie).

(b) All Pick-Up and Call-Over players/goalies must be clearly marked on the game sheet as PU.

(c) The opponent’s representative and opposing team must be notified prior to the game that a Pick-Up or Call-Over player(s) are being used.

(d) For Midget and Novice divisions, Call-Over players and goalies are allowed from same age teams for playoffs and Super Sunday. Again, these Call-Over players must be clearly marked as PU on the game sheet.

(e) For Atom through Bantam, Pick-Up players must be from a lower age team. There is a Call-Over exception for goalies if agreed upon by both team representatives prior to game play.

(f) The Pick-Up player must be from the same association and limit the use of the same player to two times (2) in total during playoffs including Super Sunday. (Not two times per Team) If violated will be subject to a fine set by the executive.

(g) Any team found to be using Pick-Up players and not following these guidelines will forfeit all games (0-1 loss) that an unauthorized player(s) have been used in.



*3 Penalty Rule still applies - Player receiving three individual penalties of any kind will be removed for the rest of the game.



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