Rules and regulations


AMENDED 2014/2016





All hockey teams in the SSHL shall be affiliated with the SHA. It shall be the duty of each club member to

forward a sum required to affiliate or register the team with the SHA.


1) The League will register with the SHA. Teams violating player eligibility rules as established by SHA will

forfeit all points for games that the ineligible player has played in.


2) Each team will submit to their commissioner a copy of their SHA team roster before their first league

game. A copy of the SHA Addition and Deletion must be sent to the commissioner with affected score

sheet.  Stress this point.


3) Each team shall post a performance bond ($200.00/division) with the Treasurer of the League before such

team can participate in any scheduled league games.


4) Each team shall pay a $175.00 fee per team annually; payable at the FALL meeting.  It is  MANDATORY that game sheets are to be entered by the home team within 24 hours.


5) The amount of a fine assessed against any team, coach, manager or player for infractions of any rules,

foul play, etc. by the League officers or Commissioner shall be taken out of the Performance Bond so

posted by the team, which amount shall be replaced with the League Treasurer with notification to League Secretary, before that team can participate in any further scheduled hockey games.


6 (a)Postponement or rescheduling of scheduled league games, except in the case of adverse weather conditions are subject to the following conditions:

  1. The postponement must be agreed to by both teams. If no agreement is reached the game will be played as scheduled.
  2. Postponed game shall be rescheduled at a mutually agreed date and time.
  3. The Division Commissioner and Web Site Administrator must be immediately notified of the postponement and advised of the new game time.
  4. Disagreement regarding postponement or rescheduling may be appealed to the Division Commissioner. The following reasons will not be considered:
  5. Attendance at an exhibition game or tournament.
  6. Lack of players for any reason, unless less than 6 players are available.

AMENDED 2017 Fall meeting



6 (b) In case of postponement due to adverse weather, the game shall be rescheduled to a mutually agreed date and time.  If agreement cannot be reached the Division Commissioner shall direct the time date and place for the game. The decision of the Division Commissioner is final.


6 (c) A team not appearing for a scheduled or rescheduled game shall forfeit the game with a recorded score of

7 to 0. If the offending team is the visiting team they shall pay the cost of ice and officials to the home team.  Failure to pay will result in immediate suspension and forfeiture of all scheduled games until the debt is paid.


7) All regular season games are to be played or the teams involved do not participate in the SSHL playoffs

subject to review of the Executive. In the case that a fine is to be assessed, the amount will be $500.00.


8) The management of each team shall make every effort to prevail upon rink management to improve facilities and conditions of skating rinks where it is deemed necessary for the safety and comfort of players and spectators.


9)  Home team representatives shall be responsible electronic submission of the score sheet to their commissioner and to enter the score on the website within 24 hours after a game; failure to do so will result in a fine of $50.00 being levied to the home team. There shall be no overtime played in regular season games that end in a tie at the end of regulation time.

10) At the completion of all League games, the teams, which number shall be agreed upon at the Fall Meeting, shall commence their play-off games without any delay.  A 10-point spread mercy rule will be in effect for play-off games that are in a 2-game-total-point format IF agreed upon by both parties.








  1. a) 15 minutes of 4 on 4.
  2. b) If still tied; shoot-out (Each team names three shooters. If the game remains tied after the three shooters are done, teams continue shooting in “sudden death” mode. Teams may not use the same shooter more than once).
  3. c) In the final playoff round SHA overtime playoff format will be followed.


12) League play-off formats will be established for the coming year at the League Scheduling Meeting

and sent to all teams by December 1 of the current year.


13) All teams participating in the SSHL must have the approval of the League executive to participate in

tournaments during the time frame of League play-offs. Any team not having approval for tournament

entry during this time will forfeit their bond and the possibility of removal of the team from League

participation for the next season will exist.


14) In case of a tie in team standings at the end of the regular League games, ties shall be decided as per

the SHA handbook.


15) The team finishing in a top position shall have the choice of playing the first play-off game at home and if an odd game is necessary to declare a winner, this too shall be played on the home ice of the team in the top position.


16) Clubs may sign players from their immediate rural area or from adjoining centers who are not signed

with any other club provided that center does not have a team in the classification or division of hockey

which his age is allowed. The only exceptions to this rule are as follows:

  1. a) A player of midget age or younger may also be eligible to play with the senior club in his center.
  2. b) A player residing in a center with a club entered in the SSHL may, without affecting his status in

the League, play for a team of another center in a League of a higher classification.


17) Pee Wee and Atom Divisions shall require the referee to be two divisions older and the linesmen at

least one year older than the team playing. Bantam and Midget Divisions shall require the referee to be

an adult and the two linesmen at least one division older that the team playing. Atom Division may have

2 man referee system as long as referees are 2 divisions older. Home teams are to pay all costs of playoff

referees. Linesmen can be local officials unless requested by the visiting team. If a visiting team requests

neutral linesmen the travel expenses would be paid by the requesting team.


18) Novice, and Pre-Novice balance of teams by SHA ruling. The President shall approve novice league set up.


19) It shall be the duty of the home teams to insist that rink management assure fan control to the

extent that there will be no involvement or altercations between the fans and the players, referee’s, and any team officials.


20) Over-age players up to a maximum of 2 players overage to be voted on and approved by the Executive Committee.

 Only written requests with complete rational for overage players that are submitted along with the OA request form at the fall meeting. They will then be discussed and voted on by the Executive Committee. Over-age players must be 1 year older than the age group, but not have a team in his age group in that center, to a maximum of two players, except Swift Current.  Swift Current will evaluate their players in the prospective division to determine any players based on ability and/or safety. No player fitting into the division below may be in the top 1/3 in ability and must be noted on all score sheets. Female players may play one division down pending ability, and must be noted on the score sheets as 1st or 2nd year OA. In the Midget division there is a three-year age span, so there will be no over-age players allowed to play in the Midget division. Exceptions to be voted on if needed at the fall meetings.

21) Scheduling meetings shall be held in a central location to be decided by the President.

  1. a) Meetings first order of business is to determine Number of teams, Games to be played, League start

& Finish, Play-off Format & start & finish.

  1. b) The Midget, Bantam groups will schedule first, followed by the Atom, Pee Wee @ a later date. The

Novice, Pre-Novice will schedule last.

  1. c) Members & prospective Members shall inform their intent to the President 7 days prior to the

Scheduling meeting.

  1. d) Teams will draw numbers for order of scheduling. I.e. 1,2,3,4,4,3,2,1,ECT.
  2. e) Teams choose the team they would like to schedule with & book both home & away games at that


  1. f) ALL Double away games to be scheduled first, then singles.


  1. SSHL would encourage fair play among all ages. Kids are having fun if they’re playing

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