Senior Leage Rules

Sr. Rec House League Hockey Rules 🍻🏒

Season 2023-24


Hey ladies, welcome to the chillest hockey league ever! All skill levels are welcome—our motto is fun, friendship, and no funny business (like checking!).

Safety First, Always 🙌

  • Neck guards are a must-have (it's an OWHA insurance thing).
  • Wanna rock a mouthguard? Go for it, but it's optional.

The Game ??

  • We do 3 periods: 10, 10, and 12 minutes, running time. There's a curfew, so keep it snappy!
  • Warm-ups start the moment those Zamboni doors shut. 3 minutes, let's go!

Puck & Ref Duty 🏒

  • Bring warm-up pucks for your team.
  • Home team, it's on you to hand over two game pucks to the refs.


Roster Juggling 🤹

  • Need more peeps? Borrow up to 3 players to get to 10 skaters and a goalie.
  • You can snag players from another Sr. league team or even a U22 team, just don't make it unfair.
  • Note the pickup players as "PU" on the game sheet and tell everyone.

Rule Alerts 🚨

  • Absolutely no body checking.
  • Check out all OWHA rules here.
  • Slap shots and fakes are a no-go. Stick above the knee = 2-min penalty.
  • No goalie? Use 6 skaters. If you've got a makeshift goalie with gear, they get full goalie rights.

Forfeit & Fines 🙁

  • Got less than 5 players? You'll forfeit and owe a $100 fine for the next game.
  • Weather is the only get-out-of-jail-free card for cancellations.

Penalties 😤

  • 3 Penalty Rule: Third time's NOT a charm. Get 3 penalties and you're out of the game.
  • Major 5-min penalties mean you're out and there might be further punishment.
  • Any harassment of players or refs? You're getting reported.


Suspensions & Bans 🚫

  • Suspended? Can't play or be picked up until you're cleared.
  • Three strikes (ejections or misconducts) and you're out for the season.

Admin Stuff 📋

  • Send game info and any penalties to OWHA and your reps.
  • Captains, keep your team updated on game changes.

Bench Staff & Insurance 🤓

  • Someone on the team should be a certified trainer. Find more info here.
  • All bench staff must be 19+ for insurance reasons.

Let's make it a fun season, everyone! 🥳🏒

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