League Bylaws & Rules                                              

(as of 9-7-16)

  • All games will be officiated by Minnesota High School League officials.
  • Minnesota High School league rules will govern all play. Including all minor and major penalties. (i.e) Hitting from behind will be served as it is in the regular season. 5 minute major and a 10 minute misconduct. Any player with more than 5 penalties in a game will be removed from that game. Including minors, coincidental, misconducts, & majors.
  • Icing will have a little more relaxed style to increase game play.
  • No checking along boards or open ice hitting. No contact.  
  • Any "Contact" penalty will be served as a Roughing Minor/Major. 
  • Zero Tolerance for fighting & severe contact.
  • Slamming of doors in frustration or anger will result in a bench minor for first offense, game ejection for second offense, league removal for third offense. 
  • Verbal abuse of a league official, player, coach, and officials will result in the following: First offense = verbal warning. Second offense = 10-min misconduct. Third offense = Game ejection (if less than 10 minutes remains in game, penalty will rollover to next game). Fourth offense = League removal.  
  • Mouth guards must be worn at all times.
  • All penalties will be served as they are in the regular season. (i.e.) 2 minute minor will result in a 4 on 3.
  • Players & Goalies must wear team jersey provided by the league. No exceptions. Jerseys will be collected and returned to the league at end of season. 
  • Only skaters & goalies registered by the August 28th deadline are eligible to play in the league.
  • All games will be played at the Rochester Recreation Center.
  • All games will have a 5 minute on-ice warm-up.(Pucks will be provided)
  • All games will have a 2 minute intermission.
  • All games will have two-31 minute halves of run time; stop time will occur the last 3 minutes of the second half if the game is within two-goal(s) or tied.
  • No overtime during regular season.
  • No Time Out's.
  • Each Win = 2 points; Tie = 1 point; Loss = 0 point. This will be the point system used to determine playoff seeding and league standings.  
  • Every team will be seeded into the playoffs based on the number of Wins, Ties, & Losses. Playoffs are single-game elimination format.
  • In the event of a tie in the regular season standings - Tie breakers are as follows: 1) Goals for. 2) Goals against (the lower number/GA between both teams). 3) Coin flip.
  • All players must be in at least 8th grade as of the Fall of 2016 - Bantams can participate in this league with an OK from there respective HS coach.
  • Bench coaches will be provided by the league. Simply to keep even ice time and provide extra supervision.
  • League directors and managers reserve all rights to remove any player at anytime without refund.