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SANTA  BARBARA  ADULT  HOCKEY  LEAGUE RULES

2024 Rules, Policies and Procedures 

Ice In Paradise’s Santa Barbara Adult Hockey League (SBAHL) follows current USA Hockey rules. This document outlines those policies, as well as other guidelines specific to Ice in Paradise (IIP). Our rink management — including its Adult Hockey Director (AHD), staff, Customer Service Representatives (CSRs), and the IIP board — reserves the right to amend rules at any time without notice, even if the changes are not immediately reflected in this Google doc.  Such alterations, whether designed to improve the quality of league play, or to serve IIP’s internal needs, can be implemented at the total discretion of the rink.  Should any discrepancies or conflicts arise, management retains the final say in all matters.
 

 

SBAHL Mission Statement
Ice In Paradise’s SBAHL is committed to providing a fun, safe and competitive environment for ice hockey players of all levels.
 



Commitment to USA Hockey Policies
The primary foundation of SBAHL’s rules is dictated by USA Hockey, the national governing body of the sport in the United States.  Ice In Paradise requires every player, with no exceptions, to hold an active USA Hockey membership anytime they participate in our leagues.   Players are required to be at least 18 years old in order to play. 

Since each USA Hockey member signs a web form acknowledging they will honor USA Hockey policies, it is implicit that every Ice In Paradise player understands those obligations.  Failure to read their rulebook does not constitute an excuse to violate any rules or policies.   

If you’re unsure of any policy, we encourage everyone to visit USAHockeyRulebook.com.  Some fundamental aspects of USA Hockey rules are as follows: 

Zero Tolerance

All players must honor USA Hockey's “Zero Tolerance” policies (www.usahockeyrulebook.com/page/show/1015130-zero-tolerance-policy).   Per Rule 601, IIP officials are instructed to uphold strict standards regarding unsportsmanlike or abusive behavior. 

  • Alcohol on the ice or on the bench is prohibited.   If an official detects alcohol on a player’s breath, they will notify the captain and ask the player to exit the game.

  • Openly disputing or arguing a referee’s decision is prohibited.  If you don’t like a call, it’s not an invitation to berate a ref with abusive, obscene or vulgar language .  Reffing is a thankless job, and their goal is to keep games safe.  Erring on the side of caution prevents hostilities from getting out of hand.  

  • Earning four penalties within one game will result in a suspension. 

  • Violations of the zero-tolerance rules should be immediately reported to the AHD.

 
Safety and Respect in Adult Hockey

Safety is a cornerstone of Ice In Paradise’s core values, so aggressive behavior on (or off) the ice will be closely monitored.  While we understand that hockey is a fast-paced, high-energy sport, it is incumbent upon each participant to keep their emotions and actions in check.  

We strictly adhere to USA Hockey’s guidelines on fair play, respect and safety, as noted in their “Points of Emphasis”(www.usahockeyrulebook.com/page/show/1015118-points-of-emphasis)  and “Declaration of Player Safety” (usahockey.com/declaration).  Furthermore:

  • Sportsmanship isn’t optional at IIP.  Skaters, spectators, officials and staff are all expected to act respectfully.  Any player engaging in taunting, cheapshots, trash talk, harassment, or violent intimidation needs to calm down. (USA Hockey Rule 601.)

  • All IIP leagues are non-checking.  If you can’t refrain from hitting, this is not the rink for you.

  • Most people need to show up for work the morning after a game.  Consequently, reckless aggression can endanger a person’s livelihood.

  • Respect the rink itself.  If you want to slam doors, abuse the facility, or throw water bottles, do it at your own house, not here.  Our rink isn’t indestructible.  

  • Rink management maintains total discretion to discipline a player at any time, regardless of whether an action was penalized by the referee before, during, or after a game.  (Rule 410, usahockeyrulebook.com/page/show/1084487-rule-410-supplementary-discipline)

Our objective is to create and cultivate an inclusive hockey community.  Amid this culture, every player, coach, spectator and IIP customer — regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, citizenship, national origin, native language, or physical or mental disability — should feel welcome, protected, respected, connected and valued.  

Playing at IIP is a privilege.  Let’s honor that by showing respect and sportsmanship at all times.

Age Restrictions

USA Hockey rules dictate that no person under 18 is eligible to play in any official Ice In Paradise hockey programs.

For safety reasons, adult hockey players cannot play alongside skaters who are younger than 18 years old, whether the game is taking place in our five adult divisions, our 3-on-3 league, or any official Ice In Paradise pickup hockey session.  The only exception to these age rules is when a private group rents the ice.    

Adults and kids are permitted to participate together during our Stick & Puck sessions.  Although that is an Ice in Paradise activity, those sessions are for working on skills, and not for playing actual games.

Goalie Safety

Goaltending is a unique position requiring unique protections.  All their extra body armor does not make them impervious to injury, so be aware of these safety guidelines:

 

  • In no instances is a goaltender considered “fair game,” even when they vacate their crease.

  • Although players have the right to pursue a loose puck, they must make every effort to avoid contact with the goalie.  

  • Goalies are permitted to play the puck outside their crease, but they still receive protection under the rules of play and cannot be bodied.

  • Spearing or slashing a goalie’s glove after the whistle has blown is not only a penalty, it is also reckless disregard for their safety.
     

 

 

Individual Payments

When individual payments are in effect, players are offered various options.  Full-time players who commit to an entire season can pay in full, or can take advantage of our monthly installment payment plan for a fee of $30.  

             •  The current rate for full-timer skaters is $30 per game.

             •  Full-time goaltenders receive a 50% discount, at $15 per game.


Team Payments

When team pay is in effect, captains should ensure that their fee is paid in full before the season starts.  Captains have the option to front all (or some of) the money, and/or let individuals pay the rink directly.  If the team payment is not fully paid prior to game #1 of the regular season, the team may incur an additional charge.

If a team uses an unauthorized sub — with permission from the opposing captain — that player must pay a sub fee, beyond whether the team payment is paid in full.  

Dual League Discount

To reward patrons who support IIP by participating as full-time skaters in two divisions, we provide a dual league discount of 25% off your second full-time team. 

Sub Fees

Subs can participate in any of our five divisions for a fee of $35 per game.  This higher fee is designed to encourage players to commit to full-time status, at the lower $30 rate.

Substitute goaltenders are not required to pay a sub fee.  This privilege should not be abused.  If you claim you’re just the “fill-in goalie” week after week, yet you end up in the net for a majority of a team’s regular-season games, you should be rostered as their regular goaltender.  

Refunds

No refunds will be awarded to a player who is suspended, expelled from the league or chooses to discontinue playing.
 



Team Structure

Each season, the team captain is responsible for providing a full roster to the Adult Hockey Director.  Captains must also specify their 5 official subs.   

  • Each team must name its captain and inform the Adult Hockey Director.  If one is not determined, the AHD will appoint one.

  • Teams can carry a maximum of 15 skaters plus 1 goalie.  Exceptions may be made — as we’ve done for First Responders — with permission from the AHD.

 

Free Agents

To promote the growth of hockey in greater Santa Barbara, a free agent may be assigned to a team at the discretion of the AHD.  Year-round, we receive numerous requests from “new in town” players seeking teams (often during midseason), so we appreciate your cooperation in welcoming rookies to your locker room.

Ideally, we place new players on the roster with the fewest skaters.  While we make every effort to let captains shape their rosters, assigning free agents remains an inexact science. So even if you don’t need one additional skater, remember that you’re supporting the rink by providing a home for a free agent.  As your community rink, Ice In Paradise needs to cultivate such new customers.

 

Secondary Roster Spots

To minimize individuals skating for multiple teams within the same division, anyone who commits full-time to one roster is only eligible to be an official sub on one other team.  If any conflict should arise over which squad to join in a head-to-head matchup, he/she should default to skating for their primary team.

Although IIP’s longstanding policy does permit playing for more than one team in a division, we’ve taken a number of steps to reduce its frequency.  We recognize the necessity of last-minute subs who can provide captains with maximum roster flexibility.  Moreover, out of respect for all players, our aim is to avoid forfeits at all costs.

To further limit players skating for multiple teams in one division, unauthorized subs cannot skate without permission from the opposing team.  That club’s captain is under no obligation to grant the sub’s request.   

 

Changing Teams

If a player decides midseason that he/she is uncomfortable with their teammates or a particular team, the AHD will do their best to make the accommodation and find a different squad. 
We want customers to be happy, and don’t wish to chain them to a locker room if they’re not an ideal fit for any reason.  Such a “trade” to another club, however, is not guaranteed.    

Players who are planning to switch teams are required to first provide their original captain with a notification.  This will allow that captain to adjust their roster as needed.  

Jerseys 

  • Captains should submit their jersey color request to the Hockey Director for approval.  

  • Whenever there is a jersey conflict, the away team must change colors.

  • If you commission a new team name and/or a hockey jersey design that might possibly be construed as vulgar or inappropriate, it should be submitted to the AHD for approval.  The designers of your new jerseys should always respect that IIP is a family-friendly facility. 


Uniform Numbers

To avoid an additional financial burden on players who participate in an already expensive sport, IIP has been quite forgiving by not requiring all players on all teams to wear matching jerseys.  This courtesy, however, does not extend to uniform numbers.  

Players should wear a uniform with a number clearly marked on the back, and it should not duplicate a teammate’s number. 

Numberless jerseys are an inconvenience to our scorekeepers, refs, front-desk staff, accountants, and AHD.  If you can’t afford dark and light jerseys with a number, we’re happy to let you peruse our equipment shed.  Pinnies are also available.  (Goalies are exempt from needing numbers.)
 

 

Sub Rules for Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4

Each team is allotted 5 subs maximum.  Although this list should be provided prior to the season, teams can request midseason changes with the approval of the AHD.  We offer this courtesy to accommodate for injuries, changes in people’s work schedules, etc.   

  • No subs can be invited to a team that already has 10 or more skaters for that game.

  • Arbitrary changes to those 5 named subs should not be attempted simply to circumvent the rules and create a 6th sub slot.

  • We provide flexibility by offering not one, but two exceptions to our sub rule.  You can request approval from the opposing captain, or freely use core subs from a lower division.

  • Ignoring league policy and the official 5-person sub list is not permitted.  Use of an unauthorized sub may result in a forfeit.  

  • If the opposing captain gives you the green light for an unauthorized sub, we accept this agreement on the honor system.  (So please avoid a scenario where you allege you received approval, but the other captain refutes your claim.)
     

 Sub Rules For Division 5

All subs for our D5 Beginner/Novice division are entered into one pool.  

Teams can access this pool at any time, but we urge D5 captains to give priority to true beginner/novice skaters, as opposed to the higher-caliber D4 players whose role is to help educate and facilitate the division.  Newbies need the ice time more than the veteran skaters.

Sub goalies should be limited to those whose core league is D4 or D5.
 

Sub Integrity

We’ve expended significant time and energy to deter subs from deliberately evading their sub fee.  While most hockey subs dutifully check in and make their $35 payment, we still occasionally catch players trying to game the system.   

Let’s be clear:  Skipping out on your sub fee is stealing.  Even worse, the guilty parties are abusing a nonprofit business.  

It’s not uncommon that a captain faces a last-minute roster shortage, then invites a player who is skating off the ice from the prior game.  We recognize that those subs might not have time to pay the sub fee if the next game is about to start.  However, it is their obligation to pay their $35 before they exit the rink.

Skill-Based Leagues vs. Age-Based Leagues

Because Ice In Paradise does not currently offer age-based divisions, all its leagues are divided by skill level.   While age-based divisions have their merits, Santa Barbara’s limited talent pool makes it a challenge to field enough teams in that format.  

Even within a particular division, a wide array of talent levels is inevitable.  Allow us to clarify the reasons this occurs:

  • For obvious reason, a nonprofit rink like Ice In Paradise encourages its patrons to participate in dual leagues.  Consequently, players are not always skating in the division that precisely matches their skill set.

  • Santa Barbara has a much smaller pool of hockey players than Los Angeles, making roster management more challenging.

  • Scheduling often supersedes skill.  If a true D2 player works a job that prohibits them from skating on D2’s Wednesdays, he/she may have no choice but to skate in D1 or D3.

  • Friendship often supersedes skill.  If a true D4 player asks to skate with his/her longtime hockey buddies in D3 — as opposed to playing alongside strangers in a division more endemic to their talent level — it’s not an unreasonable request.

Managing Skill Disparities

IIP enforces several policies to keep in-division skill disparities reasonable, and to ensure safe play and parity:

  • To empower captains to have a say in SBAHL policies, they are permitted to request a review of any player who they feel does not belong in their particular division.  Ideally, divisional captains will come to a consensus on such protests.  The AHD will render the final decision on any contested player.

  • Jumping more than 2 leagues is discouraged.  Yet to provide captains with as much flexibility as possible, exceptions are permitted with approval from the rink, on a case-by-case basis.  We do have players who consistently participate in three divisions, with no problems whatsoever.   

  • Whenever facing the request, captains retain the right to reject any unauthorized sub who is proposed for that game.  No explanation or justification is required.

Divisional Breakdowns

Here’s a breakdown of SBAHL’s five divisions.  There will invariably be exceptions to these assessments, but it’s a good starting point to understand each division’s general caliber of talent:

Division 1: 
SBAHL’s highest tier features our top skaters, many of whom have played at the foremost levels of the sport. This includes the National Hockey League, minor league, semi-pro, U.S. and Canadian universities, and major junior hockey. 

Division 2:
This league houses participants who possess high-caliber skill, and play an uptempo game.  Many D2 players are young, developing college talents, while some are simply older skaters with extensive hockey experience at a notable level.

Division 3:
SBAHL’s advanced intermediate league is home to strong players whose background often features high school hockey, lower-tier college hockey, or extensive roller hockey.  Some D3ers also possess higher-end resumes — such as junior hockey — yet are older, and prefer to avoid the younger competition in D2.  

Division 4:
Our intermediate league comprises an array of talent levels.  Besides its core D4 players whose skating, stickhandling and shooting skills are typical of intermediate-caliber hockey, it also includes experienced D3 level players, and recent D5 graduates who rapidly improved their game and possess enough athleticism for a higher level of competition.

Division 5:
The primary audience for our Beginner/Novice league is unequivocally those new to the sport of ice hockey.  Many participants learned the game via our Level 1 and Level 2 Hockey Clinics, and are excited to translate those skills onto the larger NHL ice.  To help educate newbies and to optimize game action, IIP embraces the inclusion of experienced “Helper” skaters in D5.  Such D3 and D4 members are expected to constrain their on-ice play in a manner outlined in our “D5 Mission Statement.”

Divisional Skill Assessments for Players

  • In the interest in creating balanced teams and balanced divisions, the AHD has the right to move players up or down in a division or between teams.

  • New full-time additions to your team should be submitted to the Adult Hockey Director.
     



Our D5 Beginner/Novice league has unique objectives and challenges compared to SBAHL’s D1, D2, D3 and D4 leagues.   As a result, let us clarify our policies, expectations and on-ice etiquette.

It’s paramount that D5 is a safe, welcoming, friendly environment for anyone learning to play.  The rules of engagement are clear:  D5 is a non-checking league where sportsmanship and fun take precedent.  It is NOT a place for aggression, competitiveness, malicious penalties, or winning at all costs.

Does D5 embrace diverse talent?  Yes.  Novices earn their first exposure to hockey.  Intermediates enjoy D5 because they have athletic limitations, or they’re older, or they prefer to avoid the faster, more assertive style of D4.   Advanced “Helper” or “Angel” skaters — who typically are in D3 or D4 — join D5 to cultivate the skills of beginners.  But here’s the most biggest point to remember:

Our FOREMOST constituent in D5 is the True Beginner.  All others must defer to them.  These are rookies who did several clinics, then had the courage to take their game to the big ice.  Hockey’s speed and power can be intimidating, which is why newbies deserve to feel 100% comfortable every moment they set foot on our NHL rink.   

This developmental division represents the future of Ice In Paradise.  Jeopardizing the growth of our rink — via any semblance of intimidation or disrespect to beginners — cannot be tolerated.   

We encourage D5 members to alert us if any player violates D5 etiquette.  Please remember we’re here to serve you and promote the most enjoyable puck experience possible.

 

Game Structure

  • 4-minute warm up

  • Three 20-minute running time periods.

  • Stop-time is in effect for the last minute of the 1st and 2nd period, as well as the final 10 minutes of the 3rd period.

  • Intermission is 1 minute.

  • Each team is allowed one time-out, lasting 1 minute.
     

Running Time vs. Stop Time

  • If either team is leading by 5 or more goals, running time will take effect.

  • If the trailing team reduces a 5-goal deficit to 4 goals or less, the clock will revert to stop-time.  Whenever the deficit returns to 5 or more goals, running time will again take effect.  (If a lead repeatedly bounces from 4 to 5 goals, the toggling between stop-time and running time will occur as often as necessary.)
     

Overtime for Regular-Season Games in Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4

  • 5-minute stop time with 3-on-3 play until a sudden-death goal is scored

  • If no player scores in sudden death, the game ends in a tie.  

  • At the AHD’s discretion, a regular-season shootout may be offered.  This typically occurs if it’s the last game of the evening, so it does not cause delays for the following game.

Scheduling

  • The Hockey Director has the right to change days and game times to serve both the needs of the SBAHL, as well as the rink’s other constituents.

Penalties

  • Minor penalties are 3 minutes during the 1st and 2nd periods, and the first 10 minutes of the 3rd period.   

  • Minor penalties are 2 minutes for the final 10 minutes of the 3rd.

  • Any player assessed with 4 penalties in one game will face a suspension.
     

Suspensions

  • Per USA Hockey rules, a suspension applies to all SBAHL divisions, in case a player also skates for another team in a different division.  The conclusion date of any suspension will apply to every IIP league they participate in, regardless of full-time or sub status. 

  • Our disciplinary process for repeat offenders is similar to the National Hockey League.  Any player with a history of suspensions may be subject to more severe punishment, including league ejection.   

  • Any participant who plays a game at any level when suspended, will be suspended for the remainder of the season.  His/her captain may also be suspended for one game. 

  • Although the AHD is permitted to perform due diligence and interview all parties regarding any incident, the SBAHL does not directly offer an appeals process.
     

 


Postseason Eligibility

  • Players should participate in a minimum of one-third of the regular season games to be eligible for the playoffs.  To help teams facing extenuating circumstances, exceptions may be permitted by the AHD on a case-by-case basis.

 Playoff Seeding

The following criteria, in order, will be used to determine seeding for the playoffs:

1.  Total points in the regular season

2.  Number of wins in the regular season

3.  Head-to-head record between teams in the regular season

4.  Goal differential

5.  Fewest goals allowed in the regular season

6.  Most goals scored in the regular season


Playoff Schedule for Summer 2023

DIVISION 1
All four teams qualify for the postseason.  

Week 1, Tuesday
—  7:15 pm:  Seed #1 vs. Seed #4,  (Semifinals, single-elimination format)
—  8:45 pm:  Seed #2 vs. Seed #3  (Semifinals, single-elimination format)

Week 2, Tuesday
—  7:15 pm:  Winner of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Winner of #2/#3 semifinal  (Championship,
    Single-elimination format)
—  8:45 pm:  Loser of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Loser of #2/#3 semifinal  (Friendly)

Week 3, Tuesday

—  7:15 to 9:45 pm:  Free pickup open to all D1 players

DIVISION 2
Top four of five teams qualify for the postseason.  

Week 1, Wednesday
—  7:15 pm:  Seed #1 vs. Seed #4 (Semifinals, single-elimination format)
—  8:45 pm:   Seed #2 vs. Seed #3  (Semifinals, single-elimination format)

Week 2, Wednesday

—  7:15 pm:   Winner of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Winner of #2/#3 semifinal (Championship
      best-of-3 format)
—  8:45 pm:   Loser of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Seed #5 (Friendly)

Week 3, Wednesday

—  7:15 pm:  Winner of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Winner of #2/#3 semifinal (Championship, best-of-3 format)
—  8:45 pm:   Seed #5 vs.  Loser of #2/#3 semifinal  (Friendly)

Week 4, Wednesday

—  7:15 pm:  Winner of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Winner of #2/#3 semifinal (Championship,
      best-of-3 format;  If necessary)
—  8:45 pm:  Loser of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Seed #5 (Friendly)

DIVISION 3
Top four of six teams qualify for the postseason.  

Week 1, Sunday

—  4:45 pm:  Seed #1 vs. Seed #4  (Semifinals, single-elimination format)
—  6:15 pm:  Seed #2 vs. Seed #3   (Semifinals, single-elimination format)
—  7:45 pm:  Seed #5 vs. Seed #6  (Friendly)

Week 2, Sunday 

—  4:45 pm:  Winner of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Winner of #2/#3 semifinal (Championship, best-of-3 format)
—  6:15 pm:   Loser of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Seed #6  (Friendly)
—  7:45 pm:   Loser of #2/#3 semifinal vs. Seed #5  (Friendly)

Week 3, Sunday

—  4:45 pm:  Winner of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Winner of #2/#3 semifinal
      (Championship, best-of-3 format)
—  6:15 pm:   Seed #5 vs.  Loser of #1/#4 semifinal  (Friendly)
—  7:45 pm:   Seed #6 vs. Loser of #2/#3 semifinal,  (Friendly)

Week 4, Sunday

—  4:45 pm:  Winner of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Winner of #2/#3 semifinal   (Championship, best-of-3 format;  If necessary)


DIVISION 4
Top four of seven teams qualify for the postseason.  

Week 1  

—  Sunday at 9:15 pm:  Seed #6 vs. Seed #7  (Friendly)
—  Monday at 7:15 pm:  Seed #1 vs. Seed #4  (Semifinals, single-elimination format)
—  Monday at 8:45 pm:  Seed #2 vs. Seed #3  (Semifinals, single-elimination format)
—  Monday at 10:15 pm:  Seed #5 vs. #6 Seed  (Friendly)

Week 2 

—  Sunday at 9:15 pm:  Seed #5 vs.  Loser of #2/#3 semifinal  (Friendly)
—  Monday at 7:15 pm:  Seed #7 vs. Loser of #1/#4 semifinal  (Friendly)
—  Monday at 8:45 pm:  Winner of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Winner of #2/#3 semifinal       
      (Championship, best-of-3 format)
—  Monday at 10:15 pm:  Seed #5 vs. Seed #7

Week 3 

—  Sunday at 9:15 pm:  Loser of #2/#3 semifinal vs. Seed #6  (Friendly)
—  Monday at 7:15 pm:   Winner of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Winner of #2/#3 semifinal   (Championship, best-of-3 format)
—  Monday at 8:45 pm:  #7 Seed vs. Loser of #1/#4 semifinal (Friendly)

Week 4 

—  Monday at 7:15 pm:   Winner of #1/#4 semifinal vs. Winner of #2/#3 semifinal   (Championship, best-of-3 format;  If necessary)
 


DIVISION 5
No postseason games are offered in D5.  The spirit of our Beginner/Novice League —  focused on a fun, welcoming environment that encourages players to learn the game without any intense game action — runs counter to the vigor of competitive playoff hockey, or a win-at-all-costs attitude.

Nor does finishing in first place at the conclusion of the D5 regular season reflect any type of championship.  


Overtime for Playoff Games in Divisions 1, 2, 3, and 4

  • 5-minute stop time with 5-on-5 play, until a sudden-death goal is scored.  If no goal is scored…

  • 5-minute 3-on-3 play, until a sudden-death goal is scored.  If no goal is scored…

  • 5-person shootout.  (Anyone in the penalty box is ineligible for the shootout)

 

No Overtime for Division 5

There is no longer an overtime period in Division 5.  At the request of D5 captains, games that are tied at the end of regulation now go directly to a 5-person shootout.  

The rationale was simple:  As Beginner/Novice players are still learning the basic skills of hockey, they are not always capitalizing on the wide-open nature of 3-on-3 play.  So it’s a fun opportunity to give players unimpeded breakaways they might not normally enjoy.
 

 

We ask everyone to do their part in keeping our locker rooms neat, clean, and respectful of those who will use the rooms after you exit them.

Recycle Bin vs. Garbage Pail

  • If you can identify the blueline on the ice, we hope that you can also recognize that our Recycle Bins are blue.  Do not toss beer cans in the regular Garbage Pail. You’re creating undue work for rink staff to fish out the cans and place them in the blue recycle bins.

  • As a courtesy, if your beer is still 80% full, please empty it in the sink before disposing it.  If there’s one small tear in a garbage bag, it is not fun for our Customer Service Reps to constantly get drenched with a nearly full can of beer.
     

Whiteboards in Locker Rooms

  • Obscene graffiti is prohibited anywhere in the locker room, including the whiteboards.  

  • Even if whiteboard drawings are intended as harmless adult humor, remember this is a family-friendly rink.  We’ve received multiple complaints from parents whose young kids entered the locker room the next morning and were exposed to sexually explicit images.  

  • Failure to adhere to this rule may result in a forfeit.


Hockey Tape

  • Please dispose of your used tape with the best aim possible.  Judging from the wads of shinguard tape that miss the trash and end up strewn around the locker room, many of you are better hockey players than basketball players.  But if Shaq could improve his free-throw percentage, so can you.


 

  • If either team is forced to play without a goalie, NEITHER team is permitted to take a slapshot.  Not only does this provide a safety courtesy for those skaters brave enough to guard the net without goalie gear, it keeps the game fair.

  • Each player’s individual stats, which are gleaned from the gamesheet, are only as accurate as the jersey numbers you provide to our refs and scorekeeper.  Some skaters care about their stats, while others don’t care at all. Either way, if you were not properly credited with a goal or assist, you’re welcome to contact the AHD.  

  • The DaySmart software that is used by IceinParadise.org does not always perfectly reflect our leagues’ statistics and policies.   DaySmart’s league standings, for example, employ different tie-breaking procedures compared to those used by the SBAHL.  Should any conflicts arise, IIP’s official notifications (email, text, phone, etc.) should supersede DaySmart’s data.  Always contact the AHD if you’re unsure of any postings.

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