Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Ice Hockey Rules

Ice hockey is played between 2 teams of 4 players each who try to score points by hitting a puck with a stick into the opponent's goal.

The ice hockey games will be divided into two 15-minute periods with 10 minutes break. The clock will run continuously.

Winner wins $50 gift card


  • A minimum of 4 players is required  and a maximum of 6 on a team (4 players would be optimal). One person must be of the opposite sex.
  • There will be one dedicated Team Captain on each team.
  • You must have a team name—Be Appropriate!
  • Only 10 teams will be allowed to compete in this tournament

All players, regardless of their position, can go anywhere on the ice. The only exception is the goaltender who isn't allowed to cross the center line.

Substitutions can happen at any time, and they are unlimited. Unlike most other sports, if a substitute wants to enter the game, it doesn't require an official's permission or a stop in the action. As long as the player coming out of the game is within 5 feet of the bench and isn't involved in the play, his sub can jump right into the flow of the game.

Ice skates, sticks, and pucks will be available at the Outdoor Recreations House.

Starting Play: Faceoff
The game begins with a faceoff at the center circle between 2 opposing forwards. The official drops the puck between them while all other players are lined up on the defensive side of the puck.

A team gets 1 point each time they deliver the puck into the opponent’s goal net. The puck has to completely cross the goal line between the goalposts and below the crossbar. The team with the most points at the end of regulation time is the winner.

Body Checking
No Checking is allowed! If a check happens and is deemed intentional that player will be ejected from the game. 

Award Ceremony

  • Play will be announced for each rink via the TEAM NAME—players are responsible for paying attention to whom is coming up next
  • Teams are allowed 10 minutes from time of announcement to have players ready or they will forfeit.