NEGHL (New England Girl's Hockey League)
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League Rules

NEGHL Rules, Policies & Procedures  Rev : 27Feb16

Playing Rules


The New England Girls Hockey League is a USA Hockey League and utilizes all USA Hockey Play rules, except where amended below.

 

  1. There are no timeouts in the New England Girls Hockey League (“NEGHL”)

  2. Players borrowed from another team in your program must be clearly labeled on each copy of the score sheet as "ALT"


  3. Players may only be borrowed from within your own program. Additional rules apply as listed below.


  4. Game Time Parameters
    1 minute between period

    60 Minute Ice Sheets – 3 minute warm ups
    Option A:
    3 - 12 Minute Stop Time Periods
    1:30 stop time minor penalties
    3:00 minute stop time Majors
    10:00 minute Misconducts

    Option B:
    3 - 17:00 Minute Run Time Periods
    2:00 minute run time minor penalties or 1:30 stop time minor penalties
    5:00  minute run time Majors
    10 minute run time Misconduct


    Game sheets longer than 60 Minutes in length
    3:00 to 5:00 minute warm ups as dictated by the home program.
    3- 15 minute Run Time Periods
    2:00 stop time minor penalties
    5:00 minute stop time Majors
    10:00 minute stop time Misconducts.
    Programs may elect based on the length of the ice sheet to run stop time periods of more than 15 minutes (max. of 20 minutes) if the length of the ice sheet so allows.


  5. NEGHL High School Age Jamboree game lengths – to be determined by the league prior to the Jamboree


  6. NEGHL U8 Cross-Ice Jamboree game lengths – to be determined by the host

 

Policies and Procedures

  1. All scores must be reported or inputted by 9 am. Failure to provide scores may result in forfeits as determined by the league scheduler

  2. No Shows – If a program does not show for a game without notice, the host program may elect to bill the visiting program for the sheet of ice, the cost of the refs and the cost of the timekeeper (the cost of the timekeeper should not be billed if the timekeeper is normally a parent volunteer). The host program should prepare an invoice and send to the league at info@neghl.org. The league will then determine if the invoice is valid and will forward to the visiting program. Inclement weather can be a mitigating factor.

  3. Attempts by the visiting program to cancel or change a game after Wednesday for a game taking place on the following Saturday or Sunday. It is the Visiting teams responsibility to find an opponent for the home team or the “No Show” policy will be in effect.

  4. It is the policy of the NEGHL that all players are restricted to 1 organization within the NEGHL.
    Board will review each identified situation


Player movement rules

  1. No more than 2 players from any single team can change from an existing NEGHL organization to a probationary NEGHL organization unless officially released from the existing NEGHL organization.
     
  2. A probationary NEGHL organization cannot sign an existing NEGHL organization's Tier I player - unless cut from that existing NEGHL organization.
     
  3. 4/6 Rule: U8 to U16 age divisions. No more than 4 players from 1 organization's single team can be placed on a single roster in different, single, NEGHL organization unless officially released from the original organization. No more than 6 players from across existing NEGHL programs can change to a single NEGHL program and placed on a single team. The NEGHL Board will review requests for waivers.

  4. 3/8 Rule: U19 age division. No more than 3 players from 1 organization's single team can be placed on a single roster in different, single, NEGHL organization unless officially released from the original organization. No more than 8 players from across existing NEGHL programs can change to a single NEGHL program and placed on a single U19 team. The NEGHL Board will review requests for waivers.
     
  5. Player movement restrictions do not apply to legitimately cut players (which must be confirmed in writing by the old team’s director prior to the player registering with the new team), or to the prior seasons alternate players.
     
  6. Organization may sign their own U8 - U14 (age of the new season) playersas well as Non-NEGHLplayers starting February 1st. U8 to U14 players moving from an existing NEGHL organizations to an existing or probationary organization may not be signed prior to the beginning of the tryout period that commences immediately following the Mass Hockey Spring Tournament, 
     
  7. Organization may sign their own U16 - U19 (age of the new season) playersas well as Non-NEGHLplayers starting December 1st. U16 - U19 players moving from an existing NEGHL organizations to an existing or probationary organization may not be signed prior to the beginning of the tryout period that commences immediately following the Mass Hockey Spring Tournament., 
     
  8. A player cannot play for a Tier I and Tier II team within any single organization or with play with 2 different organizations.

  9. The Board of Directors reserves the right to review all player movement issues.

     

Official Rosters

  1. All teams must provide preliminary USA/MA rosters by 9/1.

     
  2. All teams must provide approved official rosters by the dates set by Mass Hockey for State Tournaments applications.

     
  3. All teams must provided approved updated rosters with history during the season.