SUMMER 2004 ADULT LEAGUE RULES
ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!
The following items under this heading will be and MUST be STRICTLY ADHERED to.
ALL games MUST start on time.  If both teams are NOT ready to start, the game clock will begin, and will continue to run until the teams are ready to play.  No time will be added back under any circumstances.
Please dispose of all your trash (tape, broken sticks, bottles) in the garbage cans.
Any team who uses a goaltender from another team more than two times during the season, will have 1/2 point deducted from their season point total for each such instance above and beyond 3 games.**
All games will be played under the rules of USA Hockey InLine
SANCTION: This adult league is sanctioned by USA Hockey InLine under the organization Flagler County InLine Hockey, Inc., FLI0035.  As thus, all games will be played under the playing rules of USA Hockey InLine.  The following amendments apply.
START TIME: All teams must be ready to start at the scheduled game time
WARM-UP: There will be a 3 minute warm-up period before each game, and a 1 minute intermission between each half.
GAME LENGTH: Regular Season: 2 Halves, 20 minutes in length                                                    Playoffs: 2 Halves, 15 Minutes in Length, Stop Time
RUN/STOP TIME: Running Time until last 2 minutes within 2 goals (except Playoffs)
OFFSIDES:            (both divisions) An attacking player is not permitted to pass the puck from the defending side of center directly to a teammate in the attacking zone, who preceded the puck into the attacking zone.  This will result in a whistle and a face-off at the nearest special face-off spot in the offending team's zone.
PENALTIES: All minor penalties will be 2 minutes in length
  All major penalties will be 5 minutes in length
LINE CHANGES: A team is NOT permitted to change players during a stoppage of play if it is below the numerical strength of it's opponent.  Once the player on the floor starts toward his/her bench, the infraction has been committed.  This minor penalty is assessed only if brought to the attention of the official by the non-offending team.
TIMEOUTS: Each team is permitted 1 timeout per game, 30 seconds in length
REGULAR SEASON OVERTIME: if the game ends in a tie in regulation during the regular season, each team receives 1 point.  Then, 1 overtime period of 5 minutes will be played 3 on 3. If a winner is determined, the winner receives 1 additional point.  If still tied, game ends as a tie.
PLAYOFFS OVERTIME: During playoffs, infinite overtime periods of 15 minutes will be played if the game ends in a tie in regulation, until a winner is determined.
FIGHTING: Fighting will NOT be tolerated.  A first offense for fighting will result in immediate game ejection and suspension for an additional 2 games***. A second offense will result in expulsion from the league for the remainder of the season and a hearing will be held to determine the offender's future in FCIHI.  Any suspension incurred in the FCIHI is in effect for ALL FCIHI activities until the suspension is served completely in the league in which it was incurred.
JERSEYS: Teams are responsible for their own jerseys, MATCHING IN COLOUR, AND WITH NUMBERS.  If both teams have the same colours, it is the responsibility of the away team to change jerseys.
GOALIES: If a team's goaltender is unable to play a game, the phone numbers of all goaltenders will be made available to all team captains and it is the responsibility of the team to secure another goaltender for the game.  (NOTE: During playoff games, a team may only use players and goalkeepers from its own roster)
SCHEDULE: The game schedule is subject to change. Written notice will be given, when possible, a minimum of 1 week in advance.
MISCONDUCTS: ALL Misconducts will be subject to review and possible suspension by F.C.I.H.I.
LEAGUE FEES: All players' fees are due no later than Thursday, August 26, 2004.
TIE-BREAKERS: At the end of the regular season, if two or more teams are tied, (1) head to head W/L record, (2) Total Wins, (3) Total Goals Against, (4) Total Goals For, (5) tie-breaker game.
PLAYOFF ELIGIBILITY All players must play a minimum of 7 (8 for Platinum) regular season games in order to be eligible for post-season play, unless approved by the board of captains.
ROSTERS: All rosters will be frozen as of Friday, August 6, 2004.  All rosters are limited to a maximum of 12 players (including goalies). All rosters and roster additions must be approved by the league administrator.  FCIHI reserves the right to extend this deadline if they choose to do so, if approved by board of captains.
** FCIHI reserves the right to waive this rule under circumstances which it deems necessary
*** FCIHI reserves the right to extend this suspension if it deems it necessary.