rules

 

Please be aware, players in the JFFHL who simply come out and play their games, following the rules, respecting their competition and enjoying the game, will never have to concern themselves with the penalties or fines noted below.

In our 25+ seasons, WE HAVE NEVER HAD A MAJOR PENALTY.

Our rules are designed to promote fair play, respect and consideration of others. We sincerely hope that we NEVER have to fine or suspend any player, but we must have tough policies in place to deter those who try to destroy our mission to have a fun league.

If our rules ‘scare’ you from wanting to participate in the JFFHL, it may be that you aren’t the type of player we want in our league. Remember, if you play by the rules, you'll never have to concern yourself with the fines and penalties.

GENERAL

- Players sign up to play in a ‘league’ not on a specific team.

- Each game the computer program generates different roster for each team, from the player pool available to play for that week.

- By generating a different roster each week, players do not have to commit to being there for every game, no team ever plays short handed, no 2 weeks are the same and there are no dominant teams.

- Absolutely no player placement requests will be considered for any game or division. The computer determines where and when you will play.

EXCEPTIONS
Players will be permitted to 'adjust' their schedule ONLY for reasons related to these two circumstances
1. A player may post his scheduled game time and pick up an available posted game at another time, IF it is to accommodate a work related situation.
2. A player may post his scheduled game and pick up an available posted game at another time, IF it is for transportation purposes (i.e. a ride to the game)

Permission to adjust schedules may be revoked it is determined that the player is moving to improve the team he is playing with or to specifically 'partner' with another player to create a superior on ice situation.

- All games will be 50 minutes in length, including a 2 minute warm up. This will eliminate wasted ice time changing ends or having the scoreboard time run out before the ice time is used.

- SWEATER DEPOSITS AND PERFORMANCE BONDS - All players must provide a post dated cheque (dated for one week AFTER the season ends) in the amount of $100 OR provide a credit card number and authorization to charge the card in the event of a fine. If the player has a ‘clean’ season with no fines and returns both jerseys, the post dated cheque will be destroyed and NOT cashed.

- Players will not be allowed to return to play until all fines have been paid and their $100 cheque has been replaced.

- Players are rewarded with 2 points for an assist and one for a goal; year-end awards will favour the assist leaders with goal scoring being secondary.

- Any player found to be playing for a team other then his designated team for any league games, will be suspended for the balance of the season with no refund. If this happens during the last 5 games of the season, the player will be suspended for the balance for the next season.

- Players are assigned two jerseys at the start of the season and they are responsible for keeping them clean and in good repair throughout the season. Players are required to return both jerseys at the end of the season, any jerseys not returned within 7 days of the end of the season will be billed at $50 (CREDIT CARDS WILL BE CHARGED OR POST DATED CHEQUES CASHED).

- There will be no refunds after May 1st (Summer) or October 1st (Winter), and a $75 administration fee will be deducted from any refund prior to this date.
Any cheque returned as NSF by the bank will incur a $50 service charge and the player will not be permitted to play until the amount due is paid in full.

- Full gear is required in all divisions, including a CSA approved helmet AND cage for all players under 18.


PLAYERS & GOALTENDERS MISSING GAMES

- PLAYERS - If a player is unable to attend a scheduled game, they must post on the league Bulletin Board, notifying part time players in their division that a roster spot is available. This posting MUST appear at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled game time.

- Players missing a scheduled game and NOT posting on the board, will lose one game credit for each occurrence

- Playes posting with less than 24 hours notice will lose their game credit IF the game is not picked up.

- Players not posting their absence for TWO consecutive weeks will be suspended and fined $10. Not permitted to play again until fine is paid.

- Players who 'No Show' or post with less then 24 hours on more than 2 occasions during the season will be fined as noted above AND lose a game credit, if there is a fourth incident, the player will be removed from Full Time status and will reclassified as an Open Enrolment player for the balance of the season (games will carryover as a full time player at 50%).

- Open Enrolment players may fill any roster opening by posting (in the same thread) on our league Bulletin Board.

GOALTENDERS - If a goaltender is unable to attend a scheduled game, they must post on the league Bulletin Board, notifying part time goaltenders in their division that a roster spot is available. This posting MUST appear at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled game time. IN ADDITION, they must contact the league office at 519-697-7291 and leave the information pertaining to the game, so every effort can be made to filling their position.

Goaltenders missing a scheduled game and NOT posting on the board AND contacting the office, will be fined $25 per occurrence.

COMPLETE RULES

 

 

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