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Interlocked Schedule Principles & Rules
Submitted By Deb Larsen on Thursday, October 3, 2019
The MWHL and WSMHA have agreed to participate in an interlocked schedule in the Bantam division for the 2019-2020 season. The primary purpose is to allow for more competition for this age group with fair play and fun for players as the main objective.

Schedule

  • The interlocked schedule will begin October 19. Prior to that, each association will create and balance teams.
  • The teams will play within their own associations on Sunday.
  • Game timeslots
    • Saturday: 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm in Stouffville and 6:30 pm & 7:45 pm at Mt. Joy
    • Sunday (Markham teams only): 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm at Angus Glen East
    • Sunday (Stouffville teams only): 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Team Officials

  • Only team officials that have the appropriate coaching certifications and are rostered to the team are allowed on the bench for games.
  • Assistant coaches must hold Coach 2 certification to serve on the bench in interleague games.
  • At a minimum, a certified head coach and a certified trainer must be on the bench at all times.
  • A certified coach or trainer on an approved roster within the team's association may fill in for an absent coach or trainer.
  • In the case where a trainer is not available, that team can use the other team's trainer as a last resort. However, please contact the HL convenor in your association a few days before the scheduled game so she can verify that the other team's trainer will be in attendance. You don't want to end up with no trainer at a game!

Players

  • Rostered select players will be evenly distributed on the teams in both associations.
  • Players from one team cannot fill in for missing players on another team.

Rostered Select

  • Rostered Select (RS) players will make their House League team games their absolute priority over any other RS hockey activities including games, practices, tournament, and events. Failure to attend house league games will result in disciplinary action. This will be monitored. Legitimate absences, such as for illness or injury, will not be penalized.

Game Play

  • Game management will start on the first day of the season. We will work toward diffusing situations rather than reacting to them.
  • Any player who receives a total of three (3) penalties or two (2) stick related penalties in one game will be ejected from the game.
    • Repeat Penalty Rule—Three Penalties
      Any player incurring three (3) minor penalty infractions in the same game will be ejected for the remainder of that game. An infraction for which a penalty shot is awarded, and which otherwise would have resulted in a minor penalty, shall be counted as a minor penalty infraction for the purposes of this rule.
    • Repeat Penalty Rule—Two Stick Penalties
      Any player incurring two (2) intentional minor stick penalties in the same game will be ejected for the remainder of that game. Intentional actions include using the stick
    • The associations will work in conjunction with their Referee-in-Chief to review on-ice behavior and discuss necessary measures, including but not limited to stricter penalties and more immediate ejections from games should the need arise.

Codes of Conduct

All team officials, players and parents are to treat and act in a responsible respective manner towards each other and adhere to their association’s Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct for each association maybe found on their website:

Download the principles and rules.

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