Intramural Floor Hockey Rules
- Each team will consist of no less than five players and a goalie. Players shall play on only one team in a league. A player will subject both teams to forfeit all games if found violating this rule. A player may play on two or more teams providing the teams are in different leagues.
- Sneakers MUST be worn by all players. No padding inserted in clothing or regulation hockey pads will be allowed, except for limited padding for the goalkeeper.
- Each game will consist of two 20-minute halves with a 5 minute break between halves. Play is non-stop except for official time-outs.
- Each team is allowed one 1-minute time out.
- Substitutions may enter the game at any time as long as officials feel that their position does not result in an unfair advantage (i.e. entering a fast break or entering to stop a fast break.)
- One point will be awarded for each goal scored.
- A face off is utilized to begin each half, after a goal is scored, and if a supervisor inadvertently blows a whistle and no team has clear possession of the puck. Face-offs occur in the center circle and are started when the supervisor drops the puck on the floor. No movement is allowed until the puck is dropped. The players not involved in the face-off must be at least 10 feet away.
- The puck may be advanced by use of the stick or by kicking it.
- The hands may be used to knock down an airborne puck with no advancement or directional placement; a player may not close his hand around the puck. Players may not ?swat? at the puck with their stick if it is in close proximity to an opponent?s hand.
- Shots may be taken only by shooting or deflecting with the stick when the stick blade is being held below the waist. Shots bouncing off a player and into the goal shall be legal as long as the puck contact with the person is accidental as determined by the official.
- Shots may be taken from anywhere on the floor.
- A goal is scored when the entire puck has crossed the goal line.
- Goals will not be counted if:
- a. The stick blade is held above waist level.
- b. The puck is kicked in.
- c. The puck is batted in with the hand.
- d. An offensive player is in the crease.