HWS Intramurals

Intramural Ice Hockey Rules


Team play will consist of mini round robins, with a guarantee of five games. Each team will play each other once. The top four teams make the playoffs.


  1. Late players cannot enter the contest until the beginning of the next period.
  2. Teams consist of 6 players.
  3. A minimum of 5 players is needed to begin a game.
  4. Only one non player/coach is allowed in the box.


Teams must provide all their own equipment.

Duration of Games

  1. The game will consist of three 10 minute periods. The clock will be stopped during the last two minutes of the last period.
  2. Teams get 2 (two) 1-minute timeouts for the game.
  3. There will be no overtime for regular season games.
  4. Teams will be given a ten minute grace period if they are not ready to play. If one of the teams is late, they will start the game down 1-0 and 3 (three) minutes will be taken of the game clock.
  5. There will be a three minute break between periods where teams will change sides.

Overtime (Playoffs Only!)

  1. In the event of a tie, there will be a 5-minute, sudden death overtime.
  2. If the game is still tied, 3 penalty shots will be taken in alternate turns.
  3. During the shootout, teams must use the same goalie and players on the ice that finished the overtime.
  4. If the score is still tied after the 3 rounds, the team that scores the first unanswered goal wins.


All USA Hockey rules will be enforced. Checking will be allowed on a limited basis. If games start to get out of hand, then this will become a non-check league. Also, there will be no checking against women if women are on a team. Please be respectful.

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For more information, please contact:

Bristol Field House
Phone:(315) 781-3528 or
(315) 781-3901


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