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PSL Floor Hockey Rules

Alternate Facilities & Coed (Male:Female) Ratios

Old Pine

5v5 - Including Goaltender - 4:1 Ratio

Minimum one (1) Female players on floor.  If zero (0) female players are present, teams may elect to play shorthanded.

Fishtown Rec Center - Men's League

5v5 - Including Goaltender

Houston Playground

6v6 - Including Goaltender - 4:2 Ratio

Minimum two (2) Female players on floor.  If one (1) or less female players are present, teams may elect to play shorthanded.

Checking

Checking is NOT permitted.  (See: Penalties)

Equipment

OLD PINE

Sticks (please do not bend), Goals, Floor Hockey Balls, Protective Goalie Gear will be provided.  

FISHTOWN REC CENTER

Goals, Floor Hockey Balls, Protective Goalie Gear will be provided.  

HOUSTON PLAYGROUND

No Equipment Provided

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT FOR ALL LEAGUES

Protective Eye-wear, Gloves, Knee Pads & Protective Cups.  Personal Sticks may be used, but MUST have smooth bottom & NO sharp edges. 

Game Format

OLD PINE

Games will be play with two (2) twenty-five (25) minute halves.  There will be a five (5) minute halftime.

FISHTOWN REC & HOUSTON PLAYGROUND

Games will be played with three (3) fifteen (15) minute periods.  In the event of a tie, see Overtime Rules.

*RUNNING CLOCK, EXCEPT FOR INJURY TIMEOUT.  IF GOAL DIFFERENTIAL IS 2 OR LESS, CLOCK WILL STOP UNDER TWO (2) MINUTES UNTIL TIME EXPIRES.

**ALL GAME TIMES SUBJECT TO BE SHORTENED AT REFEREES DISCRETION, IF GAMES ARE RUNNING BEHIND SCHEDULE.

General Rules

Please visit http://www.phillyleagues.com/pages/generalrules.

Icing

There is no icing.

ISBHF

Unless otherwise stated withing these rules, games will be played according to International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) rules. 

Rotation, Substitutions & Out of Play

Substitutions can be made at any time without limitations on regularity or frequency.  Game play is not to be suspended during substitutions.  Players not on the floor are to gather in an area designated by the referee.  Player's personal belongings are to be restricted to this area or outside of the gym.  If a ball enters the sub zone and it not immediately deflected back out, the referee will stop play and award a face-off near the appropriate bench.  (OLD PINE NOTE: Everything is in play except the basketball backboards and ceiling.)

Goalie Substitutions can ONLY be done at halftime, unless an injury occurs.

Goaltending

Goalies will be able to handle the puck with their stick or hands within three (3) steps (the crease) of the goal.  A Goalie may call for a freeze of play resulting in a face-off or put the ball back in play by rolling/passing it to a teammate.  Goalies my not throw the ball beyond the center-line, when passing to a teammate (penalty for doing so will be a delay of game). A Goalie may only cover the ball if at least one (1) foot in the crease.  If the Goalie is completely out of the crease, when the cover the ball, the play will result in a penalty shot.  Offensive players may not enter the crease without the ball or without the ball being in the crease (this is interference). 

Defensive players sliding/diving to stop a ball will result in a dangerous play penalty.  

Teams may elect to pull the goalie with five (5) minutes remaining in the game, if the score differential is within two (2) goals.  At this time players will not be allowed inside the crease unless the have possession of the ball.  

Mercy Rule

If a team is winning by seven (7) goals in the 2nd half, the game is over and the official score will be recorded at that point. 

Overtime/Tiebreakers

For Overtime, please visit our Overtime page.

For Standing Tiebreakers, please visit our Tiebreakers page.

Penalties

Minor - Two (2) minutes of playing time

Too Many Players of the Floor, Lifting a Stick on a Face-Off, High Sticking (above the waist), Holding an Opponents Stick, Trapping or Holding a Ball to Stall the Game, Holding, Dangerous Play, Tripping, Hooking, Boarding, Sliding, Diving, Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Major - Five (5) minutes of playing time

Charging, Elbowing, Slashing, Roughing, Checking, Spearing, Cross-Checking

Misconduct - Ten (10) minutes of playing time

* The offending player shall serve the penalty unless otherwise specified.  That player shall go directly off the floor and remain there until the referee indicates the penalty time has expired.  If a game disqualification penalty is also imposed on the player, the player shall be represented by a teammate for the penalty and shall report to the referee. 

** If the penalty time has not yet expired at the end of the half/period, the penalty carries over into the next period of play.

*** Major & Misconduct penalties do not end when a goal is scored. 

**** During sudden death play, a team shall not be reduced by time penalties so that it has fewer than two (2) players on the floor.

Referee Fees

$25/Team at the start of the game.  Referees reserve to right to cancel any game due to non-payment.  

Games shall start no later than 10 minutes after the scheduled time.  In the event of a forfeit, the forfeiting team will be responsible for both teams referee fees.  

Scoring

Each goal one (1) point and are awarded when the entire ball crosses the line.  

If the goal/net moves off of the goal line during a scoring attempt, it is the referee to decide whether to award a goal or not.  If the goaltender or another defensive player intentionally moves a goal, the referee will decide whether to continue play or enforce the delay of game penalty.  

OLD PINE: No goals will be allowed on shots behind the Blue Line (please confirm this line with the referee at the start of the game).  Any ball shot behind the Blue Line will result in a whistle & defensive faceoff.  Deflections off a shot that originates behind the Blue Line will not be allowed.  Players in the offensive zone must regain possession before a shot can be made.  All calls with be at the referee's discretion & arguing with the referees will result in a 2 minute minor for delay of game. 

Stoppage of Play

The following stoppages of player will be followed by a faceoff:

Goals, Penalties, Injuries, Time-outs, Balls out-of-play, Goaltender freezing the ball, Balls shot on goal behind the Designated Blue Lines.  

Time-Outs

Each team has two (2) thirty (30)-second time-outs per game.



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