Girl's Division Rules

Playing Rules

  1. The Adray Girls Board shall consist of the Adray Girls Vice President and one Adray Director from each association. The Board of Directors for Adray Girls will make the final decisions on all league matters.
  2. Associations will have only one vote in all league decisions and or matters. The Vice-President will only vote in the event of a tie unless the Vice- President is also a director from an association. In such an event the Vice-President is only allowed one vote. All matters that are voted on must be approved by a majority of Directors present to be adopted.
  3. All matters of divisional involvement will first be attempted to be resolved within the division prior to any Adray Board of Directors involvement. All Communications shall include the Vice-President and the directors from both respective associations.
  4. Associations shall conduct their drafts in accordance to MAHA rules and regulations and draft rules must be approved by the MAHA District Council
  5. All associations shall furnish a copy of their certified USA Hockey Player Rosters for all teams to the Vice-President prior to the start of any league games. Failure to do so could result in games played not counting towards the standings
  6. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to impose initial or additional suspensions for any conduct that the board decides to be detrimental to the league
  7. All league games shall be played using equal ice systems in all age divisions. All matters involving equal ice will be turned over to the Conduct Committee for review and any action.
  8. In the event a player or coach receives a game misconduct penalty during a league game, that player or coach shall sit out the balance of that game and the next Adray League game. (This could result in a player or coach being disqualified for the game in which the penalty occurred plus (two additional games).
  9. The Adray Girls League shall be governed by the rules and regulations of MAHA and USA Hockey.
  10. A protested game MUST be noted immediately to the opposing coach and game official (at next stoppage of play) and on the score sheet at the end of the game. The nature of the protest MUST appear on all copies of the score sheet and both coaches and games officials must sign under worded protest. All formal protests must be filed (postmarked) within 24 hours of the incident. A copy of the score sheet and a check for $50.00 (payable to ACHL) must be submitted to any Adray Girls league Vice President. The Vice President will then notify the Vice-President. The Conduct Committee will investigate the protest, rule on it and notify in writing all parties involved. If an association or team official wishes to appeal the decision of the Conduct Committee, the appeal must be presented to the Vice-President within 72 hours of the Conduct Committee’s decision or date of postmark which ever is later. The Vice-President shall then call a special meeting of the Board of Directors to hear the appeal. A Simple majority of the Board of Directors present and voting will determine if the appeal is approved or denied. Action on such appeal is final.
  11. Only rostered team players in uniform and up to four rostered coach’s are allowed on the player’s bench .
  12. The home team must furnish the game puck, at least two registered game officials, a experienced time keeper and a reasonable and adequate amount of game ice for all league games. NO TIME OUTS allowed in Adray league games.
  13. All Girls games shall consist of at least 3 12 minute stop time periods. If the home team has ice for 3-15 minuite stop time periods that is allowed. No Running clocks allowed. The league has no authority to question the judgment of arena personnel in their decisions regarding curfew clocks, therefore all league games must adhere to arena curfew clocks which may shorten the third period of any given game.
  14. . If less than six players are available at the time the game official drops the puck, the game will be forfeited. No game will be played. The only exception to this rule will be in the case of extreme weather in which the game shall be rescheduled within 5 days and played prior to the end of league play. There shall be reasonable effort made by both teams to reschedule all league games with preference given first to league games before non league games
  15. The coach is responsible for the conduct of all players before, during and after all league games.
  16. All league fees and playoff fees are due by the stated deadlines. Failure to pay by the stated deadlines could result in associations not participating in the Adray Girls league.
  17. Game Officials that are related to a player or coach on the ice should only be used as linesman. The game official must notify the coach of the opposing team prior to the start of the game
  18. New associations may be added to the Adray Girls league with a majority vote by the current Board of Directors. All associations belonging to the Adray league must be approved by MAHA and be an association in good standing. Failure to be an association in good standing will immediately result in all teams from that association being disqualified from league play and ineligible for playoffs
  19. All teams, upon acceptance of their association to the Adray Girls league shall make every attempt to play all of the scheduled league and playoff games. Failure to play scheduled league games will disqualify a team from further league play. The only exception would be in the event of extreme weather and the game would need to be rescheduled within 5 days.
  20. A Conduct Committee will be set up each season with the Vice-President and three Adray Board of Directors Sitting on the committee. The purpose of this committee will be to review any matters involving players, coach’s or team officials in which any action taken may be detrimental to the league and to address game protests