Our games consist of three periods, either 17-minute run time or 12-minute stop time, depending on the league. If the game is 17-minute run time, the last two minutes of the third period will be stop time if the goal differential is 2 or less. If the differential is 3 or more, the clock will run. If the game is 12 minute stop-time periods, there will be no running of the clock unless the goal differential is 6 or more. Penalties are two minutes long in most leagues. Ties are left that way at the conclusion of regulation, unless it is a playoff game. Time-outs are generally not allowed in regular season games.
Subs may be used in regular season games if they are pre-approved by a Hockey Academy representative. We prefer to use subs from within the league in this situation and only use outside subs in extreme circumstances. If approved, subs from outside the league will be asked to pay a $20 sub fee. The Hockey Academy reserves the right to make final decisions on whether or not subs are allowed and may issue forfeitures if illegal subs are used. Schedules are subject to change and it is suggested players check the website on game day for the most up-to-date scheduling information.
All of our adult hockey leagues are strictly no checking and no fighting. Disciplinary issues are dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
We do our best to make sure you can play on the same team as all of your friends, as we recognize many people sign up for hockey in groups. However, we reserve the right to make any changes to teams for reasons including but not limited to: achieving good parity in the league, evening out the numbers on each team's bench, etc.
There may be times when we have to schedule make-up games on different days and times than your normal league. We do our best to keep those to a minimum but we cannot offer refunds for those games. We will communicate any of those changes to you.
Times of league games are subject to change. This can be due to rink scheduling conflicts or just the changing of the seasons (for example, winter game start times are usually later than summer game start times) and we will communicate those changes to you.
NO SUBS are allowed in playoffs, except for extreme circumstances in which subs must be pre-approved by the Hockey Academy. Each team is subject to attendance being taken at playoff games to ensure this policy. Any use of subs in a playoff game will result in a game disqualification.
In the event of a tie during playoffs, there will be one five-minute stop time overtime. If the game is still tied at the end of the overtime, the game will go to a three-round shootout.
Each team receives one time-out that MUST be used during regulation.
If you are injured and you will be out for a long period of time, please give us a call immediately to let us know that you won't be playing in your league. We can keep a credit on file for you or refund you for the remainder of the season.
While we can pro-rate your season if you join late, we generally do not credit you back for any games that you missed during the season due to work, travel, vacations, etc. If you would like to join a league knowing you can only make half of the games, for example, please give us a call to discuss a price.
Refunds for Leagues
We do our best to make sure the league you're playing in is the best fit for you. If you're not happy in your league, give us a call to discuss your options to move to another league. If we've exhausted all possible options, you are always welcome to request a credit on file or a refund. All refunds are at the discretion of the Hockey Academy.
Refunds for Special Programs
Refunds and credits on file for special programs are generally not allowed but exceptions may be made at our discretion if there is a dire circumstance.
Anyone on a payment plan is expected to pay their tuition in full and on time. The Hockey Academy reserves the right to keep credit card information on file if someone is doing a payment plan and charge the card when the remainder of tuition is due. If you would prefer that we do not charge that card you must make alternate arrangements to pay the tuition. We send out e-mails to let you know before we charge the card. At that time, please make alternative arrangements if you wish to do so.