Effective January 6th 2018, the NMHA will be piloting a new policy at the House League Bantam and Midget Levels of hockey. This policy does not apply to the Competitive program.
The full policy is posted under House League polices, but in Summary the policy states that any player who receives three minor infraction incidents during a game will be ejected for the remainder of the game upon receiving their third penalty.
Please read the full policy for a list of all infractions and considerations.
This policy is meant to act as a deterrent for players who are receiving multiple penalties and to hold them accountable for their on-ice behaviour . It also provides coaches with a tool to calm repeated and escalating tensions on the ice. Multiple associations within HEO Minor have implemented this rule with great success, including the entire Bytown District.
This pilot will be in effect for the remainder of the season including playoffs, semi-final and final games, and will then be evaluated at the end of the season by the board.
Any questions, comments or concerns can be directed to VP House League, Helen Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to new policy: Repeat Penalty Rule (3 infractions)