All games will consist of two (2), twenty-five (25) minute halves, with resurfacing after the first half.
Each team plays (6) six league games and (1) one playoff game, with a potential 7th championship game for the league title.
All league games will be played four-versus-four under National Hockey League (NHL) Rules. This means 2-minute penalties, 4-minute double minors (including high-sticking that draws blood), and 5-minute major (including fighting). One fight is a 5-minute major, 2 fights for the same player is an ejection.
Overtime (OT) will be one (1), five (5) minute period played three-versus-three.
If there is a tie following overtime, a three (3) player shootout will follow to determine the winner.
All playoff games will be played five-versus-five with same overtime (OT) rules as stated above.
All games will be played at MB Ice arena – Chicago Blackhawks Community Rink.
League Roster Guidelines — Summer 2018
Each team is allowed two (2) players born in 2000 on the roster per game.
No 2001 or later birth years in the League. NTDP Players with 2001 birth years are exempt from this rule.
Call-ups can only be made from TEAMS pro development league team.
Any player not in college and born before 2000 must be committed to a division 1 college to be eligible to play in the League.
Failure to abide by these roster rules will result in the loss of 1/2 point in the standings.
Development League Game Rules — Summer 2018
Two (2) twenty-five minute halves.
All games will be played by NHL rules (same as League and as stated above).
Ice cut after first half.
NO FIGHTING IN THE DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE. Fighting will result in suspension for the remaining games of the league season.
NO HALF SHIELDS allowed.
Development League Roster Guidelines — Summer 2018
Each team is allowed two (2) players born in 2003 on the roster and dressed per game.