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League Rules and Guidelines 2019

  • All players and coaches participating in the CPHL must sign a league waiver.
  • All players participating in the CPHL must register and pay for the league prior to taking the ice.

Pro Division Rules

  • All regular season games will be two (2) thirty (30) minute halves, resurface after the first half.
  • Each team plays (6) six league games, (1) Semi-Final Game, and Winners of Semi-Final Games play 1 additional game for the League Championship.
  • 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. 1 fight is a 5 minute major, 2 fights for the same player is an ejection.
  • Over time (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. If tied after 3 player shootout, sudden death shootout. No exceptions on how many times 1 player can shoot.

  • All Playoff games will be played Four vs Four with same over-time (OT) rules as stated above.
  • All games will be played at Fifth Third Arena-Chicago Blackhawks Community Rink

Pro Division Roster Guidelines

  • Each team is allowed two (2) players born 2001 on the roster per game.
  • NO 2002 OR YOUNGER BIRTH YEARS IN THE PRO LEAGUE. NTDP Players who are 2002 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 older than 2001 must be committed to a division 1 college to be eligible to play in PRO League.

Failure to abide by these roster rules will result in the loss of 1/2 point in the standings.


Development Division Game Rules

  • Two (2) thirty (30) minute half.
  • All games will be played by NHL rules (same as Pro League and as stated above)
  • Ice cut after 1st half.
  • NO FIGHTING IN THE DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE, Fighting will result in suspension for the remanding games of the league season.
  • NO HALF SHIELDS for players under the age of 18 allowed unless a parental signed waiver is on file at the Fifth Third Arena.

Development Division Roster Guidelines

  • Each team is allowed two (2) players born 2004 on their roster and dressed per game.  
  •   Goalies will NOT count towards the 04 rule.

Women’s Division Game Rules

  • Two (2) thirty (30) minute half.
  • All games will be played by NHL rules (same as Pro League and as stated above)
  • Ice cute after 1st half.
  • All female players must wear an IIHF approved helmet cage or full shield, NO HALF SHIELDS allowed.

Women’s Division Roster Guidelines

  • Rosters will consist of players playing College hockey or U19 AAA for the upcoming 2019-20 season, each team is allowed two (2) players born 2003 on their roster and dressed per game.  
  •  Goalies will NOT count towards the 03 rule.

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