Rules and Regulations
1.A. CONFERENCE, DISTRICT, STATE
The league will be divided into Tiers, which will be determined by MOIHA.
The makeup of the Tiers will be adjusted from year to year. The adjustments will consider the following criteria in this order: geographic location, maturity of the school organization, and record from last season.
1.A.2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The culmination of the spring season will be the State Championship Tournament. Only the Tier Champions will be considered Missouri State Champions. At present, only the St. Louis district exists, so a state tournament will not occur.
1.A.3 LEVEL OF PLAY
The league will consist of Varsity, Junior Varsity, and C-teams from the State of Missouri. A participating high school must field a Varsity team. Each school is allowed to field one varsity team within Tier 1-3. If a school has the ability to field a 2nd varsity team, they may only participate in Varsity Division 2. After that requirement, a school may field one or more JV teams, and one or more C-teams. Although allowed, the league would prefer that all schools field a Junior Varsity before fielding a C-Team.
1.A.4 NON-CHECKING LEAGUE
Non-checking meaning, any deliberate or meaningful body contact as deemed by, or at the referee's discretion. Accidental contact may or may not be penalized at the referee's discretion.
All coaches, referees, and players will hold current membership cards with the official sanctioning body of the league. The current sanctioning body is with the Roller Hockey Alliance. All coaches, referees, and players must complete a membership application one-week prior to the beginning of the season. Failure to do so may result in a team forfeiting games. The league will pay the cost of the affiliation membership for all coaches (maximum of two per team), referees, and players.
2.A.1. MOIHA APPROVED
All games will be played in rinks that have been approved by MOIHA.
3.A.1. REGULAR SEASON
The regular season will begin in February/March and will conclude at the beginning of May. The league will make every attempt to begin the season after the Mid-States ice hockey season and complete the season, including playoffs by the time most schools close for the summer.
- Tier 1- Top 8 teams in the varsity divisions will make up this tier. It will have an 8 team minimum but can include more.
- Tier 2- Considered an experienced level of play that cannot match the top level of play at the varsity of play.
- Tier 3- Considered a lower level of play that cannot compete at the higher levels.
- Division 2- This division is for schools that have enough players to make up a second varsity team. If there are not 5 or more teams in this division, the teams may be placed in the JV division or lower tiered varsity division.
- JV- This level is for younger, inexperienced players that cannot compete at the varsity level. It is expected that teams will place their players at this level if they are not at the varsity skill level.
- C Team- This is a developmental tier and is reserved for beginners at the high school level or 8th graders. A point out formula will be provided each season to ensure fair competition.
- Tier 1-Considered the top level of competition for this division.
- Tier 2 – mid level skills that cannot compete at the top level.
- Tier 3 – considered entry level or developmental skills that cannot compete at the higher levels.
- Note: If teams show early in the schedule that they are not tiered appropriately, they may be moved to a higher/lower level during the regular season if possible or in the playoffs. It is important each coach place their teams in the appropriate tiers to avoid changes that may disrupt the regular season or playoffs.
Playoffs will be conducted at the conclusion of the regular season culminating in a state championship tournament. The playoff games that end in a tie after regulation play will play sudden-death overtime. The overtime periods are 17 minutes long and will continue until we have a winner. The rosters are locked after the regular season; only goalies are eligible to swing. A player must be part of a minimum 5 games to be eligible for the playoffs.
The league currently supports 3 Tiers of Varsity, Division 2 Varsity, Junior Varsity, and the C Team division.
- Tier 1- Top 8 teams make the playoffs. 1st rd. 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5, etc. The rounds always re-seed. Tier 1 playoff series are best of 2, with a 3rd game that is a mini-game (10 minutes) if needed.
- Tier 2- Top 8 teams make the playoffs. 1st rd. 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5, etc. The rounds always re-seed.
- Tier 3- Top 8 teams make the playoffs. 1st rd. 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5, etc. The rounds always re-seed.
- Division 2- Top 5 make the playoffs. There will be a 4th vs 5th game with the winner playing the 1st overall seed. 2nd vs 3rd will be the other Semifinal game.
- JV- Top 12 make the playoffs. 1st place is seeded first, 1, 2, and 3. Then second place is seeded 4, 5, and 6. The rest are seeded based on the tiebreakers.
- C Team- Top 8 teams make the playoffs. 1st rd. 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5, etc. The rounds always re-seed.
- Tier 1-3 Divisions – Playoffs will be determined each season depending on the number of teams per tier.
- Head to Head
- Goals Against
- Goals For
- Coin Toss
Teams are responsible for scheduling, organizing, and conducting practices as required. Teams are asked to support the rinks that will be used in league play when scheduling practice times.
5.A.1. MOIHA REPRESENTATION
Teams may not represent MOIHA, or use its name or logo, in any tournament, contest, or exhibition without prior written permission.
5.A.2. LEAGUE TOURNAMENTS
League tournaments may be scheduled during the regular season after prior notification and approval of the league.
The league currently sponsors one tournament a year that will occur approximately one week before the beginning of the regular season. All registered teams may enter the tournament and GPA requirements for players are waived for the tournament.
5.A.3. LEAGUE SCORE SHEETS
After any tournaments in which MOIHA teams participate, copies of the official score sheets must be forwarded to the league office, within 4 days.
6.A. PLAYING TIME
6.A.1. GAME TIME
Games will consist of 2 periods of 17 minutes each, stop time. Games can start up to 30 minutes early.
6.A.2. TIME OUT
Each team will have 1 time out, consisting of 1 minute. The coach, captain, or alternate may indicate to the referee that the time out is requested
3-minute 3 on 3 sudden death period will be played if the game remains tied at the end of regulation time. Sudden death implies that the first team that scores wins. If, after the sudden death overtime period, the teams remain tied, there will be a 4 man shoot-out. If a team wins in overtime or shoot-out, that team will be awarded 2 points and the losing team will receive 1 (one) point.
6.A.4. PRE GAME WARM UP
3-minute warm-up period will be provided prior to the start of the game.
6.A.5. HALF TIME
1 minute official time out between 1st and 2nd period.
When the goal differential in any game is 10, the referee will terminate the game, if it occurs in the first half then the clock will run and the game is over after the first half. If the goal differential is 8 then the clock will run and it will not be stop time again until the score is within 2.
6.A.7. RESCHEDULED GAMES
Games officially cancelled will be re-scheduled at the end of season play. When a team requests that a game be re-scheduled, a $200 re-scheduling charge will be incurred and the game will be re-scheduled at the end of the season. There is also the possibility of a $200 fine for an forfeited games.
7.A. GAME OFFICIALS
The 2-referee system will be employed at all MOIHA games. If both referees are not available when the game is scheduled to begin, the game will start with one referee. At this time, someone from the home team should notify the league by leaving a message with the league office and reporting a referee issue at a specific rink involving what teams. The league will then make every effort to get a replacement referee to the rink as soon as possible. If the game ends with only one referee, the game will stand as an official game.
If neither scheduled referee is present at game time, the home team should notify the league by leaving a message with the league office and reporting a referee issue. Both teams will wait for 15 minutes from game time before the game is officially cancelled. The league will re-schedule this game at the end of the season.
An organization or coach requesting to comment on the performance of a referee may use referee feedback form. Contact a league official to obtain a referee feedback form.
7.A.2. Disciplinary Actions
Referees will complete a disciplinary form for incidents that require attention of the disciplinary board. The league officials will construct a disciplinary board for each season. The board will meet every two-weeks during the regular season. Incidents that require board attention will wait until the board meets. This means that the player in question will not play any league games until the disciplinary board resolves the issue. The team may contest the incident by requesting a special session of the board at a cost of $100 per session.
MOIHA will use the roller hockey rulebook developed for high school play. We also have added the addendum to the rulebook at the bottom of the page.
7.A.4. TEAM STAFF
A limit of 3 team staff members will be allowed on the players bench (including managers, trainers and coaches). Staff members must wear league ID badges provided at the beginning of the season. Only members registered with the sanctioning body are permitted on the bench during games.
7.A.5. SCORE KEEPER/TIMER
The league will supply an official timekeeper / scorekeeper. If, at the start of the game, the official scorekeeper is not available, the head referee will ask each team (home team first) for a replacement.
7.A.6. RULE CHANGES
Changes to the league play format of the rules may be enacted by MOIHA. All teams will be notified in writing of any such changes.
8.A.1. GENERAL STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
a. Students must be currently enrolled in the high school for which he/she is rostered. The student has 4 years of eligibility during their high school career, unless they play as an 8th grade player or 7th grade goalie. Those years are added beyond the 4 years in high school. Here are the age breakdowns for all MOIHA divisions:
High School Divisions
- High school grades 9-12 eligible for Varsity, JV, and C divisions
- 8th graders may play in the lowest level team while being a full participant in the junior high division. 8th graders may apply to play at a higher level with approvals from MOIHA based on size and skill.
- 7th graders may play as a goalie at the lowest level team with no exceptions
- Note: any junior high players participating at the high school level must play a minimum 8 games at the junior high level during the same season.
Junior High Divisions
- Junior high grades 6-8 eligible for all levels of junior high
- 5th grade is eligible for all levels of junior high
b. The student may not be 19 years of age before Sept. 1, of his/her senior year. If the student graduates in the fall of their senior year, they will be eligible to play in MOIHA the following spring semester.
c. Copies of the current student grade card must be filed with the league before the first league game.
d. A copy of a signed photo id is required. This may be a drivers permit, a drivers license, a student id, or a photo with a signature and a birth
e. A copy of proof of age, either a date of birth on the grade report, a drivers permit / license or a birth certificate.
f. Students who are expelled or suspended from school are not eligible until the scholastic disciplinary penalty is resolved.
g. Players who are suspended from play by the MOIHA may not participate in MOIHA events until the suspension is lifted or expired.
8.A.2. ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY and PROBATION
a. All students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, or greater, based on a 4.0 scale.
b. If the students cumulative GPA is less than 2.0, but his current reporting period (last grade card) is 2.0 or greater, then the student will be permitted to play under academic probation, until the next grade cards are issued.
c. If the students cumulative GPA is greater than 2.0, but his current period GPA is less than 2.0, then the student will be permitted to play under academic probation.
d. A student on academic probation who receives a current period report card with a GPA of less than 2.0 will be declared ineligible.
8.A.2.1. SPECIAL ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
Special academic eligibility may be obtained in the case of students with a documented learning disorder. Students that are to be considered for this special eligibility, as a result of a learning disability, must submit documentation from the school to MOIHA.
A student with a 1.9 GPA or high may request special consideration on the documented proof of ability from his / her teachers. Each request must be made directly to the league officials.
8.A.2.2. AMATEUR ELIGIBILITY
In order to encourage our youth to develop skills in this sport it is recommended that the league allow players to play for teams of all types including professional, with the following provisions.
a. If there is a written agreement with the team, a copy of the agreement must be on file in the league office prior to the beginning of the MOIHA season, or at its first availability.
b. The player may not accept monetary compensation for playing roller hockey for any team, or in any tournament. Reasonable room and board, and travel expenses may be paid by the team/sponsor.
c. A player may receive playing equipment as a member of a select, or professional team. However, the equipment will be limited to a single copy of the standard playing equipment necessary to compete on that team, including; helmet, shoulder pads, hip pads, elbow pads, gloves, shin pads, skates, stick, pants, and jersey. Damaged or broken equipment may be replaced, and replacement sticks, wheels, and bearings, will be allowed.
d. A player may not play for a pro team during the regular MOIHA season. However, a player may participate in tournaments, and/or other rink leagues, including select, or traveling teams as acceptable to the players high school club team.
e. Special circumstances should be brought to the attention of the league officials. Any and all information should be forwarded to the league Commissioner via email.
8.A.2.3. TEAM ELIGIBILITY
a. Teams will be required to carry a Roster Binder that contains copies of players eligibility requirements, for each player listed on the roster. This Roster Binder must be presented for approval to MOIHA one week before the beginning of the season. Failure to have the Roster Binder approved may result in team forfeiture of games until the approval is acquired.
b. Failure to produce this Roster Binder within 48 hours of an official request will result in the team being unable to compete in league play, and possible fine.
c. Whether your school requires it or not, an adult over the age of 21 must represent the team as the coach. It is his/her responsibility to enforce all MOIHA rules and regulations, both in the application procedure and throughout the season.
d. The team must meet the uniform and equipment safety requirements of the league. (See 11.A.2 Uniforms and Protective Equipment)
e. All teams will be expected to comply in full with the league rules, by-laws and decisions which may be handed down in enforcement of said rules.
f. Penalties, suspensions, and fines may be the results of rule violations.
Any special circumstances, or situations which you feel should require special consideration, should be brought to the leagues attention in writing.
See also section 10.A.5
8.A.2.4. ELIGIBILITY ENFORCEMENT
a. Teams that fail the eligibility test are not eligible for participation in the MOIHA. All games scheduled, during the time a team remains ineligible, will be forfeited.
b. Any games played while a team remains ineligible, or while playing an ineligible player, will be forfeited.
c. Teams with outstanding fines, or registration fees, will not be allowed to compete.
d. A team may challenge the eligibility of a given player at the start of the game by filling out an incident form and having both the referee and opposing team coach sign. If you challenge the eligibility of a player and you are wrong, and the player in question is in fact eligible, then your team will have to pay a $50.00 fee. However, if he is not, then any games in which he appeared on the roster will be forfeited, and the players team will have to pay the $50.00 fee.
8.A Player Draft
A player draft may be formed of players from schools not participating in MOIHA, cut from their existing school program, or released from their existing team. Each player must pay a $100 deposit that is applied to the team they are assigned. If the player elects not to play for the assigned team, they will forfeit the deposit.
8.A.1 Player Draft Selection
Geographic location and skill level will be considered when placed with teams. Players will participate in a tryout for coaches to evaluate their skills. After the tryout, the coaches will draw for the order they will select. Once they have selected the number of players they need, they will drop out of the draft and allow the remaining coaches to continue their selections. Once the player is placed with a team, they will remain with that team throughout his/her 4 year eligibility period or until a mutual release is agreed upon and approved by MOIHA. If the school the player attends becomes affiliated with MOIHA, it will be the players option to remain with the assigned team or the school he attends. If the player was released or cut from the school they attend, the attending school must fill out a release form found on the MOIHA website and turn into the commissioner for MOIHA. All releases will have to gain MOIHA approval. Releases will only be granted under extenuating circumstances.
8.A.2 Team Eligibility
Teams interested in drafting players must be in good standing with MOIHA and demonstrate a need for additional players. No team will be eligible to draft players if they cut or release players. Schools with multiple teams will be given the lowest priority. If a team cuts or releases a player after drafting additional players, they will lose the draft rights to any players selected and the drafted players will be placed with other teams. There will be a maximum of 3 players allowed per team from the draft. All exceptions must be approved by MOIHA
- First priority - schools with one team that need assistance filling out a varsity roster. If the school has 8 or more players, they may be placed at the lowest priority.
- Second Priority – schools with Varsity and a JV or C team
- Third Priority – Schools with Varsity and multiple JV/C teams
9.A. JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION
High school club teams may also submit a roster and membership applications for a junior varsity and/or a C team. The rules and eligibility requirements are the same as for the Varsity teams.
10.A. ROSTER AND REGISTRATION
Each high school registering in the league must have one and only one organization. The name entered as president on the registration form will be the main contact with the league and will be the only contact the league will accept for entry into the next season. This ownership of the organization may change in two ways. The contact may pass ownership to another, or the high school represented may request the league recognize another organization. The school writing a letter to the league on school letterhead and signed by a school board member or the head of the athletic department can accomplish this.
To gain entry into the league a registration form must be completed with organization contacts and coaches information and submitted to the league before the start of the season.
10.A.2. TEAM SIZE
Each team will be allowed to carry a maximum of 15 players on their roster. The varsity roster must contain one goalie and up to 14 skaters.
10.A.3. REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Registrations will begin 2 months prior to the beginning of the season. Registration period will continue up to 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the season. To register, a team must complete a school organization registration form and a deposit of approximately 1/5 the league fee for each team entered into the league. All league fees are due 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the season. Registration closes 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the season.
Schedules will be sent to registered teams 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the season.
The final team roster and Roster Binder must be approved one week prior to the beginning of the season.
10.A.4. ROSTER CHANGES
a. No changes may be made to the roster after Roster Binder approval by the league without written approval from MOIHA.
b. No player may be dropped from the final roster to add another player.
c. Players may be added to empty roster spots after their proof of eligibility is demonstrated and sanctioning forms are complete and have been processed by the sanctioning body. Players can only be added up to the fourth league game played and they must be from the school.
d. Players, which are on the Junior Varsity team roster, may be added to an empty spot on the Varsity roster by providing written notification to the league prior to any game in which that player might dress. The player so transferred, will remain on the Varsity roster for the remainder of the season. Goaltenders may swing up to Varsity for any game without league notification and swing back to Junior Varsity. C-Team goaltenders may swing up to any Junior Varsity game without league notification and swing back to C-Team. Each team is allowed to swing 4 players up during the season, but once those players have played in 5 games with the higher team then they are locked on that team. Swing rules apply to Junior High teams as well.
10.A.5. MEMBERSHIP FORMS
A completed sanctioning body membership form must be turned in for each player listed on the roster and coaches before he/she can play or coach a MOIHA game. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit of any games played without membership. The league will supply registered players and coaches with MOIHA badges that must be available for display while on the bench. Everyone on the bench must be a member of the sanctioning body. These forms must be submitted to the league approximately one week before the start of the season. RHA is the current sanctioning body.
11.A. UNIFORMS AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
a. All players on the team must wear matching jerseys, similar in color (new vs old color fade) and exact design. It is recommended that all players excluding goalkeepers wear inline hockey pants. Pants must be an exact match for all varsity divisions and like colors for all other divisions including junior high. Players will not be allowed to play without matching jerseys and appropriate pants per the division they play.
b. Home teams must wear light colored jerseys. Visiting teams must wear dark colored jerseys.
c. Jerseys must have unique numbers for each player, clearly placed on the back, no less than 8 inches in height and matching on all colors.
d. The school name, logo, mascot, and player name may be displayed on the jersey.
e. No advertisements are allowed on player uniforms or equipment, including helmets without league approval.
a. Logos on originally manufactured equipment may remain as produced.
b. All players must wear proper fitting approved helmets with full cage, or face shield, and chin strap. Helmet must remain snapped at all times on the skating surface. No helmet and/or facemask can be altered in any way. They must be worn as manufactured. A player will be removed from the game and may not return until corrections are made.
c. Elbow pads, shin pads, hockey gloves, an athletic protector/cup, and in-line skates are mandatory.
d. Skates may not have protruding bolts or screws of any kind.
No loose, or hanging equipment will be permitted.
e. Mouthpieces that are attached to the facemask/cage are required at all times.
11.A.3. First Aid Kit
Each team should carry a First Aid kit as a part of their equipment. The recommended content of the kit are: band aids, Vaseline, or lubricant, athletic tape, topical antiseptic, ice pack, smelling salts, scissors, gloves, mouth shields.
12.A. SCORE SHEETS
12.A.1. PLAYER ROSTER
a. The team roster must be filled in on the official league score sheet prior to the start of the game. Please print the team roster from Pointstreak and hand in the roster with all changes to the scorekeeper prior to the game.
b. If a dressed out player is not listed on the game roster, or if he is wearing a number other than listed, a bench minor penalty will be awarded at the next stoppage of play.
c. If the player is legally rostered on that team, and the omission is clearly inadvertent, then the players name will be added to the score sheet roster and a bench minor penalty assessed.
d. Any player who does not dress for the game, but is listed on the game score sheet roster, must be scratched from the score sheet at the end of the game. Failure to do so may result in a penalty or fine being assessed to the team, or coach or forfeit.
12.A.2. SCORE SHEETS DISTRIBUTION Check Pointstreak.
Statistics will be maintained by the Pointstreak.
Players will earn 1 point for each goal, or assist, for which they are credited with on the score sheet. Only one assist will be awarded per goal scored.
In forfeited games the forfeiting team will not be credited with any goals or assists. Forfeits are counted as a 10-0 loss.
13.A. TEAM STANDINGS AND PLAYOFFS
13.A.1. STATE QUALIFIERS
The top team in each Conference will be invited to the State Championship Tournament. St. Louis is the only district in the league, so a State Tournament will not occur.
13.A.2. INDIVIDUAL SCORING
Team points will be accumulated as follows; 2 points for a win, 1 point for an overtime/shoot-out loss, and 0 points for a loss.
13.A.3. Tier CHAMPION
The team which scores the most Team points in regular season conference play will determine tier Champions.
13.A.4. TIER TIE BREAKING
In the event of a tie for Conference Champion, the tie breaking criteria will be as follows;
(a) head-to-head play - results of games against each other
(b) goals against goals registered against the teams
(c) goals for goals registered against other teams
(d) coin toss
13.A.6. LEAGUE DECISION
The league board will render final tiebreaker decisions. If a coin toss is necessary, then representatives of both teams will be present.
13.A.7. NATIONAL QUALIFIERS
The State Champions and the runners up both qualify to represent the State of Missouri in National High School Tournaments that are recognized by the MOIHA.
MOIHA Points of Emphasis
- Rule 5 - Player Benches (pg. 8 ) -Three coaches maximum are allowed on the bench and all must have a MOIHA badge.
- Rule 12 - Starting Line-up (pg. 9) - A team must have a goalie and four skaters on the floor at the referee's whistle to start the game. If this requirement cannot be met, the offending team will be forced to take their time-out. If they still can not met the requirement a forfeit shall be declared by the referee against the team not able to field a goalie & four skaters.
- Rule 18 - Protective Equipment (pg. 12) - All players must wear HECC/ASTM F1045 Standard Performance Specification helmets, with a chin strap properly fastened and face mask, shin guards, protective cup, elbow pads, hockey gloves and skates. All protective equipment except gloves, helmet and goalie leg pads must be entirely under the uniform. A minor penalty will be imposed on the offending player for a violation of this rule and he/she will not be allowed to continue play until violation is corrected.
- Rule 23 - Coincidental Penalties (pg. 13) When coincidental penalties are assessed, the penalized players take their places on their respective penalty benches and NO immediate substitutions shall be allowed (3 on 3). When the penalties expire, they do not have to wait for a stoppage of play to leave the penalty bench unless there a multiple (more than two) coincidental penalized players on the penalty bench. All players must leave the penalty bench by way of the playing surface before being replaced by another player. A team shall be permitted to make an immediate substitution in the last two minutes of a game when a coincidental penalties have been assessed to not receive a man advantage situation if a team is already penalized due to a coincidental penalty when
- Rule 46 - Delaying the Game (pg. 23) A minor penalty or penalty shot or awarded goal can be assessed if in the referee's judgement a player (including goalkeeper) deliberately displaces the goal posts to stop play, prevent a breakaway, scoring opportunity or imminent goal. (Review rulebook).
- Rule 53 - Handling Puck with Hands (pg. 26) Hand passes is allowed in the defensive zone. Hand passes across the centerline and received by a teammate in the offensive zone is not allowed. Play will be stopped & the puck will be dropped where the pass originated.
- A player shall be permitted to handle the puck with his hands momentarily if the puck was shot or deflected in the air. If a player does not drop the puck immediately, play shall be stopped & a face-off will be conducted where the offense occurred.
- Rule 54 - High Sticks (pg. 26) Directing the puck at the goal with a stick above the height of the crossbar will not be permitted, except by the defending team. A face-off will be conducted at the end zone face off spot of the offending team. The shoulders of the players will be the measuring tool when playing the puck with a stick anywhere else on the floor.
- Rule 56 - Hooking (pg. 27) A minor penalty for hooking or high sticking shall be imposed on a player using their stick above the waste of an opponent to impede their progress. This rule shall be strictly enforced.
- Rule 63 - Obscene or Profane Language or Gestures (pg. 29) Player to Player: a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct or game ejection penalty will be imposed on the offending player. Player or team official to referee: 10 minute misconduct, or game ejection, or game-misconduct.
- Rule 73 - Tied Games (pg. 33) If, at the end of regulation time, the score is tied, a three-minute sudden-death overtime period, played 3-on-3 with stop-time will be played. Any penalty assessed in regulation will carry over to the overtime period. If the score is still tied, there will be a 4 man shoot-out. The number of eligible players for the shoot-out is equal to the lower roster. IE: if Team A has 6 players and a goalie and Team B had 12 players and a goalie then the amount of eligible players is 6.
- Mercy Rule - When the goal differential in any game is 10, the referee will terminate the game, if it occurs in the first half then the clock will run and the game is over after the first half. If the goal differential is 8 then the clock will run and it will not be stop time again until the score is within 2.
- Water Bottles - No water bottles allowed on the floor. (This includes water bottles on the top of the goals).
- Out of Play - The netting at the top of the glass is considered out of play and face off will ensue at an end zone dot or the center face off dot depending on who last played the puck. Goalies shooting the puck over the protective glass will be accessed a minor penalty for delay of game.
- Game Ejection - The penalized player will be removed for the duration of that game.
- Game Misconduct - The penalized player will receive a game ejection and suspended from the next division game.
- Match/Fighting Penalty - The penalized player will receive a game ejection and is suspended indefinitely until the MOIHA disciplinary board (every 2 weeks during the season) reviews the incident.
- 4 and 12 Rule - Any player having been assessed 4or more penalties in a game will receive a Game Ejection and any team assessed 12 or more penalties in a game, the head coach will receive a one (next) game suspension. If a delayed penalty is signaled on a player's fourth penalty or team's 12th penalty and the non offending team scores, the penalty will not be charged to the player or team because the penalty was not assessed (written on the score sheet). If however the delayed penalty is a major penalty and a goal is scored the major penalty will be assessed and the player will receive a game ejection and any additional penalty that may accompany the major penalty.
- Tobacco Products of ANY kind is not permitted on the player's bench, penalty bench or on the playing surface at any time before, during or after a MOIHA league game. The team official (coach, manager, trainer) or player violating this rule will be assessed a minor (bench) penalty for the first offense and a game ejection or game misconduct for further violations.
- Any team who receives 6 penalties in the game will then be forced to serve all future penalties for the entire 2 minutes. From penalty seven on all minors are treated as majors and the player must stay in the penalty box no matter how many goals are scored.
- Swing players may play up four games to the next level. Once they have played the 5th game then they are frozen on the higher roster.
- If a player is suspended on one level, they must serve that suspension in that level before playing any other level. IE; swing players.
- The faceoff following a penalty call will be in the offensive zone of the team on the power play.
- The opposing team may ask for an equipment/uniform check on the other team. If the player(s) are in violation of the equipment/uniform rules, they will not be allowed to continue play until the violation is corrected. The request must be made before the start of the 1st or 2nd period. If a violation is not found, the requesting team will be assessed a 2 minute bench minor penalty.