A Few Reminders as We Enter Playoffs
Playoffs have just gotten under way for the fall season and I wanted to take a minute to send out a few reminders as the games get under way.
1) JAHA Specific Playoff Rules: Playoff games will be 3 12 minute stop time periods (there is no run time during regulation play during playoffs) . After the end of regulation, there will be a 5-minute run time Overtime period. After this period, the game will go to a best of 3 shootout. If no winner has yet been determined, the game will then go to sudden death best of 1 shootout. Please recognize that game start times will potentially be delayed slightly especially on Sunday nights.
2) Playoff Schedules: We, as a board, will do our best to get playoff games on the schedule as we learn the results of previous games, but we can’t get all of them because we can’t always have people at the rink. You, as a team, should keep your teammates in the loop when they miss games so they know when to play next.
3) Chin Straps: We’ve received notice from JHO that players aren’t doing an adequate job of following USA hockey rules regarding helmet chin straps. The rule reads as follows: “Players in the Adult classification must wear a hockey helmet (including non-HECC approved) with chin strap properly fastened.” For a violation of this rule, after a warning by the Referee, a misconduct penalty for an equipment violation shall be assessed to the offending player. Officials have been giving players a lot of leeway in this area but have requested we remind players about this rule. If chin strap use does not improve to an appropriate level, officials will begin issuing misconduct penalties.
Thank you to those of you who made it this far, and I’ll see you on the ice.
-Andrew Dimond, JAHA President.