: Rules and Equipment

Rules and Equipment


Rules & Regulations:

Ball Hockey rules are the same as Ice Hockey with one significant exception. The rule that regulates offside in the offensive zone is called the “Floating Blue Line”. Once a player has moved the ball over the blue line into the attacking zone, the attacking zone increases to include the entire opponent’s half of the rink.

Floating Blue Line Rule

Equipment Required By HCMBHL:

All registrants are responsible for providing their own CSA approved hockey helmet with full facial protection, hockey gloves, hockey stick,  soccer shin pads, athletic cup, soft elbow pads or approved ball hockey shin/knee pads , and soccer socks are all mandatory and must be worn before stepping onto the arena floor. We do provide goalie equipment for those players who wish to try goaltending.

We are committed to provide our members with the best and safest environment as possible. As a result Fighting and Major Penalties are will not be tolerated and result in substantial suspensions or ejection from the league. Also any player the receives 4 penalties in one game will be given a game misconduct as set out by Ball Hockey Canada and the OBHF.


Also NEW this year is every line will get 1:30 everytime on the floor, once time is up BUZZER will sound and next line will come out and time starts with a faceoff, this way we keep floor time equal for all kids. Also NEW this year NO PLAYER CAN SCORE MORE THAN 2 GOALS PER GAME. this why we try and keep the scores close and get everyone else involved in helping their team win.

Our league rules are always being updated so please contact us to get the most recent version. The HCMBHL rules are based on the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation Rules and Regulations Guide, please refer to it for a complete list.


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