General Rules and Information

Dek Hockey

General Rules 


  • Good sportsmanship!!!! Abusive behavior, threatening of any player, spectator, referee, coach or employee will not be tolerated and any person will be asked to leave the property immediately.  
  • Players must comply to all roster/team regulations of their division. 
  • Penalties will be either 1 minute or 2-5 minutes depending on the severity 

Stick Penalties


  • Slashing: a player cannot use their stick to make contact with another player's body, stick or equipment in a hitting motion. The stick can be used to defend and pursue the ball on an opposing player’s stick.  
  • High Sticking: if a player loses control of their own stick and the stick makes contact with the opposing player anywhere above the shoulders. It is the duty of every player to control their own stick and assure the safety of all players on the playing surface. 
  • Tripping: A player who intentionally or unintentionally places their stick in the foot path or area of an opposing player causing them to fall. 

Physical Penalties


  • Body checking: a player cannot “check” or use their body to directly make contact with a player to separate them from the ball or to gain position. Incidental minor contact is allowed from the natural competitiveness of the game. Players must have the intent avoid direct contact. 
  • Elbowing: if a player uses their arm or elbow and makes direct contact with an opposing player. Distinct elbow to the face or head can result in 5 minute 
  • Kneeing: a player sticks their knee out in the path of an opposing player and 
  • Roughing: a player uses their hands or body in a rough manner to intentional contact another player. 
  • Punching: direct, flagrant punch to another player will result in 5 minute penalty. A second offense will result in game ejection. 

Misc. Rules


  • No off sides: the center line will be used for faceoff purposes.  
  • Faceoff: players must remain on their side of the faceoff circle and dot.