C. S. H. L. BY-LAWS
The Carillon senior Hockey League
SECTION II. BY-LAWS
Revised on Sept. 23/2006
Further revised April 17, 2013
THESE ARE THE BY-LAWS OF THE CARILLON SENIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
AS PROVIDED FOR IN ITS CONSTIUTION.
1. To be eligible to participate, all players must be registered with the Hockey Manitoba and the C.S.H.L.
2 With the exception of situations outlined in the By-laws, players must be residents within the League Boundaries as defined in Section 3, Membership, The Constitution to be eligible to play in the C.S.H.L.
3. A player who currently resides outside the League Boundaries but had previously resided within the League Boundaries as a yearlong basis, for three consecutive years and played minor hockey and/or in the HTJHL is considered eligible. Seasonal or temporary residents (i.e. students) are not eligible.
4. A player who establishes his main residency within the League Boundaries must do so prior to October 1st to be eligible to play the following season and must maintain residency until the end of the Season. Teams may apply for an exemption to this rule in writing to the executive.
5. A player who is participating in another league may also play in the C. S. H. L. providing he is eligible under the C. S. H. L. eligibility rules and is allowed to play under the Hockey Manitoba Affiliation rules.
6. In the event of disputes over player eligibility, the C. S. H. L. Executive may require a player or team to provide the necessary information or proof of eligibility.
RETENTION OF LOCAL PLAYERS
7. All players registering with the C.S.H.L. will be required to play with the C.S.H.L. team with the arena closest to their residence (home team). However a player may choose to play with a C.S.H.L. team where he has previously played minor hockey or in the HTJHL. This option is only available to him once during his C. S. H. L. career. That player then becomes that teams property and is subject to all other By-Laws that apply. A map agreed to by the Board of the C. S. H. L. and where a straight line from each arena will be used will decide closest arena.
RELEASES AND RIGHTS OF THE TEAMS TO PIAYERS
8. A player moving from his hometown to another location within the C. S. H. L. boundary may play for his hometown without obtaining a release from the team to whose area he moved. This option is only available to him once during his career. Movement thereafter, requires a release.
9. Once a player has received a release for two (2) consecutive years from his home team to the same team, he no longer needs a release to play for the team released to, but may return to his home team without a release.
10. Teams will not unreasonably withhold releases. If the President is satisfied that a release is being unreasonably denied, he may authorize a release on his own.
11. The President must approve all releases. The President will not unreasonably withhold approval of a release, however he can deny releases if they are not in the best interest of the C. S. H. L., for example, an unusual number of releases from one team rendering that team noncompetitive.
12. No player Within the C. S. H. L. boundary will be given more than two (2) releases from separate teams during his C. S. H. L. career.
13. In the event a team ceases to play indefinitely, all players from that team must play for the team with the closest arena (as to C. S. H. L. approved map) unless released by that team. If the team that ceased to play resumes play, all these players will automatically become its property again if their residence is closest to that arena as is required under By-Law # 9.
14. Any player who plays for another team without being properly released will be considered an ineligible player, and the team he participated with will forfeit all games that that player played in and the team will be assessed a $200 fine.
15. All senior teams will receive a Hockey Manitoba roster form, which they may register up to 25 players to their team. At no time may a team have more than 25 players registered on their roster, of which 18 players and two goalkeepers may dress for any game. Goalkeepers must be clearly marked on roster forms and may only play goal. Teams may release players to provide roster spots for additional players.
LEAGUE STRUCTURE AND PLAYOFF FORMA T
16. League and playoff format will be determined at each inaugural meeting.
17. All playoff series will be best of seven series with the team finishing highest in the regular season standings having home ice advantage.
18. The first round of playoffs must start within 2 (two) days of the League's Awards Banquet, and must finish within 15 (fifteen) days of the first game.
19. Subsequent rounds of the playoffs must start within 2 (two) days of the completion of the previous series, and must be completed within 15 (fifteen) days of the first game. This applies to all series.
20. Prior to the beginning of any series, both teams must agree in writing to a playoff schedule and submit this schedule to the League President.
ELIGIBILITY FOR PLAYOFFS
21. To be eligible to participate in playoffs, a player must have played in a minimum of 5 (five) regular season games.
22. A registered player who was unable to play his 5 (five) regular season games due to injury or illness may be considered eligible for playoffs upon providing satisfactory proof to the President. Satisfactory proof shall consist of a written declaration by a physician that the player was unable to participate due to injury or illness. This declaration must be submitted to the President within 10 (ten) days of the injury or diagnosis of illness; or within 10 (ten) days of registration.
23. An Affiliate Player is not required to play his 5 (five) games within the C. S. H. L. team providing he is on the team's roster and has played 5 (five) games with the affiliate team.
. 24. A goaltender does not have to play 5 (five) regular season games providing he is on the team's roster.
25. In the event of an injury to a goaltender, upon written declaration from a physician and permission from the President, a team may use an eligible goaltender from a team, which is no longer in the playoffs. This goaltender may be used as a starting goaltender.
26. In the event of a positional tie in the standings, the following tiebreakers will be utilized to determine the order of finish:
(a) Team with greatest number of wins is awarded the highest position.
(b) If still tied, the team with the best win/loss record between the tied teams receives the highest position.
(c) If still tied, the team with the best goals for and against record between the tied teams will receive the highest position.
(d) If still tied, the team with the best goals for and against record for all games during the season will receive the highest position.
(e) If still tied, positions will be determined by a coin toss in the presence of the C.S.H.L. President.
27. During the regular season, ties after regulation time will be immediately followed by a five (5) minute sudden victory period. This five (5) minute period will feature 4 skaters against 4 skaters, provided this number is not affected by any carry over penalties from the third period. If the score is still tied after the five (5) minute period, a shoot-out consisting of three (3) players from each team will be held until a winner is declared. No player may shoot twice. These three (3) players can be named at any time prior to the shoot-out. If a team loses the game after either the overtime period or the shoot-out, they will be eligible for 1 point in the standings.
28. During playoffs, ties after regulation time will be followed by a 15-minute break and a 20-minute sudden death overtime period. If still tied, the break and period will be repeated until a winner is declared.
29. A team may register an unlimited number of Affiliate players in accordance with the Hockey Manitoba Affiliation Rules, and to all C.S.H.L. rules and By-laws.
30. Affiliate Players must wear the same equipment as required by the Affiliate's League.
GENERAL PIAYING RULES
31. With the following exceptions, the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association playing rules will be utilized by the C. S. H. L
a) A goaltender going to the players bench for adjustment of his equipment or treatment of an injury does not have to be replaced, providing he has the permission of the Referee.
b) In the event an alternate goaltender has to enter the game, upon first entry he will be allowed a warm-up.
c) Any curvature of stick will be allowed.
CONDUCT OF GAMES
32. A team will not be allowed to start a game unless it has a minimum of 9(nine) players including a goaltender.
33. A team unable to commence play within 15 (fifteen) minutes of the scheduled starting time will be fined $50.00 by the C. S. H. L.
34. A team unable to commence play within 30 (thirty) minutes of the scheduled starting time will be fined an additional $50.00 and will forfeit the game.
35. A team forfeiting a game will be responsible for payment of the referee costs, arena rental of $250.00, and $200.00 compensation to the opposing team.
36. The C. S. H. L. may levy additional fines on a team that forfeits a game.
37. No Managers, Coaches or players will be allowed in the referee's room during a game. Person(s) failing to abide to this rule will be assessed a penalty of $100. One person from the home team will be allowed in the referee's room between the 2nd and 3rd period for payment to referees.
38. The suggested starting times for all regular season or playoff games will be8:00 p.m.for evening games and2:30 p.m.for afternoon games. Scheduled start times can be altered upon mutual consent of both teams involved.
39. Visiting teams are to wear dark uniforms while home teams are to wear light colored uniforms. This may be altered by mutual agreement between the teams.
40. The President must approve postponement due to storms or poor ice conditions by at least 3 (three) hours prior to the start of the game. Any other postponements will be considered a forfeited game.
41. (a) Rescheduling of approved postponed games must be agreed to by both teams and must be done in writing to the President, Statistician, and Referee-in-Chief within 48 hours.
(b) Each team must play the full number of scheduled games. Failure to complete the schedule will result in the team being indefinitely suspended, and the team bond being forfeited. Reinstatement will require a majority vote at the next Annual Meeting.
SCORE SHEETS AND GAME RESULTS
42. The home team is responsible for supplying competent timekeepers and scorekeepers. The scorekeeper will maintain a summary of the game on a C. S. H. L Game Report Form.
43. There are 3(three) copies of the Game Report to be distributed as follows:
Original: faxed the next day to the League Statistician,
2nd copy: retained by the home team,
3rd copy: given to the visiting team immediately after the game
44. (a) Players' full names are to be printed clearly on the score sheet and signed by the manager or coach.
(b) Any player who participates in a game without being registered with HockeyManitobaand the League shall be considered an illegal player and By-Law #69 shall apply.
(c) Any player who participates in a game under the name of another player shall be considered an illegal player and By-Law #69 shall apply.
(d) Where a player participates in a game and his name is not recorded on the game sheet, the team shall be fined $100.
45. A player may enter a game at any time providing he appears in full uniform and prints his name and initials the score sheet before participating.
46. Immediately after the completion of a game, the home team is responsible for telephoning the results to the radio station CHSM.
POOR ICE CONDITIONS
47. A game called by the Referee due to poor ice conditions before the end of the first period will be replayed in its entirety.
48. A game called due to poor ice conditions after the fist period but before the start of the third period will be continued at a later date.
49. A game may not be called due to poor ice conditions once the third period has begun.
TEAMS WITHOUT ARTIFICIAL ICE
50. Teams with home arenas without artificial ice will be required to schedule the second and subsequent rounds of playoffs in an arena with artificial ice. This arena must be within the C. S. H. L. boundaries. This applies to regular season games also.
ADMISSIONS AND PASSES
51. Maximum admission prices for C. S. H. L. regular season games will be:
Students 13-17: $2.00,
12 & under: FREE
Maximum admission prices for C. S. H. L playoff games will be:
Students 13-17: $3.00,
12 & under: FREE
52. Each team is to receive four (4) executive passes. These passes must be presented at the ticket gate.
53. Members of the League Executive will be provided with 2 (two) Executive Passes each. These passes allow free admission to any C. S. H. L. regular season or playoff game.
REIMBURSEMENT TO LEAGUE OFFICIALS
54. A $10.00 mileage fee may be paid to Executive members for League and Executive meetings.
55. The President may retain the services of a secretary, and this secretary may be compensated at the discretion of the Executive.
REFEREE IN CHIEF
56. The C. S. H. L Governing board will appoint a Referee-in-chief each year and will agree to compensation for his services.
57. The Referee-in-chief will receive direction from the Governing Board with respect to the style of play that the C. S. H. L. wishes to promote, and in turn will direct his officials in this regard.
58. The Referee-in-chief will be responsible for assigning officials for all C. S. H. L games, and for assuring that officials are in attendance for each game.
59. The C. S. H. L. will operate with a one Referee, two linesmen system of officiating.
60. A team not satisfied with the performance of an individual Game Official or team of Game Officials may advise the Referee-in-Chief and President in writing. The Referee-in-chief will investigate and decide upon a course of action.
PROTESTS AND APPEALS
61. A team wishing to protest the outcome of a game may do so in writing to the President within 24 hours of the game or incident. A $150.00 (one hundred fifty dollars) nonrefundable fee must accompany the protest.
62. An appeal of a President's or Commissioner's ruling may be made to the Executive within 5 (five) days of their decision. A $75.00 (seventy-five dollars) fee must accompany the written appeal.
63. An appeal does not automatically lift a suspension, and the Executive will schedule a hearing as soon as possible.
64. A further appeal of the Executive's decision can be made to the Governing Board. This appeal must be in writing to the President and received within 5 (five) days of the Executive's ruling. This appeal is to be accompanied by a $150.00 (one hundred fifty dollars) fee. This appeal is to be heard by the Governing Board and that decision will be final.
65. Appeal fees may be refunded if an appeal is successful.
AUTOMATIC SUSPENSIONS /FINES
66. The HockeyManitobaand CAHA rules with respect to automatic suspensions for infractions will be followed by the C. S. H. L
67. In addition, the C. S. H. L. will assess the following suspensions:
(a) Accumulation of penalty minutes for stick infractions during the regular season; i.e. slashing, butt ending, high-sticking, spearing, crosschecking:
Total of 20 minutes: 1 game
Every 10 minutes thereafter: 1 game
(b) Accumulation of penalty minutes for hitting from behind during the season:
Total of 10 minutes: 1 game
Every 10 minutes thereafter: 1 game
NOTE: TEAMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT PLAYERS REACHING THE TOTAL ACCUMULATED MINUTES DO NOT PLAY THE NEXT GAME. FAILURE TO SIT OUT THE PLAYER WILL RESULT IN FORFEIT OF THE GAME AND A $50.00 FINE.
68. The Commissioner may levy fines or suspensions or combinations of both, or request that bonds be posted at his discretion. This applies to actions of players, coaches, and management.
69. If a team is found to have an illegal player:
a) The illegal player is suspended until the C.S.H.L. deals with the situation.
b) Team is assessed a $500 fine per player and a $1000 team fine.
c) The team using an illegal player(s) will forfeit those games in which the ineligible
player(s) has participated.
d) Manager is suspended from the team for one (1) year
e) Manager cannot be involved with any other team in the C. S. H. L during his
f) Manager is suspended from the arenas during C. S. H. L. games for that season
g) All players playing for a team utilizing an illegal player(s) will lose all points scored in those games where the illegal player(s) has participated..
PROOF OF MAIN RESIDENCY
70. Residency means main residency.
71. It is the responsibility of the player and/or team he plays for to show proof of the player's main residency to the executive's satisfaction.
72. Any player registered after December 1st must supply the Executive of the C. S. H. L. with the necessary proof of the player(s) eligibility.
73. A player/team has to satisfactorily prove eligibility to Board of Governors
74. Teams have until the last regular season game to ask for proof of eligibility of any player playing in the C. S. H. L by sending a letter to the President requesting such proof, accompanied by a deposit of $200. The player(s) in question have 24 hrs to supply proof of eligibility to the executive. If the player is ineligible, the deposit will be refunded, and the offending team will be fined $200, and forfeit any games that the ineligible player participated in. If the player is found to be eligible, the deposit will be retained by the league The Executive's decision is final - no appeal is available.
75. For purposes of League Awards, a rookie will be defined as a player who has not previously played in a higher level of hockey, example: professional or semi-professional; Senior University or competed in 15 (fifteen) C. S. H. L. regular season games.