The rules of the game are patterned very closely after a typical minor hockey game but it should be noted that this is not a Hockey Canada sanctioned game so there are a few exceptions. Except for these exceptions, all the rules, and infractions, for a Hockey Canada sanctioned game will be enforced by the referees.
1. Period Length: Each game will consist of two 20 minute stopped time periods with a flood before the games and in between periods. Teams will not switch ends between periods. The goaltender will play in the net closest to the team's bench.
2. Stopped Time Clock: The clock will run with 'stopped' time for the first period. In the second period, should the score ever reach a 7 goal differential, the clock will change to 'running' time. (Please note that minor penalties in running time are 3 minutes and majors are 7 minutes.) Stopped time will only be reintroduced if the goal differential is reduced to a 3 goal difference. The scoreboard will only show a 7 goal differential even though any further goals are recorded on the game sheet for the official score.
3. Overtime: If a game is tied at the end of regulation time, the game will head into a sudden victory 10 minute overtime period. There will not be a flood before an overtime period.
4. Shootout: If a game is tied at the end of the overtime period, the game will head into a shootout with the respective goalies using the same nets which they had occupied. The shootout consists of 5 shooters for each team. The Home team will choose if they would like to shoot first or second. If the game is still tied after the 5 shots per team, it will continue in a 'one on one' shootout until a winner is decided. It is important to note that the same 5 shooters must be used in the same order for these extra shots.