|Player and Team Eligibility |
To be eligible to compete in all Coastal Cup events, players must:
Have a current AAU Hockey Inline player membership. (Coaches must have a current AAU membership.)
Complete and submit the Team Liability Release.
NOTE: All required forms are available on the "Forms" page of this website.
To be eligible to compete in the Coastal Cup Championships, players must:
Be a player in good standing not facing discretionary supplementary discipline.
Players must have played in 1 CC qualifier unless the player cannot participate in a regional qualifier due to injury or ice hockey commitments or other unforeseen situations. If a player has not or cannot play in a regional qualifier, he/she has to be approved by Bob Boucher and officially put on the roster before the first Coastal Cup Finals game. Each situation will be dealt with on an individual case by case basis.
In Travel Lite, teams can add players on a Traditional Travel B team with approval from Bob Boucher. Each situation will be dealt with on an individual basis. Teams in Travel Lite cannot add a Traditonal Travel A(Elite) player who is currently on a Traditional Travel A(Elite) Team.
All players and coaches registered with Coastal Cup will have access to a copy of the AAU rulebook. It shall be the responsibility of each player, coach and team to know the rulebook. It should be noted that the goal of the Coastal Cup is to promote the game of hockey while at the same time developing players who play hard, play fairly and exhibit good sportsmanship. Coastal Cup is not a "win at all costs" tournament. It is expected that players and coaches and spectators will remember that above everything else, we are all involved in this game for the fun of it. If a player or team cannot live with these principles, they will be encouraged to seek other tournaments. If the player or team still doesnít get it, they will be told to seek other tournaments. All rules developed by the Coastal Cup use the principles of fun, good sportsmanship and fair play as their foundation. There is no way to anticipate all situations and possibilities. The decisions of Coastal Cup officials concerning rules, rosters, eligibility, etc shall be considered final. The playing rules of AAU Hockey Inline shall be used. All additions, modifications, clarifications and exceptions to the official USAHIL rulebook are listed below:
- Rule 0.
- Rule 101a. Testing Lacrosse rules even more
- Rule 203a. Rosters. (Addition). No change or addition to a teamís tournament roster shall be permitted once a teamís first game has commenced.
- Rule 303c. Goaltenderís Equipment. (Clarification). If a goaltenderís leg pads exceed 12 inches in width, the referee shall use discretion to determine if the pads were widened on purpose or whether they have been widened as a result of use. The referee shall allow a goaltender to continue to play with pads that were not widened on purpose.
- Rule 403a. Major Penalties. (Clarification). For a "MAJOR PENALTY," the offending player shall be assessed a game misconduct penalty. A player involved in a fight shall receive an automatic tournament ejection. If the player is in multiple age divisions, he shall be ejected from all age divisions he is competing in.
- Rule 404c. Misconduct Penalties. (Clarification). A player or Team Official incurring a game misconduct penalty shall be suspended for the remainder of that game. Any player who receives a second game misconduct penalty during the course of the season shall be suspended for the remainder of that game plus the next three games of that team Any player who receives a third game misconduct during the course of the season shall be suspended for the remainder of the playing year.
- Rule 410a. Supplementary Discipline. (Clarification). In addition to the suspensions assessed under these rules, Coastal Cup authorities may, at the conclusion of a game or tournament, at their discretion, investigate any incident that occurs in connection with any game and may assess additional suspensions for any offense committed before, during or after any game by a player or Team Official, whether or not such offense had been penalized by the Referee. This rule gives Coastal Cup officials great latitude to penalize players who demonstrate poor sportsmanship, foul language or unacceptable off-rink behavior.
- Rule 601. Abusive Conduct. (Clarification). A player or coach who is abusive to an official shall receive an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, a ten minute misconduct, a game misconduct or all three. Any player or coach who receives a game misconduct under Rule 601 shall be automatically suspended for the next game of that team (Rule 404c).
- Rule 613b. Fighting. (Clarification). A minor or double minor penalty shall be assessed to a player who, having been struck, retaliates with a punch or an attempted punch. However, at the discretion of the Referee, a major penalty for fighting shall be assessed if the player continues the altercation. Any player receiving a fighting major penalty is automatically ejected from the tournament.
- Rule 622. Interference by Spectators. (Addition). If a spectator persists in harassing a referee, the team that the spectator represents may be penalized with a minor penalty. If the harassment continues, the spectator will be ejected from the building.
- Rule 635a. Start of Game and Periods. A team that forfeits a game for the purpose of resting their players or to somehow affect the outcome or seeding will automatically forfeit all round robin games even if they have already been played.
- Rule 637a. Time of Match and timeouts. (Clarification). A game shall consist of three 10-minute running time halves. If the score is within two goals, or tied, stop time shall be played during the last two minutes of play. A one-minute rest period shall be permitted between halves, after which the teams shall change ends. One time outs shall be permitted for all games including Round Robin Games. Each team shall be entitled to take one timeout of one-minute duration during the playoffs. E Coastal Cup uses on time starts. However, if the two teams are ready to play, a game may start early if both coaches agree to start early.
- Rule Overtime.
In Round Robin Games: 3 v 3 minute OT. If the score is still tied, then the game ends in a tie. Each team is awarded 1 point. If a team scores during OT, the winning team gets 2 points and the OT losing team is given 1 point.
In playoffs, 3 v 3 for 3 minutes for quarterfinal and semi final games. If the score is still tied then a 3 player shootout follows. During a Finals Games, Overtime is 3 v 3 until someone scores.
If a player(s) engages in a fight, that player will be automatically ejected for the rest of the tournament and is subject to further suspensions.