Overtime and Shootout Requirements
If the score is tied at the end of three regulation periods, the following shall take place:
1. There shall be a two-minute intermission.
2. Goalies will switch ends for overtime period
3. A five-minute period shall be played.
4. The team that scores first wins and the game is ended. If a goal is not scored in the five-minute period, refer to divisional rules.
5. 4 on 4 is approved play for the five-minute overtime period. (Refer to divisional notes below for additional information).
If either team declines to play in the necessary overtime period, the game shall be declared a loss for that team.
Goalies will switch ends for overtime period.
If shoot-out is used, goalies will switch ends returning to their home-bench end.
4-on-4 OT Note 1:
When regulation time ends and the teams are 5-on-4, teams will start overtime 5-on-4. Once player strength reaches 5-on-5, at the next stoppage of play, player strength is adjusted to 4-on-4
4-on-4 OT Note 2:
When regulation time ends and the teams are 5-on-3, teams will start overtime 5-on-3. Once player strength reaches 5-on-4 or 5-on-5, at the next stoppage of play, player strength is adjusted to 4-on-3 or 4-on-4 or 3-on-3 as appropriate.
4-on-4 OT Note 3:
When regulation ends and teams are 4-on-4 teams will start overtime 3-on-3.
4-on-4 OT Note 4:
At no time will a team have less than three players on the ice. This may require a fifth skater to be added if a two-man advantage occurs. Once player strength reaches 5-on-4 or 5-on-5, at the next stoppage of play, player strength is adjusted to 4-on-3 or 4-on-4 or 3-on-3, as appropriate.
When two SECHC teams play each other, the game is reported as a tie to the CHF if no one scores in the 4 on 4, 5 minute OT. But, if SECHC teams are playing each other, they can then use a 3-man shootout to determine a winner for SECHC standings only. SECHC standings use WINS and LOSSES only, no tie our OTL.