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Ice Broomball
Rules of the Game -- FULL ICE

  • Six players are required on the ice at all times (5 players and one goalie). During substitutions, the player coming onto the ice must wait until the player leaving the ice comes to the bench.
  • All play is co-ed in nature. At least two players of the under-represented sex must be present on the ice at all times

  • Teams may be permitted to start a game with only 5 players (including goalies). In this case, the co-ed rule must still be observed.

  • The Shooter-Tutor is NOT permitted to be used as a substitute for a goalie.

  • The game will consist of two 20-minute periods. The clock will only be stopped in the last 2 minutes of the 2nd period if the game is within 3 points; otherwise, the clock will run the entire time.
  • Each team is permitted one timeout per half that will last for one minute. Timeouts do not carry over into the second half if they are not used.
  • Goalies may touch the ball with their hands when in the goal crease, but they may not advance the ball with their hands. Goalies are permitted to trap the ball for a whistle only while in the goal crease.
  • Goalies may not go out beyond the red line.

  • Once a goalie leaves the crease, he/she will lose the protected status of a goalie and may not trap the ball with their hands.
  • Players may touch the ball with their hands only by knocking it down to play it with their broom. They may not advance or pass the ball with their hands. The ball may not be kicked intentionally.
  • Penalties will be issued in accordance to the following guidelines:
  • 2 minutes: 1 or 2 knee slides, slashing, tripping and roughing. High sticking will be called when any player makes an attempt on the ball and their stick goes above the horizontal level of the crossbar.

  • 5 minutes: any flagrant or severe “major” infraction.

  • Game: any player thrown out of a game will serve an additional two game suspension.
  • During a 2-minute penalty, if the short-handed team is scored against, the penalized player will be allowed to return to the ice. When two or more penalties are given to the same team, team size will not be reduced under four players. Penalized teams will not play with fewer than four people on the ice. During a penalty, if the short handed team is scored against, the penalized player will NOT be allowed to return to the ice until they serve their entire penalty.
  • There will be no icing call. Offsides will be called if any player on the attacking team crosses the opposing team’s blue line before the ball.
  • All players must wear tennis shoes. Neither boots, loafers, sandals, cleats, nor track spikes will be permitted on the ice. All players must wear pants. Shorts will not be allowed. All players must wear helmets with a full-face mask.
  • Only “dressed” players/ ready to play are permitted to be in box during the game. 
  • Helmets and other protective gear will be available at Honnen Ice Rink upon presentation of valid ID.
  • NO ID – NO EQUIPMENT. 

Ice Broomball 
Rules of the Game – SHORT ICE

  • Four players are required on the ice at all times (3 players and one goalie). During substitutions, the player coming onto the ice must wait until the player leaving the ice comes to the bench.
  • All play is co-ed in nature. At least two players of the under-represented sex must be present on the ice at all times
  • Teams may be permitted to start a game with only 3 players (including goalies). In this case, the co-ed rule must still be observed.
  • The Shooter-Tutor is NOT permitted to be used as a substitute for a goalie.          
  • The game will consist of two 20-minute periods. The clock will only be stopped in the last 2 minutes of the 2nd period if the game is within 3 points; otherwise, the clock will run the entire time.
  • In the event that a ball leaves the field of play, the official will dump a new ball in and play will continue. If the ball leaves by intentional means, possession will be given to the opposing team.
  • Goalies may touch the ball with their hands when in the goal crease, but they may not advance the ball with their hands. Goalies are permitted to trap the ball for a whistle only while in the goal crease.
  • Once a goalie leaves the crease, he/she will lose the protected status of a goalie and may not trap the ball with their hands.

  • When the ball is frozen by the goaltender or when a goal is scored, there will be a whistle. The ball will be placed behind the net and possession given to the defensive team. Once the opposing team has retreated behind the center mark, the whistle will be blown, and play will resume. The ball must be passed out from behind the net.
  • Players may touch the ball with their hands only by knocking it down to play it with their broom. The ball may not be advanced or passed with their hands or feet.
  • Penalties will be issued in accordance to the following guidelines:
  • 2 minutes: 1 or 2 knee slides, slashing, tripping and roughing. High sticking will be called when any player makes an attempt on the ball and their stick goes above the horizontal level of the crossbar.

  • 5 minutes: any flagrant or severe “major” infraction.

  • Game: any player thrown out of a game will serve an additional two game suspension.
  • During a 2-minute penalty, if the short-handed team is scored against, the penalized player will be allowed to return to the ice. When two or more penalties are given to the same team, the penalized teams will not play with fewer than two people on the ice. During a penalty, if the short handed team is scored against, the penalized player will NOT be allowed to return to the ice until they serve their entire penalty.

  • There will be no icing or offside’s calls.
  • All players must wear tennis shoes. Neither boots, loafers, sandals, cleats, nor track spikes will be permitted on the ice. All players must wear pants. Shorts will not be allowed. All players must wear helmets with a full-face mask.                                                                       
  • Helmets and other protective gear will be available at Honnen Ice Rink upon presentation of  valid  ID.
  • NO ID – NO EQUIPMENT.