Rules & Administration

Communications

  1. All complaints, scheduling changes and other communications with Casco Bay Arena must be made through the Athletic Director and not directly by coaches to avoid any miscommunications.
  2. Any complaints about teams using ineligible or non-Junior Varsity players must be addressed and resolved by the Athletic Directors for the teams.
  3. Any complaints about referees must include the referee assigner and may be shared with the referees that are the subject of the complaint.

Team Responsibilities

  1. The Home Team is responsible for providing :
    • score-sheet;
    • timekeeper;
    • referees; and,
    • certified athletic trainer.
  2. The Home Team is also responsible for emailing the game sheet and score to  CascoBayArena@gmail.com.  
  3. The Visiting Team is responsible for providing a scorekeeper to assist the timekeeper.
  4. Each team should bring their own pucks for warm-ups.
  5. By agreement of the ADs, trainers will be arranged by Travis Carignan, Tcarignansc@gmail.com, and the  Home Team will be billed directly for provision of the trainer.  Referees will be scheduled by reg Dumais, gregdumais@hotmail.com, and the Home Team will be billed through Arbiter.

Supplemental Discipline Rules

  1. Upon receiving a fourth penalty in a game, a player shall be ejected from the remainder of the game.
  2. If a player receives a second 10-minute misconduct penalty in a game, that player shall be assessed a game misconduct penalty.
  3. In addition to any sanction under school or Maine Principals’ Association rules, if any player receives a game misconduct or any penalty after the conclusion of a game, that player shall be suspended for one game and may not return to play in the Junior Varsity League until the player meets with his school’s athletic director and is cleared to return to play.
  4. If the school’s athletic director has met with the player and feels the player should be allowed to participate in future games, the athletic director shall send an email to CascoBayArena@gmail.com confirming that the athletic director has met with the player and agrees that the player should be allowed to resume play.
  5. Any player who receives a second game misconduct or post-game penalty in a season shall receive a minimum suspension of three games for the Junior Varsity League and may not return to play until he meets with his school’s athletic director and is cleared to return to play by the school’s athletic director.
  6. Any player who receives a third game misconduct or post-game penalty in a season shall be banned from all further participation in the Junior Varsity League.
  7. The intent of this rule is to avoid cheap, unsportsmanlike behavior from players, and to encourage respect for the best traditions of the game.  Coaches have the responsibility for ensuring this rule is followed and we have full confidence that the athletic directors will educate and correct any such behavior from players.
  8. There supplemental discipline rules are merely for the Junior Varsity League and are not intended to affect MPA play or eligibility in any form whatsoever.

Format

  1. The Official Game Schedule can be found on our Schedule Page.  If there is any inadvertent conflict with the rink calendar, the Schedule Page takes precedence and is the controlling schedule.
  2. Teams will play a  twelve-game regular season followed by a single-elimination Playoff.  In the Playoffs, each team will play 1-3 games.  There will be no consolation games.
  3. At the end of the regular season, the top seven teams will play for the Casavant Memorial Cup and the bottom seven teams will play for the Wakelin Cup. The first and eighth seeds will have a first-round bye.

Playoffs

  1. The standings will be determined by winning percentage, and the tie-breaker is in the following order:
    • head-to-head match-up;
    • best records against teams with a record of .500 or higher;
    • lowest goals against;
    • best goal differential;
    • highest goals for; and,
    • league’s discretion as to which team played most competitively against the strongest opponents.
  2. To be eligible for the Playoffs, a player (other than a goaltender or Freshman player) must have played in 50% or more of the games during the season unless the player was injured and unable to play.  Freshmen and goaltenders are eligible to play in the Championship Round regardless of the number of league games they have played.  This rule shall be enforced by each team’s Athletic Director in the spirit of good sportsmanship.
  3. In Playoff Games, the Home Team will responsible for paying for the referees and trainer and will be compensated directly by the Visiting Team for half of those costs.

Overtime Rules in Playoff Games

  1. In Playoff games, if the game is tied after regulation time has expired, there will be an eight-minute, sudden-death period of 3 v 3 hockey (3 skaters and a goalie) with teams switching ends (ie same net as second period for a long change).  There will not be an ice cleaning between regulation time and the overtime period.
  2. Similar to National Hockey League rules, if a team incurs a penalty, the format will change to 4 v 3 hockey until a stop in play following expiration of the penalty.  A team will never play with less than 3 skaters and a goalie.
  3. If the game remains tied after the expiration of overtime, teams will proceed to a three-round (three players) shoot-out with the visiting team shooting first, followed by a sudden-death shoot-out with each team having an opportunity to shoot in each round.  For ease of reference, this is the same format (three rounds followed by sudden-death shootout) used in the National Hockey League.
  4. Every skater must shoot in the shoot-out before a player may shoot a second-time.  Goaltenders may switch during the shoot-out.

Cancellations

  1. After teams submit their blackout date requests and the schedule is set, the schedule may not be altered. There are no ice “give-backs” or refunds once the schedule is set.
  2. Casco Bay Arena will only be closed due to the most extreme weather conditions. After all, hockey is a winter sport. We will usually be open even if school is cancelled.
  3. If the coaches for both teams feel that the weather conditions require cancellation, the home team is responsible for rescheduling the game and the costs of rescheduling will be split by the teams. Teams may reschedule weather-cancelled games for any open Saturday night game slot.  If the game is not rescheduled, it will be considered a tie for standings purposes. The teams may use that hour of cancelled game ice at Casco Bay Arena for any purpose to keep it from being wasted (players may show up and skate).
  4. If only one team wishes to cancel a game due to weather or for any other reason, the team cancelling the game shall be responsible for rescheduling the game at its own cost.  If the game is not rescheduled, the non-cancelling team shall be credited with a 1-0 win for standings purposes.  The non-cancelling team may use that hour of cancelled game ice for any purpose to keep it from being wasted.
  5. If a game is cancelled, it is the responsibility of the Home Team to notify Greg Dumais (referees) and Travis Carignan (trainers) so that referees and trainers can be notified in a timely fashion.  Casco Bay Arena is not involved in the scheduling of referees or trainers.

Forfeits

  1. If a team forfeits a game with less than 96 hours notice, the forfeiting team must pay a sanction of $100 to their opponent. If a team forfeits a game with less than 48 hours notice, the forfeiting team must pay a sanction of $200 to their opponent.  Any opponent may waive payment of the sanction penalty if they so choose.  Casco Bay Arena will not be involved in any disputes regarding forfeits.
  2. Any team that forfeits three games or more is not eligible for the Playoffs unless the majority of the Athletic Directors agree that the team should be included.

Contacts for each team are listed below:

Team Contacts
Yarmouth David Creech (AD), david_creech@yarmouthschools.org

Dave St. Pierre (Coach),  saint_fh10@yahoo.com

Falmouth James Coffey (AD), jcoffey@falmouthschools.org

Joe Hetrick (Coach), jhhetrick@gmail.com

Greely David Shapiro (AD); DShapiro@msad51.org

Barry Mothes (Coach), bmothes@msad51.org

Chris Kennedy (Scheduler), CKennedy@unum.com

Cape Elizabeth Jeff Thoreck (AD), jthoreck@capeelizabethschools.org
Portland/Deering Robert O’Leary (AD), olearr@portlandschools.org

Michael Daly (AD), mdaly@portlandschools.org

SoPo/Waynflete/Freeport Todd Livingston (AD), LivingTo@spsd.org;
Gorham Tim Spear (AD) timothy.spear@gorhamschools.org

Joe Curesky (Coach) joseph.curesky@rtspackaging.com

Thornton Academy Gary Stevens (AD), gary.stevens@thorntonacademy.org

Kevin Burton (Coach), Kevin.M.Burton@maine.gov

Brad Leighton (JV Coach), bleight14@gmail.com

Scarborough Michael Legage (AD), mlegage@scarboroughschools.org

 

Kennebunk Joe Schwartzman (AD), jschwartzman@rsu21.net
Biddeford Dennis Walton (AD), dwalton@biddefordschools.me
Jason Tremblay (Coach), jasontremblay@rsu57.org
Windham/Westbrook/B.E. Rich Drummond (AD), rdrummond@rsu14.org
Maranacook Brant Remington (AD), Brant_Remington@maranacook.com

Jack Rioux (Coach), rioux.jack@gmail.com

Chris Roop (JV Coach), roopie09@yahoo

Mt. Ararat/Lisbon Geoffrey Godo (AD), godog@link75.org

AJ Kavanaugh (Coach) aj@brunswickgolfclub.com

Referee Scheduling:  Greg Dumais, gregdumais@hotmail.com

Trainers:  Travis Carignan, Tcarignansc@gmail.com

League Administration: Joe Morrill, joeymorrill@gmail.com; Tom Marjerison, TMarjerison@nhdlaw.com