Policies

Fighting will not be tolerated:

MACRHL has zero tolerance for fighting and abusive language. Just one fighting penalty and you will be dismissed from the league. If this is a problem for you, don’t waste your money.

No Goalie:

If there are no goalies, use the shooter tutors located by the MACRHL lockers.

If the Shooter Tutors are not available, place nets face down with the tops of the goals facing each other. Shoot at the small netted area. To score, you have to hit the net –not the bars.

Substitute players:

  • Managers may secure subs ahead of time.  TRUST the managers to do the very best that they can to find subs that match up closely to the experience level and position of the players that they are missing. At game time the managers discuss the selected subs and divide the talent as evenly as possible.
  • As a sub, if you are playing against your own team (the time slot you’re scheduled to play) you personally have the usual three goal limit per game.
  • One sub goal per period. If a sub scores twice in a period, the subsequent faceoff is at center ice.
  • You can sub during the playoffs.
  • The managers are trying to replace their missing players with other players of approximately the same skill level, so please keep that in mind if you are not selected to sub.

MACRHL Policies:

  • Three goal limit per player per game
  • Two periods, the teams skate the same direction the entire game. Goalies swap sides.
  • Blue line icing

Tie Breakers:

  • Total Points
  • Number of Wins
  • Head to Head
  • Lowest Goals Against

Refunds:

If you registered to play and then find out for some reason you will be unable to play and contact us before the season starts that you will be unable to play you will receive a full refund of the amount you paid.
If you are registered to play are placed on a team and only play the first game of the season and contact us before the second game of the season that you will not be able to finish the season you will receive all but your $50 deposit back once we receive the jersey.
If you have played more than one game we do not refund any money.

Player Expectations

Sportsmanship:

MACRHL started as a great place for women to play no stress hockey. This league is designed to be a fun place for women to play MACRHL recognizes that individuals might or might not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth, and that gender is not binary.  MACRHL began in an era when there were not many leagues that were welcoming to women.  MACRHL prides itself on being a space for individuals who are not comfortable learning and playing hockey in male-dominated spaces (e.g. playing style, attitude, and/or size).  We hope that all players in the league, whether they identify as a woman and/or as non-binary, consider the following core values of MACRHL to determine if this league makes sense for you:
MACRHL is a developmental league, meaning that one of the goals of the league is for newer players to learn the sport.  We encourage more experienced players to mentor newer players through coaching and engaging newer players in game play.
MACRHL players treat each other with respect.  If someone knocks someone else down they will typically extend an arm and help the other player get up.  We play competitively with kindness.
MACRHL is a space where individuals are able to expand their networks while connecting over a common sport.  The league includes individuals from ages 18-70+ from all walks of life.
If you are looking for a place to play hockey, to learn the game, meet new friends and try something new. align with the values listed above, and do not feel comfortable in other leagues, then MACRHL might be a good fit for you.  The league Organizers are willing to talk to anyone who has questions about the fit of the league with their unique situation.  Organizers can be contacted at [email protected].  The board wants to make sure that the level of sportsmanship lives up to the MACRHL tradition. We will not tolerate any un-sportsman like players. Please remember what it means to be a good sportsman. It means that you do not swear, slash, rough up other players, harm any player – or goalie, speak disrespectful to the refs.

Payments:

This league was never designed to make a profit. We want to keep our costs as low as possible. With that in mind, we need to remind everyone that we need each and every payment to be able to pay our ice fees and continue this league. Please be mindful of payment deadlines. If payment is not received, you may be restricted from continuing to play until your balance is paid.

Insurance:

Insurance is important not only for you, but for each and every player. Every player MUST have insurance through USA Hockey. No player will be allowed to play without proof of insurance. You must submit your insurance before the first game – if we have not received it by the night of the first game, you will be unable to play until we do get proof.

Experienced Players:

MACRHL was started to be a Recreational Hockey league. As the women’s hockey world grows larger, we continue to see a huge difference in the skill levels of this league. It is very important to the Board that this league continues to be a league that is fun for all. We expect a lot out of our more experienced players. Since we do not have coaches we all learn from each other. Our hope is that our higher level players will seek out the beginners to lend them a hand, help them understand the game and make sure they are having fun. We also expect our experienced players to play with a lot of respect for the game. That being said, we expect them to be aware of who you are playing against on the ice, and if it is one of those newer players, to take that into account.

Gender Identity:

MACRHL recognizes that individuals might or might not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth, and that gender is not binary.  MACRHL began in an era when there were not many leagues that were welcoming to women.  MACRHL prides itself on being a space for individuals who are not comfortable learning and playing hockey in male-dominated spaces (e.g. playing style, attitude, and/or size).  We hope that all players in the league, whether they identify as a woman and/or as non-binary, consider the following core values of MACRHL to determine if this league makes sense for you:

  • MACRHL is a developmental league, meaning that one of the goals of the league is for newer players to learn the sport.  We encourage more experienced players to mentor newer players through coaching and engaging newer players in game play.
  • MACRHL players treat each other with respect.  If someone knocks someone else down they will typically extend an arm and help the other player get up.  We play competitively with kindness.
  • MACRHL is a space where individuals are able to expand their networks while connecting over a common sport.  The league includes individuals from ages 18-70+ from all walks of life.   

If you are looking for a place to play hockey, align with the values listed above, and do not feel comfortable in other leagues, then MACRHL might be a good fit for you.  The league Organizers are willing to talk to anyone who has questions about the fit of the league with their unique situation.  Organizers can be contacted at [email protected].