7 - Special Game Rules Relating To Particular Grades
Special Rules for East Coast Super
The usual transfer rules apply from a player's existing club. See transfer regulations.
Players whom wish to play in this League must be prepared to be drafted to a team outside their traditional club structure. This does not apply to Newcastle ECSL players.
This League is regarded as NSW Premier Full Contact Senior A league.
Any player who is registered in the Senior B competition can play a maximum 3 games in ECSL with the ECSL committee's approval before they must remain in the ECSL.
At the time of registration, each ECSL team must nominate a minimum of 3 accredited Referees, for the team to be accepted. Nominees must be playing members of the teams. Each team's nominated officials must officiate a minimum of 5 games throughout the season or they will be unable to qualify as nominated officials during the following season.
Players will be required to pay $350 upfront before the season begins to secure their spot on a team, the remaining balance will be due 4 weeks before the regular season ends.
Players are not permitted to play for another team in the same division (Goalies Excluded), however teams are now required to travel with a minimum of 10 players to Newcastle, should a team be unable to supply 10 players, they may draw upon other players from other "Sydney based teams" with the approval of the ECSL Committee.
There will be three, twenty minute running time periods, with the last five minutes of the game stop time. There will be one ice-cut after period two.
Any players aged 23 and over who play more than three games up into the AIHL, will not be permitted to return to the ECSL until the following season.
ECSL players under the age of 23 are permitted to play unlimited games up into the AIHL. First Year Midget Aged players shall not be permitted to join an ECSL team.
IHNSW Midget games take precedence for registered midgets born players and they must participate in there midget games over ECSL.
To be eligible for ECSL playoffs, Midget aged ECSL players must play a minimum of 7 ECSL games, and a minimum of 7 Midget games. (GOALIES INCLUDED).
2013 will see the inclusion of each team required to have a separate scorekeeper, timekeeper, registered coach and manager.
Each team will be home for one game; therefore that team will be responsible for game pucks, nets, scorekeepers and timekeepers for that game.
Players who are un-financial will not be entitled to play in the final series; a list will be released to all team managers, in the week leading up to the finals.
The ECSL plays a 20 game season with 2 game semi final series, drawn regular time playoff games are determined by overtime not penalty shoot outs.
There will be a 5 minute warm up time, the clock will begin immediately counting down at the scheduled time as per IHNSW Guidelines.
There will be 3, 20 minute running time periods, with the last 5 minutes of the game stop time. There will be one ice-cut after period two.
Should any teams be on equal points at the end of the regular season, a count back will be decided by ECSL in conjunction with IHNSW and the finals birth will be awarded to the winner of those two teams. I.E in 2012 The Raptors & Heat were tied for 4th place. On countback it was deemed the Raptors defeated the Heat twice and drew once through out the season, so the Raptors were awarded the 4th position and entry into the 2012 ECSL Finals Series.
The ECSL Semi Finals have been a cumulative aggregate based series, therefore the scores that are recorded the first game carry over to the second game. (Example) If team A win 4-2 in game one, then team B must score 3-0 in game 2 to win the series. Similar to previous years the score from Game 1 is put up on the scoreboard at the beginning of Game 2. If at the end of Game 2 the score is tied then the game will go into sudden death overtime until a winner is declared.
The ECSL Grand Final series is not aggregate but rather a best out of 3 game series. The first team to win 2 games will be declared ECSL Champions. If the series is tied 1 game a piece and game 3 is tied at the end of regulation time then the game will go into sudden death overtime until a winner is declared.