League Rules

USA Hockey Rules

USA Hockey is the national governing body for amateur youth and adult hockey in Southern California. Please reference the resources below for USA Hockey playing rules:

USA Hockey Official Rules 2017-21

USA Hockey Playing Rules and Casebook 2017-21

USA Hockey Rule Change Summary 2017-21

USA Hockey Junior Rulebook

USA Hockey Sled Hockey Playing Rules

CAHA Rules

California Amateur Hockey Association is the governing body of amateur hockey in the state of California.

View complete 2017-19 CAHA Guidebook

SCAHA Rules

Southern California Amateur Hockey Association consists of member clubs across Southern California.

View complete 2017-18 SCAHA Guidbook

Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League

Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League Rules

1. USA Hockey Rules
2. Check and count all players on the ice. A player may only be added to the game roster if the player is ON THE ICE BEFORE the 2nd period puck drop.  No exceptions.
3. Running time will commence at a 5 goal differential in the 3rd period.
4. Varsity Division 1 and 2 will have an ice cut after 2nd period as long as there is not a 5 goal differential.

Overtime Formats
Varsity – 4 on 4, 5 minute sudden death running time overtime followed by a 3-man shootout, then sudden death shootout.

JV – 3 man shootout, then sudden death shootout.

Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League

Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League Rules

1. USA Hockey Rules
2. Running time will commence at a 5 goal differential in the 3rd period.
3. Varsity games will have an ice cut between the 2nd and 3rd period.

Overtime Format
4 on 4, 5 minute sudden death running time overtime followed by a 3-man shootout, then sudden death shootout.

American Collegiate Hockey Association

The ACHA uses the NCAA Ice Hockey Playing Rules.

NCAA Ice Hockey Playing Rules 2016-18

For more information and other ACHA publications, please click here.

Western States Hockey League

The WSHL uses the USA Hockey Junior rulebook.

USA Hockey Junior Rulebook

Western States Hockey League Officiating Manual