Marlton Street Hockey

Marlton Street Hockey allows boys and girls (coed) aged 4 to 19 to play hockey at three outdoor township rinks on Lippincott Drive. They added a Dek Surface to Rinks 1 & 2 in late 2018 and early 2019, making it one of the best venues to play in the region. Registration and participation in their programs are open to players of all skill levels. In the winter, they have proudly grown to as many as 800 people.

Eight to ten tournament teams compete in a variety of local and regional events each spring. We have up to 400 players over the summer. Marlton Street Hockey is one of the most well-known and recognized organized hockey leagues in the United States. Don’t pass up the opportunity to play the “Fastest Game in Town.”

Marlton Recreation Council (MRC) Street Hockey Official Rules For Marlton Street Hockey

MRC Objective

  1. The purpose of Marlton Street Hockey is to provide recreational players with a harmless atmosphere for learning sports through active instruction and to put what they’ve learned into practice through supervised games with equal playing time for all participants. This goal will be followed by all coaches, volunteers, referees, and spectators, with the teenagers and their protection always coming first.
  2. The league commissioner shall establish the manner and frequency of revision of all official regulations.

Safety Is The Second Rule in Marlton Street Hockey

  1. Coaches attend the coaching clinic and are certified before the session begins. If a trainer couldn’t visit the clinic earlier than the practice begins, you can still practice as long as you have at least one other certified trainer at all times. All coaches must be certified prior to the first match.
  2. All coaches are held accountable for the actions of their players, parents, and spectators.
Marlton Street Hockey

Coaches must ensure that all players are supervised by their parent or guardian before leaving practice or a game (or someone chosen by either player) If a  parent or guardian If a player’s guardian does not arrive within a reasonable time after the scheduled match or practice session, the coach will notify the Division Coordinator immediately. If the Division Coordinator is unable to work, the Union Commissioner will be notified.

The coach will not leave the player unattended under any circumstances. Coaches who violate this rule will be investigated by the Disciplinary Actions Board and removed from their position as MRC Street Hockey coaches.

Any player will not wear jewellery at any time. Players that violate this regulation will receive a minor penalty.

Utilizing Rinks Is The Third Rule in Marlton Street Hockey

Street and roller hockey rinks have been provided to the MRC by Evesham Township. The township and MRC Hockey maintain rinks at the Marlton Hockey Facility for the Chipmunk, Penguin, Beaver, Cadet, and freshmen divisions.

The league commissioner of Marlton Street Hockey will choose a rink scheduler. The scheduler will divide practice time equally across all divisions and rinks prior to the opening game of the season. During weekday evening practice sessions, allowing Penguin teams to practice as early as possible will be taken into consideration.

After the season has begun, the scheduler will assign rink usage based on these significances:

Playoff matches

Games that are regularly planned.

Make-believe games

Availability of practices is first-come, first-served.

While permit is granted, the League Commissioner will work with Evesham Township and the MRC to obtain approval for general use of the link. Street hockey league and roller hockey league commissioners work closely together to avoid problems in the transition from one season to another.

Player, penalty, timekeeper/scorekeeper, and spectator areas are all governed by Rule 4 in Marlton Street Hockey.

In the player’s box, only players and certified coaches are permitted. Three coaches are permitted in the player’s box at any given time (3)

The only people allowed in the timekeeper/scorekeeper/penalty box are the timekeeper, scorekeeper, video, and any player(s) who have been penalized.

For the length of the game, everyone in the audience must stay in the viewing area. Additionally, when a game is in progress, spectators are not permitted to stand behind goals. Coaches are subject to a small penalty on the bench if they fail to follow this rule.

Duration of Play Is The Fifth Rule in Marlton Street Hockey

  1. When there are 7 to 10 players (without the goaltender).

All players must play the same amount of time (+/- 10%), with no player executing a double shift for the second time before all players have completed a double shift. Players will be rotated regardless of position capability.

B. When there are 11-14 players (without the goalie).

A player may not play in more than 12 games (+/- 10%).

All players must play for at least 15 minutes. Every rotational player must play at least every third shift.

Ending and starting a period: The total playing duration cannot exceed one shift (not a full shift to end the period and another full shift to begin the period).

a. EXCEPTION: When there are 11-14 players (without the goalie).

A player may not play in more than 12 games (+/- 10%).

All players must play for at least 15 minutes. Every rotational player must play at least every third shift.

Ending and starting a period: The total playing duration cannot exceed one shift (not a full shift to end the period and another full shift to begin the period).

For the first offense, all coaches receive a written warning.

For the second offense, all coaches will be suspended for one game.

To be removed for the third offense, you must appear before the MRC Street Hockey Board.

Warnings will not be issued during playoff games. Suspension or removal will be based on previous infractions of playing time.

There are no power plays, penalty kill lines, or face-off specialists recognized.

Teams that are caught intentionally shifting their players will be penalized.

Suspensions and Protests Is The Sixth Rule in Marlton Street Hockey

a. Player Suspensions.

A. The Marlton Street Hockey Disciplinary Action will determine the player who has suffered a match penalty, a game illegal activity, three offensive penalties in the game, or a game interruption. Players may not practice in teams, warm-up or participate in pre-game games until contacted by the committee. Abandoned games are counted as games offered for outages.

B. If the Disciplinary Committee deems it necessary, it may overturn the suspension or impose further sanctions.

C. Suspended players are required to sign the score sheet and participate in the required number of games while wearing the required uniforms but do not put them in the player or scorekeeper box. The only proof that the match was actually paused is the score sheet signed at the end of the match.

D. The Disciplinary Actions Meeting will meet “as needed” at the discretion of the Commissioner of the MRC Street Hockey League. Members of this committee are appointed by the League Commissioner and are subject to change from meeting to meeting.

E. If someone takes a shot, a match penalty will be incurred and 3 matches will be automatically interrupted. The second breach of this breach will result in disqualification of the league.

Coaching Suspension Is The Seventh Rule in Marlton Street Hockey

A. Anyone who attempts a strike will be automatically stopped by the MRC when attempting to strike or push an officer.

B. The Disciplinary Committee shall expel anyone found guilty of intentionally striking or attempting to strike an official from the MRC Street Hockey program.

c. Protests

A. The coach or captain has the option to object to the play. Must be included on the scorecard along with the precise protest time. The coach who is protesting then has 24 hours from the protest game’s scheduled start time to submit a formal objection to the division coordinator. A complete explanation of the incident, the violation of the rules or regulations, and the grounds for the protest must be included in the protest.

B. A referee’s decision cannot be challenged in court.

C. The league commissioner will decide if a protest is legitimate, and if so, a protest committee led by the referee coordinator will make a decision. Only a written appeal to the league commissioner can be made against the protest committee’s decision. The MRC Street Hockey Executive Board will make a decision if the league commissioner finds that the appeal has merit. On all protests, the MRC Executive Board has the final say.

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