Injuries are an unfortunate part of sport. USA Hockey provides supplemental medical and dental insurance beyond what your own insurance covers. Information on USA Hockey supplemental insurance coverage is available from USA Hockey by calling 719-576-USAH or from any Board member.
Read and understand your coverage. Inform your division coordinator within 24 hours of the injury if you think you need to use USA Hockey supplemental insurance. She will instruct you on how to proceed with reporting the injury in order to assure that you are covered.
Conduct at the Rink
NCWHL players are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous manner when dealing with any rink personnel. Players are expected to follow all rink policies.
Rink lobbies are considered public places, and nudity in rink lobbies is prohibited. Inappropriate behavior at league events reflects on the NCWHL and may jeopardize future ice rentals. Players acting inappropriately may be asked to resign from the league, or be subject to expulsion pending review by the Board.
Swearing and/or verbal harassment in locker rooms, hallways, players benches, or at any other sanctioned NCWHL event is considered inappropriate behavior, and such offenses will be disciplined at the discretion of the Board. Depending upon the circumstances, discipline could include game suspension and or expulsion from the NCWHL.
The conduct listed above is not intended to be exhaustive. The Board reserves the right to suspend or expel, for disciplinary reasons, any player at its discretion for misconduct not specifically listed here, based upon the incident and circumstances.
A player, coach, or goalie expelled from the NCWHL may not rejoin the league. No refunds will be issued to players who are suspended or ejected from the NCWHL.
When a player or coach receives a game suspension, s/he shall not be eligible to participate in the next scheduled NCWHL game(s) for his/her team. A player/goalie may also not skate as a substitute for another NCWHL team while serving a suspension.
Any player who is assessed eight or more penalty minutes in the same game shall be immediately ejected for the remainder of the game with no further suspensions. Exception: If the final penalty occurs within the last five minutes of a game, the player shall receive an automatic one game suspension.
All appeals must be submitted in writing to the NCWHL and will be considered by the NCWHL Board within 72 hours of the alleged incident.