League Policies & Rules

Illegal Players

Any player or goalie who is not registered with USA Hockey shall not play in any NCWHL game, practice, pickup or league sponsored clinic. Any player who is not registered with the NCWHL as a member of the team playing (except substitute players) shall be deemed an illegal player. Players who arrive after the game commences are required to check-in with the scorekeeper and will be considered illegal players until they do. No illegal players may play in any NCWHL game.

A team which suspects an illegal player is playing on the opposing team must report it to the officials any time prior to the end of the game. If the player is found to be illegal, that team shall forfeit all games where the illegal player was used. This issue may be appealed to the Board if resolution is not achieved.