League Policies & Rules


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.