The Easton Youth Hockey Association is dedicated to the continuous education and development of its hockey membership into quality players, coaches and fans, and seeks to build a spirit of community and camaraderie through the fostering of good sportsmans
Object of the Game
The object of the game is to score more goals than the opposition.
The Teams (Squirt - Bantam)
Each team has six players on the ice, one goaltender and five "skaters"
The five skaters have assigned positions: three forwards and two defenseman.
Regardless of assigned positions, all players except the goaltender can go anywhere on the ice.
The goaltender cannot cross the center ice red line that divides the rink in half.
Substitutions are unlimited and can be made at any time.
A substitution does not require an official's permission, or a stoppage in play.
A player can join the game "on the fly" - during the flow of play - as long as the departing player is within five feet of the bench and not involved in the play or with an opponent.
The game begins when the referee drops the puck between two opposing forwards.
During the faceoff all other players are positioned on the defensive side of the puck.
The faceoff is used to resume play following any stoppage in the game.
There are nine designated faceoff spots painted on the ice.
The Game Clock
The game is played in three periods of varying time depending on age and level of play.