Teams are required to wear matching jerseys and each player must have a clearly visible, unique number.
Toronto Inline only provides jerseys for individual players, not formed teams. If you are a formed team and require jerseys,
please let us know when registering.
Singles teams may only use league members for substitutes (players already on a league team).
Substitutes will be allowed as follows:
- Regular season games only - No substitutes allowed in the playoffs (Exception: Goalies).
- A maximum of three substitutes per team will be permitted to play in any given game.
- All substitutes are required to fill out and sign a waiver prior to playing (if they haven't already done so).
To be eligible for the playoffs, players must participate in at least 50% of their team's exhibition/regular season games.
Please do not leave valuables in the locker rooms. Toronto Inline will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Games Cancelled Due to Events Outside of Toronto Inline's Control
In the event of a situation beyond the league's control, such as a strike by arena staff or arena damage not
caused by the league, Toronto Inline will endeavor to reschedule all games if possible. If such an event requires the cancellation
of games that can not reasonably be rescheduled, Toronto Inline will refund each team $100 for each game that isn't rescheduled.
Drugs & Alcohol
As required by our insurance policy and the law, no player is permitted to drink or use drugs anywhere on arena property.
Refunds for Adult Leagues will be provided as follows:
- Before April 1: 100% less $25 administrative fee ($100 for formed teams)
- April 1 to April 15: 50% (Teams lose only their $1,000 deposit)
- After April 15: No refunds
Refunds for Youth Leagues will be provided as follows:
- Before May 1: 100% less $25 administrative fee
- May 1 to May 15: 50%
- After May 15: No refunds
Please note: Refund requests must be submitted in writing or they will not be honored.
Disputing a League Decision
Any player wishing to dispute or appeal a suspension or other league decision must do so by email or in writing.
Toronto Inline uses the Official Rule Book of Canada Inline
with several modifications made to improve the game in a recreational setting.
General Rule Modifications
- All players and teams must act in a mature manner when participating in Toronto Inline activities, including games, tournaments and/or
other league functions. Players and teams agree that any behavior which the management of Toronto Inline shall deem to jeopardize
Toronto Inline's ability to lease ice or otherwise conduct it's business will result in immediate expulsion from the league.
- Players agree to reimburse Toronto Inline in full, within 10 days of notice, for any property damage for which the player
is responsible as determined by Toronto Inline or the team will be expelled from the league immediately.
- Toronto Inline is a recreational league, and as such, may make additions, deletions or modications to the CHA rules and these
amendments (as they apply to Toronto Inline) as necessary and without any notice.
- Teams must provide the league with at least 24 hours advance notice in writing of any forfeits or inability to field a full team (at least 5
skaters plus a goalie) for their games. This is so the league may make alternate arrangements in such cases in order to avoid lost games. If a team fails to
provide the league with advance notice of a forfeit more than one time, that team may face disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion
from the league.
Penalty Rule Modifications
- All divisions are NON-CONTACT.
- Automatic icing in all divisions
- The last minute of every game will be stop time if the goal differential is two or less
- Each team is allowed one 30-second timeout per game
- Any team playing with unregistered players will automatically forfeit the game
- Goalies are not required to wear inline skates and may instead wear running shoes if they choose
- Sticks with plastic blades are not permitted
- "In the Crease Rule": If a player has interfered with the goalie without being pushed, the goal shall be disallowed
Playoff Rule Modifications
- Minor penalties are 3 minutes and major penalties are 7 minutes
- 3 penalties (or two major penalties) in a single game will result in an automatic game ejection
- Major penalties in the final 5 minutes of a game will result in an automatic one game suspension
- Any fighting major penalty will result in an automatic 2-game minimum suspension
- A league committee will review each fight
- Any misconduct penalty (game, match or other) will count for a minimum of 10 minutes to a
player's total penalty minutes (in addition to any other penalties that may have resulted
in the misconduct).
- Players accumulating 30 total penalty minutes shall receive an automatic one game suspension;
players accumulating 45 penalty minutes shall receive an automatic three game suspension;
players accumulating 60 penalty minutes shall be expelled from the league. These suspensions
can NOT be appealed.
- Players ejected from a game must immediately return to their dressing room and change out
of their equipment before returning to watch the game or speak with a league convenor.
Failure to do so may result in an additional suspension or a team forfeit of the game.
- Intentionally spitting, spilling water or throwing objects on the arena surface will result
in a major penalty, misconduct and/or a suspension, at the referees' and convenor's discretion.
- The referees and convenor have the ability to "call a game" if the game gets out of hand.
- A minor or major delay of game penalty may be assessed at the start of the game if
a team is unable to start on time.
- Referees may penalize, eject and/or suspend any player who is verbally abusive towards any referee,
convenor, scorekeeper or any other League or Arena employee, or any player or spectator. A warning
will usually be issued for the first infraction, except in severe cases.
- Tied playoff games (except the Finals) shall have a five-minute, running time, Sudden Death overtime
period. If there is still a tie after five minutes, there will be a three-man shootout, with each
team's players shooting simultaneously. If after the first three shooters,
there is still a tie, the shootout will become sudden death. The rest of the team must each take
one shot before anyone will be allowed to shoot twice.
- Finals Format (Best of Two Series):
1) No overtime in either game
2) If, after the second game, the teams are tied (either each team won one game or both games were ties),
a five-minute, running time, Sudden Death tiebreaker will ensue to determine the winner. If no goals are
scored during the tiebreaker, there will be a five-man shootout, with each team's players shooting
simultaneously. If after the first five shooters, there is still a tie, the shootout will become sudden death.
The rest of the team must each take one shot before anyone will be allowed to shoot twice.
- Ties in the regular season standings will be broken as follows:
1) Most Wins;
2) Won-Loss record between tied teams;
3) Goal Differential (Goals Scored less Goals Against)
- Playoff Format, 4 Team Divisions:
Semifinals: 1st vs. 4th; 2nd vs. 3rd
Finals: Semifinal Winners
- Playoff Format, 6 Team Divisions:
Quarterfinals: 1st & 2nd seeds get "bye" into Semifinal. 3rd vs. 6th; 4th vs. 5th
Semifinals: 1st seed vs. Lowest Ranked Quarterfinal Winner; 2nd seed vs. Highest Ranked Quarterfinal Winner
Finals: Semifinal Winners
- Playoff Format, 8 Team Divisions:
Quarterfinals: 1st vs. 8th; 2nd vs. 7th; 3rd vs. 6th; 4th vs. 5th
Semifinals: Games are reassigned based on rank entering playoffs. Highest rank remaining will face lowest rank
remaining; second highest rank remaining will face second lowest rank remaining.
Finals: Semifinal Winners