DJHL - Things to Know

DJHL - Things to Know

Here are somethings you should know about the DJHL:

- The DJHL only gives a maximum of +7 when calculating +/- for standings puroses. Therefore, when scores are reported, we will only post a maximum goal spread of seven. For example, a final score of 11-1 would be posted as 8-1.

- All teams make the play-offs in the DJHL. The Play-off Tracker found on the League Info page lays out how play-offs work in each division and allow you to track the competition. 

Rule 13 decides tie-breaking for play-off seeding purposes. First criterion for breaking ties in the standings is best record between the tied teams. If still tied, then the most overall wins in regular season gets the higher seed. If still tied, then the best goals for and against percentage involving the tied teams earns the higher seed. 

- Three separate penalty incidents will earn a player an ejection from any DJHL game. A double minor (for example, 4 minutes for head contact) counts as one incident. The time/score keeper should notify the referee when a player reaches three penalty incidents.

- The League Operations Plan as posted in the Documents section of the League Info page provides all key information in terms of League set up, timetable, play-off format, number of games per division, etc.

- All players and parents/guardians are obligated to follow the Parent and Player Agreement as posted on the League Info page. 

- All volunteers on each pooled team under the Scotiabank Pooled Hockey Program are required to sign a Code of Conduct when applying to the League. A copy of this document is also posted on the League Info page. 

- In general, play-offs in all divisions, with the exception of U13AAA, will begin shortly after the end of the regular season. U13AAA play-offs will begin after the U13AAA Provincials are played in March. 

- All rules unique to the DJHL can be found in the League Governance document found on the League Info page.