Section 5.8 – Hockey State Carnival Rules – Boys and Girls

Amended November 2017

5.8.1 Refer to General State Carnival Rules.

5.8.2 Players shall wear the Region/Association uniform to be clearly numbered.

5.8.3 A full round robin carnival will be played where possible.

5.8.4 Each match shall have one clean plastic hockey ball in good condition.

5.8.5

(a) Competing Regions/Associations are responsible for providing their own playing equipment – sticks, kickers, etc.

(b) Goalkeepers must wear as part of their protective equipment, a helmet and mask, chest protection, gloves, leg pads and kickers. Should a goalkeeper be incapacitated, suspended, or substituted, the nominated field player, in assuming the privileges of a goalkeeper, must wear a protective helmet and mask, chest protection, gloves, leg pads and kickers. The nominated player shall be permitted to put on protective gear without undue delay.

(c) It is compulsory for all field players to wear shin pads and mouthguards.

(d) Players are not to wear any jewellery. If it cannot be removed, it must be taped to cover.

(e) The use of the 'tomahawk' hit and/or 'drag flick' is not permitted

5.8.6

Pool matches twenty (20) minutes per half for seven (7) team pools and twenty four (24) minutes per half for six (6) team pools with a five (5) minute half time break.

Semi finals and the Final shall be twenty five (25) minutes per half with five (5) minutes half time break.

There is no time off allowed for injury.

5.8.7 Team Managers will act as umpires and scorers, if required.

5.8.8 Umpires will be responsible for recording goals scored on the score card.

5.8.9

(a) A penalty corner, if already awarded, will be taken.

(b) A penalty stroke, if already awarded, will be taken.

5.8.10 Place in pools

When the carnival is played in pools, the places in the pools shall be decided as follows:

(a) Points

(b) Goal differences

(c) Greater number of goals for

(d) Goal averages (i.e. goals for divided by goals against)

(e) The result of the game the teams played in the pool

(f) If the teams are still level, each team takes five (5) penalty strokes alternating using five (5) different players. Team to receive first penalty strokes decided by toss of a coin. The team scoring the most number of goals is declared the winner.

Should the score still be equal, alternate penalty strokes by different members of each team until an equal number of each team has been attempted and a team has an advantage. This may recommence with the original five (5).

Note: The maximum score difference of nine (9) goals will apply in any match.

5.8.11 Drawn semi-final

In the event of a drawn semi-final, a golden goal extra time situation to apply with the following conditions:

(a) Toss to decide has the ball and the direction of play

(b) In the case of a drawn semi-final, then five (5) minutes each way extra time shall be played, as soon as a goal is scored the game is ended 

(c)If the Score is still  tied after extra time the winner will be that team which has placed higher in their pool at the conclusion of the round robin matches. 

5.8.12 In the event of a drawn final the teams are declared joint winners.

5.8.13 The rules of play and field markings shall be those of the International Hockey Board.

(a) Interchange may be used during the game.

5.8.14 Disciplinary committee

A three (3) person disciplinary committee comprising (a) Carnival Manager, (b) SCO or Convener, (c) State Coach or Convener shall be formed at the commencement of each carnival to deal with any player sent off for the remainder of the game (red card) or receives two (2) temporary suspensions (yellow card). Team Manager(s) of player sent off plus opposition team manager(s) shall be added to disciplinary committee, if necessary.

5.8.15 Protests

Protests shall be lodged by a Team Manager (who must be a teacher) in writing within thirty (30) minutes of the conclusion of the game in which the protest emanated. The protest shall be handed to the Carnival Manager. The protest committee shall consist of three (3) persons:

(a) The Carnival Manager.

(b) The Region/Association Sports Coordination Officer or Convener.

(c) The State Coach or Convener.

If either (b) or (c) cannot be filled an alternate (elected at the managers' meeting) not concerned with the game from which the protest occurred, shall substitute.

5.8.16 Interchange

(a) May be made at any time without stopping play.

(b) Is unlimited in number during a game.

(c) Is permitted at any time except that no player shall be changed after the awarding, and before the completion of a penalty corner or stroke.

(d) Is permitted after a player has left the field.

(e) Must be made at the halfway line on the side of the field decided by both teams and umpires.

(f) Shall not apply to a suspended player.

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