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Rules Comparison
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# of Players at Full Strength (not including goalie) 5 4
Minimum Number of Players after Penalties (not including goalie) 3 2
Board to Goal Line 11 feet 15 feet
Penalty Time Minor- 2 minutes

Major- 5 minutes

Misconduct- 10 minutes

Game Misconduct

Minor- 1 1/2 minute

Major- 4 minutes

Misconduct- 10 minutes

Game Misconduct

Fighting Penalty Major Major, suspension from remainder of gam plus next if in 4th period
Salaries Depends on player Everyone is paid the same.  $300 for a win, $200 for a loss
Two Line Passes Illegal Yes Only one Center Line- No Blue Lines
Icing Called when defensive player touches the puck illegal clearing: Automatic whistle as puck crosses line
Puck Black Rubber

5 1/2 - 6 ounces

Red Plastic

3 1/2 ounces

Surface Ice SportCourt
Referee System Pro- 1 Ref, 2 Linesmen 1 Ref, 2 Linesmen
Length of Game 3- 20 minute periods + Stop time 4- 12 minute quarters + Stop time
Goal Cages 4' x 6' 4' x 6'
Point System Win- 2 points

Loss- 0 points

Overtime Loss- 1 Point

Win- 2 points

Loss- 0 points

Tie- 1 point

Number of Players/ Game 20- 2 goalies plus 18 skaters 14- 2 goalies plus 12 skaters
Average Goals per Game 7 16.7
Average Shots per Game 60 96
Overtime 5 minute regular season

sudden death in playoffs

Shoot-out