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The Potomac Patriots joioned the Capital Corridor Hockey League (CCHL) in the fall of 2018/19 season. Four age groups (10U to 18U) participate in the CCHL.

This move did not impact the House Mite Program. Nor would the Spring House Weekend Hockey Program change.

Key CCHL Rules

All Capital Corridor Hockey League (CCHL) games will be played under the rules of USA Hockey. 

Clubs that enters more than one team in any given age classification is required to form all teams equally by skill.

Home team = white jerseys, Visiting team = dark jerseys

Ten-Goal Rule - In games between CCHL teams (whether league or exhibition games), a ten-goal differential rule is in effect. If one team attains a lead of ten goals, no goals shall be added to the score board to exceed a ten-goal differential. The game shall continue for the remaining time.

Inability to Play Three Stop-Time Periods - It is the responsibility of the off-ice officials to ensure the exact start and stop times of the game slot.
In the event of extraordinary circumstances that prevent having three full stop time periods, two full stop-time periods will be played.
Prior to the start of the third period, take the remaining time for the game slot, divide in half and put that time on the clock for the third period.
Do not exceed the published time period for the third period. (Example: 20 minutes left in game slot = 10 minute stop-clock period.) At no time will a running clock be used.

CCHL Game, Off-ice Officials - The home team will provide a timekeeper, scorekeeper, and a home penalty box official.
The visiting team will provide a visitor penalty box official.

Code of Conduct - The home and visiting teams shall be responsible for all conduct of the spectators as well as the teams and for good sportsmanship by all in attendance.
Spectators Code of Conduct: (as it appears in the USA Hockey Annual Guide)

  • Display Good Sportsmanship.  Always respect players, coaches, and officials.
  • Act appropriately; do not taunt or disturb other fans; enjoy the game together.
  • Cheer good plays of all participants; avoid booing opponents.
  • Cheer in a positive manner and encourage fair play; profanity and objectionable cheers or gestures are offensive.
  • Help provide a safe and fun environment; throwing any items on the ice surface can cause injury to players and officials.
  • Do not lean over or pound on the glass, the glass surrounding the ice surface is part of the playing area.
  • Support the referees and coaches by trusting their judgement and integrity.
  • Be responsible for your own safety- be alert to prevent accidents from flying pucks and other avoidable situations.
  • Respect locker rooms as private areas for players, coaches and officials.
  • Be supportive after the game; win or lose.  Recognize good effort, teamwork and sportsmanship.

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