IN-GAME RULES

THESE ARE CONSIDERED IN-GAME RULES.  LEAGUE HEADS WILL NOT LOOK AT ANYTHING WITHOUT ALL THE PROOF REQUIRED

 

LAG OUTS

  • Once the 1st period puck drops no matter what the scenario the team at fault needs to take a penalty

  • Even if a player lags out during intermission.  That team will have to take a 2 minute penalty on restart.

  • If someone lags out during intermission if that team does not quit the game then it is the decision of the team that did not have the lag out to quit the game. 

  • There are only 2 scenarios in this case.  

  • You need to quit before 5 minutes of the period has been played.

  • If a goal was scored by either team before the 5 minute marker the game is forced to continue.

  • If a player (FWD or DEF) lags out of the game you will need to finish the period

  • When you restart the period the person who lagged out or anyone needs to take a 2 minute penalty right away. If 4 minutes pass then the period will need to be restarted.

  • Goals scored by the computer player will count for the team

  • If the same player lags out of a game 2 times you will need to find a replacement to finish the game.

  • ONLY when the game is considered the 3rd period

  • If the team that is losing cannot find a replacement for the 3rd period the game will be forfeited.

  • If the team that is winning cannot find a replacement for the 3rd period the game will be forfeited.

  • If more than 2 players out of the 12 players on ice get lagged out both teams have options or keep playing until the end of period to restart.

  • If 1 player from both teams lagged out then no one needs to take a penalty.

  • If 2 players from 1 team lagged out they only need to take 1 penalty on the restart.

  • Either team can quit and the puck is given to the losing team.  This does not need to be discussed by management before quitting and this is a team decision so it is not just the management's choice.  If a goal is scored before this then you have to keep playing.

  • You can keep playing and finish off the period.

  • If a GOALIE lags out of the game you will need to quit out right away

  • When you restart the period anyone needs to take a 2 minute penalty right away. If 4 minutes pass then the period will need to be restarted.

  • If the goalie lags out of the game 2 times you will need to find a replacement to finish the game. If you cannot find a replacement the game is considered a forfeit.

 

NEED PROOF FOR LEAGUE HEADS

  • The team needs video proof and also picture proof for league heads

  • The team needs video proof of the offense.  You will need to edit the video for League Heads to take a look.  Full videos of the whole game will not be accepted.

  • The team needs to show picture proof of trying to contact the other teams Management.

  1. If the team you are contacting has 2 players as management you will need to show 2 pictures showing you tried contacting them both.

  2. If the team you are contacting has 3 players as management you will need to show 3 pictures showing you tried contacting all 3 of them.

  3. If the team does not have pictures of not contacting every player in management then it will not be looked at.

  4. Only players assigned as management in the main OPHL discord will be acceptable for showing proof of the picture.

 

GAME FREEZES

  • If the game freezes and gets stuck in a loop then the goalies will quit and pictures of the stats will have to be taken.

  • From the time of the game freeze is what time the game will start at and the currently losing team will start with the puck.

  • If the game is tied then you will go off of whoever has the least amount of shots taken.  The team with the least amount of shots will hold the puck until start time.

  • You can follow the order of what to do starting the option A.  Or you are allowed to jump right to option C if both management agree on it.

  1. Ex. If the game freezes at 15:37 in the 2nd period.  Then you will need to restart the game and the team with the least goals will hold the puck.  Both teams will go into each other's defensive zones and will not pass the blue line until around 15:37 or the time agreed upon.

  2. Ex. If both teams are tied 1-1 during the game freeze.  Then you will go off of the team that has the fewest shots on net.  If the shots are 10-8 then the team with 8 shots wil start with the puck in their defensive zone.

  3. If both teams are tied and have the same amount of shots.  You will then start the period over.  All stats will still need to be taken.  So any shots, goals, etc. will all count for the end game.

 

FIGHTING

  • Fighting is 100% allowed and at any time during the game.

  • You are allowed to have a male or female player.

  • You are not allowed to do the faceoff glitch with a female player since

 

GLITCHES     -(THIS WILL GROW AS MORE GLITCHES ARE FOUND)

Anything that the NHL community considers to be a glitch will be illegal and is not allowed to be used.

  • When on the faceoff you are allowed to activate the fight animation to get a jump on the play.

  • You are not allowed to do this if you are a female player.  

  • A goal does not need to be scored for this to be illegal.

  • The player who did the offense does not take a 2 minute penalty right after the offense will not be able to play for the next 3 games.

  • It is up to the opposing team if they will allow you to get the jump on the play or fight you

  • The computers that score a goal because of the 5 minute penalty will be counted as a good goal.

 

NEED PROOF FOR LEAGUE HEADS

  • The team needs video proof and also picture proof for league heads

  • The team needs video proof of the offense.  You will need to edit the video for League Heads to take a look.  Full videos of the whole game will not be accepted.

  • The team needs to show picture proof of trying to contact the other teams Management.

  • If the team you are contacting has 2 players as management you will need to show 2 pictures showing you tried contacting them both.

  • If the team you are contacting has 3 players as management you will need to show 3 pictures showing you tried contacting all 3 of them.

  • If the team does not have pictures of not contacting every player in management then it will not be looked at.

  • Only players assigned as management in the main OPHL discord will be acceptable for showing proof of the picture.

 

WHAT IS ALLOWED - TO THE MOST PART HOW THE GAME IS PLAYED IS ALLOWED.

  • Diving for the puck anywhere on the ice

  • Can only be laying down for 3 seconds.

  • Self Boarding is allowed anywhere on the ice

  • Boarding another player is allowed anywhere on the ice.

  • Fighting as stated above is allowed.

  • Ragging the puck is allowed.

  • Goalies are allowed to dive and try to interfere with the play????

  • Computer goals count in any situation