|DISCIPLINARY ACTION||LUG Sports reserves the right to impose disciplinary action against any player deemed to have broken the rules and regulations of the league including but not limited to suspension and expulsion with ZERO refund.|
|SUSPENDED PLAYERS / TEAMS|
No one is allowed to play on any team in the league while on suspension from another team.
Captains are ultimately responsible for notifying their players of any suspensions.
Suspension from the regular season will carry over to the playoffs and future seasons.
Suspended players are not permitted on the Player’s bench.
Any player knowingly participating in a League game while under suspension will automatically have their teams’ points removed for that game and the suspension length will be doubled (at minimum). If the Team Rep knowingly permits a suspended or ineligible Player to participate in a League game, the Team Rep and the team will face disciplinary action.
|SUSPENSIONS - GAME PLAY INFRACTIONS||Any penalty incurred that carries an automatic suspension cannot be appealed. LUG Management will work with the Game Officials to determine any suspensions administered from actions in game play.|
|SUSPENSIONS - NON-PLAYING INFRACTIONS||Any infractions to the LUG Code of Conduct that occur away from the field of play will receive an automatic suspension with potential further action taken by LUG Management:|
Alcohol: All alcohol is prohibited from being brought into facilities. This includes dressing rooms, the parking lot, benches, stands, and any other not mentioned facility premises. Any alcohol seen on benches will result in an additional suspension due to the complete disregard for the rules.
Player with Alcohol = 1 game suspension. 2nd infraction results in removal from league.Team with Alcohol - 1 game team suspension. 2nd infraction results in removal from league.
Benches - 2 game team suspension. 2nd infraction results in removal from league.Vaping & Smoking: Smoking or vaping is prohibited inside facilities.
Player = 1 game suspension. 2nd infraction results in removal from league.
Abusive Behaviour: LUG has a zero tolerance for any abuse or harassment towards or by any LUG participant, game official or spectator. All incidents should be reported to LUG Management by completing an Incident form. Submitted incidents will be assessed using the Discipline and Complaints Policy and a minimum of a two game suspension will be applied. Any player determined to have been involved in an act of racism or hate will be removed from the league.
Facility Damage: Any team found to have damaged the facility in any way will receive an automatic 3 game suspension. If there is damage to the facility that you are made aware of, please take photos and complete a LUG Incident Form.
Fan Behavior: All actions of the fans are attributed to the teams on the ice. Please ensure your guests behave and follow the above rules. Any incidents created by fans may result in a Fan Ban for your division. Teams found to have brought fans to the rink to party or drink will receive suspensions.
FULL TIME PLAYER
|Fighting is NOT permitted in LUG games and carries the following automatic suspensions. These suspensions are not eligible for appeal.|
Major Penalty & ejection from game.
* Serious offences may result in subsequent suspensions or disciplinary actions.
** Any call up player that is assessed a fighting infraction will be ineligible for any further games in the season.SECOND INFRACTION
Those involved in multiple fighting majors in a single season may be suspended and/or removed from the league. Each case will be evaluated on a case by case basis by league management.
CALL UP PLAYER NOT REGISTERED IN LEAGUE
|Any call up player that is not a full time registered player with LUG in the current season will automatically be ineligible for all future games for the remainder of the season. |
|BENCH BRAWLS||Any team involved in a bench brawl will receive an automatic 1 game suspension. The situation will also be reviewed for further suspensions to individuals and the team above this. Both teams will receive a default for the game in which the brawl took place.|
|REMOVAL FROM GAME - DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIOUR||Any Player or Team Official who engages in verbal or non-verbal taunts, insults or intimidation based on discriminatory grounds (race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, language) shall be immediately removed from the game and be suspended according to Discipline and Complaints Policy (add link). There will be no tolerance for this type of behaviour and LUG Management will be very harsh with their assessment of suspensions. Should the Player who committed the offense not be discovered, the team representative will be automatically and indefinitely suspended pending a review by LUG.|
|APPEAL PROCESS||A Team Captain, on behalf of the suspended player, may appeal a suspension of three (3) games or more by filing a written submission to LUG Management and paying a $75 review fee. The appeal letter must be submitted to LUG Management within three (3) days of the suspension's issue and the fee must be received before any appeal will be considered. A suspension appeal may only be made by the Team Captain. The letter must outline the basis for the appeal (eg Player's penalty history, comparable suspension length for similar infraction, etc). |
Upon receipt of the appeal letter and review fee, the appeal will be reviewed by LUG Management. The following information may be considered relevant to any review:
- Player suspension and penalty history relevant to LUG league play in any sport
- Game Officials' reports
- LUG onsite staff and Commissioner reports
- All information gathered in the initial suspension review