Warm Up: 3 minutes (clock starts immediately)
1st Period: 12 minute RUN TIME period1,3
2nd Period: 12 minute RUN TIME period1,3
3rd Period: 15 minute RUN TIME period1,2
Period Breaks: 45 seconds
Shootout: Starts immediately following 3rd period. 3 players per team. Both teams shoot simultaneously. If tied after 3 shooters, it becomes sudden death, shot for shot shootout.
Time outs: Only permitted in playoffs. 1 x 30 seconds per team.
1Last 30 seconds of each period is stop time
2Last 3 minutes of the third period is stop time if the game is separated by 2 goals or less.
315 minute RUN TIME period for the following sites due to venue time requirements: Colorado State, Fredericton, Lethbridge, University of Maine