1. Overtime – Regular-season - If, at the end of the three regular twenty minute periods, the score shall be tied, each team shall be awarded one point in the league standings. The teams will then play an additional overtime period of not more than five minutes with the team scoring first declared the winner and awarded an additional point. The overtime period shall be played with each team at a numerical strength of three skaters and one goalkeeper. Additional penalties to be assessed consistent with the rules in regulation time.

    The overtime period will commence following a 1-minute break. The ice will not be dry scraped at this break. The players will remain at their respective benches. The teams will not change ends for the overtime period (defend same goal as in the 3rd period). Goalkeepers may go to their respective players’ benches during this rest period. However, penalized players must remain on the penalty bench. Should a penalized player exit the penalty bench, he shall be returned immediately by the officials with no additional penalty being assessed, unless he commits an infraction of any rule.

  2. Overtime – Regular-season – Extra Attacker - A team shall be allowed to pull its goalkeeper in favor of an additional skater in the overtime period. However, should that team lose the game during the time in which the goalkeeper has been removed, it would forfeit the automatic point gained in the tie at the end of regulation play, except if the goalkeeper has been removed at the call of a delayed penalty against the other team. Should the goalkeeper proceed to his bench for an extra attacker due to a delayed penalty call against the opposing team, and should the non-offending team shoot the puck directly into their own goal, the game shall be over and the team that was to be penalized declared the winner.

    Once the goalkeeper has been removed for an extra attacker in overtime during the regular season, he must wait for the next stoppage of play before returning to his position. He cannot change “on the fly.” If he does, a bench minor penalty shall be assessed for having an ineligible player.

  3. Overtime – Regular-season – Penalties – When regulation time ends and the teams are 5 on 3, teams will start overtime 5 on 3. Once player strength reaches 5 on 4 or 5 on 5, at the next stoppage of play, player strength is adjusted to 4 on 3, 4 on 4, or 3 on 3, as appropriate. When regulation ends and teams are 4 on 4 teams will start overtime 3 on 3. If at the end of regulation time teams are three skaters on three skaters, overtime starts three skaters on three skaters. Once player strength reaches five skaters on four skaters or five skaters on five skaters, at the next stoppage player strength is adjusted to four skaters on three skaters, four skaters on four skaters, or three skaters on three skaters, as appropriate.

    At no time will a team have less than three players on the ice. This may require a fourth and/or fifth skater to be added in the event penalties are assessed.

    If a team is penalized in overtime, teams play four skaters against three skaters. If both teams are penalized with minor penalties at the same stoppage of play, with no other penalties in effect, teams will play three skaters against three skaters. In overtime, if a team is penalized such that a two-man advantage is called for, then the offending team will remain at three skaters while the non-offending team will be permitted a fifth skater. At the first stoppage of play after the two-man advantage is no longer in effect, the numerical strength of the team will revert back to either four skaters on four skaters, four skaters on three skaters, or three skaters on three skaters situation, as appropriate.

  4. Overtime – ICE Hockey League Non-Elimination Playoff Games – If at the end of the three regular twenty minutes periods of a non-elimination game and the two playing teams are tied, the teams will then play a ‘sudden death’ overtime period(s) of not more than 20 minutes with the team scoring first declared the winner.

    The teams shall take a normal intermission (fifteen minutes) and resume playing twenty-minute periods (with a normal intermission each subsequent OT period), changing ends for the start of each overtime period. The ice is to be resurfaced at the end of regulation time and after each additional 20-minute period.

    The 1st 20-minute overtime period shall be played with each team at a numerical strength of five skaters and one goaltender.

    The 2nd overtime period and remainder of overtime until a team scores, will be played with each team at a numerical strength of three skaters and one goaltender.

  5. Overtime – ICE Hockey League Elimination Playoff Games - When a game is tied after three twenty minute regular periods of play, the teams shall take a normal intermission (fifteen minutes) and resume playing twenty minute periods (with a normal intermission each subsequent OT period), changing ends for the start of each overtime period. The team scoring the first goal in overtime shall be declared the winner of the game. The ice is to be resurfaced at the end of regulation time and after each additional 20-minute period.

  6. Penalty-Shot Shootout Procedure
    If following the completion of regulation time and the score of the game is tied, the teams will then play an overtime period with a maximum duration and number of players as specified in the ICE Hockey League Case Book with the team scoring first declared the winner.

    If no goal is scored in the overtime period, then the ICE Hockey League Penalty-Shot Shootout procedure will apply. The following procedure will be utilized:

    1. Shots will be taken at both ends of the ice surface. The 14-meter wide longitudinal center section of the rink, between the face-off spots in the neutral and end zones, will not be dry-scraped by the ice-resurfacing machine prior to the Penalty-Shot Shootout during the time required to organize the program accordingly.

    2. The procedure will begin with three different shooters from each team taking alternate shots. The players do not need to be named beforehand. Eligible to participate in the Penalty-Shot Shootout will be the four goaltenders and all players from both teams listed on the official game sheet except as specified in article c) below.

    3. Any player whose penalty had not been completed when the overtime period ended is not eligible to be one of the players selected to take the shots and must remain in the penalty box or in the dressing room. Also, players serving penalties assessed during the Penalty-Shot Shootout must remain in the penalty box or in the dressing room until the end of the procedure.

    4. The referee will call the two captains to the referee crease and the home team has the right to choose to shoot first or second.

    5. The goaltenders shall defend the same goal as in the overtime period and may remain at their goal creases while the opposing team is taking a shot.

    6. The goaltenders from each team may be changed after each shot.

    7. The execution of these shots is generally subject to regulations in IIHF-Rulebook.

    8. The players of both teams will take the shots alternately until a decisive goal is scored. The remaining shots will not be taken.

    9. If the score is still tied after all shots are taken by each team, the procedure shall continue with a tiebreak shoot-out, using the same or new players. The team that shot second in the first three penalty-shots will start first in the tie-break shots. The game shall be finished as soon as a duel of two players brings the decisive result. The same player can be used for each shot by a team in the tie-break shoot-out.

    10. The official scorekeeper will record all shots taken, indicating the players, goaltenders and goals scored.

    11. Only the decisive goal will count in the result of the game. It shall be credited to the team that scored the goal and charged against the team that was scored upon.

    12. If a team declines to participate in the Penalty-Shot Shootout, the game will be declared as a loss for that team and the other team will be awarded 3 points for a win. If a player declines to take a shot it will be declared "no score" for his team.