Our rules follow
the basic hockey rules found in any hockey league around the country.
Off-sides and penalties are a routine call during the game. Players
can serve 2 or 5 minute penalties for such things as interference,
delay of game, holding, high sticking and roughing. Unlike other
hockey leagues, there are a few minor adaptations needed to allow
everyone the ability to participate. The hockey
sticks allowed are any made from a light-weight plastic material.
Instead of a puck being used a light weight plastic
ball is substituted. Some participants will require the stick
be taped to there wheelchair.
This is the only addition or alteration that may be made to a
wheelchair. Nothing can be added underneath the wheelchair to
obstruct the ball from rolling underneath.
thing needed to play this sport is a passion for the game, team
spirit and the love for competition. PowerHockey is an ideal
sport for persons requiring the use of an electric wheelchair.
Players do not need assistance from able-bodied persons during
the play of the game. This sport means total independence and
equality. It is hard to think of another team sport in which a
person in an electric wheelchair can participate without a great
deal of assistance from able-bodied helpers. PowerHockey
provides the perfect outlet for a team sports opportunity for
this portion of the disabled community. If a participant can not
slap the ball hard enough, the momentum of the wheelchair provides
the physical strength to score the game winning goal!!!
For a complete copy of our Local
League Rules view...
The Official U.S.EWHA PowerHockey Local League Rule Book.
For a complete copy of our Tournament
The Official U.S.EWHA PowerHockey & NAPHA
Tournament Rule Book.