Rules Overview

  • The Capwise Hockey Assocation (CHA) is a collection of 10 leagues, all of which follow the same rulebook.
  • CHA leagues are head-to-head, salary cap, keeper leagues.
  • The league utilizes for scoring purposes, but most activity takes place on the forum or the offline spreadsheet.
  • Scoring categories are: goals, assists, plus-minus rating, penalty minutes, special teams goals, special teams assists, takeaways, shots on goal, face-off wins, hits, and blocked shots for skaters; wins, goals-against average, saves, save percentage, and shutouts for goaltenders.
  • Lineups are set daily with the following roster positions: C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, SKTR, SKTR, D, D, D, D, G, G, plus 7 reserve players and 5 IR slots.
  • In addition to the 21-man “varsity” roster, each GM manages a 30-man “junior varsity” (prospect) roster.  Skaters with fewer than 121 regular season NHL GP, and goalies with fewer than 66 regular season NHL GP are eligible for JV.  Players also must be at least 18 years of age by September 15 before the season to be JV-eligible.
  • Real NHL cap hits are used against a salary cap of $98 million ($93 million for first year leagues).
  • Real NHL contracts are used — if a player becomes a UFA in the NHL, he becomes a UFA in the CHA.
  • Each league has a different buy-in ranging from $0-$115.  The higher the buy-in, the higher the payout.


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