(a) Each rink shall have a home team and a visiting team players’ bench area. Players’ benches shall be separated by a divider. Players’ benches should include seating and doors that are uniform for both teams. All doors giving access to the rink must swing away from the rink. It is recommended that shielding extend from the top of the boards on the back and sides of the players bench area to separate the rink from the spectators.