(a) Each rink shall have a home team and a visiting team penalty bench area. Penalty benches shall be separated by a divider. Penalty benches will 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 front, back and sides of the penalty bench area to separate the rink from the spectators and off-ice officials.