Rules

Tournament Format

   Teams are welcome to enter either division. Individuals who do not belong to a specific team are also welcome to join either division. A team must have a minimum of 10 players and 1 goalie. If a team does not meet this requirement, the tournament committee, at its discretion, will add players to team rosters as is necessary to accommodate all registered players.

   All players will be asked to complete a hockey skills self-assessment during registration. The tournament committee will use this information to place individual players in divisions and teams as appropriate to accommodate all registered players.

 

Rules

All games will be played officiated according to rules set forth by Hockey Canada. Deliberate body contact is not permitted anywhere on the ice! Slapshots will be allowed.

Note: Players must wear approved equipment. Facemasks are strongly encouraged.

The decisions of the on-ice officials are final.

All other matters relating to the conduct of games will be decided by the Tournament Directors.

Player conduct:

Players should conduct themselves with good sportsmanship on and off the ice both with other players and the officials.

Fighting will result in immediate ejection from the tournament with no refund of monies paid.

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants any player who is observed as being under the influence of alcohol or other substances will not be allowed to participate in play.

Game Times: Teams must be ready to play 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for all games.

Tournament Scoring (non-playoff games only):

A total of eight (8) points will be awarded for each game:

  • For each period, two (2) points will be awarded to the team scoring the most goals, or one (1) point to each team for a tied period.
  • Two (2) points will be awarded to the winning team for each game, or one (1) point to each team for a tied game.

In the event of a tie in points at the end of the non-playoff games, the following tie breakers will be used to determine final rankings:

Head-to-head record, if the head-to-head record is tied then

Highest goals for, if goals for are tied then

Lowest goals against

Period and penalty times
The following game and penalty times will be used for all non-playoff games:

Pre-game warmup: 2 minutes

Periods: 15 minute running time

Period intermission: 1 minute

Minor penalties: 2:00

Major penalties: 5:00

Misconduct penalties: 8:00

Team Time out: None – Not Permitted

Time for periods for all non-playoff tournament games will be RUNNING time.

Teams will take the ice immediately following the ice resurfacing. The clock will be set at 17:00 minutes and will start. Teams will have 2 minutes for warmups. At 15:30 the clock buzzer will sound indicating there is 30 seconds remaining in the warmup period and teams should prepare for start of play. Referees will ready players for the faceoff. The game will commence when the referee drops the puck with the clock running. It is the responsibility of the teams/captains to appropriately manage their 2 minute warmup time as the clock will run regardless if teams are ready for play or not.

At the discretion of the on-ice officials, the clock may be stopped for any extraordinary circumstances, for example - a player injury. Running time continues during the serving of all penalties. If a penalty expires during a stoppage of play, the penalized player must remain in the penalty box until the puck is dropped to start play.

Stop time will be used in the last 2 minutes of the game if the score is within 2 goals.

The following game and penalty times will be used for all playoff/championship games:

  • Pre-game warmup: 3 minutes
  • Periods: 12 minute stop time
  • Period intermission: 1 minute
  • Minor penalties: 1:30
  • Major penalties: 3:00
  • Misconduct penalties: 6:00
  • Team Time out: 1 minute per team per game
  • Time for periods for all play-off and championship games will be STOP time.

Tie games

  • Non-playoff games may end in a tie (no overtime)
  • Semi-final and championship games, if tied at the end of regulation time, will utilize the following overtime protocol. This protocol will be repeated until a winner is determined:
  • Teams will not change ends
  • Teams will take a 1 minute time out at the conclusion of A) Regulation Play B) At the conclusion of each overtime period.
  • A 5- minute stop time, sudden-death overtime period will be played.

Timeouts

  • Non-playoff games do not have timeouts.
  • Semi-final and championship games: one (1) 1-minute time out per team.


 

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