This tournament is governed by USA Hockey rules and regulations.
Length of Games
All games shall consist of (2) 12 minute and (1) 15 minute stop-time periods with no curfew for all games There is a 3 minute warm-up. There will be no overtime in the preliminary games. There will be 5-minute sudden victory overtime in the Semi-Final and Championship games. If still tied, there will be a 3 player, shoot-out, with the home team shooting first. If it is still tied, additional players continue shooting with a sudden victory format. Each team must indicate the 3 shooters before start of game. There are no timeouts except in the Championship Game. Each team receives 1 timeout in the Championship game. If there is a 6-goal differential in the third period of any game, a running clock will commence. If the goal differential is reduced to two, stop time will resume.
Each team will play a minimum of three games. Teams must be ready to play 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time. The ice will be re-surfaced between each game.
After round robin play, the 1st and 2nd place teams of each Division will play in Semi Final games with the winners playing in the Championship Game.
A team trophy and player awards for the Champion and Runner Up will be awarded
USA Hockey approved rosters must be submitted with team’s application. Only those players on the USA roster are eligible to play.
Each team is required to bring both home and away jerseys if available. Visiting teams must wear dark jerseys. If there is a color conflict the visiting team will wear cover up jerseys. All players, including goaltenders, MUST wear a non-clear, attached mouth guard.
Minor penalties – 2 minutes. Major penalties – 5 minutes. Misconduct – 10 minutes. Any game misconduct will result in a game misconduct and a suspension, to be served during the next tournament game. Any player receiving 5 or more penalties per game will be assessed a game misconduct and subsequent game suspension. Checking from behind will be a 1.5-minute minor and 10-minute misconduct. Any gross or match penalties will result in ejection from the tournament.
All games will be scored on a 5 points per game system with points as follows: 2 points, win; 1 point, tie; 0 points, loss; 1 point per period won, ½ point per period tied. In the event the teams are tied for a position after all regulation games, the following tie-breakers will be used:
1) Winner of head to head competition
2) Lowest goals against
3) Fewest penalty minutes
4) Time of first tournament goal-for
5) Toss of coin
The above rules are subject to modification and changes by the Tournament Rules Committee. All decisions by the Tournament Director are final. Any questions or concerns are to be discussed with Tournament Director by the team Manager or Coach only. Any changes will be distributed upon team check-in. All teams must check-in one hour before their first game. Players sign in before first game only
DUE TO INSURANCE REGULATIONS, NO SPECTATORS ARE ALLOWED ON THE ICE SURFACE. PLEASE INFORM ALL PARENTS OF THIS POLICY. SCOTTSVILLE ICE ARENA IS A ZERO TOLERANCE FACILITY
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