Rules

Coaches

  1. All Coaches shall be required to register prior to their first game.
  2. All Coaches and managers are responsible for reading and understanding the rules.
  3. Coach/manager must fill out game sheets prior to each game.

Roster and Players

  1. All tournament players (including APs) must be listed on your official roster prior to the tournament to be eligible to play in the tournament.
  2. Maximum of 19 players may register and dress for each game.

Games

  1. Teams shall be ready to start 15 minutes before scheduled time
  2. There will be a 3-minute warm-up prior to each game.
  3. Game length, 12-12-12 minute periods for all categories
  4. There will be no overtime in round robin games
  5. 30 Second Time outs will only be allowed in the Semis and Finals
  6. Scoreboard will not display any additional goals if the goal spread becomes greater than 5 goals.
  7. Running time will commence in the third period if a 5-goal differential and will run balance of game (To revert back to stop time goal differential must be reduced to 3)
  8. Body contact will be permitted in boy’s hockey starting at the U14 Age group and older.

Scoring

  1. Two points awarded for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss.

Playoffs

At the end of round robin play the teams will be seeded according to the total number of points obtained.

The following tie breaking formula will be utilized should teams be tied.

  1. head to head (if applicable; In event of a three-way tie skip to next step)
  2. goal percentage – add goals for and goals allowed and divide the total into the goals for. Highest percentage will advance
  3. lowest goals against
  4. most goals for
  5. coin flip

Playoff round ties will be broken with a 5 minute 3 on 3 sudden death overtime. If still tied there will be a 3-player shootout. No player may shoot for a second time until each player has been used once.

If team receives penalty in 3 on 3 overtime period opposing team will receive 4 on 3 powerplay for 2 minutes (when penalty is over it reverts back to 3 on 3)

Safety
Tournament and equipment governed by Hockey Canada (CHA) and Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) rules.