BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 22 & 23 2018

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Rules

Rules

Game Sheets
– Make sure to confirm with our volunteer time keepers your team name prior to puck drop.

Game Format
- All round robin games and championship games will consist of a 3:00 warm-up commencing as the zamboni leaves the ice.  The game will consist of one 20:00 minute period and a second 23:00 minute period of running time.  The last 3:00 minutes of the second period will be stop time.  If there is more than a 3 goal differential during the final 3:00 minutes of the second period, it will continue to be running time.  In the event of a tie (all games in round robin), the game will remain a tie.  For ties in the championship games refer to “Championship Game Rules.”  Curfew is effect for all round robin games.

No Show
-If a team fails to show for its scheduled game, the opposing team will be awarded a 3-0 victory and the offending team will be suspended from the tournament for 1 year

Body Contact
– No body checking will be permitted

Penalties
- Minor penalties are 3 minutes.  If a player incurs 3 penalties in a single game, they will be ejected from the game.  **Having the puck leave the ice surface does not result in a delay of game penalty.

Major Penalties
- Major penalties are 5 minutes, and will result in automatic ejection from the tournament.

Fighting
– Will result in an automatic ejection from the tournament.

Game Misconducts
– The committee reserves the right to review any misconduct, and eject the player from the tournament if necessary.

Icing
- Icing will be called from the centre red line, two-line passes are permitted, and will not result in a stoppage of play.

Slap shots
– Are permitted in all divisions.

Goalie
– puck to the mask – play will be blown dead in all divisions except ELITE/MEN’S COMPETITIVE

Minimum Players
- A team must field 5 skaters and a goaltender to play the game.  If in failing to do so the “no show” rule applies.

Equipment
– Each player MUST participate while wearing a helmet, and proper safety equipment.

Points System
- The following points system will dictate team standings. Win (2 pts), Tie (1 pts), Regulation Loss (0 pts)

Time-Outs
- A team will only be permitted to use 1 30 second time out, if involved in the finals - no times outs during round robin play

ABUSE OF OFFICIALS, TIME KEEPERS, ARENA/ TOURNAMENT STAFF
– No abuse will be tolerated.  Any such behavior will result in ejection from the tournament.

Tie-Breakers
Standings after the preliminary /round robin play will be calculated on the basis of the points awarded as per the “Points System”.  In the event of a tie the following criteria will be used to break the tie:

  1. Number of wins
  2. Winner between the tied teams when the played head to head (does not apply if more than two teams tied)
  3. Percentage as calculated by dividing team’s total “Goals For” by the SUM of the team’s “Goals For and Goals Against”. TGF / ( TGF + TGA) = %  (All round robin games are included) (The higher percentage gains the position)
  4. Fewest Goals Against
  5. Fewest Penalty Minutes
  6. First goal scored in preliminary/round robin
  7. Coin Toss

Goals For
– the maximum goal differential permitted per team is 5 goals.  Any additional goals above this number will not be counted toward tie-breaking.

Championship Game Rules:

Championship games are played to a winner.  In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time a SUDDEN VICTORY FIVE (5) MINUTE OVERTIME (stop time) will commence.

a.        Teams will play 4 on 4 plus goalies.  Players may be changed at any time.  Goalies may be “pulled” at any time and a substitute player from the bench may be used.

b.      If still tied after 5 minutes of overtime, a shootout will occur.

c.        Each team MUST designate 3 shooters to start the shootout.

d.       Any player(s) serving a penalty at the end of overtime will not be eligible to participate in the shootout.  

e.       All players except shooter and goalies will be on the bench TO START.

f.        All 3 designated shooters from each team will shoot.  Shooters will shoot at the same time starting at centre ice.

g.       Once a player has shot, they will go directly to the penalty box.

h.      If still tied, each team will designate one shooter at a time until there is a winner. A player may not shoot for a second time until all players on the game sheet (except goalies) have shot.

If a penalty occurs during the 5 - Minute Stop Time overtime, teams play 4 on 3.  If a second penalty is called on the SAME TEAM and the first penalty has not expired, then it will be treated as a delayed penalty and will commence when the first penalty expires.  The Maximum a Team may be at a disadvantage is 4 on 3.

 

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