Tournament Rules

  • At the beginning of each game, players from both teams will be required to give the ice a quick shovel to clear areas with heavy snow.

  • Each game will consist of a 35 minute time slot.  This includes a 3 minute warmup, a 15 minute running time half, followed by a change of ends, and a second 15 minute running time half.  

  • All players are responsible for their own safety off and on the ice, and that includes wearing proper equipment.  As this tournament uses goaltenders, you can expect pucks to be elevated at times.  With this in mind we recommend players to dress as they would if they were playing a normal game indoors, with a minimum of skates, shin pads, pants, gloves, and a helmet required  

  • Players are required to wear helmets at all times while on the ice surface.

  • Full slapshots will not be allowed, but you can wind up to the height of your knee.

  • All teams are required to have light and dark jerseys available for their games, noting that the home team will wear their light jerseys and the away team will wear their darks, unless teams have made other arrangements between themselves (in this case please indicate as such to the scorekeeper).

  • There will be an off ice official to monitor the play of the game, including monitoring game time, keeping score, and is the arbiter of infractions.

  • Minor infractions will result in the offending team surrendering possession of the puck, and giving two stick lengths of space upon restart.

  • The official reserves the right to award a penalty shot for major or flagrant infractions, or any infraction that negates a scoring chance.

  • Penalty shots must be taken within 30 seconds of the call and can be taken by any player.

  • Following a penalty shot, the team awarded the penalty shot will also be awarded possession REGARDLESS of the outcome of the penalty shot.

  • Any major penalty, including any action which could injure another player, will result in the offending player being ejected from the tournament.  

  • Abuse of officials will be considered a major penalty

  • No checking is allowed.  Such action will result in a minor penalty unless it is deemed severe enough to be a major.

  • There are no offside or icing calls.

  • When a puck goes out of play, the last team to touch it loses possession and must give at least 2 stick lengths of space to the opposition upon restart.

  • Goals may be scored from any place on the ice.

  • There is no stoppage of play after a goal is scored, but all players from the team who had the goal scored against them must return to their half of the ice before moving the puck over the centre ice line.

  • Teams must give their opponents 1/2 ice after a goal (half ice is forfeited once the puck or a player on the attacking team crosses centre ice or 10 seconds with possession, whichever comes first).

  • The finalized roster can not be altered and no substitutions can be made after 10pm on the night before the opening of the tournament.

  • Play will not automatically be deemed dead if the puck makes contact with the goaltender's helmet, however, if the official deems there to be a safety concern, the play may be stopped.  A goal may also be called back if a puck contacting a goalie's head is deemed to impact the goalie's ability to make a play.

  • Team captains must sign the score sheet after the game to confirm/accept the score.  Game scores can not be contended once the sheet has been signed by both captains.

  • In the event of a forfeit during pool play, a team will receive a win and be assigned a number of goals equal to the average number of goals scored during their other games, both for (rounded up) and against (rounded down).  These goals will be assigned at the completion of pool play.

  • Games will be played with a maximum of 4 players per side, plus goaltenders.

  • Wins are worth 3 points, ties are worth 1 point

  • In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker order is as follows: most wins, head to head record, most goals for, fewest goals against, coin toss

  • Playoff round games will be decided by 3 on 3 sudden death overtime with the exception of the finals, which will continue at 4 on 4 in sudden death overtime until a winner is decided.

  • We expect players to self manage their games to assist game officials and ensure sportsmanship and fair play.

  • It is the responsibility of each team captain to ensure these rules and regulations have been read by each player on their team.

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