Westridge Female Challenge
Westridge U11/U13 Female Challenge Rules
The Westridge U11/U13 Female Challenge is sanctioned by Hockey Saskatchewan. The Westridge U11/U13 Female Challenge follows the Hockey Canada and Hockey Saskatchewan rules governing minor hockey.
The tournament committee reserves the right to alter and enforce any rule deemed necessary to operate the tournament in a safe, timely and efficient manner.
Any abusive behavior or harassment towards committee members or any of the tournament volunteers, will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action, including potential game forfeiture.
PROTEST WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. The Tournament Committeeâ€™s decisions are final.
GAME DURATIONS / ICE CLEANS
- will play 3 - 15 minutes periods stop time
- Ice clean after each game
- No time outs
- will play 1 - 15 minute and 2 - 20-minute periods stop time
- Ice clean after two periods of play. (Ex: 1st game: after the 2nd period. 2nd game: after the 1st period. Etc.)
- (1) 30 second timeout per team per game
- If there is a 5 goal or more spread in the third period, the play clock will run at straight time. If the spread goes back to 4 goals or less, the play clock will go back to stop time.
- Any player assessed a match penalty will be suspended as per Hockey Saskatchewan Regulation 2.07.02 and will not be able to play in the remainder of the tournament
PLAYOFF SEEDING/TIE BREAKING
- All divisions will play a pool format with 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. If a game is forfeited, it will be entered as 5-0.
- To determine teams standing in the event of a tie, the following criteria shall be used by all leagues or associations playing under the jurisdiction of Hockey Saskatchewan
Two teams tied
- Best win record in games played between tied teams
- If still tied, the team with the best win record
- If still tied, the team with the best goal average in all games would qualify. The goal average of a team is determined by dividing the total number of goals for by the total number of goals for and against in all games played. Note: A maximum of seven (7) goal difference per game will be used in this calculation. This will be calculated from the actual â€œgoals forâ€ of the losing team in the game.
- If still tied, the team with the least number of minutes in penalties throughout all games prevails. (Note: minor penalties in run time will count as 2 minutes)
- If still tied, then the team which scored the earliest goal in the game(s) between the tied teams prevails
- If the teams are still tied, a single coin toss will determine which team prevails
Three OR more teams tied
Note: The three-team tiebreaker is used to determine the seeding of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd seed etc.
- Best win record in games played between tied teams
- Most wins in all games
- If still tied, the team with the best goal average in all games would qualify. The goal average of a team is determined by dividing the total number of goals for by the total number of goals for and against in all games played. Note that a maximum of 7-goal difference per game will be used in the calculation of the game ratio. This will be calculated from the actual â€œgoals forâ€ of the losing team in the particular game.
- If still tied, the team with the fewest goals against in all the games played
- If still tied, the team with the most goals for in all the games played
- If still tied, the team with the least number of minutes in penalties in all games played. (Note minor penalties in run time will count as 2 minutes)
- If still tied, a coin toss.
Note: Once a step in the three or more team tiebreaker establishes a ranking of a team(s), they assume that position and the remaining teams go to the next step. They do not go back to the â€œTwo Team Tiebreakerâ€
- NO overtime in pool play
- Medal round + Final games tied at the end of regulation will be determined as follows
- Teams will not change ends
- 1 - 5-minute stop time period, 4 on 4.
- If still tied, each team will select 3 players for a shootout
- If still tied, each team will select 3 different players for a shootout
- If still tied, each team will provide additional players in a sudden death shootout. You may not use a player twice in the shootout until all your players have shot. You may not use a player three times until all your players have shot twice.
JERSEYS: Home team will wear light colors, unless otherwise agreed to by both teams.
- The refereeâ€™s decisions are final in all matters pertaining to rule interpretations, assessment of penalties, awarding of goals and assists. The refereeâ€™s ruling cannot be overturned by the tournament committee
- Referees and timekeepers have the right to adjust any time remaining in the third period of the game
- A team that is late for an opening face-off will be assessed a one goal penalty for each 5 minutes they are late to a maximum of five, at which time the game will be awarded to the other team
- Due to time limitations, there will be NO stick or equipment measurements. Referees are empowered at their discretion to remove dangerous equipment from the game.
HAVE FUN, PLAY FAIR, BE SAFE!
Zero Tolerance Policy for Verbal and Physical Abuse -
Inappropriate Spectator Behavior
On-ice officials will stop the game when any parent/spectator displaying inappropriate and disruptive behavior interferes with other spectators or participants of the game.
The on-ice officials will identify violators and will ask the spectator to leave the viewing/game area. If the spectator refuses to leave the viewing/game area, the on-ice official will refer to a member of the Tournament Committee. The Tournament Committee has the authorization to remove the spectator for that game and at their discretion, for the remainder of the tournament.
The game will not continue until the spectator has left the viewing/game area. Once removed, play will resume. Lost time will not be replaced.
This inappropriate and disruptive behavior shall include:
- Using obscene or vulgar language in a boisterous manner to anyone at any time.
- Taunting players, coaches, officials, or other spectators by means of baiting, ridiculing, threatening physical violence or physical violence.
- Throwing any object in the spectators viewing area, players bench, penalty box, or the ice surface, that in any manner creates a safety hazard.
Officials must apply these guidelines in a realistic manner and must be careful not to get overly technical in their enforcement.