U15 A Tournament



Rules


2021 U15A Tournament Rules

Format: Round Robin - 4 Game Guarantee

Game Length: 3-20 minute periods. Flood every second period. i.e. first game of the day will be started on clean ice and flood will be after the 2nd period. Second game will start on dirty ice and flood will occur after the 1st period. The tournament committee reserves the right to adjust the playing time and ice cleaning schedule of any and all games.  Teams will be advised of any adjustments.

Rules: All games played under Hockey Canada and Hockey Sask Rules.

Home Team: The Home Team will be required to wear light colored jerseys and will be responsible to change sweaters if there is a color conflict, while the visiting team will wear dark jerseys.

Pregame Warmup: 5 minutes in length from the conclusion of previous game if starting on dirty ice or immediately after the ice clean is done. Teams are required to be ready 15 minutes prior to game time - games will start early if time allows.

Match Penalty or Gross Misconduct: All Match penalties, Major penalties, Game Misconducts and Gross misconducts will be suspended according to Hockey Sask regulation 6.09.  

 

Mercy Rule: If a team is leading by 5 goals or more after two periods the game will run time for the third period. If the trailing team scores to narrow the spread to less than 5 goals, then the remaining time will revert to stop time. If the spread goes back to 5 goals or more then run time will resume. No change to the time on any current penalties will occur. Penalties incurred during running time will be as follows: 3 minutes for each minor infraction, 8 minutes for each major infraction, and 15 minutes for each misconduct.

Overtime: There is no overtime in round robin games. In the playoffs, all overtime games will be sudden death (first goal wins). The teams will not change ends and play 5 minutes stop time, 3 on 3, until the first goal is scored. If it is still tied, a three player shootout will follow. If it is still tied, a sudden victory shootout will take place until a winner is declared. The home team will decide whether or not to shoot first. Any player who has been assessed a game misconduct, game ejection, gross misconduct, or match penalty will not be eligible. In 3 on 3, when a penalty is called in OT, the non-penalized team will add a player until the next stoppage after the penalty has expired (playing 4 on 3. In the shootout, no player may shoot twice until all players have shot at least once.

Championship Final Only-OT will be 5 minutes 4 on 4, followed by 3 on 3 until a winner is declared.

Protests: No protests will be allowed.

Dressing Rooms: Dressing room assignments will be predetermined by the arena staff each day. Each team will be responsible to obtain dressing room keys from the front desk.

Tie Breaking Procedures

As per Hockey Sask Regulation 3.08.01 the following criteria shall be used to determine team standings in the event of a tie at the conclusion of pool play:

         

  1. Two teams Tied
    1. Best win record in games played between tied teams
    2. 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 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 “goals for” of the losing team in the particular game.
  1. If still tied, the team with the least number of minutes in penalties in all games. (Note minor penalties in run time will count as 2 minutes)
  2. If still tied, the team to qualify would be the team, which scored the earliest goal in the game(s) between the tied teams.
  3. If still tied after all previous methods have been applied, the winner will be decided by a single toss of a coin.

 

  1. Three or more teams tied

     Note this tiebreaker is used to determine the seeding of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

  1. Best record in games played between tied teams
  2. 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 “goals for” of the losing team in the particular game.
  1. If still tied the team with the fewest goals against in all the games played
  2. If still tied, the team with the most goals for in all the games played
  3. 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 “Two Team Tiebreaker”

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