FORMAT: Round robin - 3 Game Guarantee
GAME LENGTH: 3 - 20 minute periods. Flood after each period.
RULES: All games played under Hockey Canada and Saskatchewan Hockey Association Rules. Saskatchewan Bantam Rules on no change icing and faceoff positioning after a penalty will be used.
HOME TEAM: The Home Team will be the first team listed on the schedule. The Home Team will be required to wear light colored jerseys and will be responsible to change sweaters if there is a color conflict. The visiting team will wear dark jerseys.
PRE GAME WARM-UP: 5 minutes in length from the real starting game time or if running behind the warm up will start immediately after the ice clean is done. Teams are required to be ready 15 mins prior to game time - games will start early if time allows.
MATCH PENALTY OR GROSS MISCONDUCT: Any player receiving a gross misconduct or match penalty will be suspended for the remainder of the tournament.
TEAM OFFICIALS: Team officials will also fall under the same rulings as the players with regards to suspensions.
SCHEDULING: If the tournament gets behind schedule, the Tournament Committee, at their discretion, can and will adjust the remaining ice times and that decision will be final.
MERCY RULE: If a team is leading by 7 goals or more, the game will be run time for the third period. If the trailing team scores to narrow the spread to less than 7 goals, then the remaining time will revert to stop time. No change to the time on any current penalties will occur. Penalties incurred during running time will be as follows: three (3) minutes for each minor infraction, eight (8) minutes for each major infraction, and fifteen minutes for each misconduct.
TIE BREAKING PROCEDURES: If two or more teams are tied in the standings, it will be broken according to the SHA Handbook Tie Breaking Procedures (section 8). This section is available at the tournament office and is posted on the tournament website.
OVERTIME: There is no overtime in round robin games. In playoffs, all overtime games will be sudden death (first goal wins). The teams will change ends and play 5 minute 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 shoot out 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 miscount or match penalty will not be eligible. When a penalty is called in OT the penalized team will designate a player to the penalty box and the non-offending team will add a player.
Championship Final only - OT will be 5 mins 4 on 4, followed by 3 on 3 until a winner is declared.
PROTESTS: All protests must be in writing, accompanied by One Hundred Dollar ($100.00) cash protest fee signed by a carded team official within one (1) hour of game completion to the Tournament Committee. All decisions made by The Tournament Committee will be final on any or all protests. If a protest is rejected, the entire fee will be forfeited. It should be noted that a refereeâ€™s decision is final and may not be protested unless it concerns an interpretation of the rules as outlined in the Hockey Canada Rulebook.
DRESSING ROOMS: Dressing room assignments will be predetermined by the Arena Staff each day. Teams will be expected to vacate their dressing room within 45 minutes of game ending, leaving in clean condition. Rooms will be inspected by Rink Marshall or Arena Staff after each game. Each team will be responsible to obtain dressing room keys from the front desk.
TOURNAMENT STATS: All game stats will be posted on the tournament website and will be entered according to the official game sheet. Any requested changes to scoring will need to be in writing from the coach or manager and submitted to the tournament committee via email to firstname.lastname@example.org within 15 minutes from the end of the game. Included in the Subject line should be a title STATS CHANGE REQUEST. Emails will only be accepted from the head coach or manager of the team. Any team found abusing this honor system may face suspension from the tournament. The tournament will have spotters and video at select games.