2020 Sweetheart Hockey Tournament Rules February 6 to February 9, 2020 1 A Travel Permit for the team must be presented at registration in order to establish eligibility to participate in the Tournament.Hockey Canada Official Rosters must also be in the teams possession and provided on request of the tournament committee prior to start of the tournament. Only players listed on the official roster may be used during the tournament unless an exception is granted. See Rule 7 re: goalies. 2 Final team registration must be completed prior to the each teams? first tournament game. If a player is suspended and cannot play, the name should be placed on the bottom of the game sheet and noted that they are suspended. A player can only be listed on 1 team roster. If a player is an Affiliate Player (AP) they may be listed on the roster and used provided the team they are initially registered with is not playing in the tournament. If their principal registered team is playing in the tournament they are not permitted to play in the any games unless their team is officially eliminated at the start time for the game in which they are playing, and the approval of the tournament committee is given to use them on the roster. 3 All teams are to be at the arena 1 hour prior to game time and must be prepared to play at least 30 minutes prior to game time. Start time up to ½ hour prior to scheduled game time will be determined by the tournament officials present at the game. 4 All teams must have 2 sets of contrasting uniforms. Only players in proper uniform and a maximum of five officials (coaches, trainer, etc.) may occupy the player?s bench. 5 The home team listed in the schedule shall wear white uniforms. In the event of 2 teams having identical colors, the home team will be given the choice. 6 Any team using suspended or illegal players will be suspended from the Tournament and all games involving the player(s) will be forfeited. 7. If a team has only one goalie and that goalie gets hurt, the team will be given 5 minutes to dress one of its skaters (must be on the game sheet) to play goal. Should the injured Goalie not be able to play the rest of the tournament, that team will be able to select a replacement Goalie, providing the goalie is at the same level or lower (i.e.: A or AA/AAA) and has the approval of the Tournament Committee. A male goalie cannot be substituted but can be used on a team if approval he is on the Hockey Canada Official Roster of the registered team in the tournament, or has been approved by the governing hockey (ie. HPEI, HNS, HNB) and the tournament committee. PLAYING RULES & REGULATIONS 1 CHA and Hockey PEI rules and regulations will apply throughout. 2 The Referee?s decision will be final on all CHA and Hockey PEI rule applications. 3 No Time Outs shall be permitted in round robin play. A 30 second timeout will only be permitted in all playoff games (1 per team, per game). 4 All games will consist of 3 x 12 minutes stop-time periods. Midget AAA games are 3 x 15 minutes stop time periods with a flood between the 2nd and 3rd period. A flood will occur between each game unless otherwise directed by the Rink Manager after consulting with both coaches via tournament official. 5 MERCY RULE: If after the second period of play during any of the round robin or playoff games, should a team be trailing by five (5) or more goals, the game will be played on a straight time basis. Should the score become less than 5 goals; the game will revert to stop time. Penalties during the straight time will be three (3) minutes for a minor penalty and seven (7) minutes for a major penalty. 6 All Championship Games will be 3 -12 minutes stop-time periods. Midget AAA games are 3 ? 15 minutess stop-time periods. All Championship Games will have the ice flooded before the start of the game, unless otherwise directed by the Rink Manager after consulting with both coaches. 7 In the event of a tie in a playoff game, sudden-death overtime will commence immediately following the third period (teams do not change ends). Overtime will be played as follows: (a) 5 minutes with three (3) players (plus goaltender) per team on the ice. Penalties carried over from regulation or that occur during overtime will result in the non-penalized team adding a player fors the duration of the penalty. On the first whistle after the penalty is over, teams will go back to three on three. (b) Shoot out. Each team will select 3 players to shoot. If still tied, teams will then select 1 player at a time until someone scores. A player cannot shoot twice unless all other players have had an opportunity to shoot. Home team has the choice as to who shoots first. 8 Teams will be given a three (3) minute warm-up prior to each game. 9 Novice Games will follow Hockey Canada Format with Jamboree style for the tournament (no scores no playoffs, etc). Game length will be two 25 minutes periods/games being played in each ice time allocated for a Novice Game. TOURNAMENT FORMAT BY DIVISION 1 Two (2) points will be awarded for a win and one (1) point for a tie. (a) Atom AAA (6 Teams), Peewee AAA (10 Teams) Bantam Rec (13 Teams), Bantam AAA (9 Teams).) Top 4 teams advance to the crossovers. The 1st ranked team plays the 4th ranked team and the 2nd ranked team plays the 3rd ranked team. Winners will play in the Championship. The host team for Bantam AAA (Mid Isle Wildcats) will play 1 extra round robin game. After all round robin games are complete by this team the four game numbers will be placed in a hat and drawn by the official on the ice at the APM Centre at the time. This game will be removed from the standings for the host team. The game will however count if needed in the head to head play for tiebreakers. In the Bantam Division the host team will play 1 extra round robin game. After all round robin games are complete by this team the four game numbers will be placed in a hat and drawn by the official on the ice at the APM Centre at the time. This game will be removed from the standings for the host team. The game will however count if needed in the head to head play for tiebreakers. (b) Midget A (10 Teams) The top team in each of the three pools advances to the Semi Final Games. A fourth wildcard team will be selected from the team from remaining teams with the best record as determined using tie breaking formulas. Teams will be ranked 1-4 and the teams will then play semi finals with 1 playing 4, 2 playing 3. Winners will play in the Championship Game. (c) Peewee Rec (15Teams) The top 6 teams advance to playoff round. These teams will be ranked, with the top two teams advancing directly to the semifinal games. The other four teams (3-6 ranked) will play in the quarter finals. The winning teams from these games will then advance to the semi-final games. Draw will be 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd ranked from the four remaining teams based on round robin records.. Winners will play in the Championship Game. The host team (North River Peewee) will play 1 extra round robin game. After all round robin games are complete by this team the four game numbers will be placed in a hat and drawn by the official on the ice at the APM Centre at the time. This game will be removed from the standings for the host team. The game will however count if needed in the head to head play for tiebreakers. (d) Atom (17 Teams) The top 8 teams advances to the Playoff Round. These teams will be ranked 1-8 for the quarterfinals (1vs8, 2vs7, 3vs6, 4vs5). The winning teams from these games will then advance to the semi-final games. Draw will be 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd ranked from the four remaining teams. Winners will play in the Championship Game. In the Atom Division the host team will play 1 extra round robin game. After all round robin games are complete by this team the four game numbers will be placed in a hat and drawn by the official on the ice at the APM Centre at the time. This game will be removed from the standings for the host team. The game will however count if needed in the head to head play for tiebreakers. (e) Midget AAA (5 Teams) The 5 teams will play each team once. The top two teams will advance to the Championship game. (e) The Host Committee will determine Home and Away teams for all playoff games. TIE BREAKING/WILD CARD FORMULA In the event of a tie for PLAY-OFF positions in a POOL / DIVISION, the tie shall be broken by applying the following procedure in descending order. (a) TWO TEAMS TIED 1. Record between teams tied. 2. Goal differential all games. See Formula Below 3. Least amount of penalty minutes during the tournament 4. Coin Flip (b) THREE TEAMS TIED 1. Largest ?goal differential? all games. See Formula Below 2. Least amount of penalty minutes during the tournament 3. Coin Flip GOAL DIFFERENTIAL FORMULA Please note: a maximum goal differential of 5 will be permitted for each game, i.e. score ends 14 to 1, the official score will be 6 to1. The total number of goals for divided by the total number of goals scored for plus the total number of goals scored against. Since not all teams will have played each other, goals from the three round robin games will be used. Example: total allowable goals for 10 and 4 against 10 10 + 4 = 0.714 TOURNAMENT RULES COMMITTEE 1 The Rules Committee reserves the right to modify any rule herein that is deemed not in the best interest of the Tournament or amateur hockey. All decisions of the Rules Committee are final. 2 No protests will be considered during the Tournament. However, the Rules Committee will consider any logical grievance or suggestion. 3 Tournament Committee reserves the right to reschedule Championship games to allow for travel. 4 Tournament Committee reserves the right to modify lengths of games and all rules noted above in the event of inclement weather etc. 5 In the event of tournament cancellation due to inclement weather the tournament committee will withhold $200 of each team?s registrations to cover fixed tournament costs. 6 Cancellation Policy: Teams are required to cancel prior to the registration deadline of December 6th . . Any cancellations after that date, the committee will attempt to be fill with a team from the waiting list, if unsuccessful, no tournament fees will be refunded.