Playing rules will be those used during the regular season in Edmonton in accordance with the Hockey Canada Rulebook.
Any team unable to commence play within five (5) minutes after scheduled starting time will forfeit that game and the opposing team will be awarded a 5-0 score.
Any protests must be made known within five (5) minutes after the game in questions. A written account must be submitted to the Tournament Director no later than one (1) hour after the game on the forms provided. "The decision of the tournament committee is final"
Any player who receives a match penalty (i.e intent to injure) will be suspended for the duration of the game. Further action will be determined pending a review by the Tournament Committee immediately following that particular game.
Any minor penalty coupled with an automatic game misconduct in the Hockey Canada Rulebook will be assessed as a minor penalty plus a 10 minute misconduct penalty. A substitute player is required to serve the minor penalty.
Any player or team official who receives a second major penalty, or second misconduct penalty, or a match game misconduct, or a gross misconduct penalty, shall be suspended from further play in the tournament.
All major penalties are subject to review by the Tournament Committee immediately following that particular game.
Non-contact! Body contact fouls will be strictly enforced.
Neck protection must be worm by all players
Home team will wear their lighter jersey; if there is an issue with jersey colours the visiting team must change.
The Tournament will be comprised of players born on or after January 1, 2012.
All games will utilize registered hockey league game officials.
Round Robin format will consist of fourteen teams in two conferences.
Round Robin games will consist of two (2) twelve minute periods and one (1) fifteen minute stop-time period. In the event of a tie the teams will play two (2) two-minute sudden victory overtime periods. The first period will be 3 on 3, the second period will be 2 on 2, if still tied, there will be a 3 players shootout, which will continue with additional shooters, until a winner is declared. Overtime play will commence with the addition of one skater for the power play team. Penalties incurred during overtime play will result in the addition of one skater for the power-play team. At no time will a team have fewer than 3 skaters during the first overtime period, and no less than 2 skater during the second overtime period.
Three (3) points will be awarded for a regulation time win, two (2) points will be awarded for an overtime win, one (1) point will be awarded for an overtime loss, and zero (0) points will be awarded for a regulation time loss.
The top three (3) teams in each conference, based on total points during round robin play, will advance to the playoffs.
In the event of a tie after completion of Round Robin play, the advancing team(s) shall be determined as follows:
In the case of a tie between two teams, the team having won the game between each other will qualify for the Playoff Round;
If still tied, the team with the higher Goal Differential (Goals For minus Goals Against) will qualify for the Playoff Round;
If still tied, the team with the higher Goals For during full Round Robin Play will qualify for the Playoff Round;
If still tied, the team with fewest penalty minutes during full Round Robin Play will qualify for the Playoff Round;
If still tied, then a single flip of a coin by the Tournament Director will determine which team will qualify for the Playoff Round.
NOTE: In the event of a 3, 4 or 5 way tie at the end of Round Robin play, head-to-head points among the tied teams shall determine the
top team to advance. If no team advances, apply steps ‘b’ through ‘e’ until one team advances. Continue with the head-to-head process
with any remaining teams until all advancing team are selected.
All Quarter-Final and Semi-Final games will be the same format as the Round Robin games except in the case of a tie.
The Final game will consist of three (3) fifteen minute stop time periods. Overtime will be played in the event of a tie. For the
final game the home team will be determined by a coin toss by the Tournament Chairman.
In the event of a tie after the end of regulation play, one ten-minute sudden-victory overtime period will be played. Play will
end as soon as one of the teams scores and barring dispute, the team will be declared the winner.
In the event of a tie after the end of the sudden-victory overtime period, one player, not the goal keeper, will be removed from
each team and each team will play with five players for two minutes sudden-victory overtime.
In the event of a tie after the two minute period, an additional player will be removed from each team and each team will play
with four players for a two minute sudden-victory overtime period.
In the event of a tie after this two minute sudden-victory overtime period, an additional player will be removed from each team
and each team will play with three players for a two minute sudden-victory overtime period.
In the event of a tie after the end of this two minute sudden-victory overtime period, each team will select five shooters and
each player will take one shot alternating from team to team. Upon completion of the five player shoot out, the team with the
most goals wins.
If still tied, the procedure will be repeated with five different players and so on until a winner is declared. No player shall come
around a second time for a penalty shot until the complete team roster excluding goal keeper has been used.