Tournament Rules

  • Clock

    All games are 14 minute running periods. Every 2 minutes a buzzer is sounded for shift change. No stoppage of clock unless it is for an injury. We have a curfew on each game/ice slot of 55 minutes.

  • Shift Changes

    Ref should pick up puck on shift changes until new players have entered and old players have exited. Then drop puck in same general area as it was located at sound of buzzer. Game on.

  • Faceoffs

    Faceoffs should occur at the beginning of periods.

  • Penalties

    If a penalty is called, player should be pointed to bench; team skates short-handed the remainder of that 2-minute shift.

  • Playoff Tiebreakers

    Teams will be awarded 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. In the case of a tie, the following tie breakers will be used. If more than two teams are tied, the tie breakers are used to first determine the top seed, then if needed start at the beginning to apply to the remaining teams.

    1. Head to Head Results
    2. Largest Goal Differential (GF - GA)
      • Max 7 goal differential per game
    3. Fewest Goals Against
    4. Coin Flip
  • Rosters

    Teams must submit a roster when checking in at the tournament. Teams must also bring roster stickers for all game score sheets or make sure to fill in the roster on the score sheet before each game.

  • All other USA Hockey ADM Rules apply