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
  • Overtime Rules

    Pool play games and any consolation games can end in a tie after regulation. For Championship games, or playoff games where a winner advances, the following overtime rules will be used.

    1. Sudden Death 6 minute OT period
      • 2 minute line changes will still occur
    2. 3 player shootout if still tied
      • 3 players from each team in shootout
      • Visiting team shoots first, then alternate team shooters
      • Most combined goals after all 3 shooters wins
    3. Sudden Death shootout if still tied
      • Visiting team shoots first
      • If neither or both teams score, repeat with new shooters
      • Everyone must shoot before shooters can repeat (includes shooters from 3 player shootout)
  • 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