General Information, Stratford Aces Festival Cup Challenge, 2017-2018 (Stratford Aces Girls Hockey)

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Stratford Aces Festival Cup Challenge 

Tournament Rules and General Information

November 16th, 17th and 18th 2018

4 Game 

OWHA Tournament Sanction Number: PENDING

All Bantam, Midget and Senior Rep teams are guaranteed four games (10-10-15 periods) Cost is $

All Novice, Atom and Peewee teams are guaranteed four games (10-10-12 periods). Cost is $ 

Please make cheques payable to SGHA. Mailing address is PO Box 21172, Stratford, ON N5A 7V4

Team reps must check in at the registration desk at least one (1) hour prior to their first game, at the arena where their first game is being played. If not previously submitted, a copy of your approved OWHA team roster must be presented upon check in. Any pickup player must also present their approved OWHA Pick up player consent form upon registration. 

To be eligible to play in the tournament, a player’s name must appear on the OWHA official team roster, or on the completed Pick Up Player Consent Form. 
All players and team officials must sign the game sheets prior to each game. 
A maximum of 19 players, including two goaltenders per team will be allowed. 

All suspensions will be enforced according to the OWHA Constitution, By-Laws, Regulations and Rules. 

If a team is not able to arrive for a scheduled game due to inclement weather (road closures), they must contact the tournament convener at least 1 hour before the scheduled game time. The tournament committee will make all reasonable attempts to reschedule the game. If, however, it is not reasonable to reschedule the game, the game will be forfeited. 

All OWHA rules apply with the following additions: 
A fighting major or match penalty will result in an automatic ejection from the tournament. 


Home teams must wear their light colored jerseys where possible. In the event of a conflict, the home team must change their jerseys. 

There will be a two-minute warm-up at the start of each game, which will start at the exit of the ice cleaner. 

One thirty second time out for each team will be allowed in the FINAL championship game only (not Semi Final games). There will be no overtime or time outs allowed in round robin play. 

If the goal spread in the last 5 minutes of the third period reaches 5 goals or more, the clock will run non-stop until the spread is reduced to 3 goals, then stop-time will resume. 

During round robin play, teams will be awarded two (2) points for win, 1 (1) point for tie and zero points for loss. In the event of a game being forfeited, the forfeiting team will be awarded zero points for a loss. The opposing team will be awarded two (2) points for a win plus one (1) goal for. 

In the event of a tie in tournament points at the end of round robin play, the following will be used to break the tie. In the case of more than two teams being tied, follow the numerical order until all ties are broken. Once a tie-breaking rule has been used or is not applicable, it cannot be used again. NOTE: THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL DETERMINE THE TIE BREAK RESULTS. THEIR DECISION IS FINAL

i. Number of wins 
ii. Record against other tied team (not applicable in a three way or more tie) 
iii. Percentage as calculated by dividing team’s total “Goals For” by the SUM of the team’s “GoalsFor and Goals Against”. TGF / ( GF+GA) = %
iv. Fewest goals against 
v. Most goals for 
vi. Fewest penalty minutes 
vii. First goal scored when the tied teams played (not applicable in a three way or more tie) 
viii. Coin toss 

Championship and Semi Final Games: 
In the event of a tie in games where a winner is required, there will be a five-minute sudden death overtime period. 

If the game is still tied, a three player shoot out will decide the winner. The shooters must be identified on the game sheet (S1, S2, and S3), prior to the game. 
Shooters will alternate from both teams starting at the centre ice red line. 

If still tied, a sudden death shoot out will commence. Players from the bench will shoot, one per team until a winner is determined. A winner is declared when one team scores and the other team does not. A player may not shoot for a second time until all players on the game sheet (except goalies) have shot. 

NOTE: Any player serving a penalty that has not expired by the end of the sudden death overtime period in not eligible to participate in the shoot out. 

A maximum of twenty individual awards will be presented per team in the championship games. Awards will be presented on the ice, however if the games are behind schedule, the tournament committee reserves the right to designate an alternate location for the awards presentation. 

The referee’s decision is final and not subject to appeal or grievance. 

Tournament Executive decision is final and binding. 

For tournament questions or concerns, please email Jamie Antonio at [email protected]

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