General Information, Stratford Aces Festival Cup Challenge Tournament (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 Guarantee

OWHA Tournament Sanction Number: 1819046 

All Bantam, Midget and Senior Rep teams are guaranteed four games (10-10-15 periods) Cost is $ 1175

All Novice, Atom and Peewee teams are guaranteed four games (10-10-12 periods). Cost is $ 1100

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

All teams must register at the registration desk at least 1:00 hour prior to their first game, at the arena where their first game is being played. All teams must hand in your approved OWHA team roster upon check in. Any team using an OWHA pick up player consent form must be handed in upon check in 

 

Game Sheet Labels – You must bring with you at least 6(six) sets of game sheet labels


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 for sanctioned tournament.  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. 

 

Pick up players are not permitted to replace suspended playersTeams may not register more players for the tournament than they have listed on their approved/sanctioned roster by their governing body.  No player may play on more than one team in a tournament, No player may participate in more than one hockey tournament on the same dates.

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

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

ALL TEAMS MUST BE READY TO GO ON THE ICE THIRTY (30) MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED GAME TIME. 

Home teams – must wear light jerseys

Away teams – must wear dark jerseys

Visiting teams will advise opposing team of any conflict 30 minutes prior to game time.

 

All handshakes will be performed at end of game.

 

For Round Robin games, the clock will be set to 13:30, the clock will start when the resurfacing doors have been closed.

No players are to be on the ice surface prior to this time.

The horn will sound with 1:00 minute left in the warm-up period.

The clock will not stop when it gets to the 10:00 minute mark, the clock will continue to run until the first stoppage of play.


All games will be stop time, unless there is a five goal difference in the third period, at which time the clock will not be stopped for the balance of the game until the goal differential is reduced to 3 goals, then stop time will resume.  Penalties that are assessed in run time will be the same as regular time (ie. 2 min will be 2 min in run time, 4 min penalty will be 4 min in run time)


There will be no overtime or time outs allowed in round robin play. 



Round Robin Format


Divisions with 6, 7 , 8 and 9 teams – 
all teams will play 4 round robin games, teams will be seeded 1 through 6, 7, 8 or 9.  Top 4 teams advance to semi-finals. 1st seed vs 4th seed, 2nd seed vs 3rd, Winners of each semi-final game will advance to the finals.  Highest seeded team in round robin is home team throughout the semi-finals and finals.


Divisions with 5 teams – all 5 teams will play each other in round robin play.  Top 2 teams advance to Finals. 1st seed vs 2nd.  Highest seeded team in round robin is home team throughout the finals.

 

Divisions with 4 teams – all 4 teams play each other in round robin play, at the end of the round robin teams will be seeded 1 through 4 for semi-finals.  1st seed vs 4th seed, 2nd seed vs 3rd, Winners of each semi-final game will advance to the finals.  Highest seeded team in round robin is home team throughout the semi-finals and finals.


Divisions with 3 teams – all teams will play a double round robin, at the end of the round robin teams will be be seeded 1 through 3.  2nd seed vs 3rd seed will play in the semifinals, winner of semifinal advance to final and play 1st seed in the finals.  Highest seeded team in round robin is home team throughout the semi-final and finals.


During round robin play, teams will be awarded 2 points for win, 1 point for tie and 0 (zero) points for loss. In the event of a game being forfeited, the forfeiting team will be awarded 0 (zero) points for a loss. The opposing team will be awarded two 2 points for a win plus 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. 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 if two teams are tied (head to head).  If more than 2 teams are tied the team with the most wins versus the other tied teams in the tiebreaker will be seeded higher

iii. Goals for Percentage as calculated by dividing team’s total “Goals For” by the SUM of the team’s “Goals For 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 

Semi-final and Final Games: 

 

For all semi-final and final games there will be a 3:00 minute warm up and no running clock to start the game

 

For all semi-final and final games each team is allowed one 30 second time out

FOR ALL SEMI-FINAL AND FINAL GAMES ALL TEAMS MUST BE READY TO GO ON THE ICE THIRTY (30) MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED GAME TIME.

 

For all semi-final and final games will be stop time, unless there is a five goal difference in the third period, at which time the clock will not be stopped for the balance of the game until the goal differential is reduced to 3 goals, then stop time will resume.  Penalties that are assessed in run time will be the same as regular time (ie. 2 min will be 2 min in run time, 4 min penalty will be 4 min in run time)


For all semi-final and final games teams do not change ends for overtime or for shoot outs

For all semi-final and final games, in the event of a tie at the end of regulation, teams will play one 5 minute sudden victory overtime period consisting of 5 on 5 play plus goaltenders.  Players can change on the fly or at a stoppage in play. Goalie may be pulled at any time and a substitute player from the bench may be used.  If still tied after overtime a shoot-out will occur.  Any penalties incurred at the end of regulation will carry into overtime and shoot-outs

  

For all semi-final and final games, if the game is still tied after overtime, 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. Any player serving a penalty that has not expired by the end of the sudden victory overtime period is not eligible to participate in the shoot-out and must remain in the penalty box.  The coach must designate a shooter(s) to take her place(s) immediately at the end of overtime.

For all semi-final and final games, if still tied after the three player shoot out, 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 and must remain in the penalty box.

A maximum of twenty individual awards will be presented per team in the championship games. Championship Awards and Medals MAY be Presented Off-ice if deemed by Tournament Officials due to time constraints and will be presented at a determined location as required. We thank you for your support in this matter.

 


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

Tournament Executive decision is final and binding. 

 

**Rules posted online are the official rules of the tournament and supercede any other copies.**



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

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