Tournament Rules

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Tournament Rules

2014 Shooting Stars Invitational Tournament

Ithaca, New York

1.       Age Levels: There are four age levels in this tournament. We have a 12U age group, 14U, 16U, and 19U.

2.       Registered Players: All players registering for the tournament must be registered on a USA hockey team for the current season and be able to show proof of registration at the tournament. Canadian teams can participate in the tournament if they are properly registered in Canada and each team member’s birth date aligns with the USA age brackets.

3.       Game Format:
  • (4) Team Division 12U: This age division will play an initial round robin schedule, with 3 games for each team. At the end of round robin play, the standings will be determined on the basis of two (2) points for a win, one (1) point for a tie, and zero (0) points for a loss. The first place team (as determined by round robin play) will then play the second place team.

  • (5) Team Division 16U:  This age division consists of five teams.  The division will play a modified double elimination tournament.  Each team is guaranteed three games.  If a team advances to the championship match without having lost a game, and then loses the championship match, then there is no further play in this division.  The winner of the championship match claims the winner's trophy.  The first team to lose two games (coming from game 19-4) will play a consolation match against the loser of game 19-6.
  • (6) Team Division 19U: This age division will consist of six teams. With a six team division, the age division will be divided into two groups of three teams each. The three teams within a group will play a round robin of two games for each team. At the end of round robin play, standings for each group will be determined on the basis of two (2) points for a win, one (1) point for a tie and zero (0) points for a loss. The first place team from one group will play the second place team of the other group in single cross-over games with the first place teams playing as home teams. The third place teams from the two groups will play each other in a consolation game. The winners of the two cross-over games (A1 vs. B2) and (B1 vs. A2) will play to determine the championship.
  • (3) Team Division 14U:  This age division will consist of three teams.  In the first round of play, each team will play each other once.  At the end of round robin play, standings for each group will be determined on the basis of two points for a win, one point for a tie, and zero points for a loss.  The winner of the round robin will advance directly to the championship game.  The second and third place teams will play each other once, and the winner of that game will advance to the championship game.
 4.     Length of Games: All games will have a three minute warm up period. All 14U, 16U, and 19U teams will play three 15 minute stop-time periods with two-minute minor penalties. All 12U teams will play three 12 minute stop-time periods with 1:30 minute minor penalties. The ice will be resurfaced at the end of each game.

5.       Defaults: Should there be a willful default by a team in the tournament, that team is eliminated from further tournament play and the winner from the default is awarded the win and receives the score of 1-0.

6.       Overtime: For regular or consolation games in the 12U, 14U, and 19U divisions, games tied at the end of regulation play will end in a tie. For any 16U games, crossover games in 19U, the 14U second round game, and championship games, teams tied at the end of regulation play will play an overtime period of 5 minutes with 5 on 5, plus goalies, for the overtime period. The team scoring the first goal in overtime play wins. If still tied after the overtime period, the winner will be decided by a shootout.

7.       Shootout: In the event that neither team scored a goal during overtime play, a shootout will take place in accordance with NYSAHA Rule #20D.

8.       Tie Breaking Rules: If two or more teams have an equal number of points at the conclusion of regular round robin games, their position in the standings shall be determined by the first of the following rules to establish a ranking. If one tie-breaker establishes a ranking for one of three tied teams, then that team is placed in the applicable ranking, and the remaining teams shall start the tie-breaking process over:

a)      The results of the games played head to head.

b)      Goal ratio: total number of goals for divided by the total number of goals for plus goals against, in all round robin games (GF*/GF*+GA). The team with the highest ratio prevails.

*A maximum 6 goal differential per game will be used (ex: 10-2 score becomes, for this purpose, 2 goals against, 8 goals for); increasing the score to a greater than 6 goal differential will not increase a team’s goal ratio

c)       If still tied, the team with the fewest goals scored against in all round robin games, up to a maximum of 6 goals against per game, will prevail.

d)      If still tied, the winner of a single coin toss will take the higher position.

 9.       Fighting and Game Misconduct: Fighting is not allowed. Any player and/or team official assessed a major fighting penalty will be suspended for the remainder of the tournament. Any player and/or team official who is assessed a game penalty by an on-ice official will be suspended for the next following game, and may be suspended for the remainder of the tournament.  The tournament suspension will be reviewed by the Tournament's Disciplinary Committee (see Rule 12).

 10.   Mercy Rule: If one team is ahead by seven or more goals at any point in the third period, the clock will change to running time.

11.
   General Rules: Except as indicated here, all USA Hockey rules will govern and will be enforced.
 
12.
   A Disciplinary Committee will operate during this tournament. It shall be composed of five people, and shall be appointed prior to the first game by the Tournament Director. The committee shall be responsible for deciding any action, suspension or otherwise, to be taken against a player or team official receiving a game misconduct or match penalty. The committee shall have full power to waive or increase the one or two game suspension called for in USA Hockey Rule 404(c)(game misconduct) for this tournament.

No player or team official shall be suspended from the entire tournament unless she or he has been provided the opportunity to appear before the Disciplinary Committee to relate her or his version of the incident.

Reference Only

• Shoot-Out: When the overtime period is over and no one has scored a goal, the shoot-out procedure shall take place and shall be conducted as follows:

• A shoot out is defined as a player attempting to score a goal and the opposing goalkeeper attempting to stop the shooter from scoring a goal.

• The referee shall call the two captains to the referee’s crease to flip a coin to determine which team takes the first shot. The winner of the coin toss will have the choice whether his/her team will shoot first or second. (The Captain of the team who traveled to farthest to the tournament site will call the coin toss).

• All goalkeepers and players from both teams listed on the official game sheet shall be eligible to participate in the shoot-out.

• However, any player whose penalty had not been completed when the overtime period ended or who receives a penalty during the shoot-out procedures is not eligible to be one of the players selected to participate in any portion of the shoot-out procedure(s).

• The shoot-out procedure shall begin with three different individual shooters from each team taking alternate shots. The players do not need to be named beforehand.

• The goalkeepers from each team may be changed after each shot.

• The players of both teams will take the shots alternately until a decisive goal is scored.

• The remaining shots will not be taken.

• If after the shoot-out, the shoot-out score is still tied, there will be a sudden death shoot-out.

Sudden Death Shoot-Out:

• The sudden death shoot-out will be conducted as follows:

• A sudden death shoot-out is defined as each team attempting a shot. Should one team be successful and the other team not, the successful team shall win the shoot-out.

• Teams will select their shooters to participate in sudden death shoot-out, whether or not they shot in the previous round.

• All goalkeepers and players from both teams listed on the official game sheet shall be eligible to participate in the shoot-out.

• However, any player whose penalty had not been completed when the overtime period ended or who receives a penalty during the shoot-out procedures is not eligible to be one of the players selected to participate in any portion of the shoot-out procedure(s).

• Players in a sudden death shoot-out shall not be allowed to take another shot until four additional shooters have completed their attempts.

• The goalkeepers from each team may be changed after each shot.

• The official scorekeeper shall record all shots taken indicating the players, goalkeepers and goals scored.


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