2013 Shooting Stars Invitational Tournament
Ithaca, New York
1. Age Levels: There are three multiple age levels in this tournament. We have a 16U/19U age group, a 12U/14U age group and a 10U/12U age group.
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:
** TGHA reserves the right with the both respective coaches permission to allow games 19 and 21 losers to switch with each other the game 22 or 23 they play in. This would be done only to allow teams to play teams they had not already played in the tournament thus allowing for both teams to play four different teams.
4. Length of Games: All games will have a three minute warm up period. All 16U/19U teams will play three 15 minute stop-time periods with two-minute minor penalties. All 12/14U teams will play three 12 minute stop-time periods with 1:30 minute minor penalties. The 10U/12U teams will play three 10 minute stop-time periods with one-minute minor penalties. The ice will be resurfaced at the end of each game. For hybrid 10U/12U versus 12U/14U games teams will play three twelve minute periods with 1:30 minute minor penalties. For the championship 12U/14U game the periods will be 15 minutes with 1:30 minute minor penalties. There will be immediate offsides for all games except for the 16U/19U division.
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, games tied at the end of regulation play will end in a tie. For any crossover and championship games, teams tied at the end of regulation play will play overtime periods of 5 minutes beginning with 5 on 5, plus goalies, for the first overtime period and then 4 on 4, plus goalies, for the second. The team scoring the first goal in overtime play wins. If still tied after two overtime periods, 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 may be suspended for the remainder of the tournament, pending review 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.
Disciplinary Committee will operate during this tournament. It shall be
composed of five people, one representing each age group, 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
No player or team official shall be suspended from participating in the 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.
Sudden Death Shoot-Out: