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24th ANNUAL ACFYHA THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT

2018 TOURNAMENT MITE CROSS ICE FORMAT RULES

 

FORMAT:

  • Each team will play a minimum of three (3) Cross Ice Games
  • USA Hockey Certified referee for each game
  • Championship game for both Mite A and Mite B divisions
  • Consolation game for Mite A division only
  • Trophies and Medals for top two teams

GAME PLAY:

  • 4 skaters vs 4 skaters plus 1 goalie for each team
  • (2) 26-minute running time periods with one-minute intermission between periods (2 minute warmup period prior to 1st period)
  • Horn blows every 90 seconds for shift changes. Shift changes should be done quickly.
  • If a player is injured, BOTH GAMES and Game Clock will be stopped.
  • Face offs - At the start of each period; after each shift change and to resume play after an injury stoppage. All Face-offs will be conducted at the center ice spot for each game.
  • After a goal is scored or the goalie covers the puck, puck is dropped behind the net and the opposing team backs up to center ice to allow break out.
  • Penalties - If a player commits a penalty, the penalized player will be sent to the bench and will be replaced immediately.  NO POWER PLAYS.  Clock will continue to run.
  • Two points for a win, one point for a tie will be awarded in round robin games. 
  • Teams will be seeded for the championship and consolation games based on point totals earned in round robin play.  Ties will be broken using the Tournament Tie Breaker Rules.

CHAMPIONSHIP – TIE BREAKER:

  • In the case of a tie after regulation in the championship or consolation games, the teams will skate a sudden death period for 4 minutes. Overtime will be 2 vs 2 plus goalies. The horn will blow after two minutes to allow for a shift change. If game remains tied after 4 minutes, a sudden-death shoot out will be used to determine the winner. The Teams will alternate shots until a winner is determined. No player can be used in the shootout a second time until all skaters from that team have been used once.