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23nd ANNUAL ACFYHA THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT

2017 TOURNAMENT MITE CROSS ICE FORMAT RULES

FORMAT:

  • Four games guaranteed for Mite A division; three games guaranteed for Mite B division
  • Certified referee for each game
  • Half ice games
  • 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 vs 4 format
  • (2) 26 minute running time periods
  • Horn blows every 2 minutes for shift changes. The time will be held for 8-10 seconds between shifts to allow for player changes.
  • If the clock is stopped for an injury – both half ice games being played will be stopped until injured player leaves the ice.
  • Face offs - Only at the start of periods and shift changes.
  • After a goal is scored, 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 ref will ask the player to go to the bench and sit for 30 seconds. Play does not stop.
  • Play is only stopped for shift changes and injuries, not goals.
  • 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 2 vs 2. The horn will blow after two minutes if the game is still tied to allow for a shift change. If still tied after 4 minutes, a sudden death shootout will take place. Teams will alternate shots until a winner is determined. The coach has the discretion to use anyone they want in the shootout. No restrictions on how many times the same player can take the shot.