General Information, BAD Blazers Tournament, 2012-2013 (Belmont, Aylmer, Dorchester Blazers)

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B.A.D. GIRLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

2013 TOURNAMENT RULES

 

1. CHA and OWHA rules shall apply except where listed below.

 

2. Teams must be registered with the OWHA, CHA.

 

3. All teams from outside Canada must have a travel permit, certified roster and medical insurance.

 

4. OWHA registration numbers are required for all participating teams. In the event that an OWHA number is not provided, teams must be able to produce birth certificates for their players when registering.

 

5. Team representatives must check in at the registration desk one (1) hour prior to their team's first game. Teams must be available to play thirty (30) minutes prior to their scheduled time.

(Exceptions: the first two games of the day will not start early. THE AYLMER ARENA WILL OPEN 6:15AM BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)

 

6. Upon completion of the game and once prior teams have cleared the ice surface, a three minute warm up will commence. At the end of the warm up, the game will proceed.

 

7. There will be a maximum of eighteen (18) skaters plus two (2) goaltenders allowed per team, as well as a maximum of four (4) coaches, managers or trainers on the bench.

 

8. All games will be two (2) - ten (10) minute stop time periods and third (3) will be twelve (12) minutes. No overtime play in round robin. Running time will be invoked during the game whenever there is a five goal deficit. All players will align to shake hands etc after the game is completed.

 

9. Intent to injure and fighting penalties will result in the player being expelled from the game and the remainder of the tournament.

 

10. All players, including teams from out of country must wear BNQ approved neck protectors and CHA approved equipment.

 

11. No body checking is allowed in any division.

 

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12. Round robin play will determine group placing. Three (3) points will be awarded for a win and one (1) for a tie.

 

13. There will be no overtime in round robin games.

 

14. In the event of a tie in group placing after completion of divisional games, the following will apply:

(A) Record against other tied teams, (E) Goals for,

(B) Most wins, (F) Least penalty minutes,

(C) Goals against, (G) Earliest goal in the series,

(D) Goals for minus goals against, (H) Toss of a coin.

15. In the division with 5 teams, the first place team after 2 divisional games will get a bye to the semi-finals. The remaining teams will play a quarter final where 2nd plays 5th and 3rd plays 4th. In the levels with 3 pools, there will be a semi-final game between the lowest point getting first place finishers in their pool. The top point getting team will have a bye to

the finals. In the levels with 4 divisions, the top teams will play a crossover semi-final with the winners proceeding to the finals.

 

16. Overtime will be played in the Championship games only. Overtime will be sudden victory and will consist of one five (5) minute stop time period. Teams will play four (4) players on four (4) players. If teams are still tied, the tie will be broken by a five (5) player shootout. Opposing players will start simultaneously from center ice until all five (5) shooters have

taken their shots. If still tied, subsequent shots will be sudden victory from even number of rotating shooters from the bench. Opposing shooters will start simultaneously from center ice. Players are only allowed to be used once in the shootout until shortest bench is used (alternate goaltender not included). The long bench has the option of using all player or beginning over at the same time. Teams do not change ends after the third period.

 

17. Five (5) players must be identified on the game sheet prior to the shoot out. Any player serving a penalty that has not expired by the end of sudden victory overtime may not participate in the shootout. Another player will have to be designated.

 

18. One (1) thirty (30) second timeout will be allowed for Championship games only.

 

19. Home teams will wear white (their designated white) sweaters and visitors will wear dark sweaters. If a team has only one jersey colour, the other team may be asked to change. Coaches must bring both sets of jerseys to each game (where applicable). This will be designated on the game sheet.

 

20. Center red line rules apply.

 

21. All decisions of the Tournament organizing committee are final.

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