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2010 Rochester Alliance 1996 AAA Invitational Games Tournament Rules and Tiebreakers October 8-11, 2010
USA Hockey rules will govern all tournament play
All games will consist of 15-15-15 minute stop-time periods. No mercy rule in effect.
A three minute warm up will precede each game
ONE 30 second time out per team permitted in every game
There will not be overtime in any of the three preliminary round games
Teams should be ready to play 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time in case games are running ahead of schedule
ICE will be resurfaced after every two periods of play until semi-finals and finals on Monday at which time the ice will be resurfaced before the game and before the third period.
There will be no curfew clock for tournament games.
This is a USA Hockey sanctioned tournament. All USA Hockey Rules Should apply.
Minor Penalties, (2) minutes each; Major Penalties, (5) minutes, Misconduct and Game Misconduct (10) minutes
Any player receiving FOUR penalties in one game will be ejected for the remainder of that game. (Although this tournament rule may seem severe, and unnecessary, we do this to prevent a player from receiving a 5thpenalty, which according to USA HOCKEY rules, results in a player receiving a game misconduct and automatic suspension for his team’s subsequent game. We would rather a player sit after four penalties and be eligible for his next game. We hope you understand.
Game misconducts will result in a one game suspension. Warranted or not, all referees decisions to issue Game Misconducts are final and will not be overturned.
Match Penalties and Gross Misconducts will result in expulsion from the tournament.
ROUND OF 16, Quarterfinals, SEMI-Finals and FINALS Format
All games consist of 15-15-15 minute periods
One 30 second time out per team is allowed
OT is extension of third period and will not effect ice resurfacing schedule
Coaches may submit shootout line-up after completion of regulation time
Games ending in a tie decided as follows
5 on 5 sudden victory for 5 minutes (defend same goal as third period)
4 on 4 sudden victory for 5 minutes (defend same goal as third period)
5 player shootout
Sudden victory shootout (all players must shoot before skaters shoot again)
Preliminary Round Qualifying:
Teams earn (2) points for a win, (1) point for a tie and zero points for a loss in preliminary round games.
Tiebreakers (in order)
Head to Head points earned (2 or 3 teams ONLY if all have played each other)
Highest number of wins
Goal ratio in all preliminary round games. (GF/GF+GA)
Fewest Goals allowed
Fewest Penalty minutes over 3 games
First goal scored in game between two tied teams
Teams will be re-seeded after the Round of 16 elimination games according to the following tiebreakers using all 4 games played
Total Points (4 games)
Head to Head (2 teams or 3 teams tied only if all have played each other)
Goal Ratio (4 games total, GF/GF+GA)
Fewest Goals Allowed
Fewest Penalty minutes in 4 games
The rules committee reserves the right to modify any rule herein which is deemed not in the best interest of the tournament or amateur hockey. The decision of the rules committee is final.