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Detroit Elite Girls Invitational

Feb 1, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019

Detroit, MI

Tournament Rules & Information

Rules

  1. USA HOCKEY rules shall apply which includes delayed offsides for U-14 (bantam), U-16 (midget) and U-19 (intermediate).
  2. Game times per age group
    • U-12- 3 X 12 min stop-time periods.
    • U-14, U-16 and U-19- 3 X 15 min stop-time periods.
    • There will be a 3-minute warm-up prior to each game. All games begin immediately upon completion of the 3-minute warm-up.
  3. Equipment specifications are as per each team’s governing body i.e. USA Hockey teams must wear mouth guards and Hockey Canada teams must wear BNQ certified neck guards.
  4. All teams MUST be available to play up to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
  5. The USA Hockey minimum suspension guidelines will be strictly enforced. All suspensions will be enforced according to USA HOCKEY Constitution, by-laws, and regulations and rules.
  6. Any individual PLAYER receiving 5 penalties in ONE game or any TEAM receiving 15 penalties in one game, player or coach respectively will receive a game misconduct.
  7. Girls will shake hands after each game at center ice.
  8. If the goal spread at any time of the third period reaches 5 goals, the clock will run until the spread is reduced to 3 goals, then stop time will resume.
  9. Goal cap for all divisions- 7 goals. (Example- 10 - 0 game will be posted 7 - 0)
  10. One  30-second timeout will be allowed for each team during quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games only. Overtime is not a new game. NO TIMEOUT in round robin.
  11. A maximum of 20 players with no more than 18 skaters may be rostered with each team.
  12. To be eligible to participate in the tournament, the participant’s name must appear on the team roster form submitted with the final roster submission. Any changes to the roster must be made in writing and will not be permitted after registration prior to the first game. ALL players must be registered with their governing body.
  13. Teams will be awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and zero (0) points for a loss.
  14. Standings after the round robin will be calculated on the basis of the points awarded as per rule 13.
  15. In the EVENT OF A TIE, the following criteria will be used to break the tie:
    1. Winner between the tied teams when they played head-to-head. (Applies to 2-way ties only, 3-or-more teams tied start with tiebreaker 15 b.)
    2. Percentage as calculated by dividing team’s total “Goals For” by the SUM of the team’s “Goals For and Goals Against”.  TGF /  ( GF+GA) = % (See Chart Available)
    3. Fewest Goals Against.
    4. Most Goals For.
    5. Fastest Goal Scored.
    6. Follow tie-breaking rules in 0rder. Once a tie-breaking rule has been used or is not applicable it cannot be used again.
  16. Home teams must wear light colored jerseys. In the event of a conflict, the home team must change their jerseys. Visiting teams will advise opposing team of any conflict 30 minutes prior to game time.
  17. Awards and banners will be given out to championship winners and finalists.
  18. All team officials must sign the game sheet prior to each game. Players are not required to sign the game sheet in USA Hockey.
  19. It is the team’s responsibility to ensure a clean dressing room is left upon completion of their game. All teams are requested to vacate the dressing room 30 minutes or less after their game is completed.
  20. The decisions of the tournament officials are final with no appeals.

Division Formats & Overtime Rules

U-12 Division (8 teams) will comprise of 2 pools of 4 teams. Teams will play three games in their respective pools. At the conclusion of pool play, all teams will play a quarterfinal cross-pool game. The winners of the quarterfinal games will be reseeded and advance to semis and championship round.

U-14 Division (14 teams) will comprise of 3 pools, pool A 4 teams, pool B 4 teams, pool C 6 teams. Teams will play three games in their respective pools. At the conclusion of pool play, the top 3 teams from each pool and the next best 5 teams from any pool will be reseeded 1-14 and seeds 1-8 will advance to the quarterfinal round. The winners of the quarterfinal games will be reseeded 1-4 and will advance to semis and championship round. The remaining 6 teams will compete in a consolation game 9 vs 10, 11 vs 12, 13 vs 14. *PLEASE NOTE* Consolation game times are subject to change based on adherence to MAHA 4 hour rule.

U-16 Division (8 teams) will comprise of 2 pools of 4 teams. Teams will play three games in their respective pools. At the conclusion of pool play, all teams will play a quarterfinal cross pool game. The winners of the quarterfinal games will be reseed 1-4 and will advance to semis and championship round.

U-19 Division (6 teams) Teams will play a four-game round robin. At the conclusion of round-robin play, the top 4 teams will advance to the semis and championship round.

OVERTIME RULES FOR CONSOLATION, QUARTERFINAL, SEMIFINAL AND CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

  • Consolation, quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games are played to a winner.
  • In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time a SUDDEN-VICTORY FIVE (5)-minute overtime will commence.
  • Teams will start overtime play with 4-on-4 plus goalies. Players may be changed at any time. Goalies may be “pulled” at any time and a substitute skater -player from the bench may be used.
  • If still tied at the end of the sudden-victory overtime, a SHOOTOUT will occur.
  • Each team MUST designate 3 shooters (S1, S2, S3) to the officials prior to the start of the shootout.
  • Any player serving a penalty at the end of overtime will not be eligible to participate in the shootout. The coach must designate a shooter to take her place immediately at the end of regulation time.
  • All players except shooter and goalies will be on the bench TO START.
  • Once a player has shot, they will go to their team bench.
  • All 3 designated shooters from each team will shoot.
  • If still tied, each team will designate one shooter at a time until there is a winner. A player may not shoot for a second time until all players on the game sheet (except goalies) have shot.

If a penalty occurs during the 5-minute stop-time OT, the teams play 4-on-3.

If a second penalty is called on the SAME TEAM and the first penalty has not expired, then it will be treated as a delayed penalty and will commence when the first penalty expires. The maximum a team may be at a disadvantage is 4-on-3

**Championship awards and medals MAY be presented off-ice if deemed by tournament officials due to time constraints and will be presented at a determined location as required. We thank you for your anticipated support in this matter.

Consolation, Quarters, Semis & Finals

  • Consolation, Quarter-Final, Semi-Final & Championship games are played to a winner.
  • In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time a SUDDEN VICTORY FIVE (5) minute overtime will commence.
  • Teams will start overtime play with 4 on 4 plus goalies. Players may be changed at any time. Goalies may be “pulled” at any time and a substitute skater -player from the bench may be used.
  • If still tied at the end of the Sudden Victory Overtime, a SHOOTOUT will occur.
  • Each team MUST designate 3 Shooters (S1, S2, S3) to the officials prior to the start of the shootout.
  • Any player serving a penalty at the end of overtime will not be eligible to participate in the shoot out. The coach must designate a shooter to take her place immediately at the end of regulation time.
  • All players except shooter and goalies will be on the bench TO START.
  • Once a player has shot, they will go to their team bench.
  • All 3 designated shooters from each team will shoot.
  • If still tied, each team will designate one shooter at a time until there is a winner. A player may not shoot for a second time until all players on the game sheet (except goalies) have shot.

If a penalty occurs during the 5 - Minute Stop Time OT, the teams play 4 on 3.

If a second penalty is called on the SAME TEAM and the first penalty has not expired, then it will be treated as a delayed penalty and will commence when the first penalty expires. The Maximum a Team may be at a disadvantage is 4 on 3

**Championship Awards and Medals MAY be Presented Off-ice if deemed by Tournament Officials due to time constraints and will be presented at a determined location as required. We thank you for your anticipated support in this matter.

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