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LEGACY Fights Cancer

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019

Detroit, MI

General Information

  • All games will be played in accordance with USA hockey rules.
  • All teams must be rostered with USA Hockey, Hockey Canada or the appropriate IIHF affiliate.
  • Teams are required to bring their official team roster or player cards, as well as their travel permit (if required by their governing body) to each game.
  • All teams are guaranteed 4 games.
  • Teams / Officials must be ready to start games up to 15 minutes early.
  • Rosters are frozen the first day of the tournament. A player must play at least 1 game prior to the quarter or semifinals to be eligible to play in playoff games.
  • Rosters must be sent to 30 days prior to start of tournament. We ask that all team managers bring 3 roster stickers per game to put on the scoresheets.
  • Teams must be prepared to play Friday morning. Reserving a hotel room Thursday evening is advised.
  • Sunday championship games should be complete by 5:00 pm.
  • Some age groups may be split up into two or three divisions.
  • Schedule will be released 7-10 days prior to the tournament start date.
  • Your team will not be scheduled until full payment is received.

Tournament Rules

  • NO TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL has the right to change a score sheet or reverse a call from a referee. Once game is over the score sheet is FINAL.
  • This event is sanctioned by USA Hockey.  Please refer to the USA Hockey playing rule book for all rules for 2017-2021.
  • Body (Checking) contact will begin at the 2006 age group.
  • Minor penalties - 2 minutes / Major penalties - 5 minutes
  • Game misconduct - Player will be ejected for the remainder of that game plus his next scheduled game.
  • Running time will be in effect during the 3rd period, only when a team is winning by 5 goals. Stop time will resume once the score is within 2 goals.
  • No timeouts are permitted in preliminary rounds.
  • One 30-second timeout is permitted in quarters, semis and finals
  • Players and coaches should report to the arena at least one hour prior to each game.
  • A maximum of four team officials may be on the player's bench at one time.
  • The home team will wear white jerseys and visitors wear dark.

Scoring Rules

  • All divisions will be scored 3 points for a regulation win, 2 points for a shootout win, 1 point for a shootout loss, and 0 points for a regulation loss.
  • Any forfeited games will be recorded as a 3-0 score. Any forfeited games affecting another team's playoff status, may be reviewed by the tournament director to determine which teams advance beyond preliminary round play. Use of ineligible players will disqualify a team from the tournament.
  • All games played by a disqualified team will be forfeited. No monies will be refunded.
  • Scores will be posted with a goal differential no greater than 7 as standard for all LGS Tournaments.

Game Format

  • 3-minute warm-up.
  • 13-13-13 minute periods for Squirts, 14-14-14 for PeeWees and Bantams.
  • No overtime in preliminary-round play, game ends in a tie.

Shootout Format

Home team will decide who will shoot first. Designated shooters for both teams will alternate shots. If the score remains tied after 3 rounds, new players will participate in a sudden-death shootout. The players in the first group of 3 may not shoot again until all other eligible players on their team have had a turn OR the opposing team has used all of their shooters. Players with time remaining on their penalty are not eligible for the shootout. Goalies are not eligible.

Quarters, Semis & Final

Please refer to Team APP or speak to a tournament official in order to determine the playoff format for each division. It is incumbent upon the team officials to confirm with a tournament representative whether or not their team has advanced beyond preliminary round play prior to leaving the arena following their final preliminary round game.

In the event a quarter, semi or final game should end in a tie, the tie will be broken in the following manner:

  1. Overtime will be played during quarter, semi, and final games only.
  2. 5-minute sudden-death (4-on-4) stopped time.
  3. 3-player shootout. (Same rules apply as in prelim shootout)
  4. Sudden-death shootout (both teams get to shoot each round).
  5.  There is no OT or Shootout in Consolation Games.

Tiebreaker Rules

To determine teams advancing to the semi & final rounds. If more than 2 teams are tied, as soon as the tie is broken, the tie breaker is reapplied to any remaining ties:

  1. Total Team Points
  2. Head-to-Head (two-team tie breaker only)
  3. Goal Quotient = Goals For / (Goals For + Goals Against)
  4. Least Goals Allowed
  5. Goals For
  6. Fewest Penalty Minutes
  7. Coin Toss


  • A zero tolerance for verbal abuse is in effect and will be enforced for all team officials, players, and spectators.
  • Appropriate penalties will be assessed for disputing or arguing a decision of the officials, any visual demonstration of dissatisfaction, or for the use of obscene or vulgar language to anyone at any time during the tournament.