When determining teams advancing, the following tie-breaking procedures will be used.
TWO-TEAM TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURE
When ONLY two teams are tied in POINTS, the following rules apply:
THREE-OR-MORE TEAM TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURE
When three or more teams are tied in POINTS, the following tie breaking procedures will be used. As soon as the tie-breaker procedure breaks the tie of three or more, the two teams remaining, will use head-to-head if applicable. Head-to-head competition is only used when there are two remaining teams.
Overtime format for round robin and consolation games - Game ends in a tie.
Overtime Format for quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games - In the event a quarterfinal, semifinal or final game should end in a tie, the tie will be broken in the following manner: 4-on-4 for five minutes of stop time, followed by a 3-player shootout. If no winner is determined after 3-player shootout, a sudden-death shootout (1 vs 1), consisting of players who have not participated in the 3-player shootout will commence, until a winner is determined. Each designated shooter for both teams will alternate shots. Home team will decide who will shoot first. Goalies are not eligible.
This tournament is sanctioned by USA Hockey. The following USA Hockey rules may not be familiar to teams from other IIHF affiliates.
The tournament director reserves the right to take measures necessary to ensure a safe tournament for the participants including the modification of any rule(s) herein which is deemed by him/her to be in the tournament's best interest. Decisions of the tournament director are final. This does not mean the tournament director can change/manipulate any scoresheet or officials calls.
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.