Tournament Rules

RJMHA Spring Classic
Atom-Peewee A & C Tournament

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE TOURNAMENT

All rules as set forth by C.H.A., B.C.A.H.A., P.C.A.H.A., and the conditions established by Richmond Jets Minor Hockey for this tournament.

Special Notice to all Participants:
(a) Any player receiving “a match or a gross or a fighting major will be suspended from further play in the tournament.
(b) Any bench personnel who received a gross misconduct will automatically be suspended from further play in the tournament

TEAM ROSTER:
All teams must have permission from their Governing Body (i.e. P.C.A.H.A.) for entry into the tournament. A player can only play for one team in this tournament. You must provide approved Official Hockey Canada Roster (HCR) for Canadian Teams and for USA teams an USA Hockey official Team Roster. All Affiliate players must be listed on the team roster that each team provides to the tournament committee prior to the tournament start date. All affiliate must fall under the PCAHA guidelines. Emergency call up will be at discretion of the tournament committee.

START TIMES/FORFEITS:
Teams should be prepared to go on the ice at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. Any team not ready to start 10 minutes after the designated start time shall forfeit the game by a score of 5-0. The team
ready to play will be awarded 2 points for a win plus 1 sportsmanship point (in round robin play). If both teams are unable to start the game within 10 minutes after the designated start time, then 0 points will be
awarded to each team.

GAME TIMES:
Game times consist of:
(a) 5 minute warm-up;
(b) 15 minute stop time for the 1 st and 2nd periods; and
(c) 3rd period stop time equal to half the remaining allotted time (to a maximum of 15 minutes).
(d) A 1 minute time out for each team during playoff games. (No time outs for round robin games)
Mercy rule in effect. We will be using a maximum 5 goal difference rule for standing. The scoreboard is not to display any goal differential of greater than 5 goals. If the goal spread between the competing team
reaches 5 at any time during the game, running time commence until such time as the spread is reduce to 4 at which time will once again commence. Minor penalties under running time shall be 3-minute running time.

STANDING FOR ROUND ROBIN PLAY:
(a) Win equals 2 points;
(b) Tie equals 1 point;
(c) Loss equals 0 points; and
(d) Sportsmanship equals 1 point (*)
* Atom – 6 minutes or less in penalty time
* PeeWee – 8 minutes or less in penalty time

TIED STANDINGS:
The tie breaker criteria after round robin play will be as follows:
1st Head to Head (if applicable)
2nd Goal difference (capped at a maximum of 5 per game)
3rd Total goals for divided by total goals (goals for plus against, max cap in effect)
4th Least Penalty Minutes.

PLAY OFF SERIES TIEBREAKER:
COACHES MUST SUBMIT IN WRITING THE ORDER OF PLAYERS THAT WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN A POTENTIAL SHOOTOUT BEFORE ALL PLAYOFF GAMES TO SPEED UP FINISHING THE GAME DUE TO ICE LIMITATIONS. NO PLAYER SHALL
SHOOT MORE THAN ONCE UNLESS ALL OTHER PLAYERS (EXCLUDING GOALIES) HAVE SHOT IN THEIR RESPECTIVE ROSTER.
If a playoff game is tied after regulation time there will be a five (5)-minute stop time sudden death overtime, each team will play with 4 skaters and a goalie. Penalties occurring in regulation time will be
carried over into the overtime. In the event that no goal is scored during the overtime the winner will be determined by a “shoot-out”. Each Coach will select three (3) players from their respective teams. Players will alternate shots whereby the first player selected from the Visiting Team shoots on the Home Team Goalie. The team with the LEAST goals scored on them at the end of the three (3) shooters per side will be declared the Game Winner. If there is a tie after first three (3) shooters has gone. It becomes a sudden death single shooter from each Team, until a winner is declared.

SCOREKEEPING/TIMEKEEPING:
Although we make every effort to supply scorekeepers/timekeepers each team may be required to provide a scorekeeper for their game.

PROTESTS/COMPLAINTS – APPEALS:
Scheduling constraints do not provide for the replay of any games or portion thereof. As such, the decision(s) of the referees and minor officials such as scorekeepers, timekeepers or the tournament staff
shall be final.

NO PROTESTS, COMPLAINTS OR APPEALS CAN OR WILL BE ENTERTAINED.

ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES:
Any applicant which confirms entry into the Tournament is deemed to support the format and above rules of the Tournament in its entirety.

*** AIRHORNS AND NOISE MAKERS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN RICHMOND ARENAS ***