Rules/Format

Rules

  • Full equipment is suggested but not required.
  • All players must be 21 years of age by the start date of the tournament. Teams must also follow the additional age requirements for their respective division. Photo ID’s are required at check-in and will be checked throughout the event. Players unable to produce a photo ID acceptable to a tournament director at any point, cannot participate until an acceptable ID is provided.
  • All players are required to sign a release form prior to playing. Teams play at their own risk.
  • Players may only play on one team per division. Players cannot play for multiple teams in the same division in the Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament..
  • All teams must have home (white or light) and away (dark) jerseys.
  • Minimum number of players on a team is 4, maximum is 8. Teams must have 4 players at the start of each game.  
  • Teams need to be ready to play at their designated start time; if a team does not have four (4) players ready to play, they will be penalized 1 goal for every 2 minutes the game starts late.
  • All goals must be scored from the attacking side of center ice.
  • There will be no offside or icing.
  • One referee will be used for each game and penalties will be enforced. Any minor penalty called such as tripping or slashing will result in a goal for the non-offending team plus change of puck possession.
  • Any major infractions called will result in ejection from the tournament with no replacement or refund.
  • Fighting is strictly prohibited. Any player that fights will be ejected from the tournament with no replacement and no refund.
  • There will be no checking or body contact. A minor or major penalty will result if the referee deems it serious enough.
  • There will be no slap shots. If the stick comes above the knee in a slap shot motion it will be deemed a slap shot and result in a goal and a change of puck possession.
  • There will be no raising the puck above the knees; pucks that are intentionally raised above the knees will result in a change of puck possession.
  • Making contact with the puck using your stick above the waist will result in a change of puck possession.
  • There will be no goalies or use of goaltending equipment.
  • Players must remain on their skates in front of goal. A player may not lay his/her stick, drop to their knees or lay on theice to protect the goal. A goal for the non-offending team will result and change of puck possession.
  • If the puck goes out of the playing area the referee will determine who sent it out and give possession to the non-offending team at the point where the puck went out. The defending team must provide two stick lengths to their opponent upon reentry and play must start immediately on the referee’s command (whistle).
  • There will be a center ice face-off to start the game and the second half. Otherwise, teams will be required to wait on their side of the red line for goals scored and penalties. Defensive teams can engage the offensive teams once the play starts moving up ice. The offensive team must move the puck up ice quickly on the referees command (whistle).
  • Prior to every game, each team will designate 2 players to scrape the rink before each game.
  • Illegal players and teams: If the tournament director(s) determine that an illegal player has participated in the tournament: (1) the player(s) shall be immediately removed from the tournament. (2) The team using the ineligible player(s) will receive a 0-1 forfeit loss in each of the games played with the illegal player(s). Illegal players are any participants that violate the minimum age requirement for their division or play in a division above their skill level. This also includes players playing in a game that have not been documented on the rosters turned into tournament director by their team captain.
  • NO REFUNDS ONCE THE TOURNAMENT BEGINS.


Format

 

  • Minimum of 4 players, maximum of 8 per Roster

THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR(S) RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE ANY DECISIONS REGARDING TOURNAMENT RULES, FORMAT, ETC. FOR THE OVERALL GOOD OF THE EVENT. IN ALL CASES THIS DECISION SHALL BE FINAL.
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