GTHL

Rules

Playing Rules

• HC and GTHL Rules apply except where noted below.

• OHF Minimum Suspension List will apply

• All major infractions occurring during the tournament will be reported to the discipline committee for further action if necessary and the committee will have the final say as to what penalty applies.

• 1 30sec time out allowed during regulation time in the round robin & playoff games. No time outs allowed in overtime in the playoffs.

Mandatory Player Equipment

• Players must wear the equipment (mouth guards, neck guards etc.) as required by their own League

Procedures

• Teams are to register at the tournament office at least 45 minutes before their first game.

• Please present branch permission forms, together with copies of player certificates and team official cards or approved rosters from an approved HC affiliate for the current season. This would also include any affiliated players• Teams must be ready to play 15 minutes before scheduled game times.

Eligible Players

• All players on approved Hockey Canada or USA Hockey cards are eligible.

• Affiliated Players are allowed subject to above, provided they are added to the roster before the first game.

• HC/GTHL regulations apply regarding maximum number of players to be dressed i.e. teams from minor atom to and including peewee may dress a maximum of 17 registered players. Teams from minor bantam to minor midget may dress a maximum of 17 players, or if the team has registered 18 or 19 players, then the maximum number of players that such team may dress shall be equal to the number of players that the team has registered, provided further that affiliated players may only be dressed and will only be eligible to bring the number of dressed players up to 17. Teams in the midget division may dress a maximum of 19 players.

Protests

• No protests are permitted. The referee’s and/or tournament committee’s decisions are final.

Game Times(all stop time): 3 12 min periods

• The clock will run in the third period if there is a five-goal spread.

• Stop time will resume if the spread is reduced to three (3).

Format

• As indicated on the game schedule.

Scoring

• In the event of a tie in the round robin games, there will be a shootout:

• Minimum of 3 shooters, then sudden death.

• 3 points for a win in regulation time: 2 points for a shootout win: 1 point for a shootout loss

Tie Breaking Formula

• All playoff games will go to overtime in the case of a tie.

• To decide playoff positions, ties in standings will be broken as indicated below:

Two teams tied

a) Record against other team involved (head to head).

b) Total of goals for divided by total of goals for + against with the highest percentage (to three decimal places) winning. GF / (GF+GA) For this calculation, results will be recorded with a maximum goal differential of 5 e.g. actual score of 9-2 is recorded as 7-2.

c) Goals scored in any shoot outs are not included

d) Least goals against.

e) Most goals for (using recorded score as in b) above).

f) Team with the least number of penalty minutes.

g) Earliest goal scored in the tournament.

h) Coin toss.

Three, or more, teams tied

a) Total of goals for divided by total of goals for + against with the highest percentage (to three decimal places) winning. GF / (GF+GA) For this calculation, results will be recorded with a maximum goal differential of 5 e.g. actual score of 9-3 is recorded as 8-3.

b) Goals scored in any shoot outs are not included

c) Least goals against.

d) Most goals for (using recorded score as in a) above.

e) Team with the least number of penalty minutes.

f) Earliest goal scored in the tournament.

g) Coin toss.

• Once this method determines the team to be awarded the highest position, the tie-breaking process is repeated from the beginning with the remaining teams to determine which team is awarded the next highest position. To clarify, if only two teams remain, the “two team” tie breaking formula as noted above, should be used to determine which team is awarded the next highest position. If more than two teams remain tied, then the “three or more teams” tie breaking formula shall continue to be used until only two teams remain tied

Overtime

• If a playoff game is tied at the end of regulation time, a sudden death period will be played starting with 3 on 3. After 4 minutes, the buzzer will sound and play will be stopped to allow for the removal of a player. Overtime will continue with two skaters per team until a winner is declared. No time outs allowed at the buzzer

• A second penalty incurred when each team has only 2 skaters will result in the unpenalized team adding a player. This player plus the penalized player will be removed at the first whistle after the expiration of the penalty

• In case of a curfew due to expiration of ice permits, the decision of the tournament committee will be final.

Awards

• A team trophy will be awarded the championship team. All players on the championship and finalist teams will receive individual awards.