Tournament Rules


  1. The Official rules of Ringette Canada will apply.

  2. In case of conflict in uniform colors, the visiting team will be required to change uniforms.

  3. There will be a three-minute warm up and one-minute break between halves.

  4. When reference is made to the Home Team, it will be the first team listed on the schedule. In playoff and medal games; the higher place team shall be HOME.

  5. Teams must declare goaltender(s), captains, alternate captains, overage players, affiliate and male players on the game sheet by indicating “G”, “C”, “AC”, “OP”, “AF” and “M”. Teams will indicate the back-up goalie(s) on the game sheet “BG”. There will be no time-outs permitted to warm-up the relief goalie except in the case of an injury to the starting goalie in which case Ringette Canada Official Rules will be followed.

  6. Game length is outlined in Tournament Format, following requirements of Ringette Alberta.

  7. Good sportsmanship will be stressed throughout the tournament.

  8. Any TEAM accumulating MORE THAN thirty (30) penalty minutes in any ONE GAME, shall see the head coach or acting coach from that game suspended for their next tournament game. No grievances will be accepted.

  9. At the end of each game, teams will line up on their respective blue lines, and then proceed to shake hands or tap gloves (do not remove gloves) at center ice.

  10. Game scores will be displayed on the time clock, posted in arenas, and recorded for tie breaking procedures with a maximum five (5) goal difference.

  11. Teams must be ready to go on the ice fifteen (15) minutes before game time. Teams not iced within two (2) minutes of the referee’s whistle being blown to start the game will forfeit the game. However, the game will be played as an exhibition.

  12. Score sheets are to be picked up at the control desk of the Arena. They are to be completed and signed by the coach at lease fifteen (15) minutes before game time and returned to the control desk.

  13. All referee decisions are final. There will be no appeals or discussions of appeals.

  14. With five (5) minutes left in the allocated game slot, the game clock will be reset to two (2) minutes when necessary

  15. All teams and players must be from one (1) team and registered with their respective Provincial Governing Body. Teams must be registered in the same division (or higher) as indicated on their Provincial Registration Form. Prior to playing their first game, all coaches/team representative(s) will be required to verify their roster by providing their Provincial Registration Form and picking up their coaches’ package. Location TBA. Disqualification could result if tournament rules are not adhered to.

  16. No overage or affiliate players will be permitted unless the player’s registration has been accepted by their respective Provincial Governing Body, and are registered with the team in which they are playing. If a team is using overage player(s) and an overage player is playing forward or center position, and is dominating the game, the referee, at their discretion, can have that player moved to the defense position. All referee decisions are final.

  17. All overage and/or affiliate players are capped at three (3) goals.

  18. U10 players are capped at three (3) goals.

  19. Referees may do a general check of sticks and equipment prior to the beginning of each game.

  20. Unacceptable behavior (profanity, temper-tantrums, or verbal abuse of officials, etc.) will result in (at minimum) an unsportsmanlike penalty. A second offense in the same game by the same player will result in, (at minimum) misconduct.

  21. A MATCH penalty will automatically result in suspension from all subsequent tournament games.

 

Round Robin Team Standing Rules

  1. Teams will be awarded points:
  • (20) points for a win
  • (10) points for a tie,
  1. Loss by:
  • 5 goals (or less): 6 Points
  • 6 goals (or less): 3 Points
  1. Forfeit:
  • 0 Points

At the completion of round robin play, teams will be ranked per the total points in all games played.

 

TEAM STANDINGS TIE BREAKING PROCEDURE

When two or more teams have an equal number of points after round robin play, the teams will be ranked per the following rules:

  1. The winner of the game(s) between each other during the round robin will be declared the highest position.
  2. If still tied, the teams having the greatest positive difference between goals and against in the round robin will be declared the highest position.
  3. If still tied, teams shall be ranked by fewest penalty minutes.
  4. If still tied, teams shall be ranked by a coin toss.

NOTE: Each step of the tie breaking rules shall apply to all teams involved in the tie. If there are more than two teams tied, revert to 1 after one team’s ranking has been declared.

 

TOURNAMENT GAME FORMAT

Step 1

  • 4 Teams in the division
  • Guaranteed 3 games
  • 2 halves of 24-minute run time

Step 2

  • 4 Teams in the division
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • 2 halves of 18-minute stop time

Step 3

  • 4 Teams in the division
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • 2 halves of 18-minute stop time

U12-C

  • 4 Teams in the division
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • 2 halves of 18-minute stop-time

U12-B

  • 4 Teams in the division
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • 2 halves of 18-minute stop-time

U14-C

  • 4 Teams in the division
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • 2 halves of 18-minute stop-time

U14-B

  • 4 Teams in the division
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • 2 halves of 18-minute stop-time

U16-B

  • 4 Teams in the division
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • 2 halves of 20-minute stop-time

U19-B

  • 4 Teams in the division
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • 2 halves of 20-minute stop-time

Open-B

  • 4 Teams in the division
  • Guaranteed 4 games
  • 2 halves of 20-minute stop-time

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