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U15/U16/U18 Tournament Rules

U15/U16/U19 Blue Chip Invitational Tournament Rules

  1. Each team will play a minimum of four games.
  2. All  games will be two periods of twenty two and half minutes (22.5). 
  3. Pre-game warm-ups will be three minutes.
  4. Each team should be ready to play 10 minutes PRIOR to their scheduled start times without any advanced warning
  5. There will be no discussion on coaches’ ejections from games. Any Match Penalty will be an automatic expulsion from the tournament.
  6. No equipment penalty will be awarded (ex. Curves, torn pants ….).
  7. All games will be played in accordance with NCAA hockey rules.
    Exception: Icing is automatic and teams can change on an icing call.
    Penalties will be 2 minutes and Major penalties will be 5 minutes for all 2x22.5 games. For any 1x30 playoff games, minor penalties will be 1.5 minutes and Major penalties will be 4 minutes
  8. .USA Hockey Zero Tolerance policy will apply for all players, coaches & parents 
  9. A defaulted game result will be 2-0 for the winning team and 0–6 result to the losing team.
  10. In case of a regulation tie, we will have a shootout (best of 3 format). 3 players will be chosen by each teams coach at the end of regulation. Should the tie persist, we continue 1 player at a time until the tie is broken (you must use different players each time). 2 points for a win and 1 point for a shootout loss.
  11. All eligible players must be entered on the first game score sheet (maximum 21 players including 3 goaltenders).
  12. We will be playing with the no red line rule, therefore, 2 line passes will be permitted.
  13. The touch-up offsides rule will be used.
  14. A team that does not present itself to a game will be subjected to a disciplinary committee and subject to expulsion from the tournament.
  15. Should an “act of god” happen (power failure, major injury …), after 45 minutes the game will be called and the score remain as is no matter how long the game was running at the time of the “act of god”.
  16. If a difference of five goals or more exists at any time from the 10-minute mark of the 2nd period on, the remainder of the game will be of running time. The time will stop again should the differential be reduced to a 2 goal differential (ex. 5-3).
  17. Timeouts are not permitted in the preliminary round.  Each team is allowed one 30 second time out during all playoff games.
  18. Each team must be prepared to furnish a proof of age for any of its players upon the organizer’s request. Failure to do so will mean the expulsion of the player from the tournament until such proof can be shown.
  19. No Protests will be accepted.
  20. Every team must dress a minimum of 6 players and 1 goaltender.
  21. A ten-minute delay will be permitted to dress a second goaltender in the event the regular goaltender is injured and the team has no dressed goaltender on the bench.
  22. Checking will be permitted at the U15 and U16 level.
  23. Any player receiving a game misconduct is removed from the current game plus one more game. Theire will be NO discussion regarding eliminating the following game. Referee's calls are final.
  24. A player can only play for one team in one category during this tournament weekend, failure to do so will disqualify the said player. A player may play on multiple teams if in different age groups and age appropriate. For example, a 02 can play on a U15 team and play up with the U16 if they so choose. Must be on roster for first game and must play 2 round robin games prior to playoffs in order to be eligbleto play in the playoff round.
  25. A player must participate in at least 2 (two) games during the round robin portion of the tournament to be eligible for the playoff round.
  26. Mouthpieces and neckguards are mandatory..
  27. Points for Regulation Win = 3.0 Pts, Shoot Out Win = 2.0 Pts, Shoot Out Loss = 1.0 Pts, and Zero Pts for a Regulation Loss
  28. Slap shots are allowed in all age groups
  29. The committee reserves itself the final word on the interpretation of the rules.

Tie Breakers

If 2 teams are tied in points, the following order applies to determine the ranking of teams:

  1. Head-to-Head
  2. Best differential Formula = Goals For / (Goals For + Goals Against) **** When applying this formula the maximum goal differential in any game shall be no greater than 6.
  3. Least Goals Against
  4. Most Goals For
  5. Quickest Goal For in the tournament
  6. Flip of a coin

In the case where more than 2 teams are tied in points, the following order applies to determine the ranking of teams:

(The tied teams will go through each tie breaker until ONE team is determined the winner; Example-if no team is determined ahead of all other teams after Tie Breaker #1, then it will move on to Tie Breaker #2, etc)

 

  1. Best differential Formula = Goals For / (Goals For + Goals Against) **** When applying this formula the maximum goal differential in any game shall be no greater than 6.
  2. Least Goals Against
  3. Most Goals For
  4. Quickest Goal For in the tournament
  5. Flip of a coin

**NOTE : After a tie is broken, repeat tiebreaker order for any remaining tied teams.

Playoff Tie Games
If there is a tie game at the end of regulation time during the tournament playoffs, the following overtime rules will apply.

  1. One, Five minute sudden-death period. Three on Three + Goaltender
  2. Shoot-out, Three penalty shots to each team. Should tie persist, one penalty shot each until there is a winner.

Please read carefully

Respect the referees at all times, should you have a situation you would like to discuss concerning a particular individual, we have appointed a referee in chief who is available to you, he does not have the power to change a referees decision. However, we have advised our refereeing staff to treat coaches with respect and they will expect the same in return. They will not exercise any patience when being sworn, screamed or gestured at.

The directors of Blue Chip Hockey reserves itself the final word on the interpretation of the rules.