Rosters and Players
- Only players who are on the officially approved team roster will be allowed on the ice
- AP players must be on your submitted roster to be allowed to participate (including AP Goalies)
- Only team officials who are on the officially approved team roster will be allowed on the bench
- Electronic game sheets will be used for all games
- Games may start up to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled game time
Team officials must check-in at the Tournament Office at least 30 minutes prior to game time. All team officials who will be on the bench for that game are required to sign the game sheet themselves.
Team officials must complete the game sheet in the tournament office. iPads are not to be taken to the change room.
Divisions with 4 teams: At the end of the round robin, the top 3 teams will advance. 1st place receives a bye to the final. 2nd place and 3rd place will compete to determine who moves on to the final against 1st.
Divisions with 8 teams: Teams are divided in 2 pools. At the end of the round robin, the top two teams from each pool advance. 1st in A plays 2nd in B. 1st in B plays 2nd in A. The two winners move on to the final.
Divisions with 10 teams: Teams are divided in 3 pools. At the end of the round-robin, the top 4 teams overall will advance to the semi-finals. 1st plays 4th. 2nd plays 3rd. The two winners move on to the final.
Ties in the round robin games will remain a tie with each team one point.
In the event of a tie at the end of the round robin series, for any position, ALLIANCE Hockey Policy 7.0 on tie break procedure will be used to break the tie. If the procedure reaches 7.1.4, then penalty minutes from the Championship event would be calculated to break a tie.
- Head to Head
- Most Wins
- Goal Differential
- Lowest Penalty Minutes
- First goal scored in the first game between the tied teams
- Coin Toss
In the Semis and Final games only, if regulation time ends in a tie, there will be 1 x 10 minute (stop time) 3 on 3 sudden-death overtime. Penalties carry over from regulation into overtime.
If the game remains tied at the end of the overtime, a 3-person concurring shootout will occur. All players must shoot prior to going back to your first shooter.
Any player serving a penalty at the end of the 10 minute overtime is not eligible to participate in the shootout.
Change Rooms and Corridor Access
Teams must vacate their change room within twenty (20) minutes following their game.
Female players will be assigned a separate (girls only) change room. Additional special requests for change-room access can be accommodated by contacting the tournament office prior to the start of the tournament.
Spectators are NOT allowed in the bench area corridor, change rooms, or the timekeeper’s area.
At no time will any coaches, players, parents, or spectators be allowed in or near the referee room(s). NO EXCEPTIONS. Only the timekeepers or tournament convenor(s) are allowed to meet with the on-ice officials.
Any damage done to the facilities by a player or team official may involve their immediate removal from the facility for the duration of the tournament. Teams will be responsible for payment of any damage done to the facilities by any of their players or team officials. Damage claims from the City of St. Catharines will be forwarded to the responsible association for payment.
There is ZERO tolerance for any offensive language or antagonistic gestures towards a referee, tournament official, team official, timekeeper, player, or coach. City of St Catharines R-Zone (Zero Tolerance) will be in effect and may result in the offending individual being immediately removed from the facility for the remainder of the weekend. Hockey Canada Maltreatment rules will be in effect.
If a player or team official is ordered to the dressing room for the balance of the game, further disciplinary action may be deemed necessary by the Championship Host Governing Committee.
In all cases, the Ontario Hockey Federation Minimum Suspension Guidelines for Minor Hockey, as approved by the Ontario Hockey Federation Board of Directors for the current season, shall be used as a guideline.
The Championship Host Governing Committee shall rule on all Match Penalties assessed during any game of the Championship series.
Any player or team official under suspension in regular season play is not eligible to participate in any game of the Championship Series until the required number of games has been served.
There shall be no protest on a referee’s discretionary penalty call.
There shall be no protest on the outcome of the Championship game.
In the event the Championship Host Governing Committee holds a meeting to review a matter of discipline, the Committee shall adhere to the guidelines approved by the ALLIANCE Hockey for such matters.