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TOURNAMENT RULES

 

1.) All teams are guaranteed to play three round robin games.

2.) The top ranked team (2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss) in a pool will play a fourth championship game against the top fundraising team in the same pool. In the event the top ranked team is also the top fundraising team then the second ranked fundraising team will play the fourth game.

3.) If teams in a pool are tied for points at the conclusion of the three round robin games, the team with the greatest fundraising total will be ranked highest.

4.) All tournament games consist of two 20 minute running time halves with a 2 minute half time rest period.

5.) All penalties assessed will result in a penalty shot as no player will serve time in the penalty box.

6.) There is no overtime in round robin games (i.e. a tie remains a tie). However, a tie at the end of the fourth championship game will be resolved by a shoot out at the conclusion of the second half.

7.) Shoot outs will involve 3 different players from each team alternating shots. The team scoring the greatest number of goals during those 3 shots will be declared the winner. If the teams still remain tied then individual players from each team will alternate shots until a winner is determined. A player may only shoot once throughout the shoot out process until such time as all players on the team's roster have had the opportunity to shoot.

8.) A team will be allowed one 30 second time out per game.

9.) Each team is required to provide one volunteer to assist in the timekeeper's box during their games. Failure to provide the required volunteer will result in that team forfeiting the game.

10.) The decision of the referees &/or tournament organizers is final. There is no appeal process.

11.) Due to insurance regulations, all teams, bench staff and players must be registered with their provincial association.

12. )Teams must be available to play tournament games during any of the following times:

  • Friday January 12, 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday January 13, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sunday January 14, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

13.) All applications received on or before November 15 will be considered equal. Teams will be selected and notified no later than December 15. A list of successful applicants will be posted on this website.

14.) Every effort will be made to provide teams with the best possible draw configuration. Absolutely NO changes will be made to the schedule once it is completed. We will consider special circumstances only if they are provided with the application.

15.) The game schedule will be posted on this website as soon as it is complete. This will not occur prior to early January.

16.) All players and coaches will be provided with a tournament jersey which must be worn during all games played. Participants may keep their jersey at the conclusion of the tournament.

17.) The official rules of Ringette Canada will apply unless specifically noted otherwise.

18.) Teams must be ready to go on the ice 10 minutes before game time. Teams not iced within 2 minutes of the referee's whistle being blown will forfeit the game. However, the game will be played as an exhibition game.

19.) Score sheets are to be completed and signed by the coach at least 15 minutes prior to game time at the control desk.

20.) Fair play will be stressed throughout the tournament. The head coach (or acting head coach) of any team accumulating more than 30 minutes in penalties in one game will be suspended for the team's following game.

21.) Affiliate players must be registered on the team's provincial registration form as per Ringette Alberta Operating Policies and Procedures.