59th annual YOUNG CANADA WEEK
March 7th to March 15th, 2008.
Any boy/girl born on or after January 1, 1995 is eligible provided he/she has been approved by the team entered.
All teams entered in the tournament MUST be affiliated with the O.H.F., the A.H.A. for all American teams and the OWHA for all girls' teams.
An approved player card, and/or roster sheet, complete with signatures, issued by the above-mentioned governing bodies, MUST be presented at your first game.
The tournament is planned to consist of 90 teams in eight divisions, each division determined according to classification.
The tournament will use the Maitland Recreation Complex on Suncoast Drive, as well as the Goderich Memorial Arena on McDonald Street.
DIVISION 1 - All major AAA teams are guaranteed four games. They will play in a four-team round robin format with the top two teams playing for the Championship and the third and fourth place teams playing for the Consolation.
DIVISION 4, 5, 6 and 7 - In the balance of divisions, all teams are guaranteed two games. A team winning its first game shall continue playing on the Championship side of their division until they are defeated, at which time they are eliminated from the tournament. A team losing its first game shall move to the Consolation side of their Division and shall continue playing until defeated, at which time they are eliminated from the tournament.
DIVISION 1 Major AAA - Number of Teams: 4 (Huron-Perth Lakers, Grey-Bruce Highlanders, Kitchener Rangers, Cambridge Hawks), to be played Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15.
DIVISION 4 BB, B, Minor A, A.E Group 2 - Number of teams: 16, to be played Friday March 7, Saturday March 8, Sunday March 9 and Monday March 10.
DIVISION 5 CC, C, A.E Group 3 - Number of teams: 16, to be played Friday, March 7, Saturday March 8, Sunday March 9, Monday March 10 and Tuesday March 11.
DIVISION 6 DD, D, E, A.E Group 4 & 5 - Number of teams: 16, to be played Monday March 10, Tuesday March 11, Wednesday March 12, and Thursday March 13.
DIVISION 7 Local League - Number of teams: 16, to be played Friday, March 7, Saturday March 8, Monday March 10, Tuesday March 11, Wednesday March 12, and Saturday March 15.
DIVISION 8 (Girls) - All teams are guaranteed three games. The teams are divided into two divisions of four. The two top teams from each division will advance to the semi finals. First place A division plays second place B division, and first place B division plays second place A division. The winning teams of the semi final games will play for the Championship, and the losing teams will play for the Consolation.
DIVISION 8 C (Girls) - Number of teams: 8, to be played Friday March 7, Saturday March 8 and Sunday March 9.
Each Division Champion shall receive an arena banner and individual Gold medals; Runner up teams and Consolation winners receive an arena banner and Silver and Bronze medals. All teams receive tournament pins.
Each team on the days of their games (other than opening night), is invited to a full hot meal that is served in the grandstand at the Memorial Arena. Tickets will be given out in the Administration Office.
THE ONTARIO MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION AND ONTARIO WOMEN’S HOCKEY ASSOCIATION SANCTION THIS TOURNAMENT.
IN ADDITION TO THE O.M.H.A. / O.W.H.A. TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS, THE FOLLOWING RULES SHALL APPLY:
EACH TEAM WILL COMPLETE AN O.M.H.A. or O.W.H.A TOURNAMENT SIGNATURE SHEET BEFORE THEIR FIRST GAME. EACH PLAYER WILL SIGN HIS/HER NAME OPPOSITE THEIR NAME AND EACH SIGNATURE SHOULD RESEMBLE THE SIGNATURE ON THE PLAYERS CARD. THESE SIGNATURES WILL BE CHECKED.
ANY PLAYER, OR TEAM OFFICIAL WITHOUT AN APPROVED CARD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURNAMENT.
OMHA MINIMUM SUSPENSION LIST WILL APPLY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:
ANY PLAYER OR TEAM OFFICIAL RECEIVING A FIGHTING PENALTY OR GROSS MISCONDUCT IN THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM FURTHER TOURNAMENT GAMES. ANY PLAYER OR TEAM OFFICIAL RECEIVING A GAME MISCONDUCT IN THE LAST 10 MINUTES OF PLAYING TIME INCLUDING OVERTIME WHERE IT APPLIES WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM THEIR NEXT TOURNAMENT GAME.
EACH GAME WILL CONSIST OF TWO TEN (10) MINUTE STOP TIME PERIODS AND ONE FIFTEEN (15) STOP TIME PERIOD. IF THERE IS A FIVE (5)-GOAL DIFFERENTIAL ANYTIME AFTER THE START OF THE THIRD PERIOD, THEN THE PERIOD OR REMAINDER OF THE PERIOD WILL BE STRAIGHT TIME.
THE 5 POINT SYSTEM WILL BE USED FOR THE ROUND ROBIN GAMES. EACH PERIOD WILL BE WORTH 1 POINT. IF A PERIOD ENDS IN A TIE, THEN EACH TEAM WILL RECEIVE 1/2 A POINT. THE WINNER OF THE GAME WILL RECEIVE 2 POINTS. IF A GAME ENDS IN A TIE, THEN EACH TEAM WILL RECEIVE 1 POINT.
THERE WILL BE NO OVERTIME IN THE AAA, AA, A, GIRLS C, DIVISION ROUND-ROBIN GAMES.
FOR THE B, C, D AND LL DIVISIONS, IF THE SCORE AT THE END OF REGULATION TIME IS TIED, THEN THERE WILL BE A FIVE (5) MINUTE STOP TIME, SUDDEN-VICTORY PERIOD. EACH TEAM WILL PLAY 4 ON 4. IF AT THE END OF THE 5-MINUTE PERIOD THE SCORE IS STILL TIED, THEN THERE WILL BE A SUDDEN VICTORY SHOOT-OUT. EACH TEAM WILL MARK THEIR FIRST 3 SHOOTERS ON THE GAME SHEET PRIOR TO THE START OF THE GAME. ONE PLAYER WILL SHOOT AT ONE TIME. IF A PLAYER LISTED TO SHOOT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX AT THE COMPLETION OF THE 5 MINUTE OVERTIME, HE/SHE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SHOOT IN THE SHOOT-OUT.
OVERTIME FOR ALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND CONSOLATION FINALS:
IF THE SCORE IS TIED AT THE END OF REGULATION TIME, TEAMS WILL PLAY TEN (10) MINUTE STOP TIME, SUDDEN-VICTORY OVERTIME PERIODS UNTIL A WINNER HAS BEEN DECIDED. THE OVERTIME IN THE FINALS WILL BE PLAYED 5 ON 5.
EACH TEAM WILL BE ALLOWED 1 – 30 SECOND TIME-OUT PER GAME.
Tournament website: http://www.youngcanadaweek.com/