Spirit Challenge, Tournaments, Minor Bantam, 2008-09 (Huron Perth Lakers)

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Spirit Challenge
Location: Oshawa, ON
Friday, January 9, 2009-Sunday, January 11, 2009
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About This Tournament

4th Annual Spirit Challenge
January 9-11, 2009

Four (4) Games of 15-15-15 stop time periods.
Friday and Saturday - Round Robin commences @ 8:00 am - 2 games per day
Sunday - Four Team Semi-Final Round and Championship Game for each age division
Recognition prizes for Game MVP and Tournament MVPS


as of December 22, 2008


1. ONTARIO MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION sanctioned rules shall be in effect, except where these tournament rules apply, including the use of O. M. H. A. SANCTIONED EQUIPMENT ONLY, except where out of branch Association rules are different. The Tournament Committee will rule on these where applicable.


1. The SPIRIT CHALLENGE is for (ii) PEEWEE players aged TWELVE and (i) MINOR BANTAM players aged THIRTEEN; as of December 31, 2008.

2. Up to TWENTY-FIVE (25) CARDED players may be registered for the tournament including AP’s. Maximum number of carded players to play each game is NINETEEN (19); 17 skaters plus 2 goaltenders per game for all age groups MINOR MIDGET and BELOW.

3. Only players whose names are listed on the registration sheet and/or carded PRIOR TO THE FIRST TOURNAMENT GAME are eligible to play any game during the tournament.

4. Team registration must be completed no later than one (1) hour prior to the commencement of their first game. Registration is to be completed at the arena location of your first game.

5. Teams will be required to provide copies of the following documents when registering their team.

(a) ALL teams will be required to provide a copy of an approved (signed) roster from their home association reflecting the names of the registered players including an approved AP roster if APs are registered as per Section 3 above.

(b) ALL OMHA teams shall provide a copy of their permission to play form from their home association.

(c) ALL teams outside of the OMHA will be required to provide a copy of a TRAVEL PERMIT prior to playing their first game of the tournament.

6. TEAMS using INELIGIBLE PLAYERS will automatically lose any game played with ineligible players and the score will be entered as 1-0 in favour of the opposing team.


1. Games will be THREE (3) FIFTEEN (15) MINUTE STOP TIME PERIODS. Floods will be completed at the beginning of the game and between the second and third period.

2. The tournament committee holds the right to start a game up to 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time with the exception of the first game of the day. Championship games will be at the discretion of the Tournament Committee. It is the team’s responsibility to ensure their teams are prepared to play earlier if required.

3. HOME TEAMS on the schedules will wear white or light sweaters and the VISITING TEAMS will wear dark sweaters.

4. There are NO TIME-OUTS in any of the games with the exception of the semi final and championship game(s). Each team will be allowed one (1) 30 second time out in the course of a game including overtime periods where applicable.

5. OVERTIME will be played in the semi-final games and championship games only. Overtime will consist of one (1) TEN (10) MINUTE "SUDDEN DEATH" (first team to scores wins the game) stop time periods based on the following criteria. The overtime period will be played with five (5) players. If a tie still prevails after the overtime period, then a five-player shoot-out will take place. If the teams are still tied after five (5) shooters, the shoot out will continue one (1) player at a time for each team until one team scores and the other does not. Additional floods shall be at the discretion of the committee. Shooters may only shoot once until the game sheet roster has been exhausted.

6. Points to be awarded based on the outcome of the entire game. Two (2) points for a win, one (1) point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.

7. In the event of a tie between two (2) teams, the advancing team(s) will be determined as per (a) to (g). Where there are three (3) teams tied (b) to (g) only shall apply.

(a) Winner of head to head game, where applicable:

(b) Most number of wins;

(c) Highest Percentage of "Total Goals For" divided by "Total Goals For" plus "Total Goals Against";

(d) Most Goals For;

(e) Least Goals Against;

(f) Least penalty minutes as recorded on the game sheet; and

(g) Flip of a coin between teams tied.

8. Semi-final qualifiers will be determined based on the number of teams participating in round robin play of each age category. Please refer to the Tournament Schedule.

9. Home teams for semi-final games will be determined by overall first and second place teams. For the final game, the highest ranked team in round robin play will be designated as the home team.

10. Each member, to a maximum of TWENTY (20) CARDED PLAYERS and a maximum of FIVE (5) CARDED STAFF (Comprising of Coach, Trainer, Manager, Asst. Coach and Asst Trainer/Coach) of each team in the Championship Finals will be presented with awards.

11. All penalties assessed during the tournament (suspensions, match, etc.) will be applicable in the tournament and if not fulfilled during the tournament will be carried over to league or playoff games, in accordance with the latest listed association rules.


1. ONE STAFF MEMBER of each team MUST be in attendance with the players in the dressing rooms at all times, until the last player departs to ensure no damages occur and the rooms are left tidy.

2. Damages to the dressing rooms or arena caused by a player, carded staff or team spectators will be the responsibility of the team howsoever caused.

3. Audio players (radios, CD players) are permitted in the dressing rooms provided that the volume is kept at reasonable level and cannot be heard in the hallways.


5. Players or team officials are not to enter the referee rooms either one hour prior to or after the game that they will or did take part in.


1. The Tournament Sponsors and/or the Tournament Committee, and/or Oshawa Minor Hockey Association are not liable for any injuries (including death), damages or thefts, which take place during the tournament howsoever caused.

2. Any player or team official that uses offensive or abusive language or gestures towards any/all Tournament Committee members may be removed from the tournament.

3. The Tournament rules committee reserves the right to make any/all decisions on (i) the interpretation of the tournament rules; (ii) changes to round robin play based on the actual number of participating teams; and (ii) tournament objections and protests. ALL DECISIONS WILL BE FINAL.

4. Tournament photographers are permitted on the player’s bench during game play. The photographer will advise the coaching staff in advance of the start of each period of their intentions.





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