Rules & Regulations, 2010 All-Ontario PeeWee AAA Championship, 2009-10 (Huron-Perth Lakers AAA Minor Hockey Association)

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1.     Each team may have a contingent of twenty-five (25) consisting of a maximum of nineteen (19) players, two (2) of whom must be goaltenders and a maximum of five (5) non-playing personnel, specifically Coach, Assistant Coach, Trainer, Manager plus one (1) Branch/Divisional Representative.  Once the championship commences the player roster of nineteen (19) is frozen and further additions will not be granted.

 

2.     To participate in the All-Ontario Peewee AAA Championship, a team must compete in Branch or Division play downs and be declared the Branch or Division Champion.  Exception: The Host Team is not required to win the Branch or Division Championship.

 

3.     Each team must be approved and verified by the Branch/Division Executive Director and each team must be prepared to present player certificates for inspection by the Chairman of the Tournament Committee prior to participation in the first game of the Championship.

 

a.     Any player who is listed on the declared team roster for a team which is participating in a National or Regional Championship will not be allowed to be on the declared team roster of an affiliated team which is participating in another National or Regional Championship being played concurrently.

 

4.     Each team may dress a maximum of nineteen (19) players including two goaltenders.  The players registered as goaltenders shall be eligible to play as goaltenders only (Hockey Canada Rule 16).  One alternate goaltender must be dressed and on the bench.

 

5.     Emergency Replacements

 

a.     Emergency replacements shall not be allowed unless otherwise approved by the Tournament Committee.

b.     Any team required to supplement its roster to the full nineteen (19) players shall choose these additions only from its club or affiliated team of a lower division, sub-division or category.

c.     During the championship competition a replacement may be permitted for a goaltender that becomes ill or injured during the competition. The following process outlines the procedure and protocol for the use of goaltenders.

i.              The Host Branch will recommend two standby goaltenders to the Tournament Chair for approval.  (Playing cards must be supplied).

ii.             The two standby goaltenders will come under the direct jurisdiction of the Tournament Chair and will be used when a team has an ill, injured, or suspended goaltender.

d.     The procedure for using a standby goaltender shall be as follows:

e.     A team requesting to use a standby goaltender must make a written request to the Tournament Chair through their team Representative.

f.      In case of an ill or injured goaltender, a medical certificate must accompany the request.

g.     A standby goaltender will remain with the team requiring his services, until no longer required.  Priority of use of standby goaltenders will be decided by a coin flip prior to the start of competition by the Chair, Tournament Committee.  If more than two teams require a standby goaltender the decision of rotation of the standby goaltenders to the teams requesting their services will be determined by the Tournament Committee.

h.     The two standby goaltenders will receive the same privileges as the other participants:

i.              Accreditation

ii.             Banquet Celebration Tickets

iii.            Name in the souvenir program * subject to availability

iv.            Gold, silver, or bronze medals if they are part of a team winning such an award.

v.             The two standby goaltenders will be recognized at the Banquet Celebration.

vi.            Tournament Chair decides standby goaltender attendance at games.

 

6.     The championship will be played according to official Hockey Canada Rules except as provided for in Regulations 4 and 5.

 

7.     The teams will play a single round-robin series. Two (2) points will be awarded for a win and one (1) for a tie.  Overtime will not be played during the round-robin schedule.

 

a.     In all playoff games the team, which finished highest in the final round-robin standings, shall be the home team.

 

8.     The length of games will be three (3) fifteen (15) minute stop time periods.  The ice will be re-surfaced between 2nd and 3rd period.

 

9.     At the completion of the round-robin schedule, the first and fourth place teams will play in a semi-final game, while the second and third place teams will play in a semi-final game.  The winners of the semi-final games will advance to the Championship Game.  The two teams that were defeated in the semi-final games will advance to the Bronze Medal Game.

 

10.   In the event the teams remain tied at the conclusion of regulation time, in the semi final, championship or bronze medal game, the teams will remain at the same ends and commence a one ten (10) minute sudden victory stop time period.  If still tied, the two teams will retire for ice re-surfacing.  The teams will change ends and commence sudden victory overtime periods of fifteen (15) minutes each, with the first goal ending the game.

 

11.   In the event that teams are tied for a playoff position, the following tie breaking procedure will apply:

 

11.1. If two (2) teams are tied:

11.1.1.   The winner of the round-robin game between the two tied teams gains the highest position.

11.1.2.   The team with the most wins in the round robin gains the highest position.

11.1.3.   If the two teams are still tied after 11.1.1 and 11.1.2 have been applied, then the team with the best goal average gains the highest position.  The goal average of a team is to be determined in the following manner:

 

Total number of goals for, divided by the total number of goals for and against.

Note:      ALL round-robin games are included.

 

Example:

For = 10 goals;                                

Against = 4 goals

 

 

Percentage:

    10           

= 10             = .741

 

10 + 4                                           

   14

Note: The highest percentage gains the highest position.

11.1.4.   If the two teams are still tied after 11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.1.3 has been applied; the team with the least number of minutes in penalties throughout all the round-robin games gains the highest position.

11.1.5.   If the two teams are still tied after 11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.1.3 and 11.1.4 have been applied, and then the team that scored the first goal in the game between the two (2) tied teams gains the highest position.

11.1.6.   If the two teams are still tied after 11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.1.3, 11.1.4 and 11.1.5.have been applied, a single coin toss will determine which team gains the highest position.

 

11.2. If three (3) or more teams are tied:

If three or more teams are tied, the point record established in the games AMONG THE TIED TEAMS ONLY will be used as the first tie breaking formula in deciding which team(s) will advance.

 

11.2.1.   The team with the most wins would gain the highest position.

11.2.2.   If the teams are still tied after 11.2.1 has been applied, then the team with the best goal average gains the highest position.  The goal average of a team is to be determined in the following manner:

 

 

Total number of goals for, divided by the total number of goals for and against.

 

Note: ALL round-robin games are included AMONG THE TIED TEAMS ONLY.

                                                               

Example:

For = 10 goals;                                

Against = 4 goals

 

 

Percentage:

    10           

= 10             = .741

 

10 + 4                                           

= 14

 

 

 

Note: The highest percentage gains the highest position.

11.2.3.   If the team with highest position has been determined, revert back to two teams tied procedure.  If three teams are tied, revert back to 11.2.1.

11.2.4.   If teams are still tied after 11.2.1, 11.2.2 and 11.2.3 have been applied; the team to qualify would be the team that received the least number of minutes in penalties throughout all of the round-robin games.

11.2.5.   If teams are still tied after 11.2.1, 11.2.2, 11.2.3 and 11.2.4 have been applied; a coin toss will determine the winner.

 

12.   Suspended Players and Officials

 

12.1.               A suspended player shall not be eligible to take part in the opening or closing ceremonies of a tournament.

12.2.               If a player or team official is ordered to the dressing room for the balance of the game, the Tournament Committee shall subject to any further disciplinary action deem him necessary.

12.3.               A player or team official ordered to the dressing room for the balance of the game or for receiving a penalty that would require a suspension shall not take part in closing ceremonies following the game.  Should this take place during the final game of the tournament, the player or team official shall not take part in the closing ceremonies for the tournament.

 

13.   Unless participating in a game or by special permission of the Tournament Committee, all players will have a curfew of 11:00pm.

 

14.   Protests will not be entertained on the outcome of any FINAL championship game.

 

15.   There will only be Medals for First, Second and Third.

 

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