General Information, 2019 Great Lakes Cup, 2018-2019 (Huron Perth Lakers)


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Great Lakes Cup Tournament Rules


Team officials must register at the tournament office at the Rotary Complex prior to noon on the first day of the tournament. Approved rosters and travel permits must be presented to a Tournament official for review. The team official will sign a copy of tournament rules acknowledging you have reviewed, understand and are in agreement with them.


1) Tournament regulations and playing rules are those of Hockey Canada, OHF and Alliance Hockey governing bodies. The following rules shall apply:

All teams must be registered with the CHA, USA Hockey or IIHF affiliate.

Fighting major, gross misconduct and match penalties are automatic tournament suspensions.

It is the responsibility of the team to ensure any player or team official who has been assessed a game suspension prior to the tourney commencing sits out the required amount of games as per OHF minimum suspension rules. Failure to comply will result in the offending team forfeiting the game, which will be recorded as a 1-0 loss.

As per Alliance Hockey rules the home team will wear dark coloured jerseys and the visiting team will wear light.

All teams must dress a minimum of 12 players with the maximum being 19 (including 2 goalies). Affiliated players are accepted provided they are registered on the official roster.

If an AP player is to participate in the playoff rounds, they must have played in at least one round robin game to be eligible.

Any team found with ineligible players participating will be disqualified from the tournament.

All team staff members must be officially registered with their organization. No more than five (5) carded officials are allowed on the bench during a game.

Body Checking: there is no body checking in the minor peewee division. Body checking is permitted minor bantam.

2) Games

Teams must be prepared to start 15 minutes prior to their scheduled game times as games will start early if tournament is ahead of schedule.

All games will be 10-15-15 stop time. There will be no floods after the 2nd period during any games.

In the event of over-time, a maximum two minute break will occur prior to the start of the OT period.

Pre-game warm up will be 3 minutes after which the referee will blow the whistle to indicate the start of the game. Teams will then tap gloves at center ice and then line up immediately for face off.

There will be no timeouts during round robin play. Championship games (semis, finals) each team will be permitted one 30 second time out per game.

During round robin play a five-goal differential at any time in the third period will result in running time. If the deficit is reduced to three goals, stop time will resume.

3) Round Robin and Play-off Formats

Minor Bantam

Each team will play 4 round-robin games within their designated Division.

Teams will be awarded 2 points for a win and 1 point each for a tie and 0 for a loss in round robin games.

The top two teams from each division will advance to the semi finals on Sunday morning.

Minor Peewee

Each team will play 4 round-robin games within their designated Division.

Teams will be awarded 2 points for a win and 1 point each for a tie and 0 for a loss in round robin games.

The top two teams from each division will advance to the semi-finals on Sunday morning.

Games ending in a tie after a quarter-final (if scheduled) or semi-final game will result in a 5-minute stop time sudden-victory overtime period with 4 players on 4. Teams will not change ends.   In the Championship game there will be an overtime period of 10 minutes stop time. If still tied, a three player shootout will occur. Each team will select 3 different players to each shoot on the opposing goalie. If one team scores more goals than other team, they will be awarded with the win. The home team will shoot first, followed by visiting team until all three shooters have had a turn. If one team has scored sufficient goals and the other team cannot possibly equal this total, remaining shots are not required to be taken. If still tied after 3 shooters, a sudden victory shootout will occur. The home team will shoot first, followed by the visiting team, until one team has scored and the other has not. A player may not shoot twice unless all players on roster (exception being goalie) have taken a shot.

4) Tie Breaker Rules

In the case of a tie between teams following round-robin play, the tie breaker system shall be as follows:

1.    Team with the most wins

2.    Tie-breaking percentage: GF/(GF+GA). Note: When applying this formula the max goal differential in any game shall be no greater than 10

3.    Least goals against

4.    Most goals scored

5.    Coin toss


In the case of any disputes the decision of the Tournament Committee will be final. 

5) Awards

Tournament Champions will be recognized on the Great Lakes Cup Trophy and have the opportunity to be photographed with the Cup. In addition all champion participants will receive an individual replica of the tournament cup to take home. A Championship trophy will be presented to the winning team to take home to their team trophy case as well.

Tournament finalists will receive a medallion.

6) General Information

Games score and standings: will be posted on the Great Lakes Cup website:

Tournament's Ability to Change a Referee's Call:  The tournament has "no authority or ability to overturn or change any call or make changes to a game sheet."

Tournament Office:  The tournament office is for tournament officials and team staff only.

Team Official Pre-Game Registration Process:  One team official is required to check in at the tournament office one hour prior to each game to complete the game sheet. Games sheets will be prepared in advance however it is the responsibility of the teams to verify accuracy and for team officials to sign the game sheet.

Forfeit:  Offending teams will be assessed a 1-0 loss.

Teams may be ejected from tournament play if they are found to be responsible for damage to tournament facilities (including host hotels) or unacceptable dressing room conditions.

Insurance: The Great Lakes Cup Tournament or its Tournament Committee, volunteers, advertisers or others directly or indirectly involved in the tournament and tournament events will not be held responsible for injuries caused by or to any player, parent, coaching staff or spectator. Please ensure that all players are covered by insurance before participating in the Tournament.

Dressing Rooms:  Keys for the dressing rooms should be picked up in the tournament office. Car keys will be held in the office until dressing room key is returned. Only registered players will be allowed in the dressing rooms. Any player(s) suspended during the tournament must not enter the dressing room prior to the game(s) from which they are suspended. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in a further suspension. Dressing Rooms must be vacated 20 minutes after game.*Teams are responsible for ensuring their dressing rooms are locked and secure at all times.*

The Great Lakes Cup is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property at any of the Tournament function locations. 

Tournament Volunteers:  Our volunteers have a passion for youth hockey and we could not run a successful tournament without them - please respect them!


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