Game Format: All games will be played ½ ice. 4 V 4 with Goalies. Blue pucks. Each team will have 1 coach on-ice to assist, Coaches will not interfere with the play of the puck. Referees will have face-offs only at the start of a period. 12 min. periods...RUN TIME. Player shifts will be 1 min., and controlled by the buzzer. When a goal is scored, the referee will toss a new puck into an open area. Minor penalties will not be called. It is the responsibility of the offender’s coach to use that moment to educate that player as to what should NOT be done. Repeat offenders, at the referee’s discretion, may receive a “Major”. Major penalties (including incidents resulting in, or potentially resulting in injury) will result in the offending player sitting for the balance of that shift, plus their next shift. Play will not stop (unless an injured player needs assistance). That player will be replaced with another player during his/her “penalty time”. At no time will a team play shorthanded. At no time will the clock, or play, stop. Penalty boxes will not be used. 3 min. Warm-up skate – set on clock, buzzer will end warm-up. 2 min. between periods. No timeouts will be granted. It is not possible to stop the clock, with 2 games going on at once. Tournament committee reserves the right to shorten any game due to time constraints. All Mass Hockey rules will apply. Zero Tolerance will be enforced.
Scoring: One of the on ice coaches from each game must report goals to the scorekeeper. We will be using the 5-point scoring system. 1 point is given for each period won (total of 3 points). 2 points are given for a game won. If a period is a tie, ½ point is given to each team If a game is a tie, 1 point is given to each team
Overtime: There will be no overtime periods except in the Championship game. A 4 minute run time 4 on 4 format will be utilized, followed by a 3 minute run time 3 on 3. If the score remains tied a shoot-out will commence. Shootout will have both teams attempting at the same time.
Protests: Any protest that may arise during this Tournament will be resolved by Sue McGrann, Tournament Director, or a Perini Tournament Committee member. All decisions will be final.
SQUIRTS, PEEWEES and BANTAMS
Game format: All games are (3) 12-minute periods with running time commencing at a 5 goal differential. Running time will cease if the differential is reduced below the 5 goal threshold. There will be no overtime periods except in the Championship game. Teams will play 3 round robin games with 1st and 2nd place at each level competing in a Championship game. Timeouts – No timeouts will be granted during the round-robin. During the Championship game each team is allotted one timeout. The tournament reserves the right to shorten any game due to time constraints. In addition games may commence up to 15 minutes before the scheduled start. Only players and coacrhes on the official USA Hockey team roster may compete without prior approval of the tournament committee.
Scoring System: A 5 point scoring system will be used for all games excluding Championship games. Teams earn 1 point for each period won (total of 3 points). 2 points are awarded for a game win. If a period is a tie, 1/2 point will e given to each team. If the game is a tie, 1 point will be given to each team. The maximum goal differential is six so there is no incentive to run up a score.
Overtime: There will be no overtime periods except in the Championship game. A 4-minute run time 4v4 format will be utilized, followed by a 3-minute run time 3v3. If still tied, a shoot-out will commence. If the score is still tied.... the tie breaker will be decided by 1)Head to Head, 2) Goals against 3) Goals for 4) penalty minutes, and 5) Coin Toss
Penalties: Minor penalties are 1:30 minutes, major penalties are 5:00 minutes, minor misconduct penalties are 6:00 minutes and major misconduct penalties are 10:00 minutes. Any game misconduct will result in a one game tournament suspension no exceptions.
All USA Hockey and Mass Hockey rules will apply. Zero Tolerance will be enforced
Protests: Any protest that may arise during this Tournament will be resolved by Sue McGrann, tournament Director, or by a Perini Tournament Committee member. All decisions are final.