Rangers Cup House League Tournament
Hosted by the City of Vaughan Hockey Association
“Home of the Vaughan Rangers
TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS
ALL DECISIONS OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL BE FINAL
ONLY APPROVED PLAYERS AND TEAM OFFICIALS APPROVED IN HOCKEY CANADA WILL BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE.
ONLY PLAYERS FROM YOUR CVHA HOUSE LEAGUE TEAM ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS TOURNAMENT
Head Coaches are asked to report to the Tournament Control Centre (CVHA Office upstairs in the Sports Village) approximately one hour prior to the first scheduled game, where tournament staff and tournament convener will be available to answer any inquires.
**** Sports Village does not supply Locks to dressing rooms, therefore teams are required to bring their own lock for the dressing room. ***
This is a Hockey Canada/GTHL Sanctioned Tournament. GTHL rules apply and will govern any inquiries.
Referee decisions are final. No protest will be heard on a referee decision.
All Game Sheets will be supplied through Tournament Office. Games sheets cannot be removed from the Tournament Office. Coaches are asked to visit Tournament office half an hour prior to game start to fill out game sheet. Tournament staff will deliver to timekeeper pre-game and timekeepers will distribute post game.
All players must wear BNQ neck guards. Mouth guards are mandatory. ALL PLAYERS MUST LEAVE THEIR HELMETS ON UNTIL THEY LEAVE THE ICE.
IMPORTANT - Teams must be ready to go on ice at least 15 minutes before scheduled start time.
The 2 (two) minute warm-up will begin as soon as the referees get on the ice. After the handshake the game will begin IMMEDIATELY. If one team is not lined up and ready to go, the officials will have the discretion to issue a 2 minute bench minor for delay of game.
Any Team Official who crosses the ice surface before or after a game will be assessed a miscellaneous bench minor to be served in that game or the next, as the case may be.
Only arena personnel, referees, tournament convenors and timekeepers will be permitted behind the timekeeper bench
Points are awarded as follows: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss
There will be one (1) 30-second timeout per team allowed in the Final Championship Game only.
Any GM Fighting/GRM or match penalties assessed during a game will result in the player being ejected from that game AND the remainder of the tournament.
Any applicable GTHL Minimum Suspension will be served in the Tournament immediately.
Foul language will not be tolerated. Referees have been instructed to issue gross misconducts to players and coaching staff for abusive language. This will result in ejection from the game AND the remainder of the tournament.
EQUAL ICE and FAIR PLAY
The overriding objective is, as always, that all players achieve equal ice time, within reasonable limits.
Periods will be 15-15-15 running time with 3 minute shifts (buzzer will sound to announce change). Equal ice/fair play must be followed. Lines set at the beginning of the game must be maintained throughout the game. Players must be rotated numerically within the Forwards and the Defense. i.e. If there are 7 Forwards, Shift 1 – Player # 1,2,3, Shift 2 - # 4,5,6, Shift 3 - # 7,1,2, etc…
If pulling the Goalie, coaches can put out any player they choose, providing that player was not on the previous shift. Referees do not get involved in the equal ice/fair play policies of the Tournament.
Coaches are not to call referees over to discuss equal ice/fair play issues and referees are not to allow any time delays for equal ice/fair play issues.
POWER PLAY LINES
There are NO Power Play Lines in the Round Robin game Play. Power Play Lines will be permitted in the Semi Finals and Championship Games ONLY. In those games they are permitted in the last 3 minutes of Regulation Time and the last 3 minutes of Overtime play ONLY. Any Coach not complying with this policy will immediately be ejected for the balance of the game and possibly the Tournament (at the Discretion of Tournament Chair)
TYKE & MINOR NOVICE & NOVICE - 8 TEAM ADVANCEMENT CRITERIA
Teams will play a full round robin qualifying series within their respective divisions A or B.
“Divisional Tie Breaking” chart below will be applied to determine who will advance to Semi Finals.
If 2 teams are tied , Tie breakers a- f (in order) will be applied . If more than 2 teams are tied, tie breakers b-f(in order) will be applied.
At the conclusion of the Round Robin, two Semi-Finals will be played, with the 1st place A division (home) playing 2nd place B division (visitor) and 1st place B division (home) play 2nd place A division (visitor).
The winners of the Semi Finals will proceed to the Championship game. The tie breaker formula will be applied (see “Divisional Tie Breaking” chart below), using Qualifying Round games only, to determine the home position in the Championship game.
DIVISIONAL TIE-BREAKING DETERMINATION
Chart Divisional Qualifying Round
Head-to-head record between tied teams.
Team with best record (most wins counts first) gains higher position
GFA percentage of all games played within the Round Robin.
Lowest total penalty minutes incurred in Tournament within the Round Robin or Qualifying Round
Team that scored first goal in game between two tied teams
Chart GFA Formula
GFA closest to 1.000 advances
Goals for + Goals against = total goals; GFA = goals for divided by total goals.
e.g. 25 + 15 = 40 ; GFA = 25/40 = .625
Semi Finals and Championship Games Over Time Play
Penalties from regulation time will carry over into overtime.
At the end of regulation time, a 9 minute running overtime will be played. For the first 3 minute segment, teams play full strength. For the next 3 minute segment, teams play 4 a side with different players. For the final 3 minute segment, teams will play 3 on 3. If still tied, a shoot-out will be played.
Each team will choose 3 players to shoot and advise the referee. The Home team shoots first.
After each team has taken three shots, if the score remains tied, the shootout will proceed to a “sudden death” format. NO PLAYER repeats until all players from their team have had a shot. All players are eligible to participate in the shootout unless they are serving a ten minute misconduct or have been ejected from the game for any reason. Each goal scored will be recorded on the game sheet, but the final game score will be recorded as a 1 goal win by the winning team. i.e. the winning team’s score will be 1 higher than their score after regulation time.