Tournament of Champions March 17-19, 2017
Posted by: Jen Scott on Fri Mar 10th 2017 1:08pm
GAME 1 - March 17, 2017 @ 7pm Coniston Arena vs Valley East
GAME 2 - March 18, 2017 @ 930am Coniston Arena vs OPP Strike Force (Sudbury)
GAME 3 - March 18, 2017 @ 630pm Coniston Arena vs Coniston
Posted by: Jen Scott on Fri Mar 10th 2017 1:15pm
TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. In the Tournament of Champions format, all teams will be guaranteed a minimum of three (3) games in Round Robin format leading up to the Semi-Final and Final Games on Sunday.
2. At least 3 hours must lapse between games in any series (the end of the 1st game and start of 2nd game for each team). No games are to be scheduled before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. (For the Novices & Atoms the Round Robin games must be ended by 8:45 p.m.). Teams will not play more than two games per day.
The host must book an extra hour of ice time in case of unforeseen circumstances, or have an agreement with the venue if games surpass booked ice time.
3. The Host Association must have two sets of sweaters (light and dark) available in the case of a sweaters conflict. The Home team must change.
4. All Tournament of Champions series will be played in Round Robin Competition as follows:
SIX TEAMS - The teams will be divided into two groups of three teams. In the Round Robin Series, the teams will cross-over and play all teams in the other division. After the Round Robin Series, the teams will be ranked for positions one through six. The four top teams will advance to the Semi-Finals: 1st vs. 4th, 2nd vs. 3rd. The Semi-Final Winners will advance to the Championship Game.
EIGHT TEAMS - The teams will be divided into two groups of four Teams. Each group will play a Single Round Robin Series. The two top Teams of each group will advance to the Semi-Finals: Groups A 1st Place vs. Group B 2nd Place; Group B 1st Place vs. Group A 2nd Place. The two Semi-Final Winners will advance to the Championship Game.
5. Semi-Final games will be held on Sunday morning. The Home team will be based on placing in division. Championship Game will be played in the afternoon. The Home team will be based on the team with the highest standings in the Round Robin Series.
There will be only Gold and Silver Medals awarded at the Tournament of Champions.
If one ice surface is used, the first Semi-Final will be played at 8:00 a.m. If two ice surfaces are used, both Semi-finals could start at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.
6. All games in the Round Robin - Semi-Final and Final series will be as follows:
Bantam 3 periods, 13 minute stop time
Midget 3 periods, 13 minute stop time
For the purpose of scheduling, the approximate length of the game would be:
Bantam 90 minutes (1 hour & 30 minutes)
Midget 90 minutes (1 hour & 30 minutes)
Games are to be played to completion.
7. The ice should be re-surfaced as follows:
a) Warm-ups will be three (3) minutes in length
b) Bantam & Midget – flood between the 2nd and 3rd period and after the game OR every second period. This has to be announced before the start of the Tournament.
c) Overtime – after the first 10 minute overtime period, the ice will be resurfaced. It will then be resurfaced every second period thereafter.
8. NOHA Tournament of Champions will be played under Official Hockey Canada, OHF, and NOHA Rules and Regulations.
9. Each team must present their Hockey Canada Approved Roster Sheet and Affiliation Information for inspection by the Council Director or their Appointee at the Tournament of Champions prior to their first game, or as requested prior to any game. If they have an affiliated player the team should have the roster of these players.
10. a) Affiliated players will be allowed (they will be among your 19 players)
and must be declared at registration. Roster must be declared in its entirety at registration and cannot be changed once the tournament commences.
b) If the two affiliated teams play the same weekend, the names should be included at registration on the Hockey Canada Approved Roster Sheet. The only time they can use these affiliated players is when the lower team has finished their series.
c) The NOHA Representative or their Appointee present at the Tournament of Champions must sign ‘affiliated players’ HC approved roster sheet.
12. If any player or team official is ordered to the dressing room for the balance of the game, they shall be subject to further disciplinary action as deemed necessary by the NOHA Representative.
13. In the Round Robin Series, teams will receive two (2) points for a win and one (1) point for a tie.
14. There will be no overtime in any of the Round Robin games.
15. Game Forfeit (as per OHF Regulation A 7) – A team does not appear for that game. When a game is declared forfeited due to the non-appearance of the team (Hockey Canada Rule 78 d), the team in attendance shall be declared the winner and the score recorded as 5-0. Please refer to OHF Regulation A7 for other game forfeiture situations.
16. TIE BREAKING – This rule must be posted beside the schedule, game- results and standings at the arena (for general public viewing) to help clarify any concerns. The NOHA will provide a poster.
In the event of teams being tied at the end of the Round Robin series, for any position, the following procedure will be used to break a tie:
IF TWO TEAMS ARE TIED
16-A) The team with the most wins will take the higher position.
(If still tied, go to 16-B)
16-B) The winner of the game(s) between those two teams will take the higher standing. (If still tied go to 16-C)
16-C) The team with the best goal average will take the higher position. The goal average of a team is determined by dividing the total number of goals for and against into the goals for, with the team having the higher percentage taking the position. (If still tied go to 16-D)
NOTE: All Round Robin games are included. Example: Goals for 10; goals against 4; 10 divided by 14 = .714
16-D) The team that scored the first goal in the game involving both teams would take the higher position. (If still tied go to 16-E)
16-E) The team that received the least number of penalties minutes during the Round Robin would take the higher position. (GM=10 minutes, MP=15 minutes, GRM=10 minutes, Misconduct=10 minutes). (If still tied go to 16-F)
16-F) If still tied, a coin toss will determine the higher position. The coin toss will be done by the NOHA Representative in the presence of a Representative from each team. The NOHA Representative will assign which team is Heads or Tails.
17. At least three (3) hours must lapse between the end of the Semi-Final game and the start of the Championship game.
18. In the Semi-Final and Championship games, the playing time will be the same as in the Round Robin series. The ice will be resurfaced as per (# 7 page 6)
19. In the Semi-Final and Championship games, the Home team will be determined by the following:
a) Two divisions with an equal number of teams in each:
i. If the two first place teams won their Semi-Final Games, then the two teams tie breaking rule will be used to determine the Home team.
ii. If the Winners of the Semi-Final Games are the first place team in one division and the second place in the other division, then the Home team will be the team who finished first in their division.
iii. If the two Winners of the Semi final games come from the same division, then the first place team will be the Home team.
b) i. If the two teams come from the same division the highest placing
team in the Round Robin will be the Home team.
20. The Semi-Final and Final games will be played until a Winner is declared. If at the end of regulation time the score is still tied, the teams shall take a two-minute rest at their benches and the following will then apply:
i.) If the referee feels it is necessary, he may order the ice to be cleaned at the end of the three regulation periods
ii.) Teams shall not change ends
iii.) The puck shall be faced off at centre ice and the play shall continue with a ten-minute sudden victory overtime period.
iv.) If the score is still tied after the sudden victory ten-minute period, the teams would take normal between periods break and return to play sudden victory periods, in accordance with the length of periods for that particular division. They would now change ends.
v.) Floods - after the first 10 minute overtime period, the ice will be resurfaced. It will then be resurfaced every second period thereafter.
vi.) Any overtime period shall be considered part of the game and all unexpired penalties shall remain in force.
vii.) If either team declines to play in the necessary overtime period or periods, the game shall be declared a loss for that team.
viii.) The NOHA Representative or their Appointee shall have the authority to render a decision under any emergency situation.
ix.) All games will be played under official Hockey Canada Playing Rules except as provided elsewhere in these Regulations
21. Notwithstanding the provisions set forth in the NOHA, OHF, Hockey Canada Constitutions, By-Laws and Regulations, or the NOHA Tournament of Champions Rules and Regulations, the NOHA President or their designate may grant special dispensation from these Constitutions, By-Laws, and Regulations. Any decision as to what qualifies for special dispensation, shall rest solely with the NOHA President or their designate in its absolute unfettered discretion, and the decision based on its own merits of the situation on special dispensation shall be final and binding upon all parties.
The system of officiating must be one Referee and two Linesmen for all Games. THIS IS MANDATORY
A) HOST CENTRE MUST PROVIDE GAME PUCKS - each team is responsible to have pucks for their own warm-ups
B) HOST CENTRE MUST PROVIDE GAME SHEETS
C) TEAMS ARE TO SHAKE HANDS AT THE END OF THE GAME
Posted by: Jen Scott on Fri Mar 10th 2017 1:24pm
1. Collect all registration fees.
2. Approve all tournament schedules prior to mailing.
3. Send fee for each entry in the tournament to the Host.
4. Provide Championship and Finalist medallions for presentation at the conclusion of the Tournament of Champions.
5. Provide Championship trophy to winning team for presentation and allow the team to keep the trophy until they leave the ice after the Championship game.
6. The NOHA will supply the winning team with a keepsake plaque.
7. ENSURE that a Council Director or their Appointee will be present at all Tournament games and assist in any way.
8. ENSURE that the Council Director or their Appointee and the team contact exchange pertinent information (name, phone number, hotel, etc.) at registration.
9. ENSURE that the Referee-In-Chief or his Appointee will be present at all tournament games.
President Cup Winners 2016!!!
Posted by: Jen Scott on Sat Oct 22nd 2016 9:30pm
Showing their pride in the dressing room!
President Cup Winners 2016!!!
Posted by: Jen Scott on Sat Oct 22nd 2016 9:29pm
Great way to start the Season!!!
Way to go BEARS!!!!