TOURNAMENT RULES

Tournament Rules:

  • Anyone assessed a game misconduct penalty is required to sit their next tourney game.
  • Penalty Breakdown Minor 1:30 min, Major 4:00 min, Misc 7:30 min.

SQUIRT Game Procedures: 

  • All teams will go on the ice for a 3 minute warm up and stay on to start the game.
  • There will be no time outs during round robin. 1 time out per team during the Championship game.
  • There will be no overtime for the qualifying round.
  • Play-off overtime will be 6 on 6 for 5 minutes running time. If still tied a shootout will follow with 5 shooters from each team. If tied after 5 shooters a sudden death shootout will continue until only 1 of the players’ scores.
  • SQUIRTS – NO RUNNING TIME (due to goal differential being a tie breaker)

MITE Half-Ice Game Procedures: 

  • 3 Minute Warm up followed by 50 Minute Running time, with buzzer every 2 minutes for line changes.
  • 4 on 4 plus goaltenders.
  • Referees will commence play after each buzzer or goal by tossing a puck into the neutral zone
  • Egregious penalties will be called -players will serve penalty for the remainder of the current shift plus the next shift!
  • Due to two games going on simultaneously, there will be no time outs during any round.
  • Play-off overtime – 4 on 4 plus goalies for 5 minutes running time. If still tied a shootout will follow with 5 shooters from each team. If tied after 5 shooters a sudden death shootout will continue until only 1 of the players’ scores.

Standings & Seedings:

    • All results and Standings will be updated on www.valleyrinks.com (Click on the Bruins Tourney Banner)

    Tie Breaking Rules to Determine Standings Position

    If two or more teams have an equal number of points, their position in the standings shall be determined by the following tiebreaking format. If one tie-breaker establishes a position for one or more teams, each team is placed in the applicable position. Once a team is placed, the remaining tied teams shall start the tiebreaking process over again at step 1. (If all tied teams have not played each other, then proceed to step 2. Note: a team may go into the tiebreaking process having defeated another of the tied teams and still not advance).

    The tie-breaker formulas are as follows:

      1. The results of the HEAD to HEAD games played between the tied teams in the following order:
        • Most points.
        • Most wins.
        • Goal Differential
        • Fewest Goals Against
      2. If after applying the formulas of 1 a, b, c, d the tie still exists, the results of ALL the games played by the teams tied in the following order:
        • Most points.
        • Most wins.
        • Goal Differential
        • Fewest Goals Against
        • Fewest Penalty Minutes (Mites skip this step and go to COIN TOSS)
      3. If above procedure does not break the tie, a coin toss will be used.