Tournament Rules:

**ONLY players from the team’s Approved USA Hockey Roster can be used in the tournament games.**

MITE Half-Ice Game Procedures:

  • Format is 4 on 4 plus goaltender
  • 3 Minute Warm up - Game time will be (2) Two – 25 minute halves running time with a 90 second intermission
  • Buzzer Every 2 Minutes
  • Quick Faceoff at center ice after every Goal & 2-Minute Buzzer!
    • Players do not need to be perfectly lined up. (Intent is to avoid unfair advantage or odd man break after a goal and to ensure goal is recorded properly and both teams are aware that a goal was scored)
  • Quick Faceoff to the side after each goaltender tie up.
  • Faceoff should not burn too much time and players do not need to be perfectly lined up. (Intent is to avoid pile ups in front of goaltender and avoid unfair advantage or zone change as result of shot on goal.)
  • Penalties will be called for blatant rule infractions that significantly affect play and for any rules violations that are dangerous in nature (i.e slashing, checking, hit from behind, cross check, etc..) Any player/team that is called for a penalty will serve the remainder of the current shift as well as the next 2 minute shift.
  • Maximum goal differential for any game is six goals. In determining goal differential, any game won by more than a 6 goal margin, will count only as a 6 goal win.
  • 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 (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:

a.  Most points.

b.  Most wins.

c.  Goal Differential

d.  Fewest Goals Against

2If 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:

a.  Most Points

b.  Most Wins

c.  Goal Differential

d.  Fewest Goals Against

3.  If above procedure does not break the tie, a coin toss will be used