rules & Guidelines

Rules

  1. All players must wear CAHA certified helmets. Skates, elbow pads and shin pads are mandatory.
  2. All teams must have available a light home jersey and a dark away jersey for all games.
  3. Players are only allowed to lift the puck, no more than 12” off the ice. Raising the puck at a greater distance will result in the puck being awarded to the opposing team. (Change of possession where the infraction occurred). For round robin games, where there are no officials, fair play by all participants will prevail in determining this rule.
  4. No slap shots.
  5. There will not be any off-sides or icing calls.
  6. Goals must be scored from the attaching side of centre ice.
  7. No player can fall or lay on the ice in an effort to protect the goal area. (Goaltending)
  8. Aside from the opening face-off, teams will be required to give their opponents half ice after a goal, or change of possession will take place. After each goal, the team on defense must wait for the opposition to crossover half to resume play of the game.
  9. Pucks shot over the snow banks will result in the opposition gaining possession at the area of infraction. Defenders must give the in-bounding team 2 stick lengths to resume play. Extra pucks will be available from the scorekeeper should the puck leave the ice surface. Defenders must give the in-bounding team 2 stick lengths to resume play. It would be greatly appreciated if the extra players on the sidelines can retrieve the out of bound pucks.
  10. All infractions such as tripping, hooking, slashing, and body contact and elbowing will result in a change of puck possession. Again, fair play by all participants will prevail in determining this rule when officials are not present. 
  11. All major infractions such as fighting, swearing, intent to injure, and abuse of participant or official will automatically result in ejection of that player/players immediately from the tournament.

Tournament Administrative Guidelines

  1. Team Registration fee is $650. No entries will be processed without a $250 down payment that is non-refundable. If the tournament is cancelled due to weather conditions or COVID-19 pandemic, the team deposit will be carried over to the following year.
  2. Any players in violation of the set criteria for each division will result in that player and team being ejected. Disqualification will result in no refund.
  3. A player can only play on one team. Original team rosters will determine player eligibility. Teams cannot add to their roster after the first game. To ensure all games run, and no defaults, teams may play with two players. Opposition will remain with three.
  4. The organizing committee reserves the right to:
  • add or delete rules, and all teams will be informed of any changes prior to start of the tournament or individual games. Example: bitter cold weather conditions may result in change of length of games or tournament schedule.
  • prohibit any player or team from participating if they are deemed to cause safety concerns.