Tournament Rules

Last updated December 8, 2018

RIBMHT RULES AND REGULATIONS 2018

RULE 1 – ENTRY FEE:

(A) All teams must pay their team entrance fee payable to the Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament.
(B) Correspondence and forms to be directed to:  The Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament, Tournament Registrar, P.O. Box 26175, Richmond, B. C. V6Y 3V3
(C) If a selected team is unable to attend the Tournament, they must immediately notify the Tournament Registrar by phone. A refund less an administration fee of $100 will be given if notification of cancellation is received prior to Nov. 1/2018.  There are no refunds after Nov. 1/2018.
(D)  IF Required, All PCAHA participating teams will be responsible for SCOREKEEPING duties for their games. If two PCAHA teams are playing each other, the VISITING team will be assigned.

RULE 2 – TEAM ROSTER FORM AND PLAYER REGISTRATION:

(A) All players listed on a team roster form competing in the Tournament must be supported by a Hockey Canada approved player roster form.  For USA teams, their Hockey USA roster forms, as per Hockey Canada Tournament Rules.
(B) A maximum of 19 players per team will be allowed to play in any game, which includes two goalkeepers, who shall be eligible to play as goalkeepers only. All players shall be duly registered to that team in accordance with Hockey Canada regulations. Please note: US teams/BC Hockey MML teams can dress 20 players, which includes two goalkeepers, as per Hockey USA rules/Hockey Canada rules.
(C) All Rosters are frozen on December 15, No changes will be permitted after this date. Any team guilty of this infraction will lose their points for that particular game.

RULE 3 – PLAYER ELIGIBILITY:

(A) If changes or amendments of players are required, the Tournament Registrar will require an updated certified team roster duly approved by the Provincial or National registrar, or the Local association with which the players are properly registered for the current season.
(B) No player will be allowed to play for more than one team.

RULE 4 – PLAYING RULES:

(A) The Tournament playing rules will be such rules as laid out in the current Hockey Canada, BC Hockey and PCAHA Rule Books.
(B) If changes in playing times are found necessary during the Tournament, all managers will be advised prior to the commencement of the competition.
(C) Any player assessed a “Match Penalty”(intent to injure), “Gross Misconduct Penalty” (obscene gesture), or a “Fighting Major” will be DISQUALIFIED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE TOURNAMENT.
(D) Any player assessed a “Game Misconduct” in the last 10 minutes of the game will be suspended for the NEXT 2 games. Any coach assessed a “Game Misconduct” during any portion of the game will be suspended for the NEXT game.

RULE 5 – DURATION OF GAMES:

(A)  All games will consist of three 20-minute stop time periods with an ice clean between the second and third period. ( 2hr ice slots) . The Gold final games will have an ice clean between each period. (2.5hr ice slots)

SHOULD A GAME EXCEED THE ALLOTTED ICE TIME AND IT WILL IMPACT OTHER TOURNAMENT GAMES, THE REFEREE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO SHORTEN THE TIME OF THE THIRD PERIOD.

Overtime will only apply during play-off games. Following a 3-minute rest, the teams will resume play. Overtime will consist of a 4-on-4, 10-minute sudden death stop time period, except the gold medal game, which will consist of a 20-minute sudden death stop time period. If the game is still tied after overtime, the game will be decided by a 3-player shootout.  If the game is still tied, the shootout will continue with one additional player per team until a winner is decided.  No player can shoot a second time until all other players on his team has taken a shot (excluding goalies).
(C) All games will be played with the Mercy Rule in effect.
(i) If there is a 6-goal difference during the game, the game will switch from stop time to running time.
(ii) If the game returns to a 5-goal difference the game will revert back to stop time.
(iii)       Penalties assessed during running time will be as follows:

*  3 minutes running time for each minor infraction.

*  8 minutes running time for each major infraction.

* 15 minutes running time for each misconduct.

RULE 6 – TOURNAMENT DRAW:

All teams are guaranteed 4 games.
Playoff format, please check the website for the latest format for each division
Home Bench will be awarded to the team with the Highest Point Total as per Tournament Rules

RULE 7 – TIE-BREAKING RULE:

(A) 2 points will be awarded for each win and one 1 point will be awarded for each tie during the Round Robin.

Tie-Breaker

(B) If 2 teams are tied after the Round Robin, the winner of the Round-Robin game between those 2 teams will place higher (only if they played each other during round robin).
(i) If the 2 teams tied their Round-Robin game and are still tied for points, then the team with the best goals for and against differential in the Round-Robin series will place higher.
(ii) If the 2 teams are still tied, then the team with the lowest goals against in the Round-Robin series will place higher.
(iii) If the 2 teams are still tied, then the team with the fewest penalties minutes (major, misconduct’s and game misconduct’s count) in the Round Robin series will place higher.
(v) Total goals for divided by total goals (goals for plus goals against), the higher number advances

RULE 8 – REGISTRATION CARDS OR CERTIFICATES:

(A) A photocopy of each Hockey Canada or USA Hockey approved team member registration form or certificate must be attached to the completed team roster form before the team can participate.  Please ensure that the team roster form is completed in its entirety.

RULE 9 – PROTESTS:

Protests must be filed by team officials in writing with a $200.00non-refundable fee per protest to the arena Tournament office within one hour after the end of the game.  The decision by the Tournament Rules Committee will be final and may not be protested.  It should be noted that a Referee’s decision is final and may not be protested unless it concerns an interpretation of the rules as outlined in the Hockey Canada rulebook.

RULE 10 – TIME-OUTS
(A)       Each team will be permitted one 30 second time-out per game.

RULE 11 – EQUIPMENT:

Where uniforms of both teams are so similar that in the opinion of the referee there will be confusion, it shall be the responsibility of the home team to change its uniforms to a contrasting colour.

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