Pittsburgh Girls Thanksgiving Classic
Hosted by Steel City Selects and Pittsburgh Elite Girls

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2011 Pittsburgh USA Thanksgiving Classic       

Tournament Rules

USA HOCKEY SANCTION # MD11-

 

1.      USA HOCKEY rules shall apply which includes automatic off-sides for u12 (peewee) and u10 (atom).  U14 (bantam), u16 (midget) and u19 (intermediate) will use delayed off-sides.

2.      All games will consist of 3 periods (12-12-12 minutes), stop time for all divisions. There will be a 3-minute warm-up prior to each game. All games begin immediately upon completion of the 3 minute warm up. 

3.      Equipment specifications are as per each team’s governing body ie USA Hockey teams must             wear mouth guards and Hockey Canada teams must wear BNQ certified neck guards.

4.      All teams MUST be available to play 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

5.      The USA Hockey minimum suspension guidelines will be strictly enforced. All suspensions will           be enforced according to USA HOCKEY Constitution, By-laws, and Regulations & Rules.

6.      Any individual PLAYER receiving 5 penalties in ONE game or any TEAM receiving 15 penalties          in one game, player or coach respectively will receive a game misconduct.

7.      Girls will shake hands after each game at center ice.

8.      If the goal spread at any time of the third period reaches 5 goals, the clock will run until the             spread is reduced to 3 goals, then stop time will resume.

9.      One - 30 second timeout will be allowed for each team during Consolation, Semi-Final & Championship games only.  Overtime is not a new game. NO TIMEOUT in Round Robin.

10.  A maximum of 20 players with no more than 18 skaters may be rostered with each team.

11.  To be eligible to participate in the tournament, the participant’s name must appear on the team      roster form submitted with the final roster submission. Any changes to the roster must be made in writing and will not be permitted after registration prior to the first game.  ALL Players must be        registered with their Governing Body.

12.  Each team must supply 1 adult in their respective penalty box for every game.

13.  Teams will be awarded 2 points for a Win, 1 point for a Tie and zero (0) points for a Loss.

14.  Standings after the round robin will be calculated on the basis of the Points awarded as per Rule 12.

15.  In the EVENT OF A TIE, the following criteria will be used to break the tie:

a)      Winner between the tied teams when they played head to head. (Applies to 2 way ties only, 3 or more teams tied start with tied breaker 15 b.)

b)      Percentage as calculated by dividing team’s total “Goals For” by the SUM of the team’s “Goals For and Goals Against”.  TGF /  ( GF+GA) = % (See Chart Available)

c)      Fewest Goals Against.

d)      Most Goals For.

e)      Fewest Penalty Minutes.

f)       Coin Toss.

g)      Follow Tie breaking rules in Order.  Once a Tie Breaking Rule has been used or is not applicable it cannot be used again.

 

16.   U10 Division -- 1st and 2nd place overall advance to finals.  Remaining teams play a consolation game. 

17.   U12 T1 Division -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place overall advance to semifinals.  Remaining teams play a consolation game.  Winners of the semifinals advance to finals.

 

18.   U12 T2 Division -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place overall advance to semifinals.  Remaining teams play a consolation game.  Winners of the semifinals advance to finals. 

19.   U14 T1 Division -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place overall advance to semifinals.  Winners of the semifinals advance to Finals. 

20.  U14 T1A Division -- 1st and 2nd place overall will advance to finals.  Remaining teams play a consolation game.   

21.  U14 T2 Division -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place overall advance to semifinals.  Remaining teams play a consolation game.  Winners of the semifinals advance to finals.

22.  U16 T1 Division -- The teams in Pool A play 4 games in the round-robin and the 1st and 2nd place teams advance to the semis.  The teams in Pool B play 3 round-robin games and their 4th game is an elimination game to advance to the semis.  Winners of the semifinals advance to the finals.   

23.  U16 T2 Division – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place overall advance to semifinals.  Remaining teams play a consolation game.  Winners of the semifinals advance to finals.

24.  U16 T2 B Division -- 1st and 2nd place overall will advance to finals

25.  U19 T1 Division -- The teams in Pool A (USAH teams) play 4 games in the round-robin against the teams in Pool B (OWHA teams) and the 1st and 2nd place teams from Pool A advance to the semis.  The teams in Pool B play 3 round-robin games against the teams in Pool A and their 4th game is an elimination game to advance to the semis.  Winners of the semifinals advance to the finals.    

26.  U19 T2 Division – 1st, 2nd, 3rd place teams in Pool A,1st and 2nd place teams of Pool B and Pool C advance to the quarterfinals, along with "wildcard” which will be determined as the next highest rated team overall (starting with rule #13).  Remaining teams play a consolation game. Winners of the quarterfinals advance to the semifinals.  Winners of the semifinals advance to the finals.

27.  Home teams must wear light colored jerseys. In the event of a conflict, the home team must change their jerseys. Visiting teams will advise opposing team of any conflict 30 minutes prior to game time.

28.  Awards and Banners will be given out to Championship Winners & Finalists.

29.  All team officials must sign the game sheet prior to each game.  Players are not required to sign the game sheet in USA Hockey.

30.  Flooding of the ice will occur at the end of each game as required and may be deferred at the Tournament Committee’s discretion.

31.  It is the team’s responsibility to ensure a clean dressing room is left upon completion of their game. All teams are requested to vacate the dressing room 30 minutes or less after their game is completed.

32.  The decisions of the Tournament Officials are final with no appeals!!

 

TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY:

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ELITE GIRLS

PITTSBURGH AMATEUR PENGUINS

 

GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS!! 

 

 

    

2011 Pittsburgh

USA Thanksgiving Classic

OVERTIME RULES FOR

ELIMINATION, CONSOLATION, SEMI-FINAL AND

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

·        Elimination, Consolation, Semi-Final & Championship games are played to a winner.

·        In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time a SUDDEN VICTORY FIVE (5) minute overtime will commence.

·        Teams will start play with 4 on 4 Plus goalies. Players may be changed at any time. Goalies may be “pulled” at any time and a substitute skater -player from the bench may be used.

·        If still tied at the end of the Sudden Victory Overtime, a SHOOTOUT will occur.

·        Each team MUST designate 3 Shooters (S1, S2, S3) on the game sheet prior to the start of the game in the Left Hand Column.

·        Any player serving a penalty at the end of overtime will not be eligible to participate in the shoot out.  The coach must designate a shooter to take her place immediately at the end of regulation time.

·        All players except shooter and goalies will be on the bench TO START

·        Shooters from both teams will shoot at the same time starting at centre ice. 

·        Once a player has shot, they will go to the penalty box.

·        All 3 designated shooters from each team will shoot.

·        If still tied, each team will designate one shooter at a time until there is a winner.  A player may not shoot for a second time until all players on the game sheet (except goalies) have shot.

 

If a penalty occurs during the 5 - Minute Stop Time OT, the teams play 4 on 3.

 

If a second penalty is called on the SAME TEAM and the first penalty has not expired,  then it will be treated as a delayed penalty and  will commence when the first penalty expires.  The Maximum a Team may be at a disadvantage is 4 on 3

 

 

**Championship Awards and Medals MAY be Presented Off-ice if deemed by Tournament Officials due to time constraints and will be presented at a determined location as required. We thank you for your anticipated support in this matter.

Last updated: July 04, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

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