CSDHL TOURNAMENT RULES AND INFO

SCORING
In Round Robin play, two (2) points shall be earned for a win, one (1) point for a tie, and zero (0) points for a loss.  The greatest number of points earned shall determine the position of finish in each Round Robin bracket.  Both teams will earn 1 point for the tie and if a team wins in overtime, they will receive another point for a total of 2 points.

If two (2) or more teams have an equal number of points, the position of finish shall be determined as follows:

HEAD TO HEAD (two teams only): If two (2) teams are tied within a Round Robin bracket, the team that acquires the greater number of points in the game between the two tied teams shall finish higher in position. NOTE: If three (3) or more teams are tied in points within a bracket, the HEAD to HEAD tie breaker shall not apply. Furthermore, when three (3) or more teams are involved in a tie breaker, then the tie breaker rules shall be applied simultaneously to the tied teams. For calculating the Goal Differential statistics below, there shall be a maximum differential of five (5) goals for one (1) game. 

GOAL DIFFERENTIAL IN GAMES INVOLVING THE TIED TEAMS ONLY: Subtracting goals scored against from goals scored in the games between or among the tied teams. The order of finish shall be in the order of the greatest surplus. 

GOAL DIFFERENTIAL IN ALL ROUND ROBIN GAMES: Subtracting goals scored against from goals scored in all games played by each team in the Round Robin. The order of finish shall be in the order of the greatest surplus. 

LEAST AMOUNT OF GOALS – TIED TEAMS: Least amount of goals against in Round Robin play amongst the tied teams. 

LEAST AMOUNT OF GOALS – ALL TEAMS: Least amount of goals against in Round Robin play amongst ALL teams in the respective Round Robin bracket. 

CSDHL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS: If a tie still exists after applying the above tie breakers to any tie situation, the final CSDHL regular season standings shall determine the order of finish between the tied teams. 

Any game declared a forfeit shall have the score of 1-0 recorded as the official score for that game unless the Executive Committee, in its sole discretion, determines that the forfeit was deliberate and, in that case, the Executive Committee shall determine the score to be awarded. 

The CSHDL Executive Committee shall apply the above rules in determining the order of finish during Tournament play.  In all situations, the CSDHL Executive Committee shall determine what is in the best interest of the Tournament, and its decisions shall be final.
 

PLAYING TIMES AND TIME OUT RULES

LEVEL PERIODS MINOR MAJOR MISCONDUCT
SQUIRT 13:00 2:00 5:00 10:00
PEEWEE 14:00 2:00 5:00 10:00
BANTAM 15:00 2:00 5:00 10:00
MIDGET U15 15:00 2:00 5:00 10:00
MIDGET U16 16:00 2:00 5:00 10:00
MIDGET U18 17:00 2:00 5:00 10:00


All games will be played “Stop Time” except during the 3rd period, if there is a (5) goal differential.  If there is a (5) goal differential in the 3rd period, the game will be played with a running clock (except to register penalties) until there is a less than (5) goal differential.

One (1) “time-out” of one-minute duration will be allowed for each team in each game

OVERTIME RULES FOR ROUND ROBIN
There will be 1 sudden death overtime 3 on 3 for 5 minutes. Goalies start at farthest net from bench.

OVERTIME RULES FOR CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES:
Each overtime period shall be the same length of time as a regular period.  The teams shall change ends between overtime periods. 
Both teams will earn 1 point for the tie and if a team wins in overtime, they will receive another point for a total of 2 points.

Ice cuts will be determined by the rink .

In the event a player or coach receives a penalty that requires the serving of a suspension, the suspension shall be served in the next Tournament game.

JERSEYS: 
The home team shall be the team that finished higher in the regular CSDHL season standings.  The home team shall choose which color jersey to wear.  The away team then shall wear a contrasting color that must meet the approval of the game’s referee.

In all other cases involving a dispute not covered by these rules or the CSDHL Rules, the Rules and Regulations of the local USA Hockey Affiliate where the tournament is taking place (I.e., AHAI or Missouri Hockey, Inc.) shall control.