All players must wear hockey skates.
All teams must have home (whites) and away (darks) uniforms.
No goalie sticks or equipment allowed.
Helmets are optional, but highly recommended.
Minimum of four (4) players and maximum of six (6) players per team roster for all rosters. Prior to every game, each team must designate players to scrape the rink if conditions require it.
No lifting the puck. (flip passes may be allowed with both teams consent)
Penalties will be called for rule infractions. Any minor penalty results in goal being awarded to the opposing team plus puck possession to penalized team from their net.
Any major infraction, which includes any action that could possibly injure another player results in ejection from the tournament with no substitution allowed for the offending players team.
Regular hockey infractions such as tripping, hooking, slashing etc. Are considered infractions at this event as well.
Any abuse of officials will be considered a major infraction. This will include yelling / swearing or arguing about calls.
There will be no checking or body contact. Any action to do so results in a minor penalty unless deemed serious enough to be a major.
No slapshots - stickblades must remain on the ice (minor penalty).
No contacting the puck above the waist with your stick (minor penalty).
No player can fall / lay on the ice in an effort to protect the goal area or lay their stick shaft in a position to protect the goal area (goaltending). (minor penalty)
There will be no off-side or icing calls.
Goals must be scored from the attacking side of center ice.
Intentionally raising the puck from the ice results in the puck being awarded to the opposing team (change in possession).
Pucks that are accidentally shot out of bounds results in the opposing team gaining possession at the spot closest to where the puck left the area of play. Defenders must give the in-bounding team 2 stick lengths to initiate play once again. Players should not pursue or chase pucks shot out of play. The assigned official will have extra pucks and immediately spot a puck for play to continue. Puck chasers are provided.
Aside from the opening face-off, teams will be required to give their opponents ½ ice after a goal is scored or a change in possession occurs for a penalty / infraction. The team that has been scored upon must move the puck (quickly so the game is not delayed) over the ½ ice marker before the defending team can engage in play.
Both teams that advance to the open & championship final will have jerseys provided. In the event that either or both of these teams have their own sponsors, the organizers will prominently display the uniforms of the team sponsors in the area behind each team's net.
The organizing committee reserves the right to prohibit any player or team from participating if they are deemed to cause safety concerns.
The organizing committee reserves the right to add or delete rules. Teams will be informed of changes via this web site and/or at the pre-tournament orientation meeting.
Players may play on one (1) team only. Players may not play on multiple teams in multiple divisions.
Illegal players and teams:
If the tournament director(s) determine that an illegal player has participated in the tournament:
(1) The player(s) shall be immediately removed from the tournament.
(2) The team using the ineligible player(s) will receive a 0-1 forfeit loss in each of the games played with the illegal player(s).
Illegal players are any participants that violate the minimum age requirement for their division or play in a division below their skill level.
THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR(S) RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE ANY DECISIONS REGARDING TOURNAMENT RULES, FORMAT, ETC. FOR THE OVERALL GOOD OF THE EVENT.