team is guarantied three games in a round-robin schedule.
Teams advance to the championship rounds based on total
points accumulated - - two points for a win, one point for a
tie. This format is
for teams with 8
teams to a division. These rules apply to divisions with 4
teams, too. If two
or more teams are tied in total points after round-robin play,
the following tie breakers will be utilized.
in Tournament Standings:
If two or more teams have an equal number of points, their
positions in the standings shall be determined by the following
tie-breaking formulas. In
order to break the tie, the following tie-breakers will be
utilized until one tie breaker determines the position of all
teams that are tied.
results of the games played between the tied teams in the
a. The points acquired in these games
(head to head)
b. Subtracting goals scored against from goals scored in
c. The team giving up the least number of goals in round
2. If, after
applying the formulas of 1 a, b, or c, the tie still exists, 1b
and c shall be applied using all of the games played
by the teams tied. Note: The
formulas shall be applied in order 1 a, b, c, and 2.
3. Least amount of penalty minutes acquired during round
All penalty minutes will be counted
including misconduct penalties.
4. Team scoring the earliest goal in the first game of
games consist of three, ten minute, stop time periods.
is no overtime in round-robin play.
and final games will be played to a conclusion.
Overtime periods of five minutes each will be
implemented, until a winning team emerges.
are no time outs allowed in round - robin play or semi-finals.
Each team will be allowed one time out per championship
game regardless of the gameís duration.
in Silver Stick competition is not allowed.
A major penalty and a game misconduct will be assessed to
any player and/or team official who fights.
SUCH PLAYER OR TEAM OFFICIAL WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE TOURNAMENT.
The major penalty will be served by another player, other
than the goaltender or spare goaltender, chosen by the
coach/manager responsible for that team. ANY PLAYER OR TEAM
OFFICIAL WHO IS ASSESSED A MATCH PENALTY WILL FURTHER BE
SUSPENDED FROM THE REMAINDER OF THIS TOURNAMENT.
The offending team shall be required to send a player to
the penalty box. Such
player cannot be a goaltender or spare goaltender.
maximum of four coaches - - whose names appear on the teamís
official USA roster - - will be permitted on/around the
playersí bench during any tournament game.
Only players, whose names appear on the USA roster, may
participate in tournament games.
a team elects to dress only one goaltender, and he/she is
injured during tournament play, another player may be dressed. However, this must be accomplished on the bench, as no time
out will be allowed. Another
player will be permitted on the ice until the substitute
goaltender is ready.
rules of Regional and International Finals Silver Stick Hockey
will be governed by USA Hockey and/or CAHA, whichever is
applicable in playoff location and its regional affiliate.
decisions made by the tournament director are final.
Regional Tournaments shall take place at the St. Clair Shores
Civic Arena / 20000 Stephens /St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080
is no gate fee for this tournament.
are designated bag drop areas in the arenas; do not use the
players, coaches, and managers must sign in prior to the first
/managers are required to fill out score sheets prior to each
rooms are assigned 1/2 hour prior to game time by the city
workers at the front desk located in the arena lobby.
prepared to take the ice early.
manager or coach must be prepared to present the teamís
credentials upon check in, or at any time during tournament
MVP, & individual awards will be made to the finalist and
championship team in each division.
All participants will receive tournament pins.
Champions advance to the International Finals.
A representative from each Regional Championship team
must report to the tournament office immediately following the
Championship game to fill out your Finalsí registration form
and to pay any fees that are due.
In the event that a Regional Champion is unable to
participate in the International Finals, and/or the
International Committee requests additional teams, such teams
will be offered the opportunity to advance in order of their