General Information, Woolwich Wild Annual Shootout, 2018-2019 (Woolwich Wild - Elmira, St. Jacobs, Breslau Girls Hockey)

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Teams must be registered with their official governing body and present their official roster at registration as well as any additional documentation such as Pickup consent form(s) and Change of Participant Form(s)  1 hour prior to their first game, as the arena where their first game is being played. All teams outside Canada must have a travel permit, certified roster and medical insurance.  If you have already submitted your roster, you will be asked to verify that it is correct.


GAME SHEET LABELS – You must bring with you at least 6 (six) sets of game sheet labels. 


To be eligible to play in the tournament, Ontario players must be currently registered as a member of your OWHA team or on the completed pick up player consent form for sanctioned tournament.  Please refer to the OWHA Handbook for rules governing pick-ups.  Under no circumstances can you pick up a player to replace a player under suspension.  If in doubt, please check with tournament organizers before bringing player to the tournament.


All players, coaches, trainers and bench staff must sign each game sheet prior to each game at the registration desk.  Teams must be available to play twenty (20) minutes prior to all of their scheduled games.


If a team is not able to arrive for a scheduled game due to inclement weather (road closures), they must contact the tournament convener at least 1 hour before the scheduled game time.  The tournament committee will make all reasonable attempts to reschedule the game.  If however, it is not reasonable to reschedule the game, the game will be forfeited.


Home teams must wear a light jersey

Away teams must wear a dark jersey


Visiting team will advise opposing team of any conflicts 30minutes prior to the start of the game.


Hockey Canada and O.W.H.A. rules shall apply except where listed below.  BNQ neck guards are required for all players. Teams from the U.S. are exempted from the neck guard rule however must follow all equipment rules of their affiliated body.


There will be a maximum of seventeen (17) skaters plus two (2) goaltenders allowed per team, as well as five (5) bench staff.


6 (a) There will be a timed three (3) minute warm-up beginning when ice surface is ready. Buzzer will sound with 1-minute left and clock will continue to run until the first stoppage in play. Games are to start promptly.  No breaks between periods.  Period times are 10-10-12 for all age divisions but remember clock will continue to run after warmup. Ideally teams should be lined up and ready to play so puck can be dropped right at the end of the 3 minute warmup.   


No floods between periods. All handshakes will be performed at the end of the game. No timeouts are permitted


(b) In all divisions during the third period, running time will commence when there is a differential of five (5) goals. Stop time will resume when the goal margin is reduced to three       (3). The clock may be stopped at the referee’s discretion for injury or for intentional delay of the game.


Intent to injure and fighting penalties will result in the player being expelled from the game and the remainder of the tournament.


The referee’s decision is final and not subject to appeal or grievance


Round robin play will determine group placing. There will be no overtime during round robin games.  During Round Robin, if a game is still tied at the end of regulation, a shootout will determine the winner.  Two (2) points awarded for a win.  One (1) point will be awarded for a shootout loss.  Zero (0) points will be awarded for a regulation loss. For each Round Robin game not decided in regulation, there will be a shootout.

·         Three (3) Player Shootout following regulation

·         Shooters will NOT need to be indicated on the game sheet before the game starts

·         Shooters will shoot simultaneously

·         If tied after 3rd shooters, tie will be broken by a sudden death shootout (ie. First team to score when other team doesn’t score wins the game).

·         Any player may shoot in the sudden death – even if this player was named as one of the three original shooters. 

·         No player can shoot for a third time until 10 other players (goalies excluded) have shot.

In most divisions 50% of the teams will advance to the Championship round.  Check your division schedules to determine how the teams will advance in each division.


9. In the event of a tie in group placing after completion of the round robin series, the following tie-breakers will be used.

(A)   Number of wins

(B)   Record against other tied teams

(C)   Fewest goals allowed in round robin play

(D)   Goals scored minus goals against in round robin play

(E)   Most periods won in round robin play

(F)   Fewest penalty minutes in round robin play

(G)   First goal scored in tournament

(H)   Flip of a coin


·         In the case of a tie between more than 2 teams ties will be broken for first place first.  After a team is awarded first place then the other original tied teams will go through the tie breaking criteria again starting from (a) to determine 2nd place and 3rd place if needed.

·         Online standings do not reflect ties broken by the tournament criteria

·         Fewest goals against is a higher tie breaker than goals scored to discourage teams running up the score against weaker teams.


10. Overtime will be played in semi-final & championship games only. Overtime will be sudden victory. It will consist of one stop time sudden death period.

·         The first OT period, three (3) minutes in length, will be four on four skaters.  

·         If still tied after 1st overtime there will be a three-player shoot-out. 

·         Players must be identified on the score sheet prior to the start of the game. S1, S2, S3

·         If the game is still tied after all three players have shot the tie will be broken by a sudden death shoot-out (i.e., the first team to score when the other team doesn’t score wins the game). Shooters will shoot simultaneously.   

·         Any player may shoot in the sudden death – even if this player was named as one of the three original shooters. 

·         No player can shoot for a third time until 10 other players (goalies excluded) have shot.

·         Any player serving a penalty that has not expired by the end of the sudden death overtime may not participate in the shoot-out.  

·         Teams do not change ends after the third period. Shooters need to be identified before the game starts. Penalties in overtime will be served as called, any penalties incurred during regular time will carry over into overtime. 

·         Teams will NOT play with less then 3 skaters, if two penalties are called on the same team during four on four play then the non-penalized team will add one skater for the duration of the penalty and it will be five on three.  The penalized player will then return to the ice upon the conclusion of the penalty.  The 2nd penalized player will return at the next stoppage in play and four on four play will resume. 


The winning team and finalist in each division will receive awards.


One thirty (30) second time out is allowed in “Semi-Finals” and “Championship” games only.


The decisions of the Woolwich Girls Minor Hockey Association Tournament Officials are final. 

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