Toronto Marlboros

Friendship Tournament Format

International Friendship Tournament
September 6th to 9th, 2018
Tournament Sanction: #5368
NO GATE FEES
Deadline for Applications is July 17th, 2018
The final schedule will be posted by August 13th, 2018

Tournament Format

  1. Age Categories:
    Minor Atom (2009) – Atom (2008) – Minor Peewee (2007)
  1. Schedules:
    All teams will be guaranteed FOUR games in Round Robin play.
  1. Minor Atom (2009)

    1. The 1st place and 2nd place teams in each division will advance to the Quarter-finals. 1st place teams will be ranked 1 to 4 and 2nd place teams will be ranked 5 to 8 to determine Quarter-final opponents; in order of the formula below.
    2. There will be NO re-ranking once the playoff opponents are determined.
  1. Atom (2008)
    1. The 1st place teams in each division, as well as the best three (3) 2nd place teams will advance to the Quarter-finals. 1st place teams will be ranked 1 to 5 and the best three (3) 2nd place teams will be ranked as Wild Card teams 6 to 8 to determine Quarter-final opponents; in order of the formula below.
    2. There will be NO re-ranking once the playoff opponents are determined.
  1. Minor Peewee (2007)
    1. The 1st place teams in each division, as well as the best five (5) 2nd place teams will advance to the Play-off Rounds. 1st place teams will be ranked 1 to 7 and the best five (5) 2nd place teams will be ranked as Wild Card teams 8 to 12; in order of the formula below.
    2. There will be NO re-ranking once the playoff opponents are determined.
    3. Play-off rounds will be as follows:
      5th ranked vs 12th ranked (Game #175)
      6th ranked vs 11th ranked (Game # 176)
      7th ranked vs 10th ranked (Game 2 177)
      8th ranked vs 9th ranked (Game # 178)
    4. Quarter-finals will be as follows:
      1st ranked vs winner of Game #178)
      2nd ranked vs winner of Game # 177)
      3rd ranked vs winner of Game # 176)
      4th ranked vs winner of Game # 175)
  1. Formula
    METHOD OF DECLARING DIVISION STANDINGS, RANKINGS & WILD CARDS

    1. Highest points earned during Round Robin Play.

      IF TWO (2) TEAMS ARE TIED IN POINTS:

    2. Whichever team won the game played against the team which it is tied with, places higher, i.e. “head to head”.
    3. Whichever team earned more wins based on Round Robin Play, places higher.
    4. If still tied, add the goals for and against together and divide into the goals for, the team with the highest percentage placing higher. ***When applying this formula the maximum goal differential in any game shall be no greater than 10,
    5. If still tied… least goals against
      If still tied… most goals for
      If still tied… fewest penalty minutes Includes Majors (5 min.) & Misconducts (10 min.)
      If still tied…. Coin toss

      IF MORE THAN TWO (2) TEAMS ARE TIED IN POINTS:

    6. Whichever team earned more points (wins & ties included) based on games between the teams tied places higher.
    7. If still tied, add the goals for and against together and divide into the goals for, the team with the highest percentage placing higher. ***When applying this formula the maximum goal differential in any game shall be no greater than 10,
    8. If still tied… least goals against
      If still tied… most goals for
      If still tied… fewest penalty minutes Includes Majors (5 min.) & Misconducts (10 min.)
      If still tied…. Coin toss

      Once the higher placed team is established and there is still two or more teams tied, then steps 6.b thru 6.h are repeated until all ties are settled.
  1. Maximum Goal Spread:
    For the purpose of calculating the formula (add the goals for & goals against together and divide into goals for), the Tournament Committee has set a 10 goal spread, as a maximum.  Please note when posting the scores on the charts and website, they will be posted with this maximum restriction.  The actual score on the game sheet will remain.
  1. OVER TIME PROCEDURE:Overtime will be played only in the Play-off, Quarters, Semis & Finals. During the Round Robin play, if the game is tied at the end of regulation time each team will be awarded one point.
    1. FOR ALL PLAY-OFF, QUARTER AND SEMI FINAL GAMES
      If tied at the end of regulation time TEAMS WILL CHANGE ENDS and commence to play a five (5) minute stop time sudden-victory overtime period with three (3) skaters on the ice per team until one team scores.
      *** A penalty incurred during the “3 on 3” will result in the non-offending team adding an additional player to the ice until the expiration of the penalty and the first stoppage of play.
    2. FOR CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES:
      If tied at the end of regulation time TEAMS WILL CHANGE ENDS and commence to play a ten (10) minute stop time, sudden-victory overtime period.  If still tied, teams will retire to their respective dressing rooms while the ice is re-surfaced.  Upon returning to the ice, teams will commence playing ten (10) minute stop time sudden-victory.  Teams will change ends after every ten (10) minutes until one team scores.  In the event of a prolonged overtime game, the re-surfacing of the ice will be left up to the discretion of the references and tournament Chairperson in consultation with both teams to ensure the players’ safety is of the utmost priority.
  1. Length of Games:
    1. Round Robin, Play-off, Quarter and Semi-final games are 12 – 12 – 15 stop time.
    2. Championship games are 15 – 15 – 15 stop time.
  1. RUNNING TIME:
    1. Only during the Round Robin play, a five-goal differential at any time in the third period will result in running time. If the deficit is reduced to three goals, stop time will resume.
    2. No running time during all playoff games
  1. Ice Re-Surfacing:
    Flood will occur at the end of the 3rd period of all games including the Playoffs.
  1. Per-Game Warm-Up:
    Three (3) minutes maximum.
  1. TIME-OUTS:
    One 30 second time-out will be allowed per game (includes overtime).
  1. Awards:
    Tournament Champions and Finalists will receive tournament awards respectively for each member of their team as well as a Team Trophy.