Toronto Marlboros

Friendship Tournament Details

Toronto Marlboros International Friendship TournamentInternational Friendship Tournament
September 7th to 10th, 2017
Tournament Sanction: #5231
NO GATE FEES
Deadline for Applications is July 18th, 2017
The final schedule will be posted by August 14th, 2017

Tournament Format
Age Categories:
Minor Atom (2008)
Atom (2007)
Minor Peewee (2006)

Schedules:
All teams will be guaranteed four games in Preliminary Play.

Minor Atom (2008)

  • A minimum of eight teams will advance to the Playoff Rounds
  • There will be NO re-ranking once the playoff opponents are determined.

Atom (2007)

  • A minimum of eight teams will advance to the Playoff Rounds
  • There will be NO re-ranking once the playoff opponents are determined.

Minor Peewee (2006)

  • A minimum of eight teams will advance to the Playoff Rounds
  • There will be NO re-ranking once the playoff opponents are determined.

Formula
*** Wild Cards, Standings & Rankings will be determined on the basis of:

  1. highest points earned during Preliminary Play
  2. if still tied, on the basis of “Head to Head” during Preliminary Play
  3. if still tied, most wins during Preliminary Play
  4. however in Preliminary Play, if more than two teams are tied, whichever team earned more points based on games between the teams tied
  5. if still tied, on the basis of highest percentage (add the goals for & against together and divide into the goals for) during Preliminary Play
  6. if still tied, least goals against during Preliminary Play
  7. if still tied, most goals during Preliminary Play
  8. if still tied, fewest penalty minutes during Preliminary Play
  9. coin toss

Maximum Goal Spread:
For the purpose of calculating the formula (add the goals for & against together and divide into goals for). The Tournament Committee has set a 10 goal spread as the 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.

Length of Games:

Preliminary Play 12-12-15 Stop Time
Round 16 12-12-15 Stop Time
Quarter-Finals 12-12-15 Stop Time
Semi-Finals 12-12-15 Stop Time
Championship 15-15-15 Stop Time

Overtime:
Overtime will be played only in the “Preliminary Playoff Round”, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Finals. During the Preliminary Rounds, if the game is tied at the end of regulation time each team will be awarded one point.

Referees
2 Man referee system will be used for all games in all age categories.

Ice Re-Surfacing:
Flood will occur at the end of the 3rd period of all games including the Playoffs.

Per-Game Warm-Up:
Three (3) minutes maximum.

Running Time:
During the Round Robin, 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.

Awards:
Tournament Champions and Finalists will receive tournament awards respectively for each member of their team as well as a Team Trophy. Individual Player Awards will be presented to each team involved in the Playoff Rounds.

Rules & Regulations:
Hockey Canada/O.H.F. rules apply with the following exceptions noted.
Teams must register at least one hour prior to first game. All teams must dress a minimum of 12 skaters, including 2 goalies (unless injury).
The maximum number of players to be registered is 20. The maximum number of players to be dressed for each game is 19 (20 for USA hockey), this includes two goalies. Affiliated players will be accepted providing they are registered on the initial team list prior to the first game. No player may play for two teams during the tournament. If however an affiliated player’s team has been eliminated from the tournament, that player becomes eligible to play with the higher category team.
Any team found with ineligible players participating in a game will be disqualified from the tournament. (Note: Games won by a disqualified team will be considered a win for the opposing team at a score of 1 – 0).
All teams must carry local league Registration Cards or League Roster Forms for each player (copies accepted). No team can participate without their Branch Travel Permission.

FIGHTING & MAJOR PENALTIES
Any player who incurs a Major penalty for fighting, or any other Major Infraction which carries an automatic game misconduct, shall be SUSPENDED according to the classification on the OHF “Minimum Suspension List”, the player shall receive a suspension consistent with the mandatory suspension as prescribed by the Ontario Hockey Federation.

TEAM COLOURS
It is preferable that each team carries two contrasting sets of sweaters with them.
It is the responsibility of the Home Team to change color of sweaters if they are similar to their opponents. Home and Away is indicated on the schedule.

TIES – METHOD OF DECLARING DIVISION STANDINGS, RANKINGS, & WILD CARDS
If two teams are tied in points, whichever team won the game played against the team which it is tied with, places higher, i.e. “head to head”.
Whichever team earned more wins based on Preliminary Play. However in Round-Robin play if more than two teams are tied, whichever team earned more points (wins & ties included), based on games between the teams tied.
If still tied, add the goals for and against together and divide into the goals for, the team with the highest percentage placing higher.
If still tied… least goals against
If still tied… most goals for
If still tied… fewest penalty minutes (Majors & Misconducts included)
If still tied… coin toss

OVERTIME PROCEDURE
Ties in the ROUND OF 16, QUARTER-FINALS & SEMI-FINALS. If tied at the end of regulation time, teams will not change ends, but commence to play a ten (10) minute stop time sudden-victory overtime period. If still tied, play will resume in a five (5) minute sudden-victory period with four skaters on the ice per team. If still tied, an additional five (5) minute sudden-victory period will resume with three players on the ice per team until one team scores. *** A penalty incurred during the “3 on 3” will result in the non-offending adding an additional player to the ice until the expiration of the penalty and the first stoppage of play.

Ties in the CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. If tied at the end of regulation time, teams will not change ends, but 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 overtime periods 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 referees and tournament Chairperson in consultation with both teams, to ensure the players’ safety is of the the utmost priority.

PROTESTS
There shall be NO PROTESTS. The decisions of the Tournament Committee shall be final. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to rule on items not previously covered.

TIME-OUTS
One 30-second time-out will be allowed per game (includes overtime).

General Information
Insurance:
International Friendship Tournament or its Tournament Committee will not be held responsible for injuries caused by a player or spectator. Please ensure that all players are covered by insurance before participating in the Tournament.

Dressing Rooms:
Only registered players will be allowed in the dressing rooms. Any player(s) suspended during the tournament must not enter the dressing room prior to the game(s) from which they are suspended. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in a further suspension. Dressing Rooms must be vacated 20 minutes after game. Teams are responsible for ensuring their dressing rooms are locked and secure at all times. It is the team’s responsibility to provide their locks.