Toronto Marlboros

Holiday Classic Tournament Format

International Holiday Classic Tournament
December 27th to 30th, 2018

Tournament Sanction: #5371
NO GATE FEES
Deadline for Applications is September 30th, 2018
The Final Schedule will be posted on or about December 3rd, 2018

Click here to get a PDF copy of the Tournament Format.

Tournament Rules & Regulations will be updated
by Thursday December 6th, 2018

Tournament Format
Age Categories
Minor Midget (2003) – Major Bantam (2004) – Minor Bantam (2005)

Schedules:
All teams will be guaranteed FOUR games in Round Robin Play

Minor Bantam

  • Divisions of five teams will play a Round-Robin format within their Division.
  • 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.
  • There will be NO re-ranking once the playoff opponents are determined.

Major Bantam

  • Teams will be divided into TWO CONFERENCES. Conferences are balanced in terms of # of Divisions and unbalanced in terms of the # of teams in each Division. Divisions of five teams will play a Round-Robin format within their Division. Divisions of four teams will play a Round-Robin within their Division with one Cross-Over game. This will help to facilitate the “Head to Head” tie-breaker Rule.
  • In the Jason Spezza Conference, the 1st and 2nd Place teams in each division will advance to the Play-off Rounds of their respective Conference. Top rankings will be awarded to Division Winners, followed by Division Winners, followed by the 2nd place teams in each conference; in order of the formula below.
  • In the Rick Nash Conference, the 1st and 2nd Place teams in each division will advance to the Play-off Rounds of their respective Conference. Top rankings will be awarded to Division Winners, followed by Division Winners, followed by the 2nd place teams in each conference; in order of the formula below.
  • Play-off teams will cross over with the other conference to ensure that no team plays an opponent from their round robin games in the first round of playoffs.
  • There will be NO re-ranking once the playoff opponents are determined.

Minor Midget

  • Teams will be divided into TWO CONFERENCES. Conferences are balanced in terms of # of Divisions and unbalanced in terms of the # of teams in each Division. Divisions of five teams will play a Round-Robin format within their Division. Divisions of four teams will play a Round-Robin within their Division with one Cross-Over game. This will help to facilitate the “Head to Head” tie-breaker Rule.
  • The 1st Place teams in each division, as well as the best two (2) Wild Card teams will advance to the Play-off Rounds of their respective Conference. Top rankings will be awarded to Division Winners, followed by the Wild Card teams in each conference; in order of the formula below.
  • Play-off teams will cross over with the other conference to ensure that no team plays an opponent from their round robin games in the first round of playoffs.
  • 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 Round Robin Play,
  2. if still tied, on the basis of “Head to Head” during Round Robin Play,
  3. if still tied, most wins during Round Robin Play,
  4. if still tied, on the basis of highest percentage (add the goals for & against together, and divide into goals for), during Round Robin Play, When applying this formula the maximum goal differential in any game shall be no greater than 10,
  5. if still tied, least goals against, during Round Robin Play,
  6. if still tied, most goals for, during Round Robin Play,
  7. if still tied, fewest penalty minutes, during Round Robin Play, (Majors & Misconducts included)
  8. coin toss.

*See Tournament Rules # 6 for Round Robin Play if more than two teams are tied.

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 awarded for Tournament Most Valuable Player (All Age Categories).

Length of Games

ROUND ROBIN PLAY (MB thru MM) 12-15-15 Stop Time
ROUND OF 16 12-15-15 Stop Time
QUARTER-FINALS 12-15-15 Stop Time
SEMI FINALS 15-15-15 Stop Time
CHAMPIONSHIP 15-15-15 Stop Time

 

Overtime:
Overtime will be played only in the Round of 16, 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.

ICE RE-SURFACING:
During Round Robin play and through the Play-off rounds re-surfacing will occur according to the following guidelines:

  • For All Major Bantam & Minor Midget games a flood will occur every two periods
  • For All Minor Bantam games floods will occur at the end of the 3rd period

All Semi-Finals & Finals – floods will occur between 2nd & 3rd periods

PRE-GAME WARM-UPS:

  • 3-Minute maximum
  • For all Major Bantam & Minor Midget games where a flood does not occur prior to the start of the game, the participating teams must begin their warm-up immediately after the teams from the preceding game have left the ice, OR RISK A DELAY OF GAME PENALTY.

RUNNING TIME:

  • 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.
  • No running time during all playoffs games.

2017 Tournament Results

Minor Midget
Toronto Jr. Canadiens 2 – Don Mills Flyers 1

Major Bantam
Chicago Young Americans 2 – North York Rangers 1

Minor Bantam
Buffalo Jr. Sabres 4 – Eastern Ontario Wild 3