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All Games will be played under USA Hockey Rules with the following exceptions:

  1. Blue line Icing

  2. Only nine dot will be used for puck drop

  3. The ensuing face off after a penalty will occur in the defensive zone of the offending team

  4. Any player who receives three penalties in one game will be ejected from the current game.

Basic Rules

  • Teams must supply matching jerseys with unique #'s (multiple players with the same number will not be allowed).

  • Teams must supply own pucks for warm-ups and two to the ref for every game

  • Teams must fill out a roster with current players and #'s before each game

  • Games will be three 17 minute periods running time. The last 2 minutes of the game will be stopped time if the game score is within 2 goals.

  • If there is a six goal spread entering the third period of the game the third period time will be set to Ten Minutes.  If the score differential reaches six while in the third period the time remaining on the clock will be cut in half.

  • Games can begin no more than 15 minutes early; teams should be ready to go early if possible. (Except the first game of the day on each rink)

  • Each team gets one 30 second time out per game.

  • Games can end in a tie. 2 pts for a win and 1 point for a tie.

  • All players must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Wearing full equipment is recommended; including a cage, pants, elbow pads and shoulder pads. A minimum of a helmet, shin pads, gloves, elbow pads and pants are required. Helmets must have at least one working strap/buckle and must be secured while on the ice.

Penalties:

  • Minor Penalties are 2 minutes in Length; Major Penalties are 5 Mins and include a game misconduct penalty (current game and next game). Misconducts are 10 Minutes

  • Fighting will not be tolerated. Any type of fight or altercation is grounds for tournament ejection.

  • If you yell or ague with the ref(s) in any way they have the right to kick you out of the game. If you get kicked out you are done for the tournament

  • Tournament Director and Head Officials have the final say on all call disputes.

  • Any player who receives a misconduct penalty in last 5 mins of a game will be suspended for the next game.  A Major in the last 5 mins is grounds for tournament ejection.

Play-offs:

  • Only players who have played in 1 out of the 3 play-in games are eligible. Players cannot play on multiple teams. No exceptions!

  • If a Play-off game ends in a tie then there will be a sudden death OT 5 minutes long. If still tied there will a 3 person shootout then if still tied will go round by round. Home team (higher seed) gets to choose who shoots first. Every player must shoot before the first player can shoot again.

Tie-Breakers:

  • Points, Wins, Head-to-head, Goal Differential, Goals Against, Goals For, Least Amount of Penalty Minutes, Coin Flip. Unless otherwise notes this will be the format

  • A goal differential cap will be placed on each game with a maximum number of six, regardless of the final score.

 

For the purpose of ejections and suspensions, there are no refunds written, implied, or expressed!


Tournament Director has final say in all rules!

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3x3 Tournament Rules

Dedham 3x3 Tournament Rules

Additions and changes from above rules:

  • Games are 50 minutes long
  • All penalties result in a penalty shot
  • Each team gets one 30 second time out per game
  • Tie-Breakers after points: Head-to-head, GD, GA, GF, Least amount of Penalty mins, Coin Flip
  • Round Robin and Playin Games: At the end of regulation the game can end in a tie
  • Playoff games: At the end of regulation if the game is still tied there will be a 3 minute sudden death OT. If still tied at the end of OT then there will be a shootout. See the rule tab below for shootout info.


See the 3x3 rule page for full rules and info. Click Here


Somerville 3x3 & 4x4 Tournament Rules

Additions and changes from above rules:

  • Games are 22 minutes long or full 50 minute game depending on the tournament.
  • 3 minute warm-up for first game only. Rest of the games will start right away
  • All penalties result in a penalty shot. The clock will continue to run so line up fast. In the last minute of the game within two goals the clock will stop
  • Each team gets one 30 second time out per game
  • Slap shots are allowed but they need to be under control and no head hunting or penalties could result
  • Tie-Breakers: Points, Head-to-head, GD, GA, GF, Least amount of Penalty mins, Coin Flip
  • Round Robin and Playin Games: At the end of regulation the game can end in a tie
  • Playoff games: At the end of regulation if the game is still tied there will be a 3 minute sudden death OT. If still tied at the end of OT then there will be a shootout. See the rule tab below for shootout info.
  • Home Team gets to select which way they would like to shoot.


See the 3x3 rule page for full rules and info. Click Here