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December 14-16, 2018

Pool A W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Thunderbirds A1201516812
Cloverdale A121049610
Victoria RC A1120281430
BWC A20211111518
Pool B W L T Pts GF GA PIM
NSWC A1300614416
Semiahmoo A1210420414
Coquitlam A1021151712
Kamloops A1-2021151914

Pool B required a tie breaker to determine 3rd and 4th places between Coquitlam and Kamloops. The decision was made based on the tiebreakers of the tournament as per the following:

  1. Head to Head game: Coquitlam and Kamloops played to a 4-4 tie. Not a deciding factor. 
  2. Total # of wins: Both teams had 0 wins. Not a deciding factor. 
  3. Team with the fewest penalty minutes: Coquitlam wins the tiebreaker as they had 12 PIM to Kamloops 14. 

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DateGameHomeScoreVisitorScoreStart timeArena
Fri, Dec 141: AT2288Thunderbirds A15Burnaby Winter Club A2510:45 ARIC Coliseum
Fri, Dec 142: AT2289Cloverdale A13Victoria Raquet Club A1111:00 ARIC Igloo
Fri, Dec 143: AT2290Semiahmoo A110Kamloops A1 - Team 201:45 PRIC Coliseum
Fri, Dec 144: AT2291Coquitlam A11North Shore Winter Club A152:00 PRIC Igloo
Fri, Dec 145: AT2292Burnaby Winter Club A24Victoria Raquet Club A153:15 PRIC Coliseum
Fri, Dec 146: AT2293Cloverdale A11Thunderbirds A133:30 PRIC Igloo
Sat, Dec 157: AT2294North Shore Winter Club A14Semiahmoo A127:15 ARIC Pond
Sat, Dec 158: AT2295Coquitlam A14Kamloops A1 - Team 247:15 ARIC Forum
Sat, Dec 159: AT2296Thunderbirds A17Victoria Raquet Club A128:45 ARIC Pond
Sat, Dec 1510: AT2297North Shore Winter Club A15Kamloops A1 - Team 214:30 PRIC Forum
Sat, Dec 1511: AT2298Burnaby Winter Club A22Cloverdale A154:30 PRIC Pond
Sat, Dec 1512: AT2299Semiahmoo A18Coquitlam A106:00 PRIC Forum
Sun, Dec 1613: AT2300North Shore Winter Club A11Cloverdale A148:15 ARIC Forum
Sun, Dec 1614: AT2301Thunderbirds A13Semiahmoo A158:30 ARIC Pond
Sun, Dec 1615: AT2302BWC A27Kamloops A1-209:45 ARIC Forum
Sun, Dec 1616: AT2303Coquitlam A12Victoria RC A1410:00 ARIC Pond
Sun, Dec 1617: AT2304Semiahmoo A13Cloverdale A1011:30 ARIC Pond

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Tournament Rules

GENERAL

All games will be conducted in accordance with Hockey Canada, BC Hockey, and PCAHA rules and regulations except as modified below.

ZERO TOLERANCE

There will be no tolerance of referee ABUSE and offenders will be ejected from the game. Referees will be instructed to give a single warning before ejecting any coach or player from the game. Any unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated. Abusive spectators will be required to leave the premises. We therefore ask that all managers and coaches instruct parents and players to understand and promote the "Spirit of Minor Hockey".

GAME DURATION

Each game will consist of the following game periods:

Warm Up First Second Third Total Clock
Novice

5

10 15 15

60

Running
Atom

5

10 15 15

60

Stop
Peewee C

5

10 15 15

60

Stop
Peewee A

5

15 15 15

75

Stop

with 2 minute breaks between periods, with the following adjustments, if necessary:

  1. In Elimination Rounds only, games tied at the end of regulation time will proceed to a shootout round.
  2. If required, the third period may be adjusted to half the remaining ice time, LESS two minutes. This determination can only be made by an on ice or tournament official.
  3. Mercy Rule: Running time will be in effect should there be a five goal or more spread in the 3rd period only. If the goal spread drops back to 4, stop time will commence again.
  4. Timeouts: There will be one 60 second timeout allotted to each team per game.
  5. The tournament reserves the right to make adjustments in order to accommodate for delays in schedules.

Please note: All teams are to be prepared to begin their games 15 minutes prior to start time. Any team who is not prepared to begin the game at the appropriate time will be required to serve a 2 minute minor penalty at the start of the game. In addition the clock will start at the appropriate scheduled time.

POINT FORMAT

Points for the tournament will be awarded on the following basis:

  • 2 points for a regulation win
  • 1 point for a regulation tie
  • 0 points for a regulation loss

STANDINGS and TIE BREAKERS

The following order of tiebreakers will determine the standings in the event of a tie in points:

  1. Head to head record (of teams tied)
  2. Team with the greatest number of wins
  3. Team with fewest penalty minutes
  4. Basic goal differential GF - GA (maximum of 5 per game)
  5. Total goal differential GF - GA/GF (maximum of 5 per game)
  6. Total Goals for
  7. Total Goals against
  8. Toss of a coin

COLOURS

The home team is required to wear light coloured/white and the visiting team is required to wear dark colours. Should a team only have one jersey colour, they are responsible to request the other team to switch, with sufficient time.

PENALTIES

Any player who incurs any combination of 4 penalties or 8 minutes or more in a single game will be immediately ejected from the game. Further, a match, gross, or fighting penalty will result in the player or coach being ejected from the tournament.  Game misconducts will count as a 10 minute penalty.

ADDITIONAL RULES & NOTES

At the end of the game the teams will have the customary handshake and then line up on the blue lines for game MVP presentation. Coaches are asked to choose the player on the opposing team most deserving of the award.

Tournament Organizers reserve the right to make minor adjustments to schedule and rules up until the start of the tournament.

APPEALS

Any team wishing to appeal any decision will be required to make it in writing within one hour from the time of the decision to be appealed and sent to tournaments@vancouvertbirds.ca. The Tournament Director or Designate will then make a ruling on the appeal. All rulings made by the Tournament Director or Designate will be final.