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2017-18 Thunderbirds Remembrance Day Atom A4 Tournament

November 11-13, 2017

Thank you to all of the teams that participated in this year's tournament. It was a fun weekend with some great action on the ice.

Congratulations to Vancouver Minor Atom A2 who took home the gold after a hard fought game against the host Thunderbirds Atom A4 team.


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 Pool Red

Thunderbirds A4  3 0 0 6 4 Vancouver A2 3 0 0 6 8
North Vancouver A3 2 1 0 4 4 North Shore A4 1 1 1 3 14
Burnaby A3* 0 2 1 1 10 Campbell River 1 2 0 2 14
Victoria Racquet B* 0 2 1 1 16 BWC A5 0 2 1 1 16

*Burnaby wins tiebreaker on Goal differential

Tiebreaker #1: Most points = Burnaby and Victoria tied at 1 pt - no winner declared
Tiebreaker #2: Head to head of teams tied = Tie game - no winner declared
Tiebreaker #3: Team with greatest number of wins (of teams tied) = neither team had a win - no winner declared
Tiebreaker #4: Basic goal differential = Burnaby -6, Victoria -10 - Burnaby wins tiebreaker


Round Robin

Date Start End Venue Game Home Score Score Visitor
Sat, Nov 11 9:15 A 10:30 A Kerrisdale 1: AT2322 Thunderbirds 5 0 Burnaby
Sat, Nov 11 10:45 A 12:00 P Kerrisdale 2: AT2323 Vancouver 7 1 BWC
Sat, Nov 11 11:00 A 12:15 P UBC Father Bauer 3: AT2324 Victoria 3 8 North Vancouver
Sat, Nov 11 12:30 P 1:45 P UBC Father Bauer 4: AT2325 Campbell River 2 4 NSWC
Sat, Nov 11 5:00 P 6:15 P Hillcrest 5: AT2326 North Vancouver 3 6 Thunderbirds
Sat, Nov 11 6:30 P 7:45 P Hillcrest 6: AT2327 Victoria 4 4 Burnaby
Sat, Nov 11 6:30 P 7:45 P Kitsilano 7: AT2328 Campbell River 4 1 BWC
Sat, Nov 11 8:00 P 9:15 P Kitsilano 8: AT2329 NSWC 2 8 Vancouver
Sun, Nov 12 8:00 A 9:15 A Sunset 9: AT2330 Thunderbirds 9 1 Victoria
Sun, Nov 12 9:30 A 10:45 A Sunset 10: AT2331 Burnaby 5 6 North Vancouver
Sun, Nov 12 11:00 A 12:15 P Sunset 11: AT2332 BWC 3 3 NSWC
Sun, Nov 12 12:30 P 1:45 P Sunset 12: AT2333 Vancouver 8 0 Campbell River


Playoff Round

Date Start End Venue Game Home Score Score Visitor
Sun, Nov 12 5:00 P 6:15 P Kitsilano 13: AT2334 Campbell River 8 4 Victoria Racquet
Sun, Nov 12 5:30 P 6:45 P UBC Protrans 14: AT2335 Burnaby 4 2 BWC
Sun, Nov 12 7:00 P 8:15 P Hillcrest 16: AT2337 Thunderbirds 4 2 NSWC
Sun, Nov 12 7:15 P 8:30 P UBC Father Bauer 15: AT2336 Vancouver 5 4 North Vancouver
Mon, Nov 13 8:45 A 10:00 A Sunset 17: AT2338 Victoria Racquet 1 9 BWC
Mon, Nov 13 9:30 A 10:45 A Kitsilano 19: AT2340 North Vancouver 3 5 NSWC
Mon, Nov 13 10:15 A 11:30 A Sunset 18: AT2339 Campbell River 3 3 Burnaby
Mon, Nov 13 11:00 A 12:30 P Kitsilano 20: AT2341 Vancouver 2 5 Thunderbirds

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Tournament Rules



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



There will be no tolerance of referee ABUSE. Offenders will be ejected from the game. The 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 the parents and players to understand and promote the "SPIRIT OF THE TOURNAMENT".



Each game will consist of a 5 minute warm up, one 12 minute period, followed by two 15 minute periods, all stop time with the following adjustments, if necessary:

  1. In Elimination Rounds only, games tied at the end of regulation time will proceed to overtime (see the overtime format below).
  2. The total elapsed time including ice cleans cannot exceed 75 minutes per game, except the championship will be 3 x 15 minute stop time periods. The tournament reserves the right to make adjustments to accommodate for delays in schedules.
  3. In Round Robin play if necessary, the time established for the third period will be determined by dividing the remaining time less 5 minutes. This decision can only be made by an on ice or tournament official.
  4. 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.
  5. Timeouts: There will be one 60 second timeout allotted to each team per game, including overtime.

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.



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

2 points for a regulation win

0 points for a regulation loss

1 point for a regulation tie



The maximum “GOALS FOR” and “GOALS AGAINST “ that will be counted for any tiebreak for a goal differential, will be +/-5.

The following is the format that will be used to determine the final standings in the event of a tie:

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

The first ranked team will be the best first place team according to the tie breaking formula. The same process will be used to determine the rest of the rankings with regards to tied teams.



  1. Overtime will be played in all ELIMINATION games.
  2. The following will be the format for ELIMINATION overtime.
  3. a) Teams will play a FIVE (5) minute SUDDEN DEATH overtime, 3 players versus 3 players, plus goaltenders

If still tied:

b) The game will be decided by a 3 player versus 3 player SHOOTOUT conducted in PENALTY SHOT format. After 3 shooters, the shootout will revert to sudden death with each team getting one chance at a time. A player may repeat only when all the other players on his/her team has had the opportunity to shoot. The first shooter will be determined by a coin toss called by the home team. The winner of the coin toss will select whether they shoot first or second.



There will be a 5 puck shootout at the end of every round-robin game. The winning team will receive a gift from Tournament organizers



The home team is required to wear white and the visiting team is required to wear colours. Should a team only have 1 jersey colour, we ask that coaches and/or managers resolve the issue prior to the start of the game.



Any player who incurs any combination of 4 penalties or 8 minutes 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 misconduct will count as 10 minute penalty.



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 from their opponent's 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.



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. 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.



Immediately following all games, Home Team managers must email a copy of the game sheet to and to your respective PCAHA League Manager.   The Home Team is responsible for Teamlink entry.

For games against Campbell River or Victoria, Teamlink entry must be done by the PCAHA team regardless of whether they are home or away.