Rules & Regulations
Tournament Rules
  • All playing rules will follow 2023-24 USA Hockey rules.
  • Anyone assessed a game misconduct penalty is required to sit their next tourney game.
  • Penalty Breakdown in all divisions: Minor 1:30 min, Major 4:00 min, Misc 7:30 min.
Game Procedures
  • Teams must be ready to take the ice following the previous game.
  • All teams will go on the ice for a 3 minute warm up and stay on to start the game.
  • All teams will play 3-15 minute periods.
  • There will be no time outs during round robin. 1 time out per team during the play-off round.
  • There will be no overtime for the qualifying round.
  • Play-off overtime will be 3 on 3 plus goalies (similar to the NHL format), for 5 minutes running time. If a penalty is taken, the teams play 4 on 3.  If a 2nd penalty is taken before the first penalty expires, the on-ice strength will be 5 on 3. At no time will a team have fewer than 3 skaters on the ice during the OT period.  If still tied a shootout will follow with 5 shooters from each team. If tied after 5 shooters a sudden death shootout will continue until only 1 of the players’ scores.
Standings & Seedings
  • All results and Standings will be updated on showcase.jrwarriors.com
  • Teams should not assume their final seedings position, but wait for final seedings to be posted to the Tournament Website PLAYOFF SCHEDULE Page so that all Tie Breakers can be calculated & confirmed!
  • Tie-Breaking Rules are detailed below
Tie-Breaking Rules to Determine Standings Position

If two or more teams have an equal number of points, their position in the standings shall be determined by the following tie-breaking format. If one tie-breaker establishes a position for one or more teams, each team is placed in the applicable position. Once one or more teams are placed by a tie breakerany remaining tied teams shall start the tie-breaking process over again at step 1. (If all tied teams have not played each other, then proceed to step 2. Note: a team may go into the tie-breaking process having defeated another of the tied teams and still not advance).

The tie-breaker formulas are as follows:

1. The results of the head-to-head games played between the tied teams in the following order:
a.  Most points.
b.  Most wins.
c.  Goal Differential
d.  Fewest Goals Against

2. If after applying the formulas of 1 a, b, c, d the tie still exists, the results of ALL the games played by the teams tied in the following order:
a.  Most Points
b.  Most Wins
c.  Goal Differential
d.  Fewest Goals Against

3.  If above procedure does not break the tie, a coin toss will be used.