Rules & Regulations

Every player must read the Official Rules & Regulations and must be 18 years of age by the first day of the tournament. Proof of age maybe requested. 

Play

  • This is a round robin 3 on 3 tournament with 2 spare players.
  • A draw will take place to determine team spots on the tournament bracket.
  • Minimum number of players 3.  Maximum number of players 5.  The same roster of players must play both days.
  • There are no goalies. 
  • Female and co-ed teams are welcomed.
  • All players must be 18 years of age by the first day of the tournament. Proof of age maybe requested.
  • Players are required to be registered.
  • Games start at the sound of the whistle.
  • Game and second halves will begin with a face-off in the face-off circle. 
  • Teams will be required to wait on their half for goals scored and minor penalties.
  • Teams will switch ends at the start of the 2nd half.
  • There will be no off-sides or icing.
  • Goals from inside the crease will not be allowed.
  • In the case of a TIED game, the game will continue through the closing whistle with no delay for a period of sudden death overtime.
  • In the name of sportsmanship no team shall win by a Goal differential of more than 10 goals per game) for example if the game ended 20 to 2 the score of the game will be recorded as 12 to 2.  Checking and signing off on score sheets is the responsible of the Team Captains. A signed score sheet cannot be contested. Winning teams have 5 minutes from the end of the game to report the score to the Stats Zone with scores. Otherwise, the game will be treated as a tie for both teams.
  • During round robin play, all teams will be required to self-monitor and self-score in the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Official referees will be used for all elimination games, semi-final and championship game.

After a goal is scored:

  • The ball will change possession after every goal scored.
  • There is no face-off. The team that was scored on gets possession and may execute play immediately.
  • During play, alternates can substitute as teams deem necessary and/or "on the fly". No stoppage in play is necessary to make substitutions.

When the ball leaves play:

  • If the ball goes out of play, possession goes to the non-offending team. One team member from that team can retrieve the ball and put it back into play at the point where the ball went out.  The defending team must provide two stick lengths to their opponent upon re-entry and play must start immediately.

Time

  • Games will be 20 minutes in length (Two - 10 minute halves of play, running time, separated by a 5 minute half-time break).
  • Teams will be given a 5 minute warm-up before each game. Once the start whistle goes there will be no extension of warm up time as a result of an overtime from previous games.
  • After 5 minutes the late team will forfeit the game with a 10-0 score awarded to the opponent.
  • If the game is tied after regulation time, the game will go into overtime, sudden death.

Penalties

  • All infractions / penalties will be awarded based on the following:

             a) ALL penalties result in a change of possession.

             b) Any minor penalties such as tripping or slashing will result in a goal for the non-offending team plus puck possession.

             c) Any major penalties will result in ejection from the tournament with no replacement and no refund.  

  • There shall be no checking, body contact, hooking, tripping, crosschecking or inappropriate stick work of any kind.
  • There shall be no stalling.
  • There are no slapshots or stick raising. If the stick comes above the knee in a slapshot motion it will be deemed a slapshot and a minor penalty.
  • A player may not lay his/her stick across the goal mouth to protect the goal area.  Such action will result in a minor penalty.
  • Players cannot fall or lay on the road in an effort to protect the goal area.  Such action will result in a minor penalty. 
  • Player’s feet must not come within 3 feet of the goal.
  • Fighting or intent to injure another player, official or volunteer is unacceptable and will always result in the individual/s being removed from the tournament with no refund and will not be permitted to play the following year.
  • Decisions made by any tournament officials are binding and will be made in keeping with the spirit of the game.
  • Abuse of officials or other players will be considered a major penalty.  This includes yelling, swearing or arguing with officials’ calls.
  • Any player ejected from the tournament for any reason will not be eligible for a refund of registration fees.

Rain Play

  • Play will proceed rain or shine except under conditions of severe weather systems.  Cancellation will be determined by the event organizers only.
  • Be sure to come to the event prepared for any kind of weather!  
  • NOTE Games will not be re-scheduled.

Equipment

  • Any type of hockey stick (wood, graphite, plastic blade, etc.) can be used, but if the stick is chipped, sharp, or deemed potentially dangerous at any time before or during game actuation, its use will not be allowed.  Curves of all kinds are allowable, as all true street hockey players know that there is no such thing as an illegal curve in street hockey! Goalie sticks are NOT permitted.  All sticks could be subject to examination by the event organizers or event “officials”.
  • Helmets and appropriate running shoes are MANDATORY.
  • Eye protection, jocks, mouth guards and shin guards are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS, but are not mandatory.
  • Hockey equipment above the waist, including elbow pads, shoulder pads, etc are not allowed.

Other Rules

  • Unless otherwise notified, all printed schedules are operative only through the first game for all teams. After that, each team is advised to check the Master Scoreboard for all schedules, times, rinks, revisions, and other important information. We reserve the right to reduce the number of games or shorten games in the case of inclement weather or any other unforeseen circumstances. Be aware that if you choose to leave the event site, you might miss out on important event related / scheduling information.  
  • A player must leave the game when an abrasion has flowing blood. Once the flow has stopped and there is no chance of blood contacting other players, the player with the abrasion may re-enter the game.
  • In accordance with the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act, the consumption of alcohol in a public area is strictly forbidden.  Given the location of this event (public streets) any player caught drinking on the street or visibly intoxicated will not be permitted to play at the discretion of the Event Officials and they may also face legal consequences. Any abuse of this rule will result in the offending player being ejected from the tournament.

 Refunds & Cancellations

  • Registration fees will only be refunded if the tournament is cancelled due to an act of God.