General Information, 2019 DMHA Local League Tournament, 2019-2020 (Dorchester Minor Hockey Association)

This Tournament is part of the 2019-2020 season, which is not set as the current season.
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The 10th Annual Jake Marczenko Memorial Local League Tournament


Atom, Peewee, Bantam & Midget

November 22nd – November 24th, 2018


Tournament Rules


1.     All Hockey Canada playing rules and all OMHA rules and regulations shall applyIt should be noted that other OHF Minor Member teams’ (ALLIANCE, GTHL, NOHA) players will not be required to wear mouth guards in OMHA tournaments. 


2.     Approved roster sheets and travel permits must be received no later than Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.  Teams must have a copy of the approved roster with them at all times.

                                          i.    Only teams with approved Hockey Canada (HC) or Hockey USA rosters/cards will be permitted to play. A maximum of nineteen (19) players may participate in any one game. However, a total of twenty-one (21) players may be registered (three (3) of which may be goalies) and substituted from game to game. There shall be a maximum of five (5) team officials registered to any team.

                                         ii.    All teams must present a travel permit with their registration to tournament officials.

                                        iii.    Affiliated players may participate only if listed on an approved Affiliated Players roster that is filed with the Tournament Committee prior to the first game being played.


3.     Each team is guaranteed 3 games. There will be eight (8) teams in each age category. Each age category will have two (2) divisions of four (4) teams each. Each team shall play three (3) games within its division in the round robin.  The top two teams in each division will advance to the semi-finals, with the first place team from each division playing the second place team from the other division in the same category. The winner of each category semi-final will play a final game for the championship. The tournament committee reserves the right to change format (ie. fewer teams per division or only a single division) for categories with less than eight teams registered.


4.     Teams must be dressed and ready to play at least 15 minutes in advance of their scheduled game time in the event that games are ahead of schedule.  A tournament official will confirm any early start time to the affected teams. A minor penalty for delay of game will be assessed to any team not on the ice and ready to play at the conclusion of the warm-up in violation of this rule.


5.     Teams must bring two (2) sets of sweaters (one light and one dark). HOME will be designated as white/light colour and AWAY as the dark colour. If there are conflicting sweater colours, the HOME team will be expected to wear sweaters of a contrasting colour.  If a reasonable solution cannot be worked out, the failure of the Home team to change sweaters may result in the forfeit of the game


6.     There will be a three minute warm-up before each game, beginning when the first team steps on the ice. Teams may not enter the ice surface unless officials are present.


7.     Round robin and semi-final games will be 10-10-10 stop time periods with no time outs. Championship games will be 10-10-15 stop time periods. Each team will be permitted one (1) thirty second time out in the Championship game only.


8.     A mercy rule will be in effect for all preliminary round-robin and semi-final games:  if a team is ahead by 5 or more goals in the third period, the clock will run with no stoppages unless/until the goal differential is reduced to 3 goals, in which case the clock will revert back to stop time. During “mercy time”, the clock will only be stopped if an on-ice injury occurs and will re-start once the injured player leaves the ice.  Penalties incurred during running time will be served as 2 minutes. There is NO mercy rule in the Championship games.   


9.     Preliminary round games will be played on a points-per-game basis.  Each team will be awarded 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.


10.  The standings after the completion of the round robin will be based on total round robin points.  Any ties in the standings will be resolved by the following in order until the tie is broken;

1) Head to head record;

2) The best ratio of "Goals For/ (Goals For + Goals Against)" in all round robin games;

3) The team with the fewest goals against;

                        4) The team with the most goals for;

                  5) The team with the fewest penalty minutes (includes major penalties);

                  6) Most shutouts;

                  7) Coin toss.


Overtime/Sudden Death Rules



11.  There is no overtime in round robin play. Overtime will be played in the event of a tie after regulation time in the semi-final and championship games based on the following:


Penalties assessed in regulation time, carry over into overtime.


i)              Overtime will be played in one (1) minute stop time periods.  The first minute is played 5 on 5 including goalies.  If still tied after one minute, a second one minute is played 4 on 4 including goalies.  This process continues until a goal is scored, i.e. 3 on 3, 2 on 2, 1 on 1


ii)             If no goal is scored after playing 1 on 1, the teams will continue playing 1 on 1 (1 minute stopped periods) until a goal is scored



iii)            Penalties assessed in 5 on 5 and 4 on 4 will be played stopped time (the offending team will play a player short).  Penalties in 3 on 3, 2 on 2 and 1 on 1 will be a penalty shot



12.   The home team for the Championship final is determined by tie-breaking procedure above.


General Rules


13.  Teams will play a minimum of three (3) games. Please check your schedule to ensure it is accurate. In the event of a conflict, please notify the Tournament Convener as soon as possible.  No changes will be made to the schedule for any conflict not related to a team’s tournament games.


14.  Any player/coach receiving a second major penalty in the tournament MAY be immediately suspended from further play in the tournament by the tournament convenor.


15.  Due to variations in league rules, any player or coach under suspension entering the tournament is ineligible to participate in the tournament unless approved in advance of the tournament by the Tournament Committee. All such suspensions must be reported to the tournament committee in advance and must be indicated on the game sheet (unless participation is approved by the committee).  Any suspension incurred as a result of tournament play or the tournament rules must be served in the tournament and may carry over to league play.  Any violations of the foregoing will result in the offending team forfeiting the game(s) in which suspended persons were used. Any forfeited game will be shown as a 1-0 win for the non-offending team.


16.  No protests will be heard regarding any referee/official’s decision, and all officials’ decisions shall be final.  Any other protest may only be considered if submitted to the tournament convenor or his/her delegate in writing (including email) with a $100 cash bond within forty-five (45) minutes of completion of the game in question. The Tournament Committee will only review protests from rostered team staff.  The bond is returnable only if the protest is upheld.  A review and ruling will be completed prior to the team's next scheduled game. All decisions made by the Tournament Committee are final.  Any violation of this rule will result in a dismissal of the protest without review.


17.  Abusive language and/or behaviour of any kind by any player, team official, parent, relative, spectator or other attendee will not be tolerated.  The determination of what constitutes abusive language and/or behavior rests solely with the tournament convenor and/or his/her delegate. Any person/persons who engages in any abusive language and/or behavior will be expelled from the tournament and its venues for the duration of the tournament.  Any team official, player or player parent who engages in abusive language or behavior towards another team official or player, any referee/official, any volunteer and/or the tournament convenor or committee will be immediately suspended for the balance of the tournament without any right of protest.  A second violation by any team will result in the suspension of the team from the tournament.  Any damages to any tournament facility will be the responsibility of the team which caused it.


Release from Liability


Acceptance of a team's entry constitutes a voluntary release on behalf of the team’s players, staff and spectators of Dorchester Minor Hockey Association, the tournament convenor, committee and volunteers, the arena management and everyone connected with the tournament from any and all liability for injury or accident which may be incurred by any player, team official or spectator while attending or participating in the tournament.



Thank you for participating in the 10th Annual Jake Marczenko Memorial Local League Tournament.