Each team will play a minimum of three (3) Cross Ice Games
USA Hockey Certified referee for each game
Championship game for both Mite A and Mite B divisions
Consolation game for Mite A division only
Trophies and Medals for top two teams
4 skaters vs 4 skaters plus 1 goalie for each team
(2) 26-minute running time periods with one-minute intermission between periods (2 minute warmup period prior to 1st period)
Horn blows every 90 seconds for shift changes. Shift changes should be done quickly.
If a player is injured, BOTH GAMES and Game Clock will be stopped.
Face offs - At the start of each period; after each shift change and to resume play after an injury stoppage. All Face-offs will be conducted at the center ice spot for each game.
After a goal is scored or the goalie covers the puck, puck is dropped behind the net and the opposing team backs up to center ice to allow break out.
Penalties - If a player commits a penalty, the penalized player will be sent to the bench and will be replaced immediately. NO POWER PLAYS. Clock will continue to run.
Two points for a win, one point for a tie will be awarded in round robin games.
Teams will be seeded for the championship and consolation games based on point totals earned in round robin play. Ties will be broken using the Tournament Tie Breaker Rules.
CHAMPIONSHIP – TIE BREAKER:
In the case of a tie after regulation in the championship or consolation games, the teams will skate a sudden death period for 4 minutes. Overtime will be 2 vs 2 plus goalies. The horn will blow after two minutes to allow for a shift change. If game remains tied after 4 minutes, a sudden-death shoot out will be used to determine the winner. The Teams will alternate shots until a winner is determined. No player can be used in the shootout a second time until all skaters from that team have been used once.