Playing rules will be those used during the regular season in Edmonton in accordance with the Hockey Canada Rulebook.
Any team unable to commence play within five (5) minutes after scheduled starting time will forfeit that game and the opposing team will be awarded a 5-0 score.
Any protests must be made known within five (5) minutes after the game in questions. A written account must be submitted to the Tournament Director no later than one (1) hour after the game on the forms provided. "The decision of the tournament committee is final"
Any player who receives a match penalty (i.e intent to injure) will be suspended for the duration of the game. Further action will be determined pending a review by the Tournament Committee immediately following that particular game.
Any minor penalty coupled with an automatic game misconduct in the Hockey Canada Rulebook will be assessed as a minor penalty plus a 10 minute misconduct penalty. A substitute player is required to serve the minor penalty.
Any player or team official who receives a second major penalty, or second misconduct penalty, or a match game misconduct, or a gross misconduct penalty, shall be suspended from further play in the tournament.
All major penalties are subject to review by the Tournament Committee immediately following that particular game.
Non-contact! Body contact fouls will be strictly enforced.
Neck protection must be worm by all players
Home team will wear their lighter jersey; if there is an issue with jersey colours the visiting team must change.
The Tournament will be comprised of players born on or after January 1, 2012.
All games will utilize registered hockey league game officials.
Round Robin format will consist of fourteen teams in two conferences.
Round Robin games will consist of two (2) twelve minute periods and one (1) fifteen minute stop-time period. In the event of a tie the teams will play two (2) two-minute sudden victory overtime periods. The first period will be 3 on 3, the second period will be 2 on 2, if still tied, there will be a 3 players shootout, which will continue with additional shooters, until a winner is declared. Overtime play will commence with the addition of one skater for the power play team. Penalties incurred during overtime play will result in the addition of one skater for the power-play team. At no time will a team have fewer than 3 skaters during the first overtime period, and no less than 2 skater during the second overtime period.
Three (3) points will be awarded for a regulation time win, two (2) points will be awarded for an overtime win, one (1) point will be awarded for an overtime loss, and zero (0) points will be awarded for a regulation time loss.
The top three (3) teams in each conference, based on total points during round robin play, will advance to the playoffs.