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Basic Tournament Rules and Point System

Rules for Managers and Coaches


Body Contact Allowed: 2005 boys only

Mercy Rule:
The clock will run after the first period if there is a 6 goal difference.  If the clock will go back to stop time if the score is less than a 6 goal difference.  Penalties during run time will be 3 minutes.

Mouthguards / Neckguards
Are required if your Province or State requires them during your winter season. Saskatchewan for example does not require mouthguards.


Please come to the tournament office before your first game to verify your roster and spelling of names and jersey numbers.  Please note no changes can be made once your first game starts.  Also no ruling on your roster size.


3 x 20 Minute stop time periods


Only in playoff games.  Games that are tied in round robin remain tied.

Overtime Playoffs:

- 5 Minute stop time period ( 3 on 3 format )
- 3 man shootout if still tied
- sudden death shootout if still tied

Game Sheets:

Will be available online following each game and copies can be requested at the main tournament office in the Keystone Centre.


The AAA Hockey Challenge DOES NOT provide any  warm up pucks.

Penalty Boxes:

The AAA Hockey Challenge provides one timekeeper and one stats person per game.  We DO NOT provide staff to work the penalty box doors and each team can provide a parent if they so wish.


Removed from the current game.  If you fight in the last 10 minutes you are suspended one game.


Subject to tournament committee decision on the penalty call.  Players can expect a minimum of 1 game to 5 game suspension.

Minor Penalties:

4 Minors - removed from the game with no further suspension
3 Stick infractions - removed from the game with no further suspension

Standard Hockey Manitoba - Hockey Canada rules will apply

Point System

POINT SYSTEM CHANGES – we have run our point system the same for over 12 years but will adopt a new change


2 points – win the first period

2 points  - win the second period

2 points – win the third period

6 points – to the team that wins the game

1 point – shutout

1 points – for the team with the least penalty minutes ( new feature )

Maximum per game of 14 points


Thank you