Jonathan's 9th Annual CCHT

The Crohn’s and Colitis Hockey Tournament (CCHT) was created by myself, Jonathan Marcello. It is a non-contact charity hockey tournament to help raise money and awareness for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a chronic debilitating disease that affects over 200,000 Canadians with 9,000 new cases every year. We welcome both boys and girls team at most levels of hockey skills. We divide our divisions based on the teams skill level (House league, select..etc.). We guarantee three games for each team and a forth for teams that make the finals. This tournament allows teams to put together players that would not normally play together during their regular hockey season. For example friends and family members that generally play on other teams or leagues.

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CCHT 2016
OFFICIAL RULES

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CCHT

General Rules for Tournament

 Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget Divisions

 

1. Tournament Format - 3 Game Guarantees. All teams will play three (3) games from Friday, April 29th – Sunday May 1st. At the conclusion of the preliminary rounds, teams will then be seeded in their respective divisions as follows.

 

In the Atom, Bantam and Midget Divisions all teams will play three (3) preliminary games between Friday April 29th and May 1st.  At the conclusion of the preliminary round the top two (2) teams will advance to the Championship Final on Sunday May 1st.

 

In the Peewee Divisions all teams will play three (3) preliminary games. At the conclusion of the preliminary round, teams will then be seeded. The 2nd and 3rd place teams will play a Sudden Death Semi Final game with the winners advancing to play the 1st place team in the Peewee Division Championship Final game on Sunday May 1st.

 

 

All Semi Finals and Championship games on Sunday May 1st must be played to a winner.  Overtime format will apply to all games that are tied at the end of regulation play.

 

2. Preliminary Round Play: Final standings depend strictly on number of points gained during first three games (2 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss). If teams are tied in points, ties are broken as follows:

Two Teams Tied

Step 1: Head To Head record if played if played each other.

Step 2: Fewest penalty minutes. The tied team that has the fewest penalty minutes will place higher.

Step 3: Best Plus Minus (Goals For less Goals Against).

Step 4: Lowest Goals Against

Step 5: Highest Goals For

Step 6: Coin Toss

Three or More Teams Tied

Step 1: Head to Head record (Note: This tie breaker may only be used if all teams involved in the tie have faced one another and one team has beaten all the other involved teams)

Step 2: Fewest penalty minutes. The tied team that has the fewest penalty minutes will place higher.

Step 3: Best Plus Minus (Goals For less Goals Against).

Step 4: Lowest Goals Against

Step 5: Highest Goals For

Step 6: Coin Toss

Note: Above rules will apply in sequence with no reverting back to determine placement of teams.

3. Game Format:

Preliminary Games: Game duration will be two (2) 10 minutes and (1) 12 minutes stop time periods. No overtime in preliminary games, ties stand.

All Elimination, Semi-Final and Championship Games: Sunday May 1st: Game duration will be two (2) 10 minutes and one (1) 12 minutes stop time periods. Each team is allowed to use one (1) 30 second time out during the game. Overtime format applies if still tied at the end of regulation time.

Note: The tournament committee reserves the right to adjust the game format and ice resurfacing schedule at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

4. Overtime:  A 5 minute four-on-four, running time period will be played to sudden death. During this overtime period, players will only be permitted to change on the fly (no changing on the whistle). If still tied, we go to an NHL style shootout.

5. Shootout: If there is still no score at the end of the five-minute overtime, an NHL style shootout.

 

·       Each team is responsible for designating three shooters. A player serving a penalty at the end of the overtime is ineligible to participate in the shootout. The three shooters must be different players.

·       The Home team will have the option of who will be shooting first. The teams will alternate players shooting on the opposing goalie (i.e. they don’t shoot at the same time).  All shooters will start out with the puck at center ice.

·       Once the shot is completed the player must proceed to the penalty bench. It will be the responsibility of the timekeeper to keep track of the number of each shooter. It will be the responsibility of the Home team to ensure that the timekeeper is aware of their responsibilities.

·       If still tied after the 3-player shootout, a sudden victory shootout will take place. Each team will continue to send out a single player until one team scores and the other doesn’t at which point the team scoring will be declared series winner.

·       No shooter is to repeat until all players on the team have participated in the shoot out

 

 

6. Tournament governed by CCHT rules, amended from CHA. This is a “non – contact” tournament. It is understood and accepted that incidental contact will result and that some body contact is purely accidental. Nevertheless, all players are responsible for their own actions. Body checking is strictly prohibited and will be penalized with a minor or major penalty at the referee’s discretion.

7. Players receiving MAJOR penalties, Game Misconduct, Gross Misconduct or Match penalties are EJECTED from remainder of tournament. Note: The tournament committee will review any accidental high sticking majors.

8. Players receiving THREE (3) MINOR PENALTIES in any game are ejected from that game!

9. NO TIME will be allowed to dress a second goaltender should a goalie be injured or ejected.

10. ROSTERS: All players must be registered on a CCHT waiver form.

11. Players must play in 1 preliminary game to be eligible for a Semi-Final and Championship game.

12. Fair Play Rule: We hope this doesn’t happen, BUT in any game where there is 5 goals difference, the last 5 minutes will be played on straight time until end of game or until difference is less than 5. Maximum plus/minus in one game is 5. Any forfeited scores will be recorded as a 3-0 score. The tournament committee may review any forfeited games affecting other teams in terms of playoff status in order to determine which teams advance beyond preliminary round.

13. A player will only be allowed to play for one team in the tournament. (Goalies Excepted)

14. Awards based on number of players PARTICIPATING in tournament to a maximum of 15.