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									2012 ROCKY MOUNTAIN SILVER STICK REGIONAL
           October 18-21, 2012  Westminster, Colorado


              TOURNAMENT RULES
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1. ENTRY CLOSE DATE IS MONDAY OCTOBER 1 , 2012. NO REFUNDS WILL
   BE GIVEN ONCE A TEAM IS NOTIFIED IT IS ACCEPTED.

2. USA HOCKEY RULES WILL APPLY TO ALL PLAY EXCEPT AS NOTED HEREIN.

3. ANY FIGHTING PENALTY, A GAME MISCONDUCT FOR 5 PENALTIES IN ONE
   GAME, A GAME MISCONDUCT FOR 15 PENALTIES IN ONE GAME, OR MATCH
   PENALTY WILL RESULT IN A TOURNAMENT SUSPENSION FOR THE
   OFFENDING PLAYER OR COACH. SEE RULE 613 – FISTICUFFS (FIGHTING
   IN THE USA HOCKEY 2012 – 2014 OFFICIAL RULES FOR MORE DETAILED
   INFORMATION).

4. TOURNAMENT IS OPEN TO USA HOCKEY REGISTERED AA AND BELOW
   TEAMS AND THE EQUIVELANT IN CANADA. TEAMS THAT ALSO PLAY IN A
   NON USA HOCKEY LEAGUE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. TEAM SELECTION
   FOR THE TOURNAMENT IS DETERMINED BY THE TOURNAMENT
   DIRECTORS AND THEIR DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

5. ALL TEAMS IN ALL DIVISIONS WILL BE SCHEDULED TO PLAY DURING THE
   DAY ON FRIDAY.

6. THE DIVISIONS WILL BE MAJOR PEEWEE AA, MAJOR BANTAM AA, MINOR
   MIDGET 16U AA, AND MAJOR MIDGET 18U AA. ALL DIVISIONS WILL HAVE A
   MAXIMUM OF 16 TEAMS.

7. COST OF TOURNAMENT:
        PEEWEE AA - $1,250.00;
        BANTAM AA - $1,350.00;
        MIDGET MINOR 16U AA AND MIDGET MAJOR 18U AA - $1,450.00.

8. NO ADMISSION FEE FOR SPECTATORS

9. ANY ARTICLES (EXCEPT HATS FOR HAT TRICKS) THROWN ON THE ICE OR
   ANY ABUSIVE CONDUCT BY SPECTATORS WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE
   EJECTION FROM THE ARENA AND THE TOURNAMENT. FAILURE TO
   COMPLY WILL RESULT IN THE OFFENDING TEAM FORFEITING THE GAME.

10. THE REFEREES AND TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
    NO PROTESTS ARE ALLOWED.

11. FOR MIDGET MINOR AND MIDGET MAJOR GAMES AN ICE MAKE WILL BE
    EVERY (2) TWO PERIODS. FOR BACK TO BACK GAMES, THE ICE MAKE FOR
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    THE SECOND GAME WILL BE AT THE END OF THE 1 PERIOD. AFTER THE
    REFEREES SIGNAL PLAYERS ON THE ICE AFTER THE “IN GAME” ICE MAKE
    ALL PLAYERS EXCEPT THE 5 PLAYERS AND GOALIE STARTING THE NEXT
    PERIOD WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE BENCH. A 2 MINUTE DELAY OF GAME
    BENCH MINOR PENALTY WILL BE ASSESSED BY THE REFEREE FOR ANY
    VIOLATION OF THIS TOURNAMENT RULE.

12. MOUTH GUARDS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PLAYERS. CANADIAN TEAMS
    WILL HAVE THEIR PLAYERS WEAR NECK GUARDS IN LIEU OF MOUTH
    GUARDS.


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 2012 ROCKY MOUNTAIN SILVER STICK REGIONAL
            October 18-21, 2012  Westminster, Colorado

 13. IF A PLAYER IS INJURED AND PLAY STOPPED, THE INJURED PLAYER MUST
     LEAVE THE ICE UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF THE ENSUING FACE-OFF.

 14. COMPLETE TEAM CREDENTIALS ARE REQUIRED. INCOMPLETE TEAM
     BOOKS OR NOT HAVING YOUR TEAM BOOK AT A GAME WILL BE A FORFEIT
     OF GAME TO BE PLAYED.

 15. THE HEAD COACH OR THE TEAM MANAGER MUST CHECK IN WITH A
     TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL ONE (1) HOUR PRIOR TO THEIR FIRST GAME TIME
     WITH CREDENTIALS BOOK. CREDENTIAL BOOK WILL INCLUDE: RMRSS
     REGISTRATION, RMRSS TEAM ROSTER, AND USA HOCKEY TEAM
     REGISTRATION/ROSTER. (USA HOCKEY REGISTATION PAPERS MUST BE
     SIGNED BY REGISTRAR OR WILL BE CONSIDERED VOID).

 16. POINTSTREAK SCORING SYSTEMS WILL BE USED AND UPLOADED
     IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE GAMES. TEAMS
     MUST PROVIDE THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS WITH THE JERSEY
     NUMBERS OF ALL PLAYERS AND DESIGNATE GOALIES NO LATER THAN
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     MONDAY OCTOBER 15 , 2012.

 17. PLAYERS SHOULD BE AT THE ARENA ONE HOUR PRIOR TO GAME TIME
     AND READY TO GO ON THE ICE AT SCHEDULED TIME FOR THE 5-MINUTE
     WARM-UP.

 18. ALL TEAMS MUST HAVE A HOME (WHITE) AND AN AWAY (DARK) SET OF
     JERSEYS. PLEASE BRING BOTH JERSEYS TO ALL GAMES IN CASE OF
     CHANGES.

 19. TOURNAMENT WILL BE A FOUR (4) GAME TOTAL POINTS RANKING.
     POINTS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS: 2-WIN, 1-TIE, AND 0-LOSS.

 20. GAMES WILL HAVE A 5 MINUTE WARMUP. GAME TIMES STOP CLOCK AND
     WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
           PEEWEE AA                          3, 12-MINUTE PERIODS
           BANTAM AA                          3, 13-MINUTE PERIODS
           MIDGET MINOR 16U AND MAJOR 18U AA  3, 15-MINUTE PERIODS

IF THERE IS A 4-GOAL OR MORE DIFFERENTIAL IN THE THIRD PERIOD THE
CLOCK WILL BECOME RUN TIME. THERE WILL BE NO RUN TIME IN THE
SEMIFINALS AND CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES.

 21. THERE IS NO OVERTIME EXCEPT IN SEMIFINALS AND CHAMPIONSHIP
     GAMES.

 22. AFTER TWO (2) OVERTIMES THERE WILL BE A SHOOTOUT. ALL GAMES ARE
     ON CURFEW.

 23. OVERTIME PERIODS ARE SUDDEN DEATH. OVERTIME PERIODS WILL BE 5-
     MINUTE STOP CLOCK. IF THE TEAMS REMAIN TIED AT THE END OF
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     OVERTIME, GAMES WILL PROCEED TO THE 2 OVERTIME. TEAMS WILL
     SWITCH ENDS FOR ALL OVERTIME PERIODS. A SHOOTOUT WILL OCCUR IF
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     THE TEAMS ARE STILL TIED AFTER THE 2 OVERTIME. SHOOTOUTS WILL
     CONSIST OF 5 PLAYERS AND A GOALTENDER FROM EACH TEAM. THE 5
     PLAYERS WILL BE ON THE ICE AND THE WRITTEN ORDER PRESENTED BY
     THE COACH TO THE REFEREE. THE TEAM WITH THE MOST GOALS AFTER
     5 SHOTS WILL BE DECLARED THE WINNER. IF STILL TIED, THE SHOOTOUT

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2012 ROCKY MOUNTAIN SILVER STICK REGIONAL
           October 18-21, 2012  Westminster, Colorado

   WILL CONTINUE USING AN ADDITIONAL SKATER FROM EACH TEAM UNTIL
   A WINNER IS DETERMINED. IF ALL PLAYERS ON ONE TEAM HAVE SHOT,
   THEN BOTH TEAMS CAN USE PLAYERS THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY SHOT.

24. METHOD FOR DETERMINING CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY:
 a. THE FOUR TEAMS WITH THE HIGHEST POINTS OR PERCENTAGE WILL
    ADVANCE TO THE SEMI-FINALS.
 b. FORFEITS ARE COUNTED AS A 1 – 0 WIN FOR THE NON-OFFENDING
    TEAM.
 c. TIE BREAKERS IF TWO OR MORE TEAMS ARE TIED IN TOTAL POINTS:
    1. HEAD TO HEAD IF ALL TIED TEAMS HAVE PLAYED EACH OTHER.
    2. GOALS FOR DIVIDED BY THE TOTALS OF GOALS FOR AND AGAINST.
        HIGHEST PERCENTAGE ADVANCES.
    3. FASTEST GOAL SCORED IN THE FIRST GAME OF THE TOURNAMENT.
    4. THE LEAST AMOUNT OF PENALTY MINUTES INCLUDING
        MISCONDUCTS
    5. A FLIP OF A COIN BETWEEN 2 TEAMS. THE CHOICE OF HEADS OR
        TAILS  WILL   BE   CALLED   BY   THE   ASSOCIATION   NAME
        ALPHABETICALLY. IF MORE THAN 2 TEAMS ARE TIED, NUMBERS
        WILL BE DRAWN IN AN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY ASSOCIATION
        NAME.

25. ALL 1ST PLACE TEAMS WILL RECEIVE A TEAM TROPHY, THE
    CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER, CHAMPION PINS, AND THE INVITATION TO THE
    FINALS. 2ND PLACE TEAMS WILL RECEIVE A TEAM TROPHY AND AN
    INVITATION TO THE FINALS IF THE CHAMPION DECLINES THE INVITATION.
    TEAMS THAT DECLINE AN INVITATION TO THE FINALS, MAY NOT BE
    ACCEPTED TO THE TOURNAMENT THE FOLLOWING YEAR. ALL PLAYERS
    AND COACHES WILL RECEIVE A PARTICIPATION PIN FOR PLAYING IN THE
    TOURNAMENT.

26. ALL TEAMS MUST FURNISH THEIR OWN PENALTY BOX ATTENDENT (MUST
    BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER).

27. SHOULD ANY PLAYER OR TEAM WILLFULLY DAMAGE ANY PROPERTY AT
    ANY ICE FACILITY, ALL COSTS FOR REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENT SHALL BE
    PAID BY THE TEAM CONCERNED. ARRANGEMENTS FOR RESTITUTION
    SHALL BE MADE IMMEDIATELY WITH THE RINK MANAGEMENT. NOTICE OF
    SUCH DAMAGE WILL BE GIVEN TO THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS TO
    DETERMINE IF REMOVAL OF THE PLAYER AND/OR TEAM FROM THE
    TOURNAMENT IS APPROPRIATE. ANY PROFANITY OR ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR
    TOWARDS RINK PERSONNEL WILL RESULT IN AN IMMEDIATE EJECTION
    FROM THE RINKS AND THE TOURNAMENT.

28. THE TOURNAMENT STAFF HAS THE RIGHT TO CHANGE A GAME TIME OR
    RINK ASSIGNMENT IF CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL OCCUR
    (I.E. – WEATHER, LOSS OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE RINK, LOSS OF
    POWER, ETC.)




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