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2018 West Michigan Adray Playoff Rules

1. All scheduled games will be played according to MAHA/USA Hockey playing rules.

2. All scheduled games will be played according to the schedule published by the West Michigan Adray Playoff Committee. There are no exceptions.  If a team fails to participate in any playoff games, the head coach and coaching staff will be suspended from league play the following season as per the Greater West Michigan By-laws.

3. All teams are expected to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to any scheduled playoff game and be ready to start the game 10 minutes prior to posted game times.

4. Home team wears white, visitor team wears dark.

5. First team listed on Tournament schedule is the Home Team, except Championship game - highest seeded team is Home Team.

6. Protest fee of $50.00.  Referee on-ice decisions are not eligible for protest.  If a game is protested, it must be stopped and the protest made to the referee who will make sure the protest information is relayed to the other team and noted on the score sheet.  At the end of the game, each coach must sign the score sheet noting there is a protest.  Protests will be ruled on by the Adray Vice-President and acting Tournament Official.

7. All games will be played using the following rules:

If there is a 6 goal or greater lead going into or during the 3rd period there will be a running clock.  If the goal differential during the 3rd period goes below 6, then a stopped clock will resume.

**Maximum goal differential in all games is (6) six

There are no Time-outs in round robin play, each team is allowed one(one-Minute) time out in the semi finals and championship games..

Warm-ups 3-Minutes 
Squirts            3-12 Minute Periods
            Pee Wee          3-12 Minute Periods
            Bantams         3-14 Minute Periods
Midgets           3-15 Minute Periods

8. Points for Tournament scoring:
1.  2 points for a win
2.  1 point for a tie
3.  0 points for a loss


9. In the case of a tie in total points after Round Robin games the following will be used to break the tie:
1.  The outcome of the game between the two tied teams played winner advances
2.  The difference between goal for and goals against.  The highest positive total advances
3.  Most goals scored in the tournament.  Highest positive total advances.
4.  The first goal scored in the game of the two teams played, that team advances.
**Maximum goal differential in all games is (6) six

10. In the event of a 3 tied teams, all games played in the tournament will be used.
Once the tie is broken with any of the teams, the remaining tied teams start over with tiebreaker rule 9-1.

11. A championship game or semi-final game that is tied at the end of regulation time will conclude in the following way:
1.  One 5 on 5, 5 minute sudden death overtime period
2.  Shootout 3 players from each team, best score of the 3 players win.  If still tied after the 3 players, then sudden death shootout between teams one player at a time, no player may repeat in shootout until all players have shot, then the order will remain the same as the first round


**  Any game misconduct penalty incurred during the Tournament games will result in the player or coach being suspended from the next Tournament game.


Updated 7/30/17



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