GREATER PALM SPRING INTERNATIONAL LGBT HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
The GREATER PALM SPRING INTERNATIONAL LGBT HOCKEY TOURNAMENT reserves the right to make any determination regarding any rule or situation or to change and/or amend the Rules and Regulations, at its sole discretion without prior notice.
● All general matters pertaining to the Palm Spring International LGBT Hockey Tournament should be directed to the Tournament Director, Paul O’Kane firstname.lastname@example.org
● All games are five (5) minutes warm up, three (3) periods of seventeen (17) minutes run time.
● Referees should make all reasonable efforts to stay within the allotted time regardless of the score or level.
● Each team is allowed one (1) timeout (30 seconds) per game.
● Overtime consists of a (1) One (5) minute stop time period. (PLAYOFFS ONLY)
● All round robin games may end in a tie.
● Hybrid Icing and delayed off-sides are utilized. (See last page for Icing Reference.)
● All minor penalties are two (2) minutes; majors are five (5) minutes.
● During a stoppage, all players have 8 seconds until the officials will start the face-off procedure.
● The tournament has a strict ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse towards on-ice officials, off-ice officials, tournament staff, volunteers,
● Any violation of this rule will be immediate suspension and possible removal from the tournament.
● All players are required to wear full player equipment.
● Any player who does not comply with ALL equipment rules may not participate in the game until they become fully compliant.
● All players must wear the required protective equipment in the manner for which it is designed, and no alterations or
modifications may be made from the original manufacturing specifications as any alterations or modifications shall cause said
equipment to be illegal.
● Helmet ("chinstraps") must be properly fastened by both players and on-ice officials.
● Players are required to wear a half face mask. They are not required to wear a mouthpiece.
● All players are required to wear the same jersey as the rest of their team.
● Every player must always wear a readable number on their jersey.
● All player numbers must correspond with the scoresheet.
● All teams are encouraged to have home and away matching jerseys with numbers.
● Any players, including goalies, who receives four (4) penalties in the same game, will receive a Game Ejection. ● At the discretion of the on-ice officials, a game misconduct can replace the game ejection.
● ALL penalties shall be entered on the scoresheet.
● Players who serve any penalty as a server for any other player shall not be charged for that penalty.
● A delayed penalty which is canceled by a goal scored, must be reported to the scorekeeper, and recorded and does count toward
a players gross penalty total.
● The possession or use of drugs or any illegal substances in the locker rooms, anywhere in the building is strictly prohibited.
● Any player that is substance impaired may be prevented from playing or removed from the game and/or tournament.
● Any behavior that endangers the players, participants, referees, or spectators is intolerable and the tournament will immediately
act against those involved.
SUSPENSIONS AND UNRULY PLAYERS:
● Players may not play for any team in the tournament until they have finished serving a suspension for the team with which the suspension was received.
● A subsequent game suspension will be assessed for every game misconduct.
● A fighting major results in a subsequent game (1) game suspension minimum.
● Captains are ultimately responsible for notifying their players of any suspensions.
● Any physical or verbal assault on an on-ice official or an off-ice official is unacceptable and may result in expulsion from all future Tournaments.
● Players who are deemed to be continually dangerous, unruly, or unsportsmanlike may be suspended at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director.
● Any team that receives ten (10) penalties in one game will cause an automatic one (1) game suspension to the team captain for the following game.
● Game Ejections will remove the player from the immediate game, but the player may return for their next scheduled game.
● "Ringer" players are going to carry the following repercussions to the team captain:
o First offense - warning
o Second offense - one (1) game suspension
● Possession, use, or being under the influence of narcotics drugs, hallucinogenic drugs, amphetamines, barbiturates, marijuana, or intoxicants of any kind, will result in removal from the Tournament.
● The Tournament Director must approve any substitute goalies in the playoffs.
● During round robin play each period shall be worth two (2) points. If a team leads in goals scored during that period they will be awarded 2 points. If teams or tied in goals scored or there are no goals scored in a period then both teams will be awarded 1 point. The team that wins the game will be awarded an additional 2 points. There is a maximum of 8 points available in a game.
● Placement for play-off will be based on points awarded during the round robin series.
● All playoff games shall be played according to the same rules for each division that were in effect during the round robin.
● If a playoff game (any game other than championship game) ends in a tie, there shall be one (1) five (5) minute stop time period
followed by a three (3) man penalty shootout. If there is still a tie after the three (3) shooters, a sudden death shootout will take
place until there is a winner.
● If a championship game ends in a tie, there shall be one (1) five (5) minute overtime period, as outlined below:
● Overtime shall be five (5) minutes stop time and if the game is still tied after overtime, a penalty shot shoot out (5 players) shall
commence immediately according to the following procedure.
The visiting team shall shoot first.
The teams take the penalty shots alternately.
If, before five shots are taken, one team has scored more goals than the other could score, even if it were to
complete its five shots, no more shots are taken.
If, after both teams have taken five shots, both have scored the same number of goals, or have not scored any
goals, shots continue to be taken in the same alternate order until one team has scored one goal more than the
other team from the same number of attempts.
A different player takes each shot, and all eligible players must take a shot before any player can take a second shot.
● Any goalkeeper rostered for the game, dressed and on the player’s, bench may participate as a goalkeeper in the penalty shot shootout.
● In an event that a team does not have a goalie present and dressed for a game, an emergency goalie may be used. The emergency goalie must currently be registered in the Palm Spring International LGBT Hockey Tournament.
● If a team does not have a goalie dressed for a game, the team may elect to put in a sixth skater.
● The Referees must be notified if the player is a sixth skater or a designated goalie.
● In all levels a designated goalie must have a full wire cage, no plastic masks, and no half shields of any kind.
● Any player not wearing full goalie equipment, who chooses to be a designated goalie, does so at their own risk.
A hybrid icing in hockey is a rule that allows the officials to call an icing if the puck is going to cross the goal line and the defending player is winning the race to the puck. Without hybrid icing, a player on the defending team aside from the goaltender must touch the puck for icing to be called. If a player on the team that iced the puck can touch it first, then the icing will be waived off. This often results in two players, one from each team racing down the rink to touch the puck first. During this race for the puck, the official will hold their hand in the air to signify a pending icing call. If a player on the defending team touches the puck first after it crosses the goal line, then an icing will be called. If the player on the team that iced the puck gets there first the official will lower his hand and play will go on. What hybrid icing does is allow this call to be made without forcing the players to see out their race for the puck. If an official can see that the opposing team is going to win the race to the puck, they can blow his whistle and call the icing early.
PENALTY DESCRIPTIONS AND ALTERATIONS
All penalties may carry the below timed penalty.
● Times may be escalated at the discretion of the referees determined on the severity of the penalty.
● Minor, Double Minor, Major, Game Ejection, Game Misconduct, Match Penalty
Minor Penalty - For a minor penalty, any player, other than a goalkeeper, shall be ruled off the rink for two (2) minutes during which time no substitute shall be permitted.
Bench Minor Penalty - A bench minor penalty involves the removal from the rink of one player of the team against which the penalty is assessed for a period of two (2) minutes. Any player except a goalkeeper of the team may be designated to serve the penalty by Captain and such player shall take his place on the penalty bench promptly and serve the penalty as if it was a minor penalty imposed upon him.
Double-minor Penalty - For a double-minor penalty, any player, other than a goalkeeper, shall be ruled off the ice for four (4) minutes during which time no substitute shall be permitted.
Coincidental Minor Penalties - When coincident minor penalties or coincident minor penalties of equal duration are imposed against players of both teams, the penalized players shall all take their places on the penalty benches and the timed penalty will be on the scoreboard, resulting in 4 on 4 play. If a second set of coincidental penalties is called during the first set of penalties being served, the penalized players shall all take their places on the penalty benches and such penalized players shall not leave the penalty bench until the first stoppage of, no time will be on the clock for the second set of coincidental penalties.
Major Penalty - For a major penalty, any player, other than a goalkeeper, shall be ruled off the rink for five (5) minutes during which time no substitute shall be permitted.
Automatic Game Misconduct - An automatic game misconduct shall be applied to any player who has been assessed a second major penalty in the same game.
Misconduct Penalty - In the event of misconduct penalties to any player except the goalkeeper, the player shall be ruled off the rink for a period of ten (10) minutes. A substitute player is permitted to immediately replace a player serving a misconduct penalty. A player whose misconduct penalty has expired shall remain in the penalty box until the next stoppage of play.
A misconduct penalty may be assessed in conjunction of any penalty based on the severity of the infraction and the
discretion of the referees.
Game Ejection Penalties - A game ejection penalty involves the removal of a player for the balance of the game, but a substitute is permitted to replace immediately the player so removed. A total of ten (10) minutes shall be charged in the records on the Official Game Report against the offending player.
Game Misconduct Penalty - A game misconduct penalty involves the suspension of a player for the balance of the game, but a substitute is permitted to replace immediately the player so removed. A total of ten (10) minutes shall be charged in the records on the Official Game Report against the offending player. Any player assessed a game misconduct shall also be assessed an automatic one game suspension, to be served in the immediate next game already listed on the team schedule.
Match Penalty - A match penalty involves the suspension of a player for the balance of the game and the offender shall be ordered to the dressing room immediately and such violation will result in removal for the remainder of the tournament.
Penalty Shot - A penalty shot is designed to restore a scoring opportunity which was lost because of a foul being committed by the offending team.
PALM SPRING INTERNATIONAL LGBT HOCKEY TOURNAMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER ANY RULE BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER THE TOURNAMENT.