Hockey (Male) - Technical Package

Technical Packages for the NLGames are developed by the Provincial Sport Organization governing each respective sport. Questions should be directed to the Technical Chairperson as noted in Section 1 below, or to the SportNL Games Coordinator Patti Thorne by email pthorne@sportnl.ca or phone 709-576-4629.

1. TECHNICAL CHAIRPERSON

Female
Debbie Bouzane
63 Yeager St
Gander, NL A1V 2W6
(709) 424-5262
dbouzane@hockeynl.ca

Male
Arnold Kelly
P.O. Box 843, Stn. B
Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0
(709) 896-2663
akelly@hockeynl.ca

Hockey NL Office
Craig Tulk
Executive Director
Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 176 Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2J4
(709) 489-5512
ctulk@hockeynl.ca

2. CONVENER

Female
Sharon Major
sharon.major64@gmail.com
709-636-3062

Male
Bern Dolomount
709-635-5713

3. ELIGIBILITY
Players and coaches must be registered with Hockey NL.

4. AGE CLASSIFICATION

Male
13 – 14 years of age as of December 31, 2017

Female
13 – 16 years of age as of December 31, 2017

5. PARTICIPANTS PER REGION

5.1 ATHLETES

Female Team
17 females – 15 skaters 2 goaltenders (minimum 12 in regions without sufficient numbers trying out)

Male Team
17 males – 15 skaters 2 goaltenders (minimum 12 in regions without sufficient numbers trying out)

5.2 STAFF

Female Team
2 Coaches and 1 Manager, at least 2 of whom are female. If 2 coaches are male then an extra female staff position must be added for athlete supervision.

Male Team
2 male coaches and one male manager.

6. STAFF SELECTION
Head Coach is required to have at least the Development 1 certification, with the assistant coach at least Coach 2 certification. All staff shall be at least 19 years of age as of March 1, 2018. At least one staff must be qualified in the Hockey Canada Safety Program. All staff must be certified in the Respect in Sport Activity Leader program and screened by the sport governing body.

7. REGIONAL QUALIFIERS
Regional Selections will take place in January concluding by January 28, 2018.

8. REGIONAL CONTACTS
FEMALE
St. John’s North – Denise Fagan dfagan2010@hotmail.com 709-699-5323
Mount Pearl South – Denise Fagan dfagan2010@hotmail.com 709-699-5323
Avalon – Denise Fagan dfagan2010@hotmail.com 709-699-5323
Eastern – Denise Fagan dfagan2010@hotmail.com 709-699-5323
Central – Heidi Hefford heidi_hefford@hotmail.com 709-381-0380
Western – Sharon Major sharon.major64@gmail.com 709-636-3062
Labrador – Tina Martin tmartin@crrstv.net 709-282-3255
Host – Sharon Major sharon.major64@gmail.com 709-363-3062

MALE
St. John’s North – Gonzo Bennett bennettgonzo@gmail.com 709-689-5341
Mount Pearl South – Gonzo Bennett bennettgonzo@gmail.com 709-689-5341
Avalon – Gonzo Bennett bennettgonzo@gmail.com 709-689-5341
Eastern – Wendy Penney wcpenney@hotmail.com 709-589-5558
Central – Robert Bouzane robertbouzane@eastlink.ca 709-673-7047
Western – Morgan Anderson morgan.anderson12@hotmail.com 709-458-7236
Labrador – Terry Clark mclark@crrstv.net 709-280-4926
Host – Morgan Anderson morgan.anderson12@hotmail.com 709-458-7236

9. REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Each regional team must be registered with the Host by February 8, 2018 through an online registration system that will be provided by the Host.

10. GAMES-TIME MEETINGS
One coach or staff representative from each region and each sport is required to attend the following meetings in the Host region at the commencement of the NLGames:

Coach / Manager General Meeting – date, time and location to be confirmed
Chaired by SportNL and including brief presentations from the Host Committee – will cover logistical information on transportation, accommodations, food services, entertainment, venues, etc.

Sport Technical Meeting – date, time and location to be confirmed
Chaired by the Technical Chair of your sport – will cover sport-specific technical information for your competition.

11. SANCTION
This competition is sanctioned by Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador. Hockey Canada playing rules will govern this competition.

12. SCHEDULE
Female Hockey is a SECOND HALF sport in the 2018 NLGames from March 14 – 18.

Male Hockey is a FIRST HALF sport in the 2018 NLGames from March 10 – 13.

Final schedules will be posted on www.nlgames.ca/schedule in February after regional teams are selected and registration is completed.

13. VENUE
Hodder Memorial Stadium

14. MEDALS
Medals will be presented to each regional team member of the first, second and third place finishers male and female.

15. TECHNICAL INFORMATION

15.1 Minor Rules & Regulations
Periods will be TBD.

No overtime will be played in round robin tournament games. In the event of a tie, each team will be awarded one point. In the championship game, overtime shall be played if necessary. In the event teams are tied after three periods, the teams will take a two minute break and play a 10 minute sudden victory. In the event teams are still tied after the ten minute sudden victory a shootout will take place with three players being chose from each team. If the game remains tied after this three player shootout, a sudden victory shootout will occur. A player can only shoot once in the shootout.

Tie Breaking Procedures After the Round Robin Series
Two or more teams tied
If two or more teams are tied at the conclusion of a round robin series, then the following procedure will be used to determine the final ranking before the semi-final and final games are played.

In the event that teams are tied for a playoff position, the following procedure will apply:

Two teams are tied

1.1 The winner of the round robin game between the two tied teams gains the higher position.

1.2 The team with the most wins in the round robin gains the higher position.

1.3 If the two teams are still tied after 1.1 and 1.2 have been applied, then the team with the best goal average gains the higher position. The goal average of a team is to be determined in the following manner: Total number of goals for divided by the total number of goals for and against.

NOTE: All round robin games are included. Example: For = 10 goals; Against = 4 goals; Percentage: 10/(10+4) = .714; The higher percentage gains the higher position.

1.4 If the two teams are still tied after 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 have been applied, the team with the least number of minutes in penalties throughout all of the round robin games, gains the higher position.

1.5 If the two teams are still tied after 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 have been applied, then the team which scored the first goal in the game between the tied teams gains the higher position.

1.6 If the two teams are still tied after 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 1.4, and 1.5 have been applied, a single coin toss will determine which team gains the higher position.

Three or More Teams Tied

Note: The three-team tie-breaker is used to determine the seeding of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd seed. If any step in the tiebreaker only seeds one team, that team assumes that position. The three-team tiebreaker will continue to determine the seeding of the two remaining teams. At no time will teams using this formula go back to the two-team tiebreaker

If three teams or more are tied, the point record established in the games among the tied teams only will be used as the first tie breaking formula in deciding which team(s) shall advance.

2.1 The team with the most wins (among tied teams) would gain the highest position.

2.2 If teams are still tied after 2.1 has been applied, then the team with the best goal average gains the highest position. The goal average of a team is to be determined in the following manner: total number of goals for divided by total number of goals for and against.

NOTE: All round robin games are included. Example: For = 10 goals; Against = 4 goals; Percentage: 10/(10+4) = .714; The highest percentage gains the highest position(s).

The exercise of 2.2 establishes the team or teams with the highest position(s) by percentage. These teams will advance. If there are still teams tied, they go to the next step. They do not go back to the “Two Team Tiebreaker”.

Example A
Team A – .714 = 1 seed – Advances
Team B – .500 = 3 seed – Does not advance
Team C – .650 = 2 seed – Advances

A. Team A – .714 = 1 seed – Advances
Team B – .500 = Still tied with Team C – go to next step 2.3.
Team C – .500 = Still tied with Team B – go to next step 2.3.

A. Team A – .650 = Still tied with team B – go to next step 2.3.
Team B – .650 = Still tied with team A – go to next step 2.3.
Team C – .500 = Does not advance

2.3 If teams are still tied after 2.1 and 2.2. The team with the fewest goals against (all round robin games played) will gain the highest position.

2.4 If teams are still tied after 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3. The team with the most goals for (all round robin games played) will gain the highest position

2.5 If teams are still tied after 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 have been applied, the team to qualify would be the team that received the least number of minutes in penalties throughout all the round robin games.

2.6 If teams are still tied after 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 have been applied, a coin toss shall determine the winner. In a 3 team coin toss, the odd team gains the highest position.

Equipment
BAQ approved throat protectors, C.S.A. approved face masks and helmets must be worn by all participants in all games. Intra Oral mouth guard with strap (if not form fitting or custom made)

Penalties
Any combination of three major penalties during the tournament will result in said player being eliminated from the balance of the tournament. For any player who, in the opinion of the referee, intentionally body checks, bumps, shoves, pushes any opposing player will be assessed a minor penalty.

Fair Play Concept
Coaches are mandated to provide equal ice time for all players on the bench; however, there is the ability for a coach to use select players in the last three minutes of the third period and in any overtime period(s) that ensue. On all special team situations in the third period and in any overtime period (s) that ensue.

Time Outs
The one (1) time out of 30 seconds will be permitted in the game (including overtime).

15.2 Competition Format

Female
Two division round robin with crossovers to determine top four finishers. First in a division will play second in the other division with winners of these games to play for gold and teams not winning to play for 3rd and fourth place. Third place finishers in the round robin will play off for the 5th and 6th with the two 4th place finishers competing for 7th and 8th.

Male
Three Division round robin with crossovers to determine ranking 1st place to ninth place. Semi Final 1 vs 4 and 2nd vs 3rd with winners playing for gold and non-winners playing for bronze.

16. NLGAMES POLICIES

Sport policies have been updated as of June 2016 and are available at:

NLGames Sport Policies (June 2016)