OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES
Bellow you can find only rules which are exemptions from the standard IIHF rules or which are specific for this tournament. All situations which are not included in the text bellow are being ruled according to the IIHF rules.
- Each game will be played in 3 running time periods of 12 minutes.
- In the last 2 minutes of play in the 3rd period if the score differential is less than 2 goals, then stop time will be used.
- In the regular (round robin) phase, a game can end with a tie.
- In playoffs if the game is tied at the end of standard time play, a 3-man shoot-out will commence. Shoot-out will continue (exchanging 1 player each side) until a winner is determined. No person can re-enter the shoot-out until all eligible skaters (registered and still in the game) have been through the shoot-out.
- In the final game if the game is tied at the end of standard time play, a 5 minute 4-on-4 sudden death overtime will be played. If tied at the end of overtime, then a 3-man shoot-out will commence. Shoot-out will continue (exchanging 1 player each side) until a winner is determined. No person can re-enter the shoot-out until all eligible skaters (registered and still in the game) have been through the shoot-out.
- Warm-ups last 5 minutes
- In between periods there will be a 1 minute rest period
- 1 time out (30s) will be allowed for each team per game.
1. The initiating line for icing will be the defending (far) blue line not the centre red line.
2. At the referees discretion any hard shot to the head of the goalkeeper can result in an immediate whistle.
3. Slap shots are allowed.
1. Minor penalties are 2 minutes in duration and major penalties are 5 minutes. All major penalties will include a game misconduct. Misconduct penalties are 10 minutes.
2. At the referees discretion a major penalty can be called instead of a minor penalty if it is deemed the penalty was done with the intent to injure or with excessive force.
3. If 3 minor penalties are called on any one player within the same game, the player is ejected from the remainder of the game.
4. No bodychecking.
5. The Referee-in-Chief & Tournament Director have the right to rule on any matter regarding the tournament. This includes on-ice and any misconduct inside the arena. Players or teams may be expelled from Bled Cup tournament for extreme violation of the rules or inappropriate conduct.
6. Game Suspensions – All suspensions are at the discretion of the Referee-In-Chief & Tournament Director. The Captain will be notified as to the player’s suspension by the Referee-In-Chief & Tournament Director at the end of the game or before the player’s next game.
TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE AND POINTS SYSTEM
- All teams must submit their rosters before the tournament begins.
- All players must sign a waiver form before the tournament begins.
- Only non-active players can take part at the tournament.
- Teams will play a minimum of 3 games.
- Points in group stage will be awarded as follows:
- 2 points for a win
- 1 point for a tie
- 0 points for a loss
- No players may play on two different teams in the Bled Cup tournament, except in certain exemptions (e.g. if a team lacks players). An agreement from organising staff and opponent team is necessary in this case.
- Teams will qualify for playoffs based on total points in group stage games. In the case of a tie in the standings, the tie breaker procedures are as follows:
- Head to Head Record
- Most Wins
- Goal Differential
- Goals against (least)
- Goals for (most)
- Penalties (least PM)
- A draw