MINOR OFFICIALS:
Minor officials will be scheduled for final rounds (quarter, semi & final) tournament games. Minor officials are the responsibility of the Home team for all round robin games. Non-CORA teams who will have difficulty supplying Minor Officials should contact the Tournament Chair to request assistance. Any visiting teams wishing to have representation in the penalty box is free to do so, but not required.
CORA teams playing non-CORA teams will be required to have minor officials available for their round robin games, even if they are the visiting team on the scoresheet.
SHOT CLOCK OPERATORS:
Shot Clocks will be available at the arenas. Shot clock operators will be scheduled for final rounds (quarter, semi, final) tournament games.  Shot clock operators are the responsibility of the Home team for all round robin games.  Out-of-town teams who will have difficulty supplying shot clock operators should contact the Tournament Chair to request assistance.
CORA teams playing non-CORA teams will be required to have shot clock operators available for their round robin games, even if they are the visiting team on the scoresheet.

[1] General Rules

  1. The Official Rules of Ringette Canada will apply.
  2. Teams must be ready to go on the ice 10 minutes before their scheduled game time. Teams not iced within 2 minutes of the referee’s whistle being blown to start the game will forfeit the game. The game will be played as an exhibition.
  3. Game score sheets are to be picked up at the check-in table of the arena. They are to be completed and signed by the coach at least 15 minutes before game time and returned to the table. Coaches must declare goaltenders (G), captains (C), alternate captains (A). They MUST also declare substitute adult players (SP) or goalies (SG) OR affiliate youth players (AP) / affiliate goalies (AG) on the game score sheet if any are being used for that game. It is the responsibility of the team to ensure that both “Ringette Alberta” and the “Tournament” substitute /affiliated player rules are followed.
  4. In the case of conflict in uniform color, the VISITING team must change their uniforms.
  5. There will be a 2 minute warm-up before games and 2 minute break between halves.
  6. In Quarter, Semi and Final games, the home team is determined by the published schedule.
  7. Length of Halves in regulation time for all game types (Round Robin, Quarter-Final, Semi-Final and Gold-Final games is 20 minutes stop time ***The game clock for all Round Robin games will be dropped to 2 minutes stopped time after 60 mins from the scheduled game start time.**
  8. There is no OT for Round Robin games as they can end in a tie.
  9. There is one time out available for each team in regulation time
  10. Good sportsmanship will be stressed throughout the tournament.
    • Any TEAM accumulating MORE THAN 30 Penalty Minutes in any ONE GAME, shall see the head coach or acting coach from that game suspended for their next tournament game. (No grievances will be accepted)
    • A MATCH penalty will automatically result in suspension from all subsequent tournament games+ possible additional games after Provincial Association review.
    • A MISCONDUCT penalty will result in a 1 (one) tournament game suspension for players. Coaches will be suspended for all subsequent tournament games + possible additional games after Provincial Association review.
  11. Game scores will be displayed, posted, and recorded for tiebreaking procedures, with a MAXIMUM SEVEN GOAL difference.
  12. Any team wishing to file a protest may do so by submitting their request in writing, along with $250 cash or Interac e-Transfer, to the check-in desk at the arena (Winsport – COP or North East Sportsplex) the game/incident of the protest occurred at. Notification of a protest must be received within one hour of the completion of game or incident. A grievance committee comprised of four members of the CORA Classic tournament committee and a referee representative will meet to deal with any protests received. (If the protest is upheld the $250 will be refunded). No game protests involving referee judgment will be accepted. THE REFEREE’S DECISION SHALL BE FINAL.

[2] Round Robin Team Standing Rules

POINT STRUCTURE – During the round robin, games tied at the end of regulation time shall end in a tie. Teams receive three (3) points for a win, and 1 point each for a game that ends in a tie. At the completion of round robin play, teams will be ranked according to the total points in all games played within their pool.
  • For the 2020 Tournament the 1st and 2nd place team in each Divisions’ pools will advance to that Division’s Quarter Finals.
  • In addition, the 2020 Tournament only has 3 pools of 4 teams in the Open ‘C’ Division – so the top two 3rd place teams from the 3 Open ‘C’ Division’s pools will advance to the Open ‘C’ Division’s Quarter-Finals as “Wild Cards” #1 & #2.
  • Ranking of the 3rd place “Wild Cards” for the Open C Division’s Quarter-Finals will be done in accordance with Section 3.1. Breaking of Ties in Team Standings within a Division Pool starting at tie breaking rule ‘D’ and continuing through to tie breaking rule ‘J’ until the top two 3rd place Open ‘C’ teams can be determined.

[3] Breaking of Ties in Team Standings within a Division Pool

NOTE:
Regardless of game score, only a SEVEN goal difference will be credited in applying these rules.

Each step of the tie breaking rules in sequence from ‘A’ to ‘J’ shall apply to all teams involved in the standings tie, until the 1st and 2nd place team in given pool can be established.

When two or more teams have an equal number of standings points after round robin play in the same pool, the teams will be ranked within their pool according to the following rules:

    1. In cases where the tied teams have played an equal number of games against each other, the winner of more game(s) between the tied teams during the round robin will be declared the highest position.
    2. If still tied, teams shall be ranked according to the difference between goals for and against in games between the tied teams in round robin play. The team with the highest positive difference shall be ranked highest, the team with the second highest positive difference shall be ranked next, the team with the third highest positive difference shall be ranked next, etc.
    3. If still tied, teams shall be ranked according to the least goals against in games between the tied teams in round robin play. The team with the least goals against shall be declared the highest position, the team with the second least goals against shall be next, the team with the third least goals against shall be next, etc.
    4. If still tied, teams shall be ranked according to the difference between goals for and against in all games played in the round robin. The team with the highest positive difference shall be ranked highest, the team with the second highest positive difference shall be ranked next, the team with the third highest positive difference shall be ranked next, etc.
    5. If still tied, teams shall be ranked according to the least goals against in all games played in the round robin. The team with the least goals against shall be declared the highest position, the team with the second least goals against shall be next, the team with the third least goals against shall be next, etc.
    6. If still tied, teams shall be ranked according to the highest ratio of goals for divided by the sum of goals for plus goals against for games between the tied teams in round robin play. The team with the highest ratio shall be ranked highest, the team with the second highest ratio shall be ranked next, the team with the third highest ratio shall be ranked next, etc.
    7. If still tied, teams shall be ranked according to the highest ratio of goals for divided by the sum of goals for plus goals against for all games played in the round robin. The team with the highest ratio shall be ranked highest, the team with the second highest ratio shall be ranked next, the team with the third highest ratio shall be ranked next, etc.
    8. If still tied, teams shall be ranked according to the least total penalty minutes for all games played in the round robin. The team with the least penalty minutes shall be declared the highest position, the team with the second least penalty minutes shall be next, the team with the third least penalty minutes shall be next, etc.
    9. If still tied, teams shall be ranked according to the time required to score their first goal for all games played in the round robin. The team scoring the earliest goal shall be ranked highest, the team scoring the second earliest goal shall be ranked next, the team scoring the third earliest goal shall be ranked next, etc.
    10. If still tied, teams shall be ranked by a coin toss

[4] Breaking of Tie Scores in Tournament “Finals” Games

  • If a game is tied at the end of a QUARTER-FINAL, SEMI-FINAL OR GOLD MEDAL FINAL GAME, the teams will immediately play two five (5) minute stop time, SUDDEN VICTORY, 5 on 5 (plus a goaltender) periods.
    Possession of the ring will be decided by a coin toss in the first overtime period and the other team will receive the ring for the start of the second overtime period.
  • One additional time out is allowed for each team to use in overtime.
  • If no goals are scored in the overtime periods, a three player shootout will be used to determine a winner. Should teams remain tied at the end of the best of three shootout, one additional player from each team will shoot until a winner is determined. One player may not shoot more than once in a shootout unless all players on the team have shot once.