As a Ringette Alberta Sanctioned event Friends on Ice is proud to follow all Ringette Alberta rules and guidelines. It is imperative that the tourna-ment stays on schedule. The officials have been instructed to drop the clock to two minutes ‘stop time’ when there is less than 5 minutes of ice time left for round robin games only.
1. The Official Rules of Ringette Canada will apply
2. In the case of conflict in uniform color, the visiting team must change their uniforms
3. Home team shall be the first team listed on the schedule. In medal games, the higher place team will be home.
4. Any team accumulating more than thirty (30) penalty minutes in one game shall see the head coach/acting coach suspended for the next tournament game. No grievances will be accepted.
5. Misconducts carry a minimum one game suspension. The tournament grievance committee will rule on additional suspensions based on Ringette Alberta guidelines. A match penalty will automatically result in suspension from all subsequent tournament games.
6. Game scores will be posted on time clocks, posted in arenas and recorded for tie-breaking procedures with a maximum 7 goal difference.
7. Teams must be ready to go on the ice ten (10) minutes before game time. Teams not iced within two (2) minutes of the referee blowing the whistle to start the game will forfeit the game and play the game as exhibition.
8. Games will have a two minute break between halves.
9. The top two teams from round robin in each division will advance to the finals according to the Round Robin Team Standing Rules. The exception is U10 Step 1 & 2 which will not have finals.
10. At U10 Step 3, a maximum of three (3) goals per game by one player will be allowed. Any additional goals will not be counted or recorded.
11. Length of games will be as follows:
U10 Step 1 & 2- Two 23 minute run time periods
U10 Step 3, U12, U14B & U14C -Two 18 minute stop time periods
U14AA, U16 & U19- Two 23 minute stop time periods
U16AA- Four 11 minute stop time periods
12. All grievances will be handled by the tournament grievance committee