BC Provincial Tournament

Rules and Regulations

2018 Provincial Tournament Rules:

  1. The only player allowed to be added to the roster is a goalie that is registered with the association in the same year that is making the addition to the team roster. The goalie only can be added if he played in an equal or lesser division than what the team is in that is looking to add a goalie. The addition of this goalie is stated and agreed that he only can play (dress) as a goalie and at no time can play as a player (runner) on the floor. There are no other players (runners) allowed to be added to the participating team rosters for the provincials in all divisions.

  2. All Coaches please report to the Tournament Office (or designated area at the rinks) one half hour before the game, to pick-up the game sheet.

  3. All games are played under CBHA & WCMBHA of BC rules. Only players registered on the Teams Roster list as of May 15, 2016 are eligible to play. (Anyone having an illegal player on the bench or roster will be assessed an automatic life suspension.÷

  4. Please have your teams ready to go on the floor at the scheduled time.


    Will be responsible to change jerseys if there is a conflict in colours, if the home team cannot change the visiting team will be asked to change. If neither team changes a double forfeit on the teams will be assess GAME OVER.  Hosting Associations will try to provide Pinnies and/or Jerseys but it is recommended each team have 2 sets of jerseys.

    Will wait until the visitor has left the floor before they leave the floor.

  6. Time of Game: Two (2) periods stop time.( Major & Junior, minor 2x20 minute periods). (Peanut, Pup & Peewee  2x15 minute periods). Five minute break between periods.

  7. No overtime in Opening Round Series, Win (2) points, Tie (1) point, Loss (0) points.

  8. Any player receiving a Fighting Major or a Match Penalty will be suspended for the rest of the tournament. Team Officials receiving a Game Misconduct, will be suspended for one (1) game. All suspensions will carry over to Western Challenge Cup, Nationals and to the following season.

  9. In the event that two (2) or more teams are tied at the end of Round Robin play, the following procedure (tie break rules) will apply:

    (a) Record between the tied teams, (from games involving only the tied teams)
    (b) Greatest number of wins in the round robin
    (c) Greatest possible difference of goals for & against.
    (d) Highest total of goals for. Please note: for the purpose of +/- ratios, a team cannot achieve more than seven (+7) goals in any one (1) game.
    (e) Least amount of penalty minutes.

  10. Overtime in Play-off & Final games: If overtime is necessary the periods will be 10 minutes in duration. This will be a first goal win situation. For the 1st overtime period the teams do not switch ends. If there is a 2nd period of overtime period required the teams will switch ends. If there is a 3rd overtime period required then they switch ends again. There will be a 3 min. break in between the overtime periods.

  11. (MERCY RULE÷ If there is a seven, (7) or more goal differential the clock will go to running time.

  12. The referee's decision is final, and there will be no protests after the game.

  13. Team Officials are responsible for ensuring their dressing rooms are left neat & tidy.

  14. (HAND SHAKE (at the end of the game.

  15. Any appeals must be filed in written form within 2 hours of the completion of the game. The appeal fee is $100.00. If the appeal is successful half of the money will be refunded. If the appeal is not successful NO funds will be reimbursed. The outcome of the appeal is considered to be final.

  16. WCMBHA will supply the off-floor officials. There may be the odd occasion where that will not happen and we will require a qualified volunteer from each team to assist with the score keeping.

  17. Each association is required to supply funding or baskets raffle tables.

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