2012 WCC Tournament Rules:
For a copy of the complete 2012 WCC Information Package for participating teams, visit our Forms and Documents page.
- All coaches are expected to attend the Coaches and captains meeting which will be held at the Bill Copeland Arena at 3676 Kensington Ave, Burnaby BC at 7:00pm on July 11, 2012 followed by a referee and timekeeper's meeting at 8:00pm. At the Coaches meeting, all final tournament information will be provided, review of rules will be discussed, and all teams must submit a final Championship roster and photo copies of player birth certificates at that time.
The Tournament starts with 4 games at 9am on Thursday July 12th at Bill Copeland Arena, Burnaby Lake Arena, Kensington Arena and Killarney Arena. Every team needs to be prepared to be playing at this time, the schedule has now been done so you can adjust your team's agenda according to the schedule. The final game of the tournament will be completed by 6:00pm on Sunday July 15th. So have your teams prepared to compete from 9am on Thursday until 6pm on Sunday. Schedule has now been posted on this site by division. The default schedule currently shown is for the Opening Round, changing the "Game Type" to Playoffs and pressing "View" will change the schedule shown.
Coaches Meeting: 7pm - Bill Copeland Arena - Wednesday July 11th
Referee and Timekeepers Meeting - 8pm Bill Copeland Arena - Wednesday July 11th
- All Coaches will be expected to have photocopies of birth certificates, passports or government issued ID of every player listed on your roster turned into the W.C.C. Committee at the coaches meeting and any age verification needed after this point in time will be directed to and handled by the W.C.C. Committee. Failure to produce this at the Coaches meeting will result in disqualification of that player from the Championships.
- All coaches will be expected to report to the tournament desk of the assigned arena, one-half hour before the scheduled game start time to pick up and fill out game sheets. The home team should fill out the game sheet first and then return it back so that visitors have ample time to do the same.
- All games will be played under C.B.H.A. and Western Challenge Cup rules, and no touch icing will be used.
- Only players on the final team roster will be allowed to play. All teams must also list coaches, Managers, and other bench personnel. You may list a maximum of 5 "bench personnel" that will be allowed to be on the teams bench on your official tournament roster.
- All games must start on time.
- The home team will be responsible to change jerseys if there is a conflict in colours. Pinnies can be signed out from the front desk if teams don't have a second set of jerseys.
- All games will be two 20 minute stop-time periods, with a 3 minute break at the half.
- The game will be played stop time. If the score differential is 7 goals (+), the clock will then change to running time.
- There will be no overtime in round-robin. Teams get 2 points for win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for loss.
- Any player receiving a fighting major or match penalty will be suspended for the rest of the Championships.
- All suspensions will be reviewed by tournament referee in chief, who will be Darsh Grewall.
- To clarify the high-sticking rule: contacting the ball with a stick over shoulder height results in 2 minute minor. Contacting a player with a stick over the height of the shoulder results in a 4 minute double minor penalty. If an injury occurs, or if the intent was deliberate, 5-minute major and game misconduct may be called.
- In the event that two or more teams are tied at the end of the round-robin play, the following procedure will be used to break the tie:
a) Greatest number of wins
b) Game result between the tied teams
c) Best goal differential (goals for minus goals against)
d) Most Goals (for plus/minus ratios, a team cannot achieve more than +7 goals in any one game)
e) Special mini-game
- Overtime in the playoff rounds or medal games will be sudden-death. Teams will NOT change ends, and will play a 10-minute, sudden death period. If the game remains tied, we continue with 10-minute periods until a winner is decided.
- Any protests must be in writing and handed to the Western Challenge Cup Chairman within 30 minutes of completion of the game in question along with the $100 fee. Protests must follow the guidelines handed out at the Coaches meeting.
- The starting line-up rule will NOT be called in these Championships.
- A team must have at least 8 dressed and able bodied players to start a game.
- A maximum of 20 players will be allowed to be in uniform on the bench. Teams may dress 2 goalies and no more than 18 runners (forwards/defensemen). We recommend that teams dress 2 goalies. Rosters cannot exceed 24 players and 5 bench staff. All affiliate players should be listed as part of 24 players' rosters and should (AP÷ beside their name. In addition, if a player/coach is suspended he/she must serve the suspension in the division in which the suspension happened prior to participating in any other games.
- A goalie that is replaced during a game may play out for remainder of that game, as long as he/she has proper equipment to play out and their team does not exceed 18 runners.
- To clarify the game ejection rule for 3 penalties: a player will be ejected from the game if he/she receives 3 minor penalties in that game (note: double minors for high sticking/slashing/cross-checking will only be counted as one infraction towards game ejection.
- Team officials are responsible for ensuring that dressing rooms are left neat and tidy, including the shower area. The coaches should check before each game and after each game to insure everything is in order and report any problems to the tournament committee. All arenas have their own building rules, which will be distributed at the Coaches meeting... we must all respect and follow those rules. There will be fine or even ban teams from the building if damages occur or if the dressing rooms are left in a complete mess after use. Again, the Coach should be the last person to leave dressing room after a game. If there are no rules in place at the facility then a $450.00 fee will be charge to that team.
- Players/Coaches/Parents will enter only their assigned dressing rooms for each game. Anyone caught in the opposing teams or referee's dressing room will be banned from the building for the rest of the Championships.
We wish everyone luck during the tournament and remember it's for the kids