All games will be played under USA Hockey rules. Players must be registered with USA Hockey and be an active member of the team they represent. The use of illegal or unauthorized players will result in the immediate expulsion from the tournament.
Double elimination tournament*
All teams must be ready to play ten minutes prior to their scheduled game time
All teams receive a three minute warm-up period
Each team will have one time-out during regulation play
In the event of a tie at the end of regulation, there will be a 5-minute RUNNING CLOCK overtime period.
There will be NO timeouts during the overtime period
If the score remains tied, a 3 player shoot out will take place with the home team shooting first.
If the score is tied after 3 rounds, the teams will go to sudden death (one shot each) until there is a winner.
Each team must go through the entire roster before a player is allowed to shoot a second time
If a player is serving a penalty at the end of overtime, he/she will be ineligible to take part in the shootout.
The winning team must record the score on their organization’s website within 24 hours.
The winning team must report the score to
(received by Tim Chugh (CAHA) Chris Brooks (CCYHA)and Kari Brumback (EYHA) who will keep the Columbus House Hockey website up to date) as soon as is reasonably possible after the game. Results can also be sent via text to Tim Chugh at 614-439-4844.
The rulings made by the On-Ice Officials will stand in all cases. No protests will be allowed.
Should a game go into overtime, please make the coaches aware that they need to clear the ice as quickly as possible at the end so the following games don’t get too far behind.
At the Official’s discretion, a two minute minor may be assessed to any player of coach who uses offensive language, or antagonistic gestures towards an official, player or coach.
Squirt and Pee Wee
Each game has been allotted 70 minutes to complete the game
All games are 12 minute stop time periods.
The Championship game has 80 minutes allotted which should be more than enough time for the game, pictures, cheers and tears.
All games are immediate off sides
Each game has been allotted 75 minutes to complete the game
All games are 14 minute stop time periods.
The Championship game has 90 minutes allotted which should be more than enough time for the game, pictures, cheers and tears.
All games are tag-up off sides
The Chiller is aware that these are playoff games and they will allow us to complete each game but again, please remind your Coaches that should they run into an overtime situation, they need to clear the ice ASAP to be fair to the other teams waiting for ice.
*The Championship game for each division will be the FINAL game. It is possible that one team can go through the entire tournament without losing a game only to lose in the Championship game. Should this occur, that team will NOT be given a second opportunity to play and will come in 2nd place in their division even though they only incurred one loss.