CARHA rules will apply with the additions and
exceptions outlined below.
Length of Games: Games
will be two 15-minute periods (stop time) with a 3-minute
(running time) warm-up.
Player Age Eligibility:
Players should be within their division age group before Dec 31
of the tournament year.
Goalies in the 45,50 & 55+ division
maybe 5 years younger than the division they are playing in. No
players under 35 years old. No exceptions. Additionally, the
committee reserves the right to make exceptions to the age rule,
based on player experience
level and past AR tournament results.
Championship game eligibility:
All players except goaltenders must participate in at least 2 of
the team's first 3 games to be eligible to play on Sunday.
Equipment: CSA approved
helmets for players and face mask (or cages) for goaltenders are
All Skaters MUST wear, at a minimum, a half shield while on the
ice and a
Full face shield is strongly
Mercy Rule: If there is a
goal spread of 5 or more goals with 5 minutes or less remaining
in the last period, the clock will run. If the spread becomes
less than 5 goals, the clock will still run.
Icing: The Defensive Blue
Line is used to call icing.
Time-Outs: There will be
NO time-outs allowed in Round Robin or Final games.
Rough Play: Any team
displaying unnecessary rough play (including off ice
altercations with opposition teams, referees or Auld-Reid
personnel) will be warned once. If this warning is ignored, the
team will be expelled from the tournament and not invited back
Disputes: All decisions
pertaining to interpretation of the rules shall be made by the
tournament committee. All decisions made by the committee shall
Body Checking and Slap
Shots: Body checking, slap shots and 'fake' slap shots
are not permitted. A minor penalty will be assessed and if a
player is injured, a major penalty will be assessed.
High Sticking the puck
is a minor penalty if their stick makes contact with the puck
when above the shoulders.
3 Penalties: Any player
assessed 3 penalties in one game will be given a game misconduct
but may continue playing in the tournament.
Schedule: Teams arriving late to start their game are
subject to a 2-minute minor delay of game penalty. An additional
2-minute penalty will be assessed if the offending team is more
than 5 minutes late.
Match Penalties and/or
a. Any Major/Match penalty (5-minute penalty) means the player
(including goalies) is prohibited from playing further
in the tournament - he gets 5 minutes + game + tournament. If
a goalie is forced to leave a game due to penalties
and a second goalie is not dressed, the team must finish the
game with one of their skaters in goal or forfeit the game.
This player is subject to rules governing goalkeepers.
b. An accidental high stick causing injury is a double minor
penalty (4 minutes) and the player remains in the game.
c. Any player assessed a misconduct penalty for abusive behavior
towards an official in the last 5 minutes of a game or
after the end of the game will be suspended for his team's
next game in the tournament.