2022 FYRA Early Bird Ringette Tournament Rules
U10, U12, U14, U16/U19 and 18+Open
In the U12, U14, U16/U19, and Open divisions, the home team will provide a shot clock operator during the Round Robin Games. The tournament committee will provide the shot clock operator for cross over and final games.
All goals will be entered on the game sheet but the maximum difference of goals to be shown on the scoreboard and in determining standings will be a maximum spread of 7 goals. This will be the Official Score.
All regular games will be 2, 15-minute stop time periods, with a 1-minute break between periods. No overtime will be played in the preliminary games. At any time in the second period when a team has a 7-goal lead, the clock will be left running, no stop time. The tournament committee reserves the right to adjust game duration as deemed necessary to reaming within overall tournament times.
All playoff games will consist of 2, 15-minute stop time periods, with a 1-minute break between periods. Should playoff & championship games end in a tie at the end of regulation play, the tie will be broken by a 10-minute stop time, sudden victory period. If still tied, a 3-player shootout (3 different players from each team). All 3 players shoot once, with the team getting the most goals winning. Should the score still be tied, teams will go to a sudden-death shootout, going through the entire team roster (first 3 used above may NOT be re-used until the entire roster has been exhausted), until tie is broken.
Tie breaker method.
Ties in the standings will follow the format as outlined in the Ringette Canada Official Rules and Case Book 2019-2021 and will be broken as follows (except as noted below for mini-games), using each of these steps sequentially until the tie is broken (note: also see rule #7 re: forfeit of game):
Important Notes: 1. This procedure shall be followed in sequence until the tie is broken (i.e. one team is eliminated from the tie). Once one team is eliminated from the tie, the procedure reverts back to (i). 2. This procedure, in most cases, will declare the team in the HIGHEST position. However, in some cases, the procedure will declare the LOWEST position between tied teams, and that team shall be dropped from the tie breaking procedure (i.e. the top two teams remain tied). In these cases, the procedure shall also revert back to (i) in order to break the tie between those teams that remain tied. 3. In all cases, the maximum difference (spread) between goals for and against in each game is seven (7) goals. This is the “Official Score”.
To determine the final standings of teams who play 4 games, the results of all games will be submitted to the master scorer or their designate, at the end of the final game. The game result to be excluded, will be randomly selected by the master scorer or their designate, in the presence of the respective team manager or coach if they so choose. The remaining 3 game results will determine the team standings in the playoff rounds.
For the 2022 Fredericton Early Bird tournament, the U9 Division has no playoffs.
For the 2022 Fredericton Early Bird tournament, the U10 Division has 17 teams. There have been three divisions of four teams created, and one division of 5 teams. To ensure a positive tournament experience, quarterfinals will be played. The top two teams in each division will advance to the quarterfinals.
For the 2022 Fredericton Early Bird tournament, the U12 Division has 15 teams. There have been three divisions of five teams created. To ensure a positive tournament experience, quarterfinals will be played. The top two teams in each division will advance to the quarterfinals. Two additional teams will get a wildcard berth, based on overall standings after the top seeds from each division are removed. In the case of a tie, it will be broken based on the Ringette Canada tie-breaking method. After the Wildcard teams have been determined. The entire division will be seeded from 1-8 based on; top team from each division is seeded 1-3, the 2nd place team from each division is seeded 4-6, and the wild cards are seeded 7 and 8. If teams are tied during the seeding process ties will be broken based on; Step 1 - overall record, Step 2 - Best GF/GA, Step 3 - random draw.
For the 2022 Fredericton Early Bird Tournament, the U14 Division has 10 teams. There have been two divisions of five teams created. The top two teams from each division will advance to semi-finals.
For the 2022 Fredericton Early Bird Tournament, the U16/19 Division has 6 teams. There has been one division of six teams created. The top four teams will proceed to semi-finals. Mini-games will not be required.
For the 2022 Fredericton Early Bird Tournament, the 18+ Open Division has 6 teams. There has been one division of six teams created. The top four teams will proceed to semi-finals. Mini-games will not be required.