Tournament Rules, New Hamburg Optimist LL/HL Tournament, 2023-2024 (New Hamburg Hockey Association)

This Tournament is part of the 2023-2024 season, which is not set as the current season.
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New Hamburg Optimist

Local League Tournament Rules

April 6th, 2024 - U9 & U13

April 7th, 2024 - U11 & U15 

  1. All OMHA rules of play apply.

  2. The tournament committee reserves the right to make all decisions regarding tournament rules regulations or protests. All such decisions are final.

  3. Teams must register 45 min prior to their first game

  4. All referee decisions are final. No decision will be overturned by the tournament committee.

  5. Teams must be ready to play up to 15 min prior to scheduled game time

  6. 3 minute pre-game warm-up to begin when referees enter the ice

  7. All teams shake hands prior to the game

  8. All games will be 10-10-10 stop time periods for all divisions. The Final games in all divisions will be 10-10-15. (1-30 Second timeout in Finals only)

  9. The clock will switch to Run Time after a 5 goal differential in the 3rd period only. Stop time can resume if the differential is reduced to 3 goals. All penalties in Run Time will be 1.5 Times the assessed infraction.


    Any game tied after regulation: 

    1. Teams will play a 5 min run time in a 3 on 3 sudden victory format. No changes can be made during a stoppage in play.

    2.  Penalties will continue into the overtime and result in a man advantage. Teams will reduce to 3 on 3 again at the first available stoppage after a penalty has expired.

    3. If still tied after 3 on 3 period, a Shootout will occur with players shooting simultaneously. 3 shooters per team will shoot and any required shooters past the original 3 will be sudden victory. No player shall shoot more than once until the entire roster has shot.


    This tournament is meant to be a fun way to finish off the year. 

    1. Any player ejected from the game for any reason shall remain in the team's dressing room for the duration of the game.

    2. Any player, team official, parent, or fan found to be making a travesty of the game, will be expelled from the tournament and instructed to leave the premises.

    3. Any player or team official found to be abusive toward any tournament official, timekeeper, or referee will be expelled from further tournament participation and may be asked to leave the premises.

The Tournament Committee requests all team officials help keep the dressing rooms tidy after each game as there is little time to clean between games.