MINI STICKS CANADA GAME RULES
Goalie equipment is not permitted.
A CSA Approved helmet with face mask is mandatory.
Only mini hockey sticks, made of plastic or composite materials are permitted.
Must not be greater than 22 inches in length.
There shall be no limit to the degree of curvature of a players stick.
All teams consist of 3 players. 2 players and 1 goalie play at once per team.
Teams may have 1 substitute player, but this person cannot play for any other team
in the tournament.
Games are 15 minutes. Consisting of three 5 minute periods - RUN TIME.
*A 2-minute warm up, and 1 minute in intermission between periods.
Each team has a 30-second timeout, per game.
Games begin with a good old Fashioned N-H-L Face Off.
When the ball goes out of play, the team who did not touch the ball last, is granted possession.
Slashing, hooking, tripping, cross-checking, pushing, aggressive body checks, fighting or swearing WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
Teams will be penalized using the following criteria;
1st Offence - Penalty Shot
2nd Offence – 2 minute Penalty (player must leave playing surface)
3rd Offence – Player ejected from game. Team to play shorthanded for remainder of game.
Penalty shots are taken immediately after an infraction occurs. The ball is placed at center court and is dead after the shot is taken. Possession will then be given to the defending team, regardless of the outcome of the shot. After the shot, the ball is live ONLY to the defending team. Any player can take the penalty shot.
If ejected a second time, the player can no longer play in remaining games, and their team is could eliminated from the tournament.
Time stalling will not be permitted. Stalling is called at the discretion of the official. Doing so shall result in a penalty shot for the other team.
No Wind Ups or Dangerous Swinging of the stick. If any players’ stick hits the ball or another player above the ”PLAY LINE”, a penalty shot will be awarded to the other team.
No sitting or closing your hand on the ball. If done, possession is granted to the other team.
Goalies are not allowed to remain stationary in their net.
Only designated team captains may discuss calls with the officials. Teams may use a Challenge once per tournament. If a call is believed to be wrong, team captains may ask the Tournament Director for further review.
If games are tied at the end of 3 periods there will be:
1 Minute OT (Round Robin)
5 minute OT + Shootout (Playoffs)
In the event two or more teams are tied at the end of the Round Robin, the following rules will determine which team moves forward to the playoffs:
- Head to Head (if applicable)
- Goals For divided by Goals Against
Teams must shake hands after each game.
FUN + SPORTSMANSHIP MUST BE ON DISPLAY AT ALL TIMES!
ALL CALLS MADE BY REFEREES ARE FINAL.