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PREDSidents Day Classic

Rules & Procedures

The PREDsident Day Classic will be played as a 4 Game guaranteed Divisional tournament. All games will be officiated by certified USA Hockey officials and games will follow USA hockey rules. Teams will be seeded after there first 3 regulation games and will play a championship and consolation game pending the results.


Game Structure:

  • All games in 10U A, 10U AA, 12U A, 12U AA, 14U A and 14U B will be 3
    Thirteen (13) Minute Stop-Time Periods
  • All games in 12U AAA, 14U AA and 16U A will be 3 Fifteen (15)
    Minute Stop-Time Periods.
  • 3 Minute Warm-Up
  • 1 Timeout allotted to each team for each game
  • 2 minute minor penalties, 4 minute double minor, 5 minute major and 10 minute misconduct penalties for all divisions
  • All players must be USA Hockey members for the 2020-21 season
  • Home team: White Jersey / Away team: Dark Jersey


Goal Differential:

If a goal differential reaches 5 goals in the 3rd period, the scorekeeper will run the clock for the remainder of the game. The game must then come to a 2 goal differential before stop-time is reinstated.


Point System:

  • 2 Points will be awarded for win
  • 1 Point for tie regulation  
  • Playoff games will be determined by 3 player shootout. If the game is not decided after 3 shooters. It will then go to sudden death shootout and teams must use a different skater for each shootout attempt.
  • Championship games will have a 5-minute 3 on 3 overtime, then 3 player shootout. It will then go to sudden death shootout and teams must use a different skater for each shootout attempt.


Tie breakers: Tie breakers will come into effect in the event there is a tie in points between 2 teams. These will be the following tiebreakers:

  1. Head to Head
  2. Most wins during pool play
  3. Plus-Minus: Goals for vs. Goals Against
  4. Fewest penalty minutes
  5. Coin Flip


Game Misconduct Penalties, Fighting, & Match Penalties:

If any player or coach is to receive a penalty for fighting, abuse of official, or any other infraction resulting in a game misconduct or match penalty, that player or coach will be removed from that game and WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the remainder of the tournament. The remaining games can be counted towards any amount of games that are handed down from USA Hockey. However, regardless of the amount of the suspension for the penalty, no player will be allowed to play after the infraction in question occurred during the PREDSidents Day Classic.

Tournament Rules