Western Super Summit


Tournament Rules & Regulations

May 6 - 8, 2022


The following information relates to tournament, conduct, format, rules, policies, and procedures.


  1.  Team Conduct

The Western Super Summit tournament directors expect the conduct of all participants to be exemplary both on and off the ice. All misconduct will result in immediate and prompt disqualification from the tournament.

The Western Super Summit Tournament has established a “ZERO TOLERANCE” policy on abusive language and unsportsmanlike behavior towards all participants opposing team players, coaches, fans, referees, volunteers, and tournament officials. Spectators violating this policy will be immediately escorted from the venue.


  1.  Rules & Rule Modifications:


            The Western Super Summit is played under Standard Hockey Alberta - Rules

            Hockey Alberta Rules are in effect and Hockey Canada guidelines for equipment will be enforced for all teams. Listed below are some of the more significant rule modifications that will be used during the Western Super Summit Tournament.

  • The home team will wear dark jerseys UNLESS the away team only has dark jerseys. Teams must coordinate at least 30 minutes before each game to ensure which uniforms will be worn.


Body Contact

  • Full contact division 2008 & 2007
  • 2009 (modified - no open-ice hits, no north-south hits)
  • Non-Contact divisions 2015 - 2010 & adult


            Roster / Waiver/ Insurance

  • All teams must carry between $2,000,000 - $5,000,000 in general liability insurance. Proof of valid insurance must be submitted by email to gord@calgaryhdc.ca by May 1,2022
  • Submit completed roster/waiver to gord@calgaryhdc.ca by May 1, 2022. Rosters will be locked as of May 5, 2022.
  • The roster will have a maximum of 18 skaters and 2 goalies.
  • If a player(s) that is not part of the submitted roster or of proper age are caught playing, the team will be disqualified from the tournament, opposing teams will be awarded the win.
  • The team manager should carry proof of age for all players. (Copy of birth certificate)
  • Overage players are not permitted unless approved by the tournament committee prior to the start of the tournament.
  1. Competition Format

All participating teams are guaranteed 4 tournament games.


            Game Length

  • 3 x 15min stop time periods (2012 - 2015 division) 1hr 15min time slot.
  • 15:20:20min stop time periods (2011 - 2005 & adult division) 1hr 30min time slot.
  • Three (3) minute warm-ups before each game. Sport Even Inc. will provide warm-up pucks.
  • All periods are stop time.
  • One (1) thirty (30) second time-out per team, per game.  
  • In the event of a seven (7) goal difference at any time during the game, the clock will run.  Should the goal differential return to six (6), regular play will resume with stop time.
  • Penalties during run time will be 3 minutes.
  • The game clock will be reduced to 2 minutes when there are 5 minutes remaining in the scheduled ice slot.


            Ice Flood       

  • Flooding will only occur after the conclusion of each game. 2015 - 2011 & adult divisions.
  • A mid-game flood will occur after every 2nd period for division 2010 - 2005.


            Round Robin Play

Pools will consist of 4 + teams and game points will be awarded based on the following format:

  • 2pt = win
  • 1pt = tie
  • 0pt = loss


            Tiebreaker Procedures for Round Robin Tiebreaker:

  • Goal differential
  • Least goals allowed
  • Most goals scored
  • Head-to-head
  • If a tie in the standings occurs with three teams, and the tie-breaking procedure eliminates one of the teams and two teams remain tied, the eliminated team is removed, and the procedure is re-employed with the remaining two teams.



Playoff Rounds

Division with 5 or more teams but less than 8 after round-robin

  • 1st vs 2nd = Championship Final
  • 3rd vs 4th = Bronze Final
  • 5th vs 6th = Consolation


Division with 4 teams

  • 1st vs 4th = Semi-Final
  • 2ndvs 3rd = Semi-Final
  • Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2 = Championship Final
  • Loser Game 1 vs Loser Games 2 = Bronze Final
  • Penalty shots at the end of regulation play in the event there is a tie. 3 shooters will shoot for each team. In the event of a tie after three shooters, sudden victory format will ensue with one player shooting per side. No repeat shooters will be allowed.


Division with 8 teams will have a cross over semi-final

  • 1st pool A vs 2nd pool B = Semi-Final = Game 1
  • 1st pool B vs 2nd pool A = Semi-Final = Game 2
  • Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2 = Championship Final
  • Loser Game 1 vs Loser Games 2 = Bronze Final
  • Penalty shots at the end of regulation play in the event there is a tie. 3 shooters will shoot for each team. In the event of a tie after three shooters, sudden victory format will ensue with one player shooting per side. No repeat shooters will be allowed.



  1.  Penalties

All decisions made by the officials during the game are final.

  • In the event of coincidental penalties, neither team will skate shorthanded.
  • Any player and/or coach using remarks that are considered a racial slur nature, and which are heard by a game official, will automatically receive a game misconduct. The tournament advisory committee reserves the right to review any racially motivated incident for further disciplinary action, including disqualification from the tournament.
  • Majors are subject to tournament committee decisions on the penalty call. Players and/or coaches can expect a minimum of 1 game suspension. Standard Hockey Alberta - Hockey Canada rules will apply.



  1.  Protests

Protests will be heard. Officials are to complete all write-ups on the back of the first game sheet as required by the rules. All suspensions will be dealt with by the Tournament Committee. Should a player receive the combination of either, 2 Game misconducts, Gross misconducts, and/or Match penalties during the tournament that player shall be ejected from the remainder of the tournament.


Any coach or manager who receives a Game Misconduct, for harassment of the officials, or a Gross Misconduct, shall be suspended for a minimum of one (1) game up to the remainder of the tournament pending the severity. No exceptions, no appeals. Coaches and managers are expected to treat the officials with the utmost respect. Any issues with the officials can be brought to the attention of the tournament committee.


No protests will be considered regarding rules interpretations or judgment calls made by game officials. Only protests related to game rules that can be addressed within the Standard Hockey Alberta - Hockey Canada rules regarding player eligibility will be heard by tournament officials.  If it is determined that a player has violated an eligibility rule, both the player and the head coach will be disqualified from the tournament.


Disqualifications will begin from the point where a player is determined ineligible and will affect prior results or change a team’s record at the discretion of Sports Event Inc.


  1.  Medics

Sports Event Inc. does not provide medics for the tournament. The safety of our participants is important to us, and if an injury occurs, please take the following steps:

  • If the injury appears to be substantial, or you are unsure, please do not hesitate and call 911 immediately.  Provide them with the arena name and address:



  • Don Hartman North East Sportsplex

Recreation center in Calgary, Alberta

Address5206 68 St NE, Calgary, AB T3J 3P8

Phone(403) 590-2444




  • Stew Hendry / Henry Viney

Address814 13 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8A1

Phone(403) 268-2489


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