Top Cheese 3v3 Tournament
Each team will play four tournament games. Teams will then be seeded into Gold, Bronze, and Consolation games.
- Play is on the short width of the turf with wooden shot blockers in net
- If a shot hits the plywood and bounces out-of-bounds ball awarded to team that was on defense. The logic being this will be considered a successful stop by the goalie. A shot on the post going out-of-bounds remains with the team on offense.
- Live substitutions. Three players on the floor at any time.
- Two 10-minute halves with no stop time. Two minute halftime. Two minute warm up (time permitting). Games start on the half hour.
- Two coaches per team are permitted.
- In the round-robin, timeouts only for safety issues from referee. In the medal games only, each team will have one two-minute timeout, which must be called from the floor.
- CLA approved equipment is required including mouthpieces.
- No shot clock is used.
- Officials provided for each game. Penalties will be called based on CLA Rules. Time served will be:
- 2 Minute Penalty will be 1 Minute
- 4 Minute Penalty will be 2 Minutes
- 5 Minute Major Penalties stay 5 Minutes
- All rough play calls (ie, back checks, high sticks, etc) will be strictly enforced. This is a fun tournament with the focus on skilled play. Any intent to injure may be subject to a tournament ejection subject to the final decision of the Tournament Director.
- Games that are tied will have a 2-minute sudden death overtime period. If no goals are scored game is a tie. * Medal/consolation games would play till goal is scored.
- 2 Points for a win
- 1 Point for a tie
- Tie Breakers:
- Head-to-head record
- Goals for (more is better)
- Goals against (less is better)
- PIMs (less is better)
- In the bantam division, a bye is a win. In a tiebreaker situation, the bye "goals for" will be the average differential between "goals for" and "goals against" at the end of Saturday. The "goals for" column, which is the third tiebreaker, will be zero in the bye game.