Atom Development T1 Tournament

Saturday, February 16, 2019 to Monday, February 18, 2019


JDF Atom Family Day Weekend Tournament Rules

February 9th-11th, 2019


Governing Rules


The tournament shall be governed in accordance with the rules of Hockey Canada, BC Hockey, Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association (“VIAHA”) and the Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association as herein established for this tournament.




a) All teams must be in good standing with their respective Associations and governing bodies.

b) It is the responsibility of each team to apply for and receive a tournament permission number and/or letter of permission to enter the tournament from their Association and/or governing body.

c) No additional players, coaches or team official can be added to the roster once the team list hasbeen submitted prior to the first game.   Affiliate players must be noted on the roster of the first game, as per rules in VIAHA (as per BC Hockey, only 1 manager may be listed)

d) Roster must include all players’ names and all team officials.

e) Home teams will wear their light coloured jerseys with the Away teams wearing their dark coloured jerseys.

f) Team officials are responsible for verifying the game sheet at least 45 minutes prior to game time (game sheets will be prepared in advance and available at the check in table).

g) No team shall take to the ice without an official present.

h) There will be $100.00 fine for any damage done to the dressing rooms.


Game Times


All preliminary round games and consolation games times are 1 hour and 20 minutes and will consist of a 3 minute warm up, 1st period 15 minute stop time, 2nd period 15 minute stop time & 3rd period 15 minute stop time. The 3rd period will stop with 2 minutes left on the wall clock to allow for handshake and awards and takes precedent over the game clock.  There will be 30 seconds in between periods and NO TIMEOUTS permitted.


All semi final and medal round games will consist of a 3 minute warm up, 1st period 15 minute stop time, 2nd period 15 minute stop time & 3rd period 20 minute stop time.  We have 2 hour ice slots so all games will be played in full.  There will be 30 seconds in between periods and NO TIMEOUTS permitted.


The referee may, at their discretion, stop play in case of an injury regardless of which team has possession of the puck.


Overtime will only apply to semi finals and medal round games, (see Overtime and Shootout Format)


Tournament Format


Preliminary Play:  each team plays 4 preliminary round games with 2 points awarded to a team for a win while 1 point will be awarded to each team for a tie and 0 points for a loss.  At the conclusion of the preliminary round games the teams will be seeded 1 through 6.  Seeding of teams for semi-final games will be determined based on the point system outlined above.  Semi Final games are 1st place vs 4th place and 2nd place vs 3rd place with a consolation game 5th place vs 6th place.


If 2 or more teams tie in points, the following tiebreaker format will be used:

  1. Most Wins
  2. Head-to-Head (only applies if 2 teams are tied)
  3. Lowest Goals Against
  4. Greater Goal differential (goals for minus goals against)
  5. Penalty Minutes
  6. Coin toss


No team can use more than a 6 goal spread in any preliminary round game (eg. If you win your game 10-2, your goals for is +6).


Semi-Final and Medal Round Games:  If the game is tied after regulation time, the below overtime rules will apply




In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time during the playoff rounds, there will be a 5 minute stopped time sudden death overtime period. Each team will play 4 skaters and a goaltender. Penalties called during overtime will result in playing short-handed but not with less than 3 skaters. If there is no score during the overtime period the game will go to a shoot-out.




First Round - 3 shooters


Coaches will designate 3 eligible shooters* from each team. Home team will have the choice to shoot first or second. Teams will alternate shooters until all 3 of their players have shot. The winner will be determined by which team scores the most goals. Please note - when it becomes impossible for a team to win (i.e. one team scores on their first two attempts, and the other team scores no goals on their first two attempts) then the remaining “shooters” will not be required to shoot. If after all 6 shooters have shot, and the score is still tied - we then move onto the “Second Round - Sudden Death”


Second Round Shootout - Sudden Death


Coaches will choose one shooter at a time (must not have shot in the first round). Whichever team went first in the “first round”, will now go second. If Team A’s shooter scores and Team B’s shooter does not, then Team A wins (and vice-versa). If both Team’s shooters both miss or both score, both teams will select another new shooter and repeat the process until a winner is determined. Once all players on a team have been selected as shooters, the coach may then choose any player from his roster to shoot again.


*Players who are serving a penalty in Overtime, and whose time has not elapsed before the end of the overtime period, will not be eligible to be a shooter in the First Round of the Shootout however will be eligible for the Second Round- Sudden Death.




Misconduct (10 min) penalties will be served during the tournament games. Misconducts received in the last 10 minutes of a game will result in a game ejection and any suspension applied to the next game of the tournament.


Game Misconduct penalty will result in the ejection of the offending player or team official from the game. If the penalty occurs in the last 10 minutes of the game, a game suspension will be applied to the next game played in the tournament. If a team official receives a game misconduct, the tournament committee will review the incident and has the discretion to suspend that team official for the remainder of the tournament. A second game misconduct, during the tournament, assessed to a player or official will result in suspension for the remainder of the tournament.


* Any player who receives a game misconduct and a major penalty for either Fighting, Boarding, Body Checking, Charging, Checking From Behind, Head Contact, Elbowing/Kneeing, Slew Footing/Tripping or Cross-Checking within the last 10 minutes of regular time or any time in overtime, or at the conclusion of the game will be suspended for the next game.


Match and Gross Misconduct penalties will result in game ejection and suspension for the balance of the tournament and subject to local, district or branch suspension rule as applied by the appropriate board.


All major penalties will be reported to the Tournament Director following the game and subject to all suspensions outlined by Hockey Canada, BC Hockey and the VIAHA.


Commencing Play- Each team will be ready to commence play at the beginning of the allotted ice time.


Failure to field the minimum number of players or refusal to play will result in a loss being posted against the offending team. The on ice officials will give the offending team a 2 minute warning during the 3 minute warm up. If the team fails to start play they will be automatically assessed a 6-0 loss.


Players and team officials will remain on the players’ bench until the on ice officials are present and allow the teams on the ice.


MVP/Digger Awards:


At the end of every game in the tournament, an MVP and digger award will be chosen by the each team’s OWN coaching staff.


Protests and Appeals


The tournament chair or their appointee will hear all protests and appeals. All protests/appeals must be accompanied with a $100.00 fee. In the event of the protest/appeal is approved the fee will be refunded. If the protest/appeal is declined the fee is forfeited. All protests/appeals will be ruled on prior to play of the next game for either of the teams playing in the game under protest/appeal.


Team Officials


A team official must report to the tournament table/office at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the games. They are responsible for verifying team rosters and team officials listed on the game sheet.


The home team will be responsible for changing uniforms in case of colour conflict.


Fair Play


Team officials are responsible for insuring that their players conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times during the tournament.


At the sole discretion of the tournament director, any action by a player, team official or spectator which is dangerous, disruptive or contrary to fair play may be dealt with by expulsion from further play or banned from the arena facilities.


Abuse of game officials on or off the ice will not be tolerated. Any cases of harassment or abuse directed at an official will result in a review and may result in suspension at the tournament director’s discretion.


Please remind your players, parents and coaches that we are here to encourage a weekend of fun, healthy competition and good sportsmanship. If there is a problem, we are confident a solution can be found. Be patient with our volunteers, remember, without them there would be no tournament.

Our arenas have a ZERO TOLERANCE rule for bullying, harassment and abuse. Please show respect and appropriate restraint. This includes Players, Fans, Coaches, Refs and Tournament Volunteers.



Thank you to all our gracious sponsors. We appreciate your support!


2018 Sponsors 

Quality Foods  Howies Car Corral  Subway   1985 Skate Shop 
Clipper Vacations  Westshore Dental  Save on Foods Nation Wide Carpet Cleaning
Thrifty Foods  BC Lions Football  Canadian Tire Esquimalt  Mena Westhaver 
Len Barrie Hockey Camp  Villages Pizza  Liquor Planet  CGI 
Wild Play  Victoria Shamrocks  Victoria Grizzlies Playland Vancouver
Brentwood Bay Resort Lactigo Reflex Supplements Starbucks
Victoria Butterfly Gardens Twist Salon Boston Pizza Browns Social House
Milestones Langford Il Terrazzo Darcys Pub Club Phoenix
Bin 4 Burger Lounge Lot 4 Pasta Bar Market on Millstream Everything Wine
Best Buy Langford Whole Foods COBS Bread AMD Mattress
Purdys Chocolates Lighthouse Cake Company Lather Hair Design Gardenworks Colwood
Kirbys Source for Sports Mr. Mikes Original Joes White Spot
Rickys Rexall Pharmacy Cactus Club Café Superstore
Vancouver Canucks Victoria Royals Scotts Plastics Flying Squirrel
Telus MD Esthetics 9 Round Kickbox Fitness Aloyd Fitness



To apply, please return to the JdFMHA Main Tournament Page.




Tier 1

Tournament Contact:

Darren Jarvie




The following hotels are recommended for teams attending our tournament:

Four Points Sheraton Victoria Gateway
829 McCallum Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 6W6 
Contact:  Steven Baxter

Westin Bear Mountain
1999 Country Club way,Victoria, BC V9B 6R3 
Contact: Josh Miller
Phone: (250) 391-3704

Sandman Inn
2852 Douglas St, Victoria BC V8T 4M5
Phone: (250) 388-0788 ext 7103

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