Wallingford Hawks Youth Hockey Association, Since 1946 a youth hockey league in Wallingford, CT that believes in ice hockey as a vehicle for personal growth and establishing life-long friendships.

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Wallingford Hawks Youth Hockey
23rd Annual Andy Noel Columbus Fall Classic
 October 6th to October 10th 2022
1.   All teams must be USA Hockey registered. 
2   All players must wear proper equipment in accordance to USA Hockey.
  1. The tournament will furnish all timekeepers and scorekeepers for all games.
  2. All teams must be ready to play 15 minutes before a scheduled game.
  3. All games have a brief 3 minute warm-up period prior to their start.
  4. Game times and penalties are as follows.  All misconduct penalties will be 10 minutes in length.  Any player receiving a game misconduct will be eliminated from eligibility in the remainder of the tournament.
Round Robin Period Length & Penalty Times will be as follows:
Squirt Level
12:00 Min. Period
1:30 Min. Minor
3:00 Min. Major
PW & Bantam
12:00 Min. Period
1:30 Min. Minor
3:00 Min. Major
12:00 Min Period
1:30 Min. Minor
5:00 Min Major
And Cross over
12.00 Min Period
1:00 Min Minor
3:00 Min Major
PW & Bantam
15:00 Min. Period
1:30 Min. Minor
5:00 Min. Major
17:00 Min. Period
2.00 Min. Minor
5:00 Min. Major
  1. If at any time during the third period there is a lead of six goals or more, running time shall commence and shall revert back to stop time if the difference becomes less than six goals. Clock will stop for injuries in the event of running time.
  1. No time-outs allowed during the preliminary games.
  1. One time out per team will be allowed in Semi-Final and Championship games only. In the event of overtime, 1 timeout is allowed in each overtime period. Any unused timeouts are  NOT carried over to the next period.
  2. Each team will play a minimum of 3 games. If ALL teams play 4 games, the fourth game counts in point standing or goal differential tie breaker scenarios. There may be an instance of a team playing a 4th game in order to complete another team’s 3rd game requirement, in this instance, the 4th game will not count for scoring, this game only counts for the team playing its 3rd game in the tournament. For brackets where all teams play an equal amount of games, all games will be counted in the scoring.
  3. There will be no overtime in round robin play, tie stands. Overtime will occur in  championship and semi-final games only. See rule # 14 for OT format.
  4. Defaulted games, if any, will result in the awarding of a 3-0 win to the opponents of the  defaulting Team.
  5. Tie Breakers:
In the event of a tie within the bracket, the following is the tie breaker order:
  1. Most points - two points for a win, one point for a tie, zero points for a loss
  2. Best record against opponent involved in tie.
  3. Fewest goals allowed.
  4. Most goals scored.
  5. Fewest penalty minutes.
Please note that a maximum goal differential of 6 per game will be counted for  standing purposes. ie.. a 10-1 win credits the winning team with a 6 goal differential, not 9.
  1. Determining division winners in championship and semi-final games in case of ties:
    1. Five-minute sudden death overtime period of four on four.
    2. A second five-minute sudden death overtime period of three on three
    3. If still tied after going three on three, it will go to a five player shoot-out.
    4. Team with fewest Penalty minutes in the Championship game gets to choose who shoots first. If tied, top seeded team will determine first shot.
    5. If still tied after first 5 player shoot-out, five new players will be chosen.
  1. Handshakes at the end of each game shall occur at the discretion of the referees.
  2. No fighting will be allowed or tolerated. Referees will be instructed to eject any player who engages in fighting.  Anyone ejected for fighting will be disqualified from play in the remainder of the tournament.
  3. Zero tolerance rules will be in effect.
  4. Absolutely no foul language will be tolerated, either on the ice, or in the stands.   Spectators violating this rule will be asked to leave.
  1. Teams will abide by USA Hockey rules regarding excessive penalties. If a team has 12 or more penalties, then that Team’s Head coach serves a one game suspension.  If a player has 4 or more penalties in one game, they will be suspended for the next game.
  2. Rules 7 & 8 alter official CHC game protocol, and as such, in accordance with CHC By-Laws,  these tournament games are not included as CHC State Tournament qualifying games
  3. Enjoy the game and let the players have fun playing.  This rule applies to everyone.