Kick-off your March Break with a one-day, fun tournament hosted at the Bell Sensplex! The Spring Breakaway Tournament presented by the Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs features hockey the way it is meant to be played, free-flowing and with limited whistles. Find 6 skaters and a goalie, then register – it is that simple!
U9 (2014-15) Recreational (average roster consists of players playing house league)
U11 (2012-13) Recreational (average roster consists of players playing house league)
U13 (2010-11) Recreational (average roster consists of players playing house league)
The full schedule will be released no later than Thursday, March 9 in the afternoon. All tentative times (AM/PM) for each division are listed below.
U7 (2016-17) REC — Games will take place in the AM between 9 AM – 2 PM
U9 (2014-15) REC — Games will take place in the AM between 9 AM – 2 PM
U11 (2012-13) REC — Games will take place in the AM between 1 PM – 6 PM
U13 (2010-11) REC — Games will take place in the AM between 1 PM – 6 PM
SPRING BREAKAWAY 3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT RULES
Playing rules will be those standard within the game of Hockey, except as noted below.
Neck guards and full equipment is mandatory. Mouth guards are strongly recommended.
If a goal is scored or the goalie freezes the puck, the whistle will blow and a change of possession occurs. The scoring team must back off and allow defenders to start a break out.
When a “change of possession” occurs: All players of the opposing team must back off far enough to allow a member of the non‐offending team to begin a fresh play with the puck. If the players with control do not attempt a break out within five seconds, the defending team may attack.
All divisions are non-contact (for clarification purposes). Body checking is NOT allowed. Indirect Contact is allowed (no direct contact). No contact is permitted when moving in opposite direction from the player.
Due to the cross-ice format, slapshots are NOT permitted in the tournament. A slap-shot will result in a change of possession. Slapshots are consider shots where the stick raises above the waist.
Games will consist of 1 x 22 minute running‐time period, with a two minute warm‐up to start.
NO time‐outs are permitted at any time.
When the buzzer sounds to indicate a line change (every one minute and thirty seconds) the puck is considered dead. This means that any goals scored after the buzzer will not count. The players must change and a new set of players must enter the playing surface.
NOTE: the facilitator must touch the puck after the buzzer (allowing him/her to put the puck “back into play” after the line change is completed). Players are not allowed to come off the bench and take control of the dead puck before the facilitator has had time to retrieve it.
Players may also change on the fly.
Shots ‐‐‐wherever possible, the player fouled should take the penalty shot.
Minors ‐‐‐ penalty shot
is awarded. The puck placed in the centre of the rink and the attacker should
move quickly to make the shot. Players from the defending team must back away
to allow an undefended shot on the goaltender. The puck is dead after the
player has taken a shot towards the net. Once the shot has been taken, a change
of possession occurs and the defending team will be allowed to break out.
‐‐‐ misconducts & hitting from
behind: The player will
be suspended from the game and may be subject to further discipline
(suspension, or ejection from tournament). Penalty shot awarded.
to injure and fighting: Suspension
from the remainder of the tournament. Penalty shot awarded.
Co‐incidental penalties: Both players will be sent off the ice.
No penalty shot(s) awarded to either team.
‐‐‐ Cannot freeze the puck outside of the “crease area.” If so, it is a minor
penalty (penalty shot).