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GREAT LAKES CLASSIC

  • Gender: Female
  • Dates: April 26-28, 2024
  • Age: 19U-10U
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Female Event
  • Division
  • Division
  • Female Force Series
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Event Details

Join us at the 3rd annual Great Lakes Classic tournament hosted by Play Hockey. The GLC hosts boy and girls teams from across North America.

The Great Lakes Classic Tournament is a 4-game guaranteed Spring Tournament filled with Girls and Boys AAA and AA teams. Get ready for some great competition on the ice and the attractions that Metro Detroit will bring your way.

Ages: Girls -  19u - 10u
Level: Multiple divisions - AAA, AA, A
Games: 4-game guarantee

Multi-team discount (3 or more) - $100/team * Canadian team discount - $200/team
 
Elevate Your Experience with Media Day!
Feel like the pros and have your team go through a Media Day Experience. Includes Professional Headshots, Digital Player card and a 30 second video interview. Limited availability*
Cost: $1625 USD
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Contact

  • Name: Hannah McGowan
  • Email: hmcgowan@playhockey.com
  • Phone: 313-641-9715

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Rules

  • NO TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL has the right to change a score sheet or reverse a call from a referee. Once the game is over the score sheet is FINAL.
  • Minor penalties - 1 minute - U12 - 1:30 minute - U14, U19 1:30 minute. 
  • Game misconduct - Player will be ejected for the remainder of that game plus his next scheduled game.
  • Running time will be in effect during the 3rd period, only when a team is winning by 5 goals. Stop time will resume once the score is within 2 goals.
  • No timeouts are permitted in preliminary rounds.
  • One 30-second timeout is permitted in semis and finals
  • Players and coaches should report to the arena at least one hour prior to each game.
  • A maximum of four team officials may be on the player's bench at one time.
  • A maximum of 20 skaters/goalies can be rostered for each game. Players must play in a minimum of 2 round robin games to be eligible to play in advancement games.
  • The home team will wear white jerseys and visitors wear dark.

SCORING RULES

  • All divisions will be scored 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss.
  • Any forfeited games will be recorded as a 3-0 score. Any forfeited games affecting another team's playoff status, may be reviewed by the tournament director to determine which teams advance beyond preliminary round play. Use of ineligible players will disqualify a team from the tournament.
  • All games played by a disqualified team will be forfeited. No monies will be refunded.
  • Scores will be posted with a goal differential no greater than 7. Example - 10 -1 game will be scored as 8 - 1.

GAME FORMAT

  • All divisions will get a 3 minute warm-up.
  • U12 Division - 3 x 13 min stop time periods
  • U14 Division - 3 x 14 min stop time periods
  • U19 Division - 3 x 15 min stop time periods

TIEBREAKER RULES FOR ROUND ROBIN PLAY 

If 2 teams are tied in points, the following order applies to determine the ranking of the teams. 

  • Head-to-Head Competition - Winner 
  • Most wins 
  • Goal Differential - Goals for minus goals against 
  • Scoring quotient - Goals for divided by total goals 
    • Team Blue Advances 
    • Example - Team Blue - 12 GF, 8 GA. 12 GF / 20 Total Goals = 0.6 Team Red - 10 GF, 8 GA. 10 GF / 18 Total Goals = 0.55 
  • Least goals against 
  • Coin Flip - Conducted by the tournament director and team officials. 

If 3 or more teams are tied in points, the following order applies to determine the ranking of teams. If at any point, a tiebreaker establishes a position for one or more teams, each team is placed in its applicable position. If two teams remain tied after this is done, these two tied teams shall be seeded by starting the process for two (2) tied teams tiebreaker above. 

  • Most Wins 
  • Goal Differential - Goals for minus goals against 
  • Scoring quotient - Goals for divided by total goals
    • Team Blue Advances 
    • Example - Team Blue - 12 GF, 8 GA. 12 GF / 20 Total Goals = 0.6 Team Red - 10 GF, 8 GA. 10 GF / 18 Total Goals = 0.55 
  • Least goals against 

*EXAMPLE: Team A, B, C, and D all are tied with 6 points. The first tiebreaker in this example would be #3 Best goal differential formula. Team A wins that, so then it resets to 3 teams tied with 6 points. Then, apply the best goal differential formula again, and Team B wins. Then, the last two teams would go to #2 if applicable, if not, then the process would proceed according to the tiebreakers #3 through #6. 

OVERTIME PROCEDURES FOR SEMI AND FINAL GAMES 

In the event a Quarter, Semi or Final game should end in a tie, the tie will be broken in the following manner: 

  1. Overtime will be played during Quarter, Semi, and Final games only.
  2. 5-minute sudden death (4 on 4) 
  3. 3-player shootout. 
  4. Sudden death shootout (both teams get to shoot each round). 
  5. For Shootouts, the home team has a choice of who shoots first. 1. After the first 3 players from each team shoot if teams are still tied you can repeat any shooter as many times as you would like. 

OFFICIALS 

  • A zero tolerance for verbal abuse is in effect and will be enforced for all team officials, players, and spectators. 
  • Appropriate penalties will be assessed for disputing or arguing a decision of the officials, any visual demonstration of dissatisfaction, or for the use of obscene or vulgar language to anyone at any time during the tournament. 
  • The tournament director reserves the right to be the final decision maker for rulings outside of the officials.

DIVISION FORMAT AND ADVANCEMENTS 

  • U19 Division - 6 teams. Each team will play a 3 game round robin. After round robin, teams are seeded 1 - 6. Top 4 teams advance to the semis (1 vs 4, 2 vs 3). Bottom 2 advance to consolation game (5 vs 6).
  • U14 GIRLS Division - 4 teams. All teams play a 3 game round robin. All teams advance to semifinals - #1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3. 
  • U12 GIRLS Division - 4 teams. All teams play a 3 game round robin. All teams advance to semifinals - #1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3. 

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Standings and Stats

Playoffs