WRRA Tournament Rules
Western Region Regionals Tournament is sanctioned by the O.R.A. and
therefore all O.R.A. rules and Ringette Canada Official Rules will be
followed unless otherwise specified.
All members of the coaching staff must sign the game sheets 30 minutes
prior to game time.
Teams must be ready to go on the ice TEN MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED
GAME TIME for all games. Failure to be on the ice within 5 minutes of
notification to begin the game may result in forfeiture of the game.
Three minutes will be allowed for on-ice warm-up for all games. This
warm up will start as soon as the Ice resurfacer leaves the ice and it is
each team's responsibility to have their players lined up and ready to take
the ice. Team cheers will take place within this period. The
timekeeper will buzz with 30 seconds left in the warm up, and teams who
wish to do a cheer must proceed to their benches and complete their cheers
at this time. Non-observance of this rule will result in a delay of game
penalty. It is very important that we all do our part to keep the games on
In the event of injury to a goalie, that player is allowed up to 5
minutes to recuperate from the injury or to leave the ice. If the injured
goalkeeper is replaced, that player may not return to the ice until the
play has resumed. If an alternate goalkeeper is already dressed, that
player must immediately replace the injured goalkeeper - no warm up is
allowed. If no alternate goalkeeper is already dressed, an additional 5
minutes is allowed to dress and warm up a replacement goalkeeper. If the
goalie receives a major or misconduct penalty a maximum of 5 minutes will
be allowed to replace the goalie with an eligible teammate. *Note that if
the team elects to continue play without a dressed goalie, that play will
No unsportsmanlike conduct will be tolerated from the spectators or
coaches. In the event that there is such conduct, the officials will ask
this person to leave the building. If, after 3 minutes the person has not
left, a penalty will be assigned to the team associated with the person who
is at fault. If the person refuses to leave, the team with unsportsmanlike
conduct may forfeit the game.
Please be advised we will be following the ORA tie-breaking formula,
this is available for viewing at the registration desks.
Games tied at the end of regulation play will be handled as follows:
a. Regular Round Robin Play - the game will remain tied with each team
receiving one point.
b. Final Game & any sudden victory semi-final games - sudden victory
overtime - A coin toss will decide which team starts with the ring. The
game will proceed to sudden victory overtime (successive 15 minute periods
with the first goal winning the game).
In the event that the goal spread reaches 7 or greater, the clock will
be set to running time. When used running time may only occur in the second
period and will commence at any time during that period when there is a
seven (7) goal differential. If the goal differential goes below seven (7),
then the game will go back to stop time. If a penalty is called during
running time, then the clock stops and restarts when play commences. The
clock will stop for injuries or if a time out is called and restarts when
play commences during running time as amended. If the goal spread is 7 or
greater, additional goals will be recorded on the scoresheet but not posted
on the scoreboard.
1With the approval of the Regional G&T Coordinator, all games may be
reverted to Zamboni time (50 minute curfew), if the schedule is behind.
With the approval of the Regional G&T Coordinator the flooding of
the ice between games may be skipped, if the schedule is behind
Bench staff may not receive medals. Medals may be presented off-ice.
Bench staff members are to walk around to get to their team benches and
not walk across the ice surface if the option is available
If minor officials are not available for your game, the home team will
be responsible for providing a timekeeper and/or scorekeeper and the
visiting team will be responsible for providing a shot clock operator.
While not required in the facilities being used for Regionals, the use
of helmets is highly recommended when attending to injured players.
If a player is injured, the official will indicate to the bench staff to
come on the ice to assist the player. Only one member of the bench is to
step on the ice unless otherwise specified by the on-ice officials.
When attending to an injured player, any bench staff speaking to the on-ice
officials in a manner not deemed to be sportsmanlike may asked to leave the
ice surface or be ejected, and another bench staff member may replace them
to attend to the player.
- Bench staff members are not recommended to step on the ice without a
helmet for shaking hands at the end of a game. Players are encouraged to
skate by the opposing bench to shake hands with that bench staff after
shaking hands with the opposing players.
Rules Specific to U8 Level of Play
All U8 games will curfew to Zamboni time
Games will consist of two periods. The first one will be 16 minutes in
length and the second one will be 14 minutes in length or can be adjusted
according to the time left.
There will be 2 minutes of running time, the clock stops, 5 different
skaters go on the ice and when the players are set up, the clock
One coach per team is allowed on the ice during play for instructional
purposes as per Sport Development recommendation.
No touching of the opposition players by the coaches; coaches own players
should not be physically moved into position by a coach during playing
time; coaches may not impede the on-ice officials.
No double shifting unless the number of players available during that game
warrants and all players are to be used equally in the case of any double
Goaltenders should be dressed in full gear.
All players must rotate through the position at least once.
Teams are encouraged to dress two goalies per game.
Penalties shall be served by possession of the ring being awarded to the
non-penalized team in the normal fashion; however, the penalty time shall
be waived, as per Sport Development recommendation.
No goals will be posted on the scoreboard.