Event Procedures
 

SuperSeries AAA is governed by the rules of USA Hockey, and it is the responsibility of each player, coach and team manager to be familiar with these rules and ensure all participating players and coaches are
registered with USA hockey for insurance purposes. EES, MES, and NSH are divisions of SuperSeries AAA.

All rules outlined in this document pertain to every division of SuperSeries AAA and shall be represented as SuperSeries AAA within this document.
During this time of Covid 19, the rules of the State and the restrictions placed by the State and the Country will be followed. Such restrictions as use of facemasks, social distancing, and rink capacity/spectator viewing guidelines will be enforced if in place at the current time, pursuant to the restrictions outlined by the State Governor at the time of the event. Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms will not be permitted entry. Teams or individuals who feel unwell or report signs of illness or fever will be asked to stay home. ** EACH PLAYER MUST SUPPLY HIS/HER OWN WATER / WATER BOTTLE.
Tournament Director
The tournament director shall be responsible for resolving all inquires or disputes regarding off-ice rule application or interpretation, player eligibility, disciplinary action, and any other procedural disputes. He/she will not overturn any dispute concerning rules and/or the judgment applied by on-ice officials. All decisions of the tournament director are final.
**Note: The tournament director reserves the right to add to, amend, or remove any tournament procedure, policy or rule prior to the start of the tournament. **

  1. Verification that all participating teams are properly registered with USA Hockey or their country’s federation is required prior to the start of the tournament. A USA Hockey Official Team Roster Form (1-T) approved by the District or Associate Registrar or Hockey Canada Certified Player Roster approved by the governing Canadian federation is required for all participating teams and shall be proof that all participating teams are properly registered and all participants are playing in the appropriate age classification and level. Please note the following:
    1. All USA Hockey players must have a valid USA Hockey registration confirmation number for the current season that is verified on the approved USA Hockey Official Team Roster (1-T).
    2. All USA Hockey coaching staff and team personnel must have a valid USA Hockey registration confirmation number for the current season, a current/approved background screening, a current/approved USAH SafeSport certification, and current/valid Coaching certification at the level of play for the team they are coaching that is verified on the approved USA Hockey Official Team Roster (1-T).
    3. All non-USA Hockey players, coaching staff, and team personnel must meet similar requirements as listed above and be certified according to the country’s federation or governing body that is verified on the approved USA Hockey Official Team Roster (1-T) or Hockey Canada Certified Player Roster.
    4. Travel Permits are required and will be verified for all Non-USA Hockey teams, and any team from an Affiliate requiring a Permit from their affiliate.
    5. Rosters submitted for SuperSeries AAA waivers must match the team’s verified/approved USA Hockey Official Team Roster (1-T) or Hockey Canada Certified Player Roster.

2. All team representatives (manager and/or coach) must check-in at the tournament facility at least one (1) hour before his/her team’s first scheduled game time.

3. All teams must use the locker room assigned to them for each game.
a. It is the team managers’/representatives' responsibility to ensure that the locker room is maintained and kept clean (no trash/tape /food or drink on the floor) prior to vacating the locker room after each game. The team manager/representative is responsible for all damage done to the locker room, equipment in the locker, or the facility.
b. Each team/team manager is responsible for the safeguarding of all team items in the locker rooms.
The facility and/or host organization assume no liability or responsibility for any theft or damage due to team negligence.
4. All team representatives are responsible for checking for any schedule changes, suspensions, and other important information.
5. All teams must be ready to begin play up to fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled start time of each game. The scorekeeper will begin a warm-up period when the Zamboni doors are closed. The warmup is allotted for a time of three (3) minutes.
6. All teams may occupy the players' bench prior to the completion of the ice resurfacing. All players shall remain off the ice surface until the Zamboni doors have been completely closed and on-ice officials are present.
7. Anyone on the players' bench must be listed on the team's tournament roster. All parents, visitors, and spectators are to remain away from the players' bench and penalty box areas.
8. It is the responsibility of each team to complete the game sheet prior to the start of the game. The game sheet should be affixed with rosters from both teams.
9. The scorekeeper will return the completed score sheet after each game to the Rink Manager and report all discrepancies to the coordinator prior to leaving the facility.