2020 East Coast Exposure Series
Eastern Exposure Hockey 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.
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, current 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 unless or report signs of illness or fever will be asked to stay home. ** EACH PLAYER MUST SUPPLY HIS/HER OWN WATER / WATER BOTTLE.
Tournament/ Showcase Management
The Tournament/ Showcase management 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. Eastern Exposure Hockey supports the USA Hockey zero tolerance initiatives for verbal abuse of any player, official, parent or spectator. The Tournament/ Showcase Management or arena staff reserves the right to remove any violator from the premises. He/she will not overturn any dispute concerning rules and/or the judgment applied by on-ice officials. All decisions of the Tournament/ Showcase Management are final.
TRAVEL PERMIT—For teams outside the USA, the tournament will require an official executed travel permit from Hockey Quebec (Canada).
USA HOCKEY/ HOCKEY CANADA ROSTER SUBMISSION — 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. Official USA Hockey rosters or Hockey Canada rosters must be submitted to Eastern Exposure Hockey at least 10 days before the event start date.
Team Play Roster: Rosters submitted must match the team’s verified/approved USA Hockey Official Team Roster (1-T) or Hockey Canada Certified Player Roster. No changes will be permitted. Rosters are frozen on the first day once the puck drops for the first game.
U13 / 2007—All players are 13U/2007 birth year or younger unless otherwise approved by tournament management.
FIGHTING—Fighting is strictly prohibited. Any player involved in a fight may be dismissed at the discretion of tournament management and referees. If a game is interrupted by on ice fighting between players and /or bench staff, then the clock will continue to run. Games times will not be restored until the whistle has blown on the play that immediately follows the on-ice fight. Minutes lost will not be restored.
PENALTIES—Minor 2:00 minutes, Major 5:00, Misconduct 10:00
JERSEYS—Home team will wear dark color jersey, Away team will wear light color jersey.
CHECKING—Per USA Hockey regulations this is a checking event and all rules are to be followed.
MOUTH GUARDS— All players are required to wear a colored, non-clear (Rule 304F) mouth guards (Squirt players excepted as per USA Hockey), or as per their Organization’s directive (per out of country teams).
ICING—Teams should NOT ice the puck while on the penalty kill. If they do, the face-off is back in their defensive zone. No penalties will be given for icing.
ICE CUT—An ice cut will follow at the end of every game. All games will start on clean ice.
TIMEOUTS—There are NO timeouts.
MERCY RULE—Play clock will go to running time if goal differential is 6.
HOME TEAM/ AWAY TEAM – as determined by the Showcase schedule.
READY TIME—All teams must be ready to play 15 minutes prior to their scheduled start time.
WARM UP: three (3) minutes.
LATE TO ICE—If a team is late getting on to the ice for warm-up, they can be assessed a 2:00 penalty for delay of game.
GAME PLAY - Three x 15-minute periods, no ice cut between periods.
Eastern Exposure Hockey will not be responsible for any injury to teams and/or team members and/or supporters. This includes arena(s), school property, hotels, and anywhere else teams and supporters travel throughout the weekend.
The Eastern Exposure Cup Agreement shall be executed-acknowledged prior to the start of the Showcase. Failure to sign release form results in removal from the Showcase.
Eastern Exposure Hockey will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Locker rooms and all areas of the arena and property are to be left in spotless condition.
Failure to abide by this can result in dismissal of the tournament. If you see an area in poor condition, please bring it to the attention of Eastern Exposure Hockey promptly.
Showcase personnel and team representatives ONLY are allowed on the bench and in locker room areas. Parents are not permitted in the locker room area or on the team bench at any time.
A refund for the Showcase for any reason, is solely at the sole discretion of Eastern Exposure Hockey. There is no refund guarantee for any circumstances.
If there is a delay due to weather, power outage or rink issues, Eastern Exposure Hockey is not responsible for any additional travel, expenses or time associated with this event for any of the tournament teams.
Eastern Exposure Hockey reserves the right to change the schedule and rink location if needed. These changes will be relayed as promptly as possible.
Information including live, updated scores and standings can be found on the Eastern Exposure website.
Eastern Exposure Hockey has the right to make any decision regarding this Showcase and its Showcase rules that may not appear on this document. This will be done without appeal.
We will be using game sheets for the tournament. Teams are required to provide 18 game sheet stickers.
COVID-19 REFUND POLICY
If Eastern Exposure Hockey is prevented by circumstances outside of its control from hosting an event due to a restriction on sports imposed by emergency governmental order or if Eastern Exposure Hockey cancels an event in its sole discretion, all teams registered to play will receive a full refund of all registration fees paid to Eastern Exposure Hockey Refunds will be paid in the same form of payment that was made by the team. Refunds will be processed within 30 days of the cancelation of the event. Credit cards will be refunded the full amount, minus the processing fee.