NEWS: need overtime and shootout rules for this weekend? We’ve got you covered!

April 6, 2017

This weekend sees a huge number of finals taking place in a variety of EIHA competitions.  Each event has the possibility of overtime and penalty shots to decide a winner, so here’s a handy reference guide for what happens when your game goes beyond sixty minutes.

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The EPIHL Finals weekend are in Coventry this weekend with two semi finals on Saturday and the Final on Sunday.  This also covers the U20 Championship on Sunday afternoon.

OVERTIME PERIOD
At a game where the score is even at the end of the 60 minute game time, an overtime period will be played.

Overtime will be five minutes and is to be played 3 on 3 playing-out strength (subject to penalties awarded), with a minimum of 3 EIHA-trained players on the ice for the overtime period. This period will be on the basis of a “golden goal” whereby the team scoring first during the overtime period will be deemed to have won the game.

PENALTIES IN OVERTIME
In the event of a team being penalised (or shorthanded at the end of regulation time) the teams will then play 4 on 3, with the non-penalised team having 4 skaters. If there is another penalty called on the penalised team whilst they are still at a disadvantage, then the teams will play 5 on 3. At the first stoppage after the expiration of the penalty the teams will return to playing 3 on 3. In the event of an import netminder being assessed a penalty in overtime, the penalty must still be served by a player on the ice (which will be a British player). The penalty on the clock however is still deemed as a penalty against an import for the purpose of on-ice strength.

GAME WINNING SHOTS
If the score remains even at the end of the overtime period, then 3 players from each team will perform a penalty shot to determine the winner (best of 3 shots). The visiting team will start the penalty shootout (players whose penalties have not expired at the end of OT need to remain in the penalty box and are not eligible to participate in the game winning shots.)

If the game is still tied at this point, a ‘sudden death’ penalty shoot-out will occur. These penalty shots will be made one-by-one by the remaining team (not including the original 3 players who did the first round of penalty shots). No player can be repeated until the entire rostered (dressed) team of one side (not including the net minders or any players whose penalties did not expire at the end of OT) has been used.


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Sheffield is the venue for NIHL North playoff weekend, with teams from both Moralee Division 1 and Laidler Division 2 holding their finals.

OVERTIME PERIOD
The Overtime period shall be five minutes in length and shall be played 3 on 3 at full strength. Overtime shall be sudden death, i.e. the first team that scores wins the game immediately.  There shall be no non-EIHA trained players permitted to ice at any time during the overtime period.

PENALTIES IN OVERTIME
In the event of a team being penalised (or shorthanded at the end of regulation time) the teams will then play 4 on 3, with the non-penalised team having 4 skaters. If there is another penalty called on the penalised team whilst they are still at a disadvantage, then the teams will play 5 on 3. At the first stoppage after the expiration of the penalty the teams will return to playing 3 on 3.

GAME WINNING SHOTS
Should teams be tied after overtime, a penalty shots competition shall take place.

Firstly, the referee should make a coin toss to determine which side may shoot first. Three players should be selected from each side. Any players who are serving penalties that did not expire at the end of the OT period are ineligible to take a shot. Non-EIHA trained players cannot be selected to take a shot in this round of the shoot-out.

The competition shall continue until either all six shots (three from each side) have been taken or it is mathematically impossible for one side to score more shots than the other. In both of these scenarios, the side with the most goals scored shall be declared the winner.

In the event that the game is still tied, then a sudden death penalty shot competition will take place. All skaters (not goalkeepers, who are prohibited from taking a shot) are eligible to take a penalty shot with the exception of the three players who have already taken one and any players who are serving penalties that did not expire at the end of the OT period who remain ineligible to take a shot. Non-EIHA trained players can take a shot but they can only take one after all the other eligible players on their team have taken one.

After each side has taken a Penalty Shot, if one team has scored and the other has not, then the scoring side shall be declared the winner. Otherwise, the match will continue to proceed with skaters who have not taken a shot.

In the event that a team has every skater take a penalty shot, a skater may take another penalty shot (and is then not permitted to do so until every other skater in their team has taken one again). This will continue until a side has been declared a winner.


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This weekend NIHL South 1 has a home-and-home series between Chelmsford Chieftains and Invicta Dynamos for the playoff title.  This tie is a two-leg aggregate score, so overtime will only occur if the teams are level on aggregate at the end of Sunday’s second leg in Chelmsford.

There is also the NIHL South 2 Cup Finals at Ice Arena Wales, with two semi finals on Saturday and semi final on Sunday.  These overtime rules cover both NIHL South events.

OVERTIME PERIOD
The Overtime period shall be five minutes in length and shall be played four on four at full strength.  Overtime shall be sudden death, i.e. the first team that scores wins the game immediately.
There shall be one non-EIHA trained player permitted to ice at any time during the overtime period as per standard league rules.

GAME WINNING SHOTS
Should teams be tied after overtime, a penalty shots competition shall take place.

Firstly, the referee should make a coin toss to determine which side may shoot first. Three players should be selected from each side. Any players who are serving penalties that did not expire at the end of the OT period are not eligible to take part.  (Note: non-EIHA trained players are eligible to take penalty shots in any round of the shoot-out). The competition shall continue until either all six shots (three from each side) have been taken or it is mathematically impossible for one side to score more shots than the other. In both of these scenarios, the side with the most goals scored shall be declared the winner.

In the event that the game is still tied, then a sudden death penalty shot competition will take place. All skaters (not goalkeepers, who are prohibited from taking a shot) are eligible to take a penalty shot with the exception of the three players who have already taken one and any players who are serving penalties that did not expire at the end of the OT period. After each side has taken a Penalty Shot, if one team has scored and the other has not, then the scoring side shall be declared the winner. Otherwise, the match will continue to proceed with skaters who have not taken a shot.

In the event that a team has every skater take a penalty shot, a skater may take another penalty shot (and is then not permitted to do so until every other skater in their team has taken one again).  This will continue until a side has been declared a winner.


 

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