U18 AAA Firestarter Weekend

September 16-19, 2021
Great Plains Arena

(16 Teams)

Fee: $TBD
Sanction: 21-90004

U18 AA Firestarter Weekend

October 1-3, 2021
Great Plains Arena

(8 Teams)

Fee: $TBD
Sanction: 21-90005

U15 AA Firestarter Weekend

October 1-3, 2021
Great Plains Arena
(8 Teams)

Fee: $TBD
Sanction: 21-90006

Tournament Venues

Great Plains Photo

Great Plains Recreation Facility


Delta by Marriott Calgary South

Tournament Rules

Tournament Rules

  • We will follow Hockey Canada Regulations. Players and coaches may be subject to additional penalties by their governing body.
  • All decisions made by the officials on ice or by the FireStarter Tournament Committee are final.
  • Teams will be responsible for any damages caused to dressing rooms or facilities.
  • It is each teams responsibility to ensure the dressing rooms doors are locked, the facility is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • For Sunday games the tournament reserves the right to change the order of games to assist teams with travel plans. Teams will be notified on Saturday evening of their play times for Sunday. An update will also be posted on the Calgary Firestarter website.
  • Minimum Suspension Guidelines

Game Format

  • Tournament will be a four game guarantee, with elimination games among the top eight teams on Saturday and the four top-point teams playing in the Bronze and Gold finals on Sunday.
  • All games consist of 3 (20-20-20) stop time periods. Ice will be cleaned between each period. Due to time restrictions, the national anthem will not be played before games.
  • 5 minute warm up begins immediately following ice cleaning. At conclusion of warm up teams must line up to play immediately or risk delay of game penalty.
  • Designated home teams will wear light coloured jerseys and visiting teams will wear dark.
  • Timeouts are allowed in Bronze and Gold games only; each team is allowed one 30 sec time out.

Standings Will Be Determined By:

  • 3 points for a win
  • 1 point for a tie
  • 0 point for a loss

Points will be calculated at the end of Friday's games to determine games and opponents for Saturday's games. Aggregate tournament points will again be calculated among the winners of Saturday's 1st vs 2nd games to determine the placement of those four winners in the Bronze and Gold games.

Point Tie Breakers in order:

  1. Head to head winner
  2. Number of wins
  3. Aggregate goals for minus goals against in round robin (and elimination games)
  4. Fewest total penalty minutes in round robin (and elimination) play
  5. Fewest goals against
  6. Flip of a coin

Overtime and Shootouts

  • Overtime will only be used to determine the winner of the Gold game.
  • If tied at the end of regulation, will play 5 min stop time OT, 3 on 3 plus goaltenders sudden victory.
  • If still tied will proceed to shoot-out, each team will select 3 players for round one.
  • Players serving penalties that do not expire prior to the end of OT will not be eligible to shoot in the shoot-out
  • Visiting team will shoot first, then teams will alternate shooters until a winning team is determined or until all three shooters from both teams have shot
  • If at the end of round one the score is still tied each team will alternate one shooter each until a winner is declared.
  • Players can only shoot once until all players on their bench have shot. This rule also applies to the first 3 shooters.

Calgary Firestarter Tournament

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Web Page: Calgary Firestarter Tournament
Watch Games Live: Calgary Fire Livestream Channel