Time of Match and timeouts. (Clarification). A game shall consist of three 10-minute running time periods. If the score is within two goals, or tied, stop time shall be played during the last two minutes of play. A one-minute rest period shall be permitted between halves, after which the teams shall change ends. One time out shall be permitted for all games including Round Robin Games. Each team shall be entitled to take one timeout of one-minute duration during the playoffs. ECHO uses on time starts. However, if the two teams are ready to play, a game may start early if both coaches agree to start early. Overtime: In Round Robin Games: 3 v 3 minute OT. If the score is still tied, then the game ends in a tie. Each team is awarded 1 point. If a team scores during OT, the winning team gets 2 points and the OT losing team is given 1 point. In playoffs, 3 v 3 for 3 minutes for quarterfinal and semi final games. If the score is still tied then a 3 player shootout follows. During a Finals Games, Overtime is 3 v 3 until someone scores. The clock will start with 10 minutes during a Finals during overtime. Fighting: If a player(s) engages in a fight, that player will be automatically ejected for the rest of the tournament and is subject to further suspensions. ECHO institutes the 4 penalty rule. 3 penalties in one game is a game expulsion for that game only.
Age determination is 12/31/2016. If you turn 9 on December 23, 2015, then your child has to play 10U. If a child turns 9 on January 1, 2016, he can play in 8U. Girls can play 1 year down up to the 10U division. After age 10, a girl can play one full age group down. If a female is 16 on or before 12/31/2016 she can lplay 14U. Home Team Wears The Light Jersey. Guest Team wears The Dark Jersey. A player must play a minimum of 1 game during Round Robin Play in order to play in Playoffs. Players cannot be rostered on 2 teams in the same age divisio
TravelLite and Traditional Travel Teams can add up to 3 players from thei Qualifiers to the Finals
Players must play with the team in Finals that they qualified with during Regional Qualifiers, if that team is playing in the Finals. If the team iis not playing in ECHO Finals, he/she can play on another team.
Forfeited games will be counted as a 4-0 win.