Tie Breaking Rules 2015

TIE BREAKING RULES

When two or more teams have an equal number of points after completion of the round robin games, the host is responsible to determine the rankings.  When two or more teams have an equal number of points after completion of the two ranking tournaments, the Chair of the Provincial Games and Tournaments Committee is responsible to determine the rankings.  It is preferred to decide all rankings that will eliminate a team from medal play using the mini game procedures.  Where mini games are not possible, use these ranking procedures to resolve all ties in standings.

 

NOTES:

The maximum goals for per game is seven (7) more than the goals against.

If a team(s) has forfeited a game, that team(s) will be ranked the lowest position(s) amongst the tied teams.

Shootouts will only be used in a 3 on 3 tournament

 

Clarification on the process:  As soon as a step is completed and one or more teams are ranked as a result of fully completing that step; go back to the top of the ranking of tied teams process. For example: If 4 teams are tied, a tie between all 4 teams could be broken in step

  1. If the tie is only broken between two teams at the end of step 9, then go back to step 1.

The ranking of the tied teams will be determined in the following order:

  1. If one of the tied teams has beaten all other tied teams, in every game played between the tied teams, rank that team highest. Note:  In a Split Round Robin format, all games count as Round Robin games. In the Split Round Robin format, team “x” is considered as an outside team and their results don’t count for ranking or tie breaking.
  2. If still tied and all tied teams have not played each other equally go directly to rule 7.
  3. If still tied, rank the teams in order of wins between only the tied teams.
  4. If still tied, rank teams in order of the plus/minus (goals for minus goals against) only in games between the tied teams.
  5. If still tied, rank teams using the following formula only in games between the tied teams:

(Goals For + Goals Against) / Goals Against
(With the highest value being the higher ranked team)

  1. If still tied, rank teams in order of the most goals for only in games between the tied teams.
  2. If still tied, rank the teams in order of wins between all teams.
  3. If still tied, rank teams in order of the plus/minus (goals for minus goals against) in games between all teams.
  4. If still tied, rank teams using the following formula in games between all teams:

(Goals For + Goals Against) / Goals Against
(With the highest value being the higher ranked team)

  1. If still tied, rank teams in order of the most goals for in games between all teams.
  2. If still tied, rank teams using the least fully served penalty minutes in all games between all teams.
  3. If still tied, rank teams using least penalty minutes in games between the tied teams.
  4. If still tied, rank teams using least penalty minutes in games between all teams.
  5. At this point, if still tied, the following may be considered to break the tie:
    1. Mini-game
    2. Coin Toss
    3. Draw from a hat