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Mass Hockey Tournament Guide 2015-16

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3 MAHOCKEY.ORG | A. NATIONAL BOUND CATEGORIES Teams from the following categories are eligible to participate in National Bound Tournaments: Youth Tier I and Tier II teams from all associ- ations that are properly registered and in good standing in 14U, 16U and 18U levels of play; Girls/Women Tier I and Tier II teams from all associations that are properly registered and in good standing in 14U, 16U and 19U years of age; Women's Senior A, B & C. B. APPLICABLE RULES All national bound state tournaments are conducted according to the tournament rules of USA Hockey, Inc., as amended from time to time, which are incorporated herein by reference. Tournament rules can be found in the USA Hockey District and National Champi- onship Tournament guidebook, available at www.usahockey.com. Tournament fees may vary. To begin play in a National Bound State Tournament held before December 1, each Youth team must have competed in a minimum of seventeen (17) games with each player having played in at least seven (7) of those games and each Girls/Women team must have competed in a minimum of eleven (11) games with each player having played in at least seven (7) of those games. Games may be played in August to count towards these totals if a team's roster has been approved by the USA Hockey Registrar for Massachusetts or his designee. C. ELIGIBILITY/GOOD STANDING In order to be eligible to participate, teams and the associations they represent must be properly registered and in good standing with USA Hockey and Mass Hockey By-Laws and Rules and Reg- ulations. This good standing includes, but is not limited to, meeting the following qualifications: the team/association is not subject to any current discipline; the team/association is compliant with the requirements of the American Development Model ("ADM"), as set out in Article VI Section 3 of the Rules and Regulations in this Annual Guide; the association has fielded during the pre- vious three seasons, at a minimum, a team at two levels of play for Youth and at three levels of play for Girls/Women; the team/association does not have any outstanding financial obligations owing Mass Hockey; the association is compliant with Mass Hockey's CORI screening requirements and all rostered personnel have been screened; all team personnel are properly credentialed; and players may only be rostered on one team leading towards a national tournament. D. TOURNAMENT APPLICATION A tournament application with the required fee must be submitted no later than July 1 to the respective national bound Youth and Girls/ Women's Associate Registrars. Applications may be submitted electronically through the mahockey.org website. Team rosters are considered part of a completed tournament application and are due to the Associate Registrars by the dates stated on the respective tournament applications. Roster and tournament application submission deadlines will not be waived for any reason. E. TOURNAMENT COMPOSITION Tournament team composition at all levels will be determined based upon the number of appli- cations received in any given season. The number of teams in a tournament may change at the discretion of the National Bound Tournament Committee from season to season. SECTION 1 Rules and Regulations Regarding National Bound State Tournaments Youth Tier I, Youth Tier II, Girls Tier I, Girls Tier II, Senior Women

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