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2017-18 AAHA (AZYHL) State Tournament Schedules/Standings/Game Results

By CJKnotts, 12/08/17, 5:00PM MST


2017-18 AAHA (AZYHL) Tournament Seeding and Tournament Tiebreaker Rules

All State based teams who have participated in the AZYHL leagues and are in 'good standing' are eligible to play and are included in the AAHA (AZYHL) State Tournament. As all teams are eligible it was decided that what advantage there may be, i.e. scheduling, that the teams should be seeded as they finished in league play, i.e. whatever advantage in scheduling there might be should be awarded to the 1st place team in league play.

After some additional discussion it was further decided that accommodations should be made for the teams traveling from out of the greater Phoenix area so as to not have them traveling during the week, where ever that accommodation could reasonable be made.

Finally due to scheduling, completely out of AZYHL's control, there arose a further conflict with the 2018 AAHA Player Development Camps so a further accommodation was made for teams impacted by those Development Camps.

And finally it should be noted that the Tie Breaker rules enacted for seeding in this Tournament and for the Tournament itself are as follows:

  1. Points 
  2. Head-to-head - results (outcome) of games played Head-to-head.
  3. Goal Differential - subtracting goals scored against from goals scored, the position of finish would be determined in order of the greatest surplus being highest finish.
    1. A maximum of a seven goal differential in any one game shall be used in determining goal Differential. 
  4. Fewest Penalty Minutes
  5. Coin flip

Item (#4) will be used for the AAHA (AZYHL) Tournament only. 

2017-18 AAHA (AZYHL) Tournament Playing Rules

  • All games are to be played as scheduled and will be played by the AZYHL Regular Season rules which include; a runtime third period if the game curfew is in doubt; a runtime clock as soon as a six goal differential is achieved; and no Overtime or Shootout.
  • In the 12U Elite Division which is a best two out of three game series the first two games can end in a tie, but a tie and win is a series win. If there is a third game and it should end in a tie, there will be Overtime and a shootout if necessary.
  • If the final game in any series is tied in regulation time there will be a 5 minute runtime sudden death Overtime period played 4 on 4. If at the end of the 5 minute Overtime period the two teams are still tied there will be a three man shootout. If still tied it will then be a sudden death shootout. In the event of a Shootout the Home will get the option whether they shoot first or last. Any players in the penalty box at the end of regulation time must finish serving their penalties. The time needed in Overtime for the penalties to expire will be played at stop time as long as the penalties occurred in regulation time, but as soon as all penalties (not major or misconduct penalties) received in regulation time have been served the Overtime period will immediately become running time. All penalties assessed in Overtime will be served as running time. If a team should have two players serving penalties at the conclusion of regulation time, the Overtime will begin 5 on 3 until both of those penalties have been served. At the first available whistle after the penalties have been served the teams will go to 4 on 4 and running time. If a shootout is necessary, the Head Coaches may choose any three players to shoot, but no player may shoot a second time until all available non-goalie skaters have had at least one chance to shoot.  Any player still serving a penalty at the end of the Overtime period is not eligible to participate in the shootout.
  • ALL Teams must have a copy of their USA Hockey, Dec 31st, 2017 1T roster available for roster Verification. The Team Manager must have access to the 1T roster at the rink. AZYHL rules to not allow a player roster after Dec 31st, 2017 to participate in the AAHA (AZYHL) State Tournament.
  • The line-up on the scoresheet must NOT include any player not on the teams 1T Dec 31st, 2017 roster.
  • ALL scoresheets must be signed by the Team Head Coaches and the Referee for the game to be official.
  • Each team must provide a penalty box attendant for all Tournament games at all Levels. The penalty box attendant must be an adult (18 years old or older). Injured or otherwise not playing members of a team may NOT act as a penalty box attendant.
  • Only 1T Rostered USA Hockey certified Coaches are allowed on the bench during the game. Other team parents, team photographers/videographers or anyone else not on the Teams 1T Roster as a team official  are not allowed on the bench under any circumstances.

Duties/Responsibilities of the Home team's Team Managers:

  • Pick up the USA Hockey official scoresheet from the rink Administrative Office
  • ensure that the scoresheet is properly filled out for your team and signed by your Head Coach
  • distribute to the Visiting team's Team Manager at least 30 minutes before game time, for them to properly fill out and sign
  • pick up the scoresheet from the Visiting team's Team Manager and deliver it to the scorekeeper at least 15 minutes before game time
  • after the game collect the scoresheet from the scorekeeper, ensuring that it has been signed by the Referee and that all of the officials, including the scorekeeper name's are printed on the scoresheet. If they are not return the scoresheet to the scorekeeping requesting that this be done.
  • take a photo of the scoresheet and immediately send to Before sending be sure to have saved the photo as 'original' or 'actual' and confirm that the photo is readable. If the Referee has done a write-up on the back of the scoresheet be sure to have photo both the front and back and send both.
  • photocopiers may not be available at all of the rinks so will send a copy to both team's Team Managers as soon as the results of the game have been posted.
  • return the completed scoresheet to the folder at the Administrative office of the rink
  • Confirm that "BOTH" dressing rooms have been properly cleaned up. If not please send a note to DO NOT clean the dressing rooms the rink will do that, but they also may charge us if the dressing rooms are not left in a reasonable condition.
  • if you should have any questions the contacts are as follows:
    • AZ Ice Gilbert: Tara Heiman (602-617-1670) or Jennifer Triant (480-236-4284);
    • Ice Den Scottsdale: Tony Radke (602-721-6049);
    • Ice Den Chandler: Cindy Hawkins (480-292-3405);
    • AZ Ice Arcadia: Bill Jones (602-359-1153);
    • AZ Ice Peoria: Becky Taylor (480-544-2969)
    • Charlie Knotts (909-744-7318),


CongratULATIONS to the AHU 10U White Knights team winners of the 2017-18 AAHA (AZYHL) 10U Red State Championshipulations

CongraTULATIONS to the Flagstaff 10U Major team winners of the 2017-18 AAHA (AZYHL) 10U White State Championship

Congratulations to the CAHA 9U Jr Coyotes the 2017-18 AAHA (AZYHL) 10U Blue State Champions winners in an Overtime shootout

CoNGRATULATIONS to the CAHA 12U Elite Jr Coyotes winners of the 2017-18 AAHA (AZYHL) 12U Elite State Championship

Congratulations to the AHU 12U Black Knights winners of the 2017-18 AAHA (AZYHL) 12U Red State Championship

Congratulations to the Mission 12U Red winners of the 2017-18 AAHA (AZYHL) 12U White State Championship

CongratULATIONS to the AZ 14U Lady Coyotes winners of the 2017-18 AAHA (AZYHL) 12U Blue State Championship

Congratulations to the DYHA 14U Gold team winners of the AAHA (AZYHL) 14U State Championship

Congratulations to the AHSHA Premier team winners of the AAHA (AZYHL) 16U State Finals