Valley Youth Hockey is a Tier II association based at Onondaga Nation Arena and Meachem Rink in Syracuse, NY.

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Tournament Format and Rules (general)


  • 4 game guarantee

  • Teams must be prepared to go on ice 15 minutes prior to game time

  • Games will be half ice for Red and White Division and Cross ice for Blue division

  • Competition will be 4 on 4  (a dressed goalie is required for the Red and White Division)

  • Games will consist of two 20-minute running time periods for Red and White Division

  • Horn every two minutes for line changes

  • Blue Division will play 20 minute games in a Mini Jam Format

  • One referee will officiate each game

  • No off-sides, icing or time-outs

  • Penalties will be called and result in a change of possession

  • Penalties assessed will result in a penalty shot at the conclusion of the game

  • Center ice face-offs at the start of each game, after each line change and period.



     Red and White Tournament Format


  • All games will be half ice
  • 6 team division - three division games
  • 2 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss
  • Tiebreaker - head to head, most wins, goals for, goals against, fewest penalties
  • In the event of a tie in a Championship game there will be a 10 minute sudden victory overtime period immediately following the game
  • If there is no goal in overtime there will be a 5 player shootout
  • Individual medals for all participants. Team trophies to Winning Team and Runner-up.