2022 U9 Icebreaker Tournament

Friday, September 16, 2022 to Sunday, September 18, 2022

Register now for the second annual U9 Icebreaker Tournament, hosted September 16-18 in Airdrie, AB.

Team cost is $1650 with four games guaranteed; one U9 Major spot remains!

Both major and minor divisions are offered to ensure competitiveness.

Register by clicking the link below and selecting "2022 U9 Icebreaker Tournament" from the player or team registration portals.

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U9 Minor

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Playoff 213  Playoff 218 BRONZE GOLD
Airdrie Stars Minor 0 -----   -----   L 
Calgary Cougars 2 -----   -----
Cold Lake Broncos 2   -----  -----    W 
Leduc Riggers  0  -----  ----- 


U9 Major

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Playoff 212  Playoff 217 BRONZE GOLD
Airdrie Stars Major  2  2  2   -----    -----   W
HDC Bandits Major  2  0 -----  ----- 
Phantoms Major  0  2 -----   -----
South Sask Academy  0   0  ----- ----- 



Tournament Details


Pre-Game Warm-Up:

All teams must be ready to play 10 minutes prior to the scheduled game time. Warm-ups shall be restricted to 3 minutes in length, and the clock starts whether players are ready to go on the ice or not based on time kept by Stars Hockey Development ("Stars Hockey"). The tournament committee/referees reserve the right to restrict or waive warm ups if time constraints dictate.   

Stars Hockey will supply each bench with pucks.  Please ensure the pucks make it back into the bucket and remain on the bench for the next game.


Game Format:

All games shall consist of three (3) sixteen-minute, run time periods.

There will be no floods during the game; floods will occur after each game. There will be a 1 minute break between periods.

If there are more than 2 minutes left in the game with 5 (or less) minutes left in the timeslot, the clock will be dropped to 2 minutes at the first whistle with 5 or less minutes remaining in the timeslot.

Teams will be allowed one time-out per game, stopping the clock for a maximum of 30 seconds. Injuries to a player on the ice will NOT result in the clock stopping. 


  • Minor penalties will be 3 minutes
  • Major penalty will be 7 minutes 

Point System in Round-Robin play:

The tournament will consist of three round robin games, with no overtime during the round robin. Points will be awarded as follows for all games:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a tie
  • 0 point for loss 

Team Rankings after Round-Robin play is completed:

If teams are tied after round robin play, round robin standings will be determined as follows:

  • Head to head results
  • Best goal % (total goals for divided by total goals for plus total goals against - Hockey Canada tie breaking system)
  • Fewest penalty minutes
  • Coin toss 

Tie Games for Sunday Games:

There will be no overtime and a shoot-out will be held to determine the game winner. This process will be followed until the game is won:

  • Each team will select (3) players to take a penalty shot. All three players will shoot and the team that scores the most goals wins.
  • If still tied after the first initial (3) shooters, the next players will be chosen and will shoot on a sudden death format. If still tied, repeat as necessary.
  • No player may be selected a second time, until all skaters have had the chance to shoot at least once. The order must also not be manipulated. It is best if coaches have the players form a line so they can run through players in a consistent queue system, if required. 

Other Rules & Information:

All players MUST be submitted on the tournament roster; substitutions are not allowed.

Dressing rooms are assigned by the rink workers & will be posted at the rinks. Equipment cannot be left in the change rooms between games or overnight. Teams are required to vacate dressing rooms 30 minutes following conclusion of their ice time. There will be female change rooms available if required.

Home teams will wear dark colored jerseys and away teams will wear white colored jerseys. In case of conflict, or where teams may only have one set of jerseys, teams, at their discretion, can agree to wear opposite colors.

Coaches and managers are responsible for the behaviour of their players both on and off the ice.

A three member Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) will handle all disputes relating to tournament and game matters. Teams must present a written account of the dispute and a dispute fee of $200 to a DRC member within one hour of completion of the game at issue. The fee is not refundable even if the DRC determines that the dispute is legitimate. The committee will consist of Stars Hockey president and other members as selected by the Stars Hockey president. If there is a conflict of interest, another member of the tournament organizing committee will be substituted.

There is zero tolerance of the harassment of on-ice officials, players or team staff by parents or opposition team staff and will result in immediate expulsion from the game and arena. Absolutely no disputes will be held in regard to this.


Thank you for participating and we wish your team the best of luck!


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