> History - 1998


1997/98 Nationals

Qualifications

For 1997-98 the six participating teams would include first and second place from the AUAA, first place from the OUA East, first place from OUA West, first place from CWUAA, and the host University of Saskatchewan. The six teams will be divided into two pools of three utilizing the last regular season top ten ranking. Pool 'A' includes teams seeded #1, #4 and #5 with Pool 'B' including teams seeded #2, #3 and #6. The host Saskatchewan will play Thursday and Saturday evening regardless of their seeding.

Windsor was ranked lower than UQTR. Due to these rankings, Windsor was in the same pool as UQTR and subsequently placed Alberta and Saskatchewan in the same pool. The tournament committe swapped Alberta and UQTR. This also spurred the creation of 'Pool Rules' for later tournaments.

Pool 'A'
#1 UNB (AUAA Champion)
#4 Alberta (CW Runner-up)
#5 Windsor (OUA Champion)

Pool 'B'
#2 USask (CW Champion)
#3 UQTR (OUA-East Champion)
#6 Acadia (AUAA Runner-up)

Order of Play

Mar. 26  Team 1  vs  Team 5    Pool A    UNB       vs  Windsor    UNB Won 3-2 1OT
         Team 2  vs  Team 6    Pool B    USask     vs  Acadia     ACD Won 6-5

Mar. 27  Team 5  vs  Team 4    Pool A    Windsor   vs  Alberta#   Alb Won 6-3
         Team 6  vs  Team 3    Pool B    Acadia    vs  UQTR#      ACD Won 7-4

Mar. 28  Team 4  vs  Team 1    Pool A    Alberta#  vs  UNB        UNB Won 5-2
         Team 3  vs  Team 2    Pool B    UQTR#     vs  USask     UQTR Won 5-3

Pool 'A'  UNB     2-0   Pool 'B'  Acadia 2-0
          Alberta 1-1             UQTR   1-1
          Windsor 0-2             USask  0-2

Mar. 29  Championship Game
         UNB     vs    Acadia     UNB Won 6-3
Chris Zanutto
Player of the Game (Championship Game)
Tournament MVP
AUAA Player of the Week
CIAU Player of the Week

Mike Kelly
CIAU Coach of the Year


Overtime Regulations for Men's Ice Hockey

Round Robin Games
In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time, a 3 minute bench rest shall be permitted and then a 10 minute sudden victory overtime period will be played. If the outcome is still undecided, teams shall leave the ice for ten (10) minutes rest period to allow the resurfacing of the ice. The ten (10) minute rest period shall be followed by a twenty (20) minute sudden victory overtime period. If the outcome is still undecided, a three (3) minute bench rest shall be permitted, followed by a penalty shot competition.

Ranking within a Pool - Tie-breaking:
Should one or more teams, in the same pool, be tied in points at the end of round robin play, the following criteria shall be used to break the tie:

  1. Goals For and Against Difference; if still tied
  2. Goals For and Against Average; if still tied
  3. Goals For; if still tied
  4. Goals Against; if still tied
  5. Penalty Shots
Championship Games
In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time, a 3 minute bench rest shall be permitted and then a 10 minute sudden victory overtime period will be played. If the outcome is still undecided, teams shall leave the ice for ten (10) minutes at the end of each twenty (20) minutes of overtime to allow resurfacing of the ice. Twenty (20) minute overtime periods, with ten (10) minutes off ice rest periods, shall be utilized until a team scores a goal.

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