Rules

2023 Women’s Chowder Cup Rules
The 2023 Women’s Chowder Cup will have three Divisions.
The U19 College Prospects Division for players basically born in 2004-2006,  The U16 Prep Prospects Division for players basically born in 2007 & 2008, and the U14 Futures Prospects Division for players basically born in 2009 & 2010 with some players born in 2011 allowed.

All teams in the College Prospects Division will be guaranteed 3 games plus playoffs if they win their 4 team bracket.  All teams in the U16 & U14 Divisions will be guaranteed 4 games plus playoffs in their 5 team brackets. The winner of each bracket will advance to the playoff rounds on Sunday.
All games will consist of three (3) 15 minute stop-time periods with no ice cuts for the U19 Division. The U16 & U14 Divisions will play two (2) twenty minute stop-time periods.
Playoffs will consist of one (1) twenty-five minute stop-time period. Sudden Death and Shootouts will only be used during the playoff rounds. Sudden Death will consist of a 5 minute 3-3 format with a 3 man shootout to follow if the game is still not decided. There are no overtimes during the first three rounds in the U19 Division or first four rounds in the U16 & U14 Divisions.
Each Division will have separate playoffs with a Champion being Crowned in each one.

Automatic Icing – No Hybrid
Teams are allowed to change on icings.
Coincidental Minors- Teams play 5-5
Each team is allowed 1 time out
Individual Major Penalty-If a player has been removed from the game for a 5 minute Major Penalty, no player has to serve in the box. The team plays short a man, and when the five minutes are up, they go full strength. They just won’t have their man coming from the penalty box. All Minor Penalties have to be served.  **Any player protest must be stated and addressed prior to the start of the game.
**All teams are required to have two goaltenders dressed for all games. If a team only has one goaltender dressed, the team is not penalized, however if that goaltender is unable to continue play due to injury or otherwise, the team is NOT allowed to borrow a goaltender from the other team, from in the stands, or dress another player not in goaltenders equipment. The game would become an IMMEDIATE FORFEIT and the score will remain as it stands. **All players must wear a face mask. How to Advance to Sunday’s Playoff Rounds: The winners of each bracket are determined in the following manner: 1. Best Record 2. Least Goals Against. Example, if two teams are tied at 2-1, the team that has the LEAST GOALS AGAINST advances. Even if you beat the team that is tied at 2-1 with you. Least Goals Against Counts First. 3. Plus/Minus Ratio- Goals For vs. Goals Against 4. Head on Competition 5. Flip a Coin